The best of South-central Colombia mixed with the best of Northern-central Ecuador.
|per rider on a Yamaha XT 660 R, in shared twin/double room||$5,499.00|
|per rider on a BMW F 750 GS, in shared twin/double room||$6,059.00|
|per rider on a BMW F 850 GS, in shared twin/double room||$6,339.00|
|per rider on a BMW R 1250 GS, in shared twin/double room||$6,619.00|
|per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room||$2,199.00|
|per person single room (surcharge)||$750.00|
|1-Rider Departure Guarantee|
|Small group sizes (Min 3 / Max 10)|
|Professional Multilingual Tour Leader|
|15 Nights accommodation in shared room (Upgrades available)|
|Base model Motorcycle Rental (Upgrades available)|
|Authorisation to cross Colombia / Ecuador 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)|
|Support Vehicle & Driver included with 5+ Riders|
|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|
|Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance (not offered by us)|
|Tips to staff|
|Any inclusion not specified|
|Fun Factor: 100%|
|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.|
Cross off two countries on your bucket-list on this real adventurous ride. We will visit the Andes, Amazon and the Pacific. We ride to tiny mountain villages and into the jungle. We cross the equator, see volcanoes, crater lakes, historic town and world heritage sites and we ride the famous “Trampoline of death road”.
70% paved roads 30% gravel, dirt, mud and varied with good highways to small sealed back roads with potholes. Many curves, Andean Mountain passes and extreme scenic routes. For riders with good touring skills, good curving skills, ability to stay calm in hectic traffic and the ability to ride sections of gravel and dirt roads. 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.
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 Popayan – After breakfast we get right on the bikes and head south. We go past the artificial lake and dam La Salvajina, a beautiful scenic route before getting into the higher mountains and visiting Guambiano Indian village Silvia. Our stop for the night is the beautiful colonial capital Popayan.
Popayan to San Agustin – From the white walled city of Popayan we start crossing the central Andean mountain range to San Agustin on a dirt pass. On the way we stop at the hot spring in Coconuco and pass by the volcano Purace. If we are lucky with the clouds we might see the snow capped peak.
Rest-day San Agustin – In San Agustin we have a day of the bikes to enjoy the interesting area. We will visit the archaeological park with its Easter Island like sculptors. About 500 have been found in the area. In the afternoon we can either do a horseback ride out to see more ancient artefacts or arrange a white water rafting trip. A great place to also just wonder around the old colonial village and relax.
San Agustin to Pasto – From San Agustin we have a long ride south to Mocoa right on the edge between the Andes and the Amazon basin. Here we turn sharp west and start the famous Trampoline of Death road or Trampoline of the Devil. A dirt pass leading back over the central Andes range to Pasto. Incredible views from cliff hanger narrow tracks will require us to be on our best game all day.
Pasto to Otavalo (border crossing) – In the morning after breakfast we visit La Lajas, a cathedral built across a canyon and then its time to do border crossing. We usually are able to cross in a matter of a couple hours after inspection of bikes and personal papers. Then it’s a short ride to Otavalo known for the indigenous handcraft market.
Otavalo to Tena – South of Otavalo we cross the Equator and stop at the monument. Then we head east over the Andes pass before dropping into the Amazon basis. We stay near near Tena where we will get a little tas of the real Amazon jungle
Tena to Baños – In the morning we will go explore the Amazon in a small boat trip. And then we get back on the bikes. Form Tena it’s a short drive to the adventure capital of Ecuador Baños. We spend the night walking in the shadow of the snow capped volcanos and dining in one of the good restaurants in town.
Rest-day in Baños – Rest day just means activities off the bikes. In Baños we go visit the Devil’s waterfall and for those who are daredevils there are zip lines, huge swings and other action sports that will get your blood pumping. You are of course also welcome to take some down time to get rested before we get back on the road.
Baños to Quevedo – When we leave Baños we head back up over the Andes range and do a lunch stop at the beautiful Quilotoa crater lake. Tight curves and narrow roads are again on the program and our destination this night is Quevedo.
Quevedo to Manta – From Quevedo we ride out of the Andes range towards the coast and will end up on the Pacific coast of Ecuador. Here will will have time to enjoy a dip in the ocean before dinner.
Rest-day: Manta – As Manta is right on the Ocean a trip to the local fish market is an interesting thing to do. All types of fish and other sea creatures are on display. We will also have beach time and time to relax and charge up the batteries before the last long stint north.
Manta to Quito – We leave the coast and start climbing slowly but surely back up the Andes mountain range again. We reach Quito in time to go visit the historic city center in the afternoon and get a good feel for the wonderful Ecuadorian capital.
Quito to Pasto (Border crossing) – As we return north to Colombia we stop at a different Equator monument and the interesting cemetery in Tulcan on the Ecuadorian side of the border. After a quick border crossing (minimum paperwork going back) we will spend another night in Pasto. This time with a little more time to go enjoy the colonial part of town and soak up some history.
Pasto to Cali – Our last day of riding will not disappoint. Thousands of tight curves through gorges and canyons in Southern Colombian Andes. It’s a full day of riding to get back to the Salsa Capital of the world Santiago de Cali for a well deserved shower and last supper.
Fly-out from Cali – 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 visiting Cartagena for a day or two before or after the Motorcycle trip.
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.