Colombia's Best
16 days to ride through Colombia's must see places

This is perhaps the most complete Colombian motorcycle tour experience. Riding from the Andes to the caribbean and back, you will see and feel what makes Colombia so special. Inmerse yourself in the culture, the cuisine and the top notch twisty riding. We begin our tour in Colombia's capital and make our way to the coffee region. Here we will learn about the coffee culture and it's people. We then head north towards Medellín, considered by most as Colombia's most beautiful city and recent recipient of the worlds most innovative city. After experiencing this metropolis we make our way out of the mountains and towards the caribbean, where we will be spending a couple of days in Cartagena. After our rest in this lovely colonial city we begin our way back towards the capital, but not before spending time in the lovely beaches of Palomino, the unique natural area of Los Estoraques and the beautiful colonial towns of Barichara and Villa de Leyva. In 16 days of motorcycle riding you will experience the wonders of the whole continent of South America.

TOUR DETAILS
DATES
February 01, 2018 - February 16, 2018

June 15, 2018 - July 01, 2018

December 01, 2017 - December 16, 2017

TOUR START  
Bogotá
TOUR FINISH  
Bogotá
TOUR DAYS  
16 (including arrival and departure days)
RIDING DAYS  
10
REST DAYS  

1 Free day: Bogotá
1 Free day: Armenia
1 Free day: Medellín
1 Free day: Cartagena

TOTAL DISTANCE (Kms)  
3300
RIDING HOURS PER DAY  
6-8 Hours
ROAD CONDITIONS  

This tour is 90% paved roads and 10% gravel and dirt, varying from very good highways to small sealed back roads with some potholes. Many twisties and several Andean mountain passes, seaside roads and extreme scenic mountain routes. For riders with touring experience, good curving skills, the ability to ride small portions of gravel and dirt roads and manage heavy traffic in big cities. Passengers OK

TOUR HIGLIGHTS  

Bogotá
Honda colonial town
Coffee Region
Medellín
Mountain roads
Caribbean beaches
Cartagena
Estoraques unique natural area
Chicamocha canyon
Barichara
Villa de Leyva

TOUR BOOKING & PRICES
ACOMODATION
SINGLE RIDER SHARED ROOM
SINGLE RIDER SINGLE ROOM
RIDER + PASSENGER
BMW F700GS
US$ 4.960
US$ 5.680
US$ 7.520
BMW F800GS
US$ 5.520
US$ 6.240
US$ 8.080
BMW R1200GS
US$ 5.920
US$ 6.640
US$ 8.480
ROUTE MAP  

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ITINERARY  
DAY 1
Arrival Bogota
DAY 2
Free Day Bogotá. Riders meeting and motorcycle pick up. During your short stay you can visit the gold and emerald museum. The historic city center and the Botero museum among others.
DAY 3
Bogotá - Honda. Today we will head northwest trough the most fertile land "Savanna de Bogota" making our first Andes pass and making a quick stop at Armero. We will drop down to 0 MASL arriving to the colonial town of Honda.
DAY 4
Honda - Armenia. We ride from Honda to the heart of the coffee region. Mostly mountain roads with a mountain pass at 3600mts. If time and weather permits we will visit the beautiful Cocora Valley. We spend the night in a lovely farm turned boutique hotel.
DAY 5
Free day Armenia. On this day we will have plenty to do for those who want. We can an organize a tour of a coffee plantation along with a coffee tasting. The afternoon is yours for relaxing, horseback riding, bird watching.
DAY 6
Armenia - Medellín. We will take the beautiful roads through the coffee región and embark on a road that follows the Cauca river turn by turn and takes us to the beautiful colonial town of Santa Fe de Antioquia. Here we will visit the Bridge of the West.
DAY 7
Free day Medellin. Today can organize different activities in Medellin, including a city tour with the new cable car system, pueblito paisa, museums, Botero Square or you are free to relax and eat in the many great restaurants.
DAY 8
Medellín - Planeta Rica. On this day we make our way from Medellín to get closer to Cartagena. 2 thirds of the way between Medellín and Cartagena, we stop for the night to get some rest and the next day we continue our journey.
DAY 9
Planeta Rica - Cartagena. This will be the halfway point of our tour. And what better way than by arriving to the amazin caribbean city of Cartagena. A UNESCO world heritage site, and one of the most well preserved historic centers in the caribbean.
DAY 10
Free day in Cartagena. Today we can head to the beach or visit some of the cities attractions such as the fortress of San Felipe, Cerro de la Popa or just hang out in the city center and enjoying local cuisine that will leave you breathless.
DAY 11
Cartagena - Palomino. We leave Cartagena and border the caribbean coast towards the beautiful beaches of Palomino. A short ride will have us arriving at lunch time at our hotel, so we can have the rest of the afternoon relaxing on the beach.
DAY 12
Palomino - Estoraques. e first half will have us going through relatively flat roads but we are rewarded in the end by a stunning mountain road that takes us up to the city of Ocaña and afterward the tiny lovely town of Playa de Belén.
DAY 13
Estoraques - Barichara. Another long day but well worth it. We ride out of Los Estoraques and make our way towards Barichara. This colonial town is beautifully well maintaned, quiet and nestled in the mountains of the department of Santander.
DAY 14
Barichara - Villa de Leyva. From colonial town to colonial town. In the morning you will have the opportunity to explore Barichara. Before lunch we hop on the bikes again and ride a relatively short distance to our destination.
DAY 15
Villa de Leyva - Bogotá. Our last day. Once again you will get to explore Villa de Leyva in the morning. And after lunch we ride our last stretch that will bring us full circle back to Bogotá. We will have a lovely goodbye dinner and share our stories.
DAY 16
Clients head back home. For those wanting to stay an extra day or two we can arrange.
ADITIONAL INFO  

INCLUDED:
-Motorcycle of your choice
-Motorcycle insurance with excess of U$ 2.000
-Certified Tour-guide
-Support vehicle
-4-5 star hotels
-Breakfast
-A57 Apparel
-Tour handbook

NOT INCLUDED:
-Tickets to and from Bogotá
-Visas (if needed)
-Medical insurance.
-Alcoholic beverages
-Any personal expenses
-Lunches and dinners
-Entrances to tourist attractions not mentioned

WEATHER:
In Colombia temperatures can vary between 10°C to 40°C (50 F to 95°F) depending on what region we are in. While driving over the mountain passes, temperatures can drop for short periods of time but generally we go from warm to hot weather. It is recommended to ride with ventilated riding gear. Rain suite or liner is highly recommended to protect you against low temperatures through the mountains. Possible short rain showers can occur year round.

Novice - Intermediate. Mostly paved roads. No off road experience required. Passengers OK.

LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE

Beginner. Mostly paved roads. No off road experience is required. Passengers OK.

Novice - Intermediate. Mostly paved roads. No off road experience required. Passengers OK.

Intermediate. Mostly paved, little off road. Little off road experience is recommended. Passengers OK.

Intermediate - Advanced. Combination of paved and off road. Off road experience is highly recommended. Depending on rider experience, passengers OK.

Advanced. Mostly off road or very technical paved surfaces. Off road experience is a must. You will have more fun without a passenger.