Motorcycle Tour
14+1-Day South American Express

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If you love to ride, this is for you! The South American Express Tour is 14 full days of riding in some of the most varying terrain in the world.

Pricing

per rider on a BMW F 750 GS, in shared twin/double room $6,499.00
per rider on a BMW F 850 GS, in shared twin/double room $6,919.00
per rider on a BMW R 1250 GS, in shared twin/double room $7,339.00
per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room $2,599.00
per person single room (surcharge) $650.00
Machu Picchu Extension day $499.00

Features

1-Rider Departure Guarantee
Small group sizes (Min 5 / Max 10)
Professional Multilingual Tour Leader
13 Nights accommodation in shared room (Upgrades available)
All Breakfasts
Base model Motorcycle Rental (Upgrades available)
Authorisation to cross Colombia / Ecuador / Peru border with motorcycle
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) / Cusco International Airport (CUS)
Support Vehicle & Driver included with 5+ Riders
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

Difficulty 50%
Off-Road: 15%
Comfort: 80%
Fun Factor: 100%
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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.
Any departure date can be requested/booked if availability allows
Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. We will gladly provide binding information upon request.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

Description

From high Andes to Pacific coastal highways, through deserts and dense forest this route has it all. It is an all-paved adventure as we ride through Peru, Ecuador and Colombia.

ONE-WAY – Cali, Colombia to Cusco, Peru. Option to visit MACHU PICCHU!

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.

Tour:

Day 1

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.

Day 2

Cali to Pasto – After breakfast we get right on the bikes and head south. As most days on this tour we have a lot of miles to cover. The route south is beautiful in the western Andean mountain range and you will have constant smile on your face as we twist and turn through the gorges and canyons of southern Colombia. Our goal is Pasto the last big city in Colombia. And an old colonial one of them. We will stroll to the main square for dinner and soak up some history.

Day 3

Pasto to Quito (Border crossing) – Your Colombian visit is brief, and we only have time for one more stop at the very special Las Lajas cathedral built across a canyon before we reach the Colombo-Ecuadorian border. We usually cross in a matter of a couple hours after inspection of the bikes and personal paperwork and then we are on our way in the second country on the tour. We stop at the Equator monument before reaching Capital city Quito for the night.

Day 4

Quito to Cuenca – From Quito we continue south on the avenue of volcanos passing snow capped Cotopaxi among many more. We stop to try the local grilled guinea pig, Cuy. The road is beautiful paved and with very scenic surroundings. Our stop for the night is world heritage site Cuenca where a walk-about will be a nice change to a nice day in the motorcycle seat.

Day 5

Cuenca to Mancora (Border crossing) – As we ride out of Cuenca we start the decent down from the Andes towards the Pacific coast. As we hit the coast we will once again be doing some paperwork at the Ecuadorian/Peruvian border. This is usually quick and we are back on the road. This time its a nice ride along the pacific ocean to surf town Mancora. We dine freshly caught tuna and other delicious seafood.

Day 6

Rest-day Mancora – We stay near the beach and for anyone wanting to dip their feet or body this is a nice place to spend a little time relaxing in the sun. For those with adventure in the blood surf class are taught and a small tuc-tuc city race is always a hit in Mancora.

Day 7

Mancora to Trujillo – From Mancora we enter the Peruvian desert. It’s all paved but huge sand dunes on both side of the road as we make our way south. In Trujillo we will visit the ancient Chan Chan city in the sand. Quite a site and not very known outside Peru.

Day 8

Trujillo to Huaraz – Soon after we start our ride south in the desert we turn east and into the Andes mountains. We ride through the crazy Duck canyon. It’s a one line cliff hanger road with more than 40 tunnels cut out of the pure cliff. When we reach the top we are not far from mountain climbers favorite HQ town Huaraz. It’s usually chilly in the high altitude and some might feel a slight dizziness due to the altitude. Snow capped peaks surround the town.

Day 9

Huaraz to Lima – We stay up on the altiplano for a while as we ride even further south along beautiful lakes and jagged snowcapped mountain tops of the cordilleras blancas. Then it’s switch back turns to get back down to the coast before entering the multi million inhabited city of Lima. We will munch on Pisco sour and Ceviche in the Capital.

Day 10

Lima to Huacachina – A late start from Lima and we continue along the Pacific coast to Huacachina, an oasis town in the middle of the sand dunes. Here we will get our adrenaline pumping by taking a ride in one of the special built V8 sand buggies. It’s the undisputed best way to experience a sun set in the desert and here the daredevils can also try their snowboarding skills riding down huge sand dunes strapped on a board.

Day 11

Huacachina to Nazca – A short ride from Huacachina we arrive in Nazca. Famous for the Nazca lines. Huge figures drawn in the desert and only really visible from the sky. So we take to it in a small 6 or 8 seat plane. It’s a fly over the reveals figures that you have to wonder who made hundreds or possibly thousands of years ago.

Day 12

Nazca to Abancay – Its back in the saddle for a long day of knee scrapping as we head east into the Andes mountains. Thousands and thousands for curve on this route take us up to Abancay for the night. The scenery is incredible and the riding world class.

Day 13

Abancay to Cusco – The last day on the bikes is not a dull one either. We continue our climb up to another world heritage site, the beautiful city of Cuzco. Here we will have time to enjoy a small city tour and see the plaza de armas and other colonial time architectural wonders. We dine delicious food and say our goodbyes to those who are not doing the one-day extension trip to Machu Picchu.

Day 14

Fly-out from Cusco – 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 Cusco for a day or two after the Motorcycle trip and enjoy a day trip to Machu Picchu.