12-Day Colombia Highlights Tour

Colombia’s 4 greatest cities all on one tour connected by the best, most scenic paved routes in the country.

Pricing

Price
per rider on a Yamaha XT 660 R, in shared twin/double room $4,499.00
per rider on a BMW F 750 GS, in shared twin/double room $4,899.00
per rider on a BMW F 850 GS, in shared twin/double room $5,099.00
per rider on a Honda Africa Twin, in shared twin/double room $5,099.00
per rider on a BMW R 1250 GS, in shared twin/double room $5,299.00
per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room $1,799.00
per person single room (surcharge) $550.00

Features

Features
1-Rider Departure Guarantee
Small group sizes (Min 1 / Max 10)
Professional Multilingual Tour Leader
11 Nights accommodation in shared room (Upgrades available)
All Breakfasts
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 from Cali International Airport (CLO) /to Cartagena International Airport (CTG)
Support Vehicle & Driver included (when 5+ riders are participating)
Appeal Gift
All taxes (Colombian Nationals +19% IVA)
Not included features
Airfare
Upgrades
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/Interruption Insurance (not offered by us)
Tips to staff
Any inclusion not specified

More details

More details
Difficulty 30%
Off-Road: 5%
Comfort: 75%
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-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.

This one-way tour is hard to beat if you like metropolitan life, culture and history. And the riding…wow just incredible. Thousands of curves on smooth mountain roads, snaking through the lush green landscape of the Colombian countryside. From high Andes mountains to low Caribbean coast. The party will never stop!

Day 1

Fly-in to Cali, we will 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.

Day 2

Cali to Salento – We leave Cali early to make the most of the first riding day. As we make our way north in western mountain range of the Andes we stop at Lake Calima. From here we make our way back into the Cauca valley and ride along sugar plantations until we reach the coffee region. We spend the night in the beautiful coffee grower village of Salento.

Day 3

Salento to Mariquita – In the morning we will go visit a working coffee plantation and learn how much work goes into producing a cup of coffee. Then its time to ride. We are going over a 4000 meter pass near Los Nevado del Ruiz and back down on the other side. Spectacular scenery and thousands of curves. We spend the night in warm Mariquita.

Day 4

Mariquita to Bogota – After breakfast we cross the Magdalena river valley, do a short stop at the historic river port town of Honda and then head up the Eastern Andes mountain range to the capital of Colombia, Bogota.

Day 5

Rest-day Bogota – In Bogota we have a city tour planned that we take us to Monserrate Monastery for a view of the entire massive city. Hereafter we visit Plaza de Armas and the historic part of town La Candelaria. Option to visit the beautiful gold museum or shop for Colombian emeralds.

Day 6

Bogota to Villa de Leyva – Leaving the metropolitan Bogota we stop in Zipaquira to visit the underground salt Cathedral before riding north to the beautiful colonial village of Ville de Leyva. It’s famous for having the biggest cobblestone square in Latin America.

Day 7

Villa de Leyva to Doradal – From Villa de Leyva we must decent the Eastern Andean mountain range into the Magdalena river valley again. This time on a more norther pass through thick jungle and narrow turns. We spend the night near Pablo Escobar’s old ranch Nacienda Napoles.

Day 8

Doradal to Guatape to Medellin – From Doradal its time for a beautiful paved road up the central Andean cordilleras (mountain range). We stop in Guatape to enjoy the colorful village and to climb the El penol monolith rock with incredible views of Medellin lake district. We arrive in Medellin of a fancy night out.

Day 9

Rest-day Medellin – A city tour is planned before noon. We will try the metro system and connection to one of several cable cars that run over the roof tops of the barrios. We stop to see Colombian artist Botero’s sculptors and museum and take a walk in the buzzing city center of Pablo Escobar’s old strong hold.

Day 10

Medellin to Caucasia – If probably feels like the curves never end and they literally don’t. We again have thousands of tight curves to get over the mountain pass towards the north of the country. We agin hit close to 4000 meters before going back down and end up in Caucasia in the cattle country.

Day 11

Caucasia to Cartagena – A good breakfast in the morning and we are ready for the last stint of our trip. The terrain becomes more flat as we make our way to the coast and our final destination Cartagena. We arrive in time to return bikes and get ready for a cosy last night on the walls of the old fortified city.

Day 12

Fly-out Cartagena – 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 arrangements. We strongly suggest staying in Cartagena for a day or two after the Motorcycle trip and enjoy the beach and city.

Itinerary may change without further notice due to weather, road- or any other condition that the operator or its guides feel will jeopardize the safety of the group or material.