The Heart of Colombia Tour takes us around the central parts of Colombia. The majestic Andes mountains split into 3 mountain ranges at the Ecuadorian/Colombian border and we will be zig zagging between them on endless curves and twisties on this incredible all-paved tour. Ready for a permanent smile
|per rider on a Yamaha XT 660 R, in shared twin/double room||$3,999.00|
|per rider on a BMW F 750 GS, in shared twin/double room||$4,319.00|
|per rider on a BMW F 850 GS, in shared twin/double room||$4,479.00|
|per rider on a Honda Africa Twin, in shared twin/double room||$4,479.00|
|per rider on a BMW F 1250 GS, in shared twin/double room||$4,639.00|
|per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room||$1,679.00|
|per person single room (surcharge)||$450.00|
|1-Rider Departure Guarantee|
|Small group sizes (Min 1 / Max 10)|
|Professional Multilingual Tour Leader|
|9 Nights accommodation in shared room (Upgrades available)|
|Base model Motorcycle Rental (Upgrades available)|
|Fuel and Road Tolls|
|Mandatory 3rd Party, Passenger and Rider Medical Insurance|
|Motorcycle Damage and Theft Liability Reduction Insurance|
|Group Activities and Entry Fees|
|Pre-tour Preparation Guide and Briefing|
|Transfers to/from Cali International Airport (CLO)|
|Support Vehicle & Driver included (when 5+ riders are participating)|
|All taxes (Colombian Nationals +19% IVA)|
|Lunches, Dinners and Drinks|
|Personal paperwork, permits and visas|
|Bikes are NOT available on rest-days|
|Medical Evacuation Membership (Available from Global Rescue)|
|Trip Cancellation Insurance (not offered by us)|
|Tips to staff|
|Any inclusion not specified|
|Fun Factor: 100%|
|95% pavement, up to 5% on gravel driveways or possible road construction detours. Hundreds of curves and extremely scenic well maintained roads. Rookie to expert riders and couples are very welcome on this tour. We stay in mid- & high-range hotels. We always opt for the best option available – clean, safe and practical location.|
|Temperatures can vary between 12 to 40°C (53.6 F to 104°F). Temperatures can drop for a short period going over the mountains passes.|
|It is recommended to ride with ventilated riding gear. A pull over rain suite is a good idea to carry against mountain temperatures and possible short rain showers that can occur year round.|
|Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.|
Fly-in to Cali. We pick you up at the airport and bring you to the hotel. Depending on what time in the day you arrive, we will meet to sort out paperwork and prep the bikes. A group briefing meeting will be arranged once the last rider has arrived.
Cali to Montenegro – We leave Cali at 8:00 AM and make our way through sugar cane plantations in the Cauca Valley. The coffee region is all shades of green and coffee and banana plantations stretch as far as the eye can see. We ride on small back roads before making our way the hotel near Montenegro.
Montenegro to Medellin – Twisties till we drop, all day we are in tight twisties with spectacular views of the beautiful coffee region. We visit the historic village of Jerico high on a mountain top before making our way into Medellin. We dine in the popular area of El Poblado.
Medellin to Doradal – After a nice breakfast buffet we make our way up over the mountain bowl where Medellin lays and visit a huge famous monolith rock, El Penol, in the lake district. After a hike to the top and lunch we make our way to the Magadalena River Valley and the home of Pablo Escobar’s ranch.
Doradal to Villa de Leyva – In Doradal we stop in front of the iconic gate of Pablo Escobar’s ranch displaying his first drug trafficking plane. Then we make our way up the high mountains to the east and end in the wonderful little colonial village Villa de Leyva. It has Latin Americas biggest cobble stone square. A couple of road stretches are under construction and some gravel should be anticipated.
Rest day in Villa de Leyva – if you prefer not to spend the day relaxing there are plenty of activities to do around Villa de Leyva. Among others – a horseback or 4×4 buggy ride into the desert, visit the beautiful waterfall or dinosaur fossil museum. The Terracota house and shopping for handicrafts in the village are something of a “must do”.
Villa de Leyva to Honda – From Villa de Leyva we continue in the high mountains to Zipaquira where we stop to see the Salt Cathedral 300 meters underground. After lunch once again we will be in tight curves and twisties going back down into the Magdalena River Valley. Once a busy river port town, Honda has a nice little historic center and we stay a beautifully renovated colonial hotel.
Honda to Salento – Today’s task: ride the accent of the Los Nevados del Ruiz volcano at 4200 meters altitude and descend on the other side. Many, many curves and incredible views. In clear weather we can see the snow capped volcano. We end up in the amazing coffee region for another night.
Salento to Cali –After a great breakfast we will visit a coffee plantation and go into the Cocora Valley where the worlds tallest wax palm trees grow – an other-worldly atmosphere awaits. We’ll also visit the cosy square of Salento. After lunch we will make our way back through the Cauca Valley and arrive in Cali late afternoon. Here we return the bikes before checking in at the hotel for the last night in the salsa capital of the world – Cali.
It is fly-out day. We will take you to the airport in time for your flight. If you wish to stay longer we are happy to help you make hotel reservations or organize flights to other national destinations. We strongly suggest visiting Cartagena for a day or two before or after the Motorcycle trip.