Motorcycle Tour
Colombia, Colombian Trailblazer

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Our Colombian Trailblazer tour is all about the off-road. Riding dirt bikes enables us to get far from the beaten track, exploring backcountry trails and only using tarmac roads when visiting the colourful Colombian towns and villages.

Pricing

Rider in shared twin / double room $5,123.00
Single room (surcharge) $358.00
Motorcycle damage insurance $270.00

Features

Rental motorcycle: Honda CRF250F (upgrades available)
4×4 support vehicle + spare motorcycle
All fuel
Professional local guide, trained in advanced wilderness first aid
Mechanic/s riding with the group
Quality twin-share accommodation as per itinerary
All meals as per itinerary
Jersey - with your name on it!
Welcome pack
Airport pickup / dropoff
Entrance fees / crossings etc.
Part profits donated to a local charity
1 tree planted on your behalf
Not included features
Personal travel insurance
Flights
Motorcycle damages - (alternatively, we offer our own damage waiver plan for an extra £160. Contact us for more details)
Meals not listed in the itinerary
Alcohol and other personal expenses
Everything not listed as included

More details

Skill Level Required - Novice or above
Tour Type - Off-road
Distance - 815km
Duration - 11 days (8 riding days + 3 non-riding days)
Fly in - Bogota, Colombia (BOG)
Fly Out - Armenia, Colombia (AXM)
The motorcycles: The effortlessly capable Honda CRF250F is a lightweight bike designed for the trails and is the perfect machine to navigate Colombia's small tracks.
Medical support: Your tour guide is trained in advanced wilderness first aid. He carries a medical kit with him and there is a larger kit in the support vehicle.
Support crew: A professional local guide, mechanic/s and a support vehicle that carries your luggage, spare parts and a spare motorcycle.
Duration: 11 days total including welcome day, rest day and departure day.
Terrain: 90% off-road.
Average daily ride hours: 5 – 8 with plenty of drink / photo stops.
Suitable for pillion riders? No.
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.

Colombia is a stunningly beautiful, diverse and vibrant country. Home to the northern tips of the Andes Mountains – the scenery, climate and landscapes of Colombia differ massively from region to region.

On this Colombian motorcycle tour we will ride at altitudes from 200m to 4,000m through jungle climates, alongside rice paddies and past snow-capped volcanoes. We’ll cross the ‘stone desert’ of La Calendaria, stay in traditional haciendas and ride between two Andes mountain ranges. When we’re not in the saddle, we’ll cross the Magdalena River on a wooden canoe, relax in hot spring pools, ride horses beneath the World’s tallest palm trees and taste the delights of the world famous coffee region.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Experience some incredible trail riding through the Andes mountains - the longest mountain range on the planet!

Stay in everything from luxury hotels to traditional Haciendas in the countryside.

Off-road riding ranging from fast paced dirt roads to tight forest single track.

Ride alongside the snow-capped Nevado Del Ruiz volcano.

Explore Colombia's beautiful coffee region and sample fresh organic coffee in the very plantation in which it was grown.

Challenge the locals at their traditional game of 'Tejo'.

Ride the disused railway alongside the Black River.

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1: Welcome to Colombia!

Arrive in Bogota, Colombia’s sprawling and exciting capital city. You’ll be met at the airport and brought to the hotel where you’ll receive a briefing of the adventure ahead.

We then head out to a lively restaurant for a welcome feast of traditional Colombian dishes.

Accommodation: 4* hotel with a pool.

Included meals: Dinner.

DAY 2: Bogota – Villa de Leyva | 50km

To avoid riding in Bogota’s chaotic traffic we will transfer to Villa de Leyva by minivan where we’ll be greeted by our fleet of dirt bikes lined up ready to go. Perfect!

This town is simply beautiful – home to old colonial buildings, cobbled streets and Latin America’s largest town square. We’ll enjoy lunch in the square before taking the bikes out for a short test ride on some nearby trails.

Our hotel overlooks the square and is conveniently located next door to an excellent little bar – how’s that for planning? Sit outside and enjoy a cold beer or gin & tonic whilst listening to classic rock music and watching life go by.

Accommodation: Comfortable hotel fronting onto the largest town square in Latin America.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

DAY 3: Villa De Leyva - Ubate | 105km

An incredible day’s riding as we pass through a variety of tracks and over the hills of the ‘stone desert’.

We ride through wonderful scenery and small colourful towns on our way to Ubate.

We finish off at an old farm hacienda, surrounded by pine forests and trails.

Accommodation: Colonial style hacienda farm house.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

DAY 4: Ubate – Pacho | 105km

Stunning views today as we ride winding tracks and trails through the hills. We’ll stop in small villages and meet the locals that are growing fresh coffee in their back garden. We’ll stop for picnic lunch along the way and finish at a small guesthouse with a pool.

Accommodation: Guesthouse with a pool.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

DAY 5: Pacho – Villeta | 100km

Riding high up into the Colombian mountains you really begin to realise the enormity of the Andes – the longest mountain range on the planet. Winding dirt roads and single track trails snake their way up and over mountain peaks, offering spectacular views over lush green forests and jungle.

In the afternoon we descend into the hot & humid conditions of the jungle. Here awaits amazing singletrack trails, plenty of river crossings and quirky bridges. It’s a great day of riding that finishes up at a private villa with our own personal chef, swimming pool and hot tub. Awesome!

Accommodation: Private villa with a pool.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

DAY 6: Villeta - Honda | 95km

Today is an absolute corker! We kick off with a treacherous ride along a (mostly!) disused railway that hugs a cliff edge alongside the Black River.

The locals still use the tracks for their ‘brujitas’ – tiny rickety cars powered by motorcycle engines. These adorable little train taxis double up as school buses for what is possibly the coolest and most beautiful school run ever!

We’ll go through tunnels, pass alongside waterfalls and cross some nasty little bridges. It’s an exhilarating start to the day and man, is it fun!

It doesn’t let up either, after some beautiful tracks through the hills, we cut left and join a riverbed. Picking out our own trails, making some big splashes and letting the back end out on the wet sand, this section will leave every rider grinning from ear to ear!

There’s a small farm at the end of the trail and the family will prepare us a freshly cooked lunch and cold beers. From here, it’s a short ride to the private boat that will be waiting to take us over to the other side.

Accommodation: Centrally located hotel with a pool.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

DAY 7: Honda

Spend the morning relaxing by the pool or exploring this beautiful and its markets. We’ll meet for lunch beside the river and in the afternoon we can take the bikes to explores some riverside trails.

We can finish off the day with a couple of games of billiards in town with the locals. Just let them win occasionally!

Accommodation: Hotel with a swimming pool.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

DAY 8: Honda – Termales De Ruiz | 230km

Starting the day at a very warm altitude of just 250m, it’s hard to believe that you’ll be riding past snow-capped mountains later this afternoon!

We hit the dirt and follow alongside the Magdelana River to Beltran. We then board small wooden canoes with our bikes and finish the journey up river to Ambalema.

Awesome dirt tracks take us back up into the mountains and alongside Nevado del Ruiz, a 4,000m high volcano that conveniently heats tonight’s swimming pool!

We finish the day at an incredible hotel surrounded by hot springs, waterfalls and humming birds. We’re staying at a very chilly altitude of more than 3,000m, so the hot swimming pools are the perfect place to finish the day!

Accommodation: Hotel with hot pools.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

DAY 9: Termales Del Ruiz – Salento | 130km

We’re now getting into Colombia’s coffee region and we’ll ride mile after mile of rolling hills covered in coffee bushes and palm trees.

Salento is an achingly beautiful and colourful town, home to a vibrant mix of bars, restaurants and shops.

Accommodation: Country hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

DAY 10: Salento

Today we can explore the coffee park in an old Willys Jeep, ride horses in the Cocora valley or just wander the streets to do a spot of souvenir shopping. The choice is yours.

Tejo is a traditional Colombian throwing game that’s best enjoyed after a beer or two as it involves hurling metal discs at small targets containing gunpowder! It’s not easy, but when you do ‘make a bang’ it’s a great, if slightly unnerving, feeling!

Accommodation: Private house.

Included meals: Breakfast, dinner.

DAY 11: Departure

It’s time to say our goodbyes, so we’ll transfer you to El Edén International Airport in Armenia. If time allows, why not take a short flight up to Cartegena to spend a few days relaxing on a beach on the Caribbean coast? It’s so close, it’d be rude to not too!

Bon voyage!

Accommodation: Not included.

Included meals: Breakfast only.