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Motorcycle Tour
Dual-Sport Motorcycle Tour in Colombia

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Discover Colombia with a crew of like-minded riders! This dual sport adventure includes twelve days of traveling across the Andes Mountains, the coffee region, and the mysterious Tatacoa Desert.

Pricing

per rider in shared twin/double/tripple room incl. rental motorbike €3,340.00 $3,534.85 ?
Single room surcharge (this option is available in Medellin only - first and last nights) €40.00 $42.33 ?
Extra nights in a hotel or room upgrades can be arranged to accommodate your traveling needs. Please enquire.
Prices for 2023 are not yet confirmed. Bookings are subject to change. In case of price increases of more than 8% you can confirm or cancel free of charge.

Included

Airport transfers from Airport Medelin to hotel and back
Accommodation in a twin or triple share room (room shares will be rotated)
Rental motorcycles (Honda XRE300, Kawasaki Versys 300)
Fuel
English speaking tour guide
11 Breakfasts
Entries to National Parks
Insurance: The bikes come with liability insurance and emergency medical insurance
Not included
Flights
Lunch and dinner meals
Adult beverages
Rest day activities – coffee farm tour, waterpark in Girardot
Everything that is not specified under features

More details

Days/Nights: 12/11
Riding days: 8
Rest Days: 2
Minimum number of participants: 7
Maximum number of participants: 10
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Rental motorcycles: Honda XR300, Kawasaki Versys 300
Luggage: each motorcycle will have a top box. If you think you may need more luggage space, please bring a waterproof duffel bag and some rock straps or bungee cords. We will be traveling to different hotels each day, so please pack light – you will need to carry your luggage on the bike!
Protection equipment is mandatory: An offroad/enduro helmet; sturdy, over-the-ankle boots (motocross, enduro, or adventure type); summer gloves; pants and jacket with knee, elbow, back, and shoulder protection (we recommend using the modular system – motocross/enduro type knee pads or braces and body armor with lightweight jerseys and pants over the protectives); a lightweight rain jacket. Your gear choices are up to you, but we like our riders to stay safe during the tour, so just make sure you’re wearing good protectives!
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Accommodation: 3-star hotels, a traditional Colombian hacienda, glamping pods in the desert (subject to change depending on the number of tour participants) in twin-share rooms
You should book your flights to Medellin.
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Level of riding experience needed: beginner - mid level (at least a year of road riding experience and at least 2 months off-road riding experience).
Each tour is tailored on the go to your experience and physical preparation and we will give you riding tips and formation if necessary to overcome certain obstacles.
Insurance: The bikes come with liability insurance and emergency medical insurance; if a rider damages the bike, they need to pay for 100% of the damage. We strongly recommend you have a good travel insurance policy that covers motorcycling and other outdoor activities.
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Packing List (Colombia is called “a country of eternal spring” because of its mild, warm, and sunny weather. It’s best to ride in lightweight adventure or off-road gear and have a rainproof cover – just in case). Be sure to bring:
- A helmet; sturdy, over-the-ankle boots (motocross, enduro, or adventure type); summer gloves; pants and jacket with knee, elbow, back, and shoulder protection (we recommend using the modular system – motocross/enduro type knee pads or braces and body armor with lightweight jerseys and pants over the protectives); a lightweight rain jacket
- Base layers and a thermal layer – the weather may be a little colder at higher altitudes
- Sunscreen and bug spray
- Any medications you may be taking
- Swimwear, hiking shoes and flipflops
- Your essentials – Pack light – we will be changing hotels several times during the tour!
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What it’s like to ride motorcycles in Colombia? – Colombia often feels like it’s been designed with riders in mind: the roads here are twisty and fun, the off-road trails offer fantastic views, and Colombians love motorcycles – so much so that you’ll get friendly waves and smiles from the locals everywhere you go. Colombian traffic may appear a little hectic in the bigger cities, and you’ll need to watch out for wandering livestock out in the backcountry, but riding in Colombia is safe – and it’s ridiculous fun.
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The guides and the crew: Your tour guides are Lennart Vonk and Bob van Huijstee, two Dutch adventure riders hellbent on discovering the world on motorcycles one obscure destination at a time. Your crew will be a cheerful mix of like-minded souls – adventure riders from Europe and North America looking to explore Colombia on dual sport bikes.
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Weather conditions: Mild, warm, and sunny! We don’t expect rain or cold, but at higher altitudes, weather can sometimes be a little unpredictable, so it’s best to have rain gear and a thermal layer or an over-jacket just in case.
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Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. Please enquire for language options.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

Description

We’ll be exploring Colombia’s most scenic dirt and tarmac routes, discovering colorful little towns, organic coffee farms, and Andean trails, and resting up in beautiful traditional haciendas – all in the company of other adventure bike maniacs.

Colombia is an incredibly diverse country ideal for motorcycling: the landscapes and views will change daily, and you’ll be able to explore mountains, jungle, and desert all in one trip. Colombia’s mild and sunny weather, friendly locals, and awe-inspiring scenery make it an adventure destination perfect for two wheels – and perfect for exploring places off the beaten path.

We will be riding lightweight and nimble dual-sport bikes, enjoying local hospitality, tasting organic coffee, and riding places few tourists get to see. This tour is designed for mid-level riders eager to ride both pavement and dirt, and we promise there’ll be no shortage of adventures, laughs, and “wow” moments along the way!

Tour itinerary

Day 1:

Arrival to Medellin, meet and greet, bike paperwork, a scrumptious Colombian dinner in downtown Medellin, and briefing before tomorrow’s ride.

Night 1 Medellin

Day 2:

Today is a short but adventurous introduction to Colombia’s green rolling hills, dirt trails, and one of the most colorful places in the country – the town of Guatape. We’ll leave Medellin in the morning, weave out of the city, and immerse ourselves in Colombian countryside vibes and dirt trails zigzagging across hills and valleys stopping for lunch in one of the villages along the way.

Our destination today is Guatape, famous for its vibrant Old Town and the Guatape rock – a strange standalone stone tower you can climb to enjoy the views of the blue lagoons and Guatape town below.

Night 2 Guatape

Day 3:

Today, we’ll be heading South following scenic backcountry roads and dirt routes. There’ll be plenty of fun twisties and mountain views!

Night 3 Salamina

Day 4:

Now for the coffee country! Colombia’s ´´zona cafetera´´ is a region world-famous for its organic coffee farms and the Cocora Valley, a remote yet stunning place boasting tallest palm trees on the planet.

Night 4 Filandia (Salento)

Day 5:

It’s time to get off the bikes and on horseback! Today is a rest day to explore the coffee farms, try out the delicious local coffee for yourself, or do a horseback tour around the Cocora Valley area.

Night 5 Filandia

Day 6:

The adventure begins in full swing: today, we will be riding the Cocora Valley itself with its breath-taking mountain views, swaying palm trees, adrenaline-inducing switchbacks and plenty of dirt. Get ready to braap!

Night 6 Ibague

Day 7:

Leaving the Andes Mountains behind, we’ll aim for the lowlands today, discovering Colombia’s hidden gem – the Tatacoa Desert. Red rock formations, canyons, and the starriest skies in the Northern Hemisphere guaranteed!

Night 7 Tatacoa

Day 8:

Now for some jungle: saying farewell to the Tatacoa Desert, we’ll ride toward River Magdalena, Colombia’s largest river steeped in history and heritage. We’ll end the day’s ride in Girardot, a river port town famous for its waterpark and reptile sanctuary.

Night 8 Girardot

Day 9:

Rest day in Girardot: you can simply kick back and relax by the pool, check out a waterpark in Girardot, or go on a tour to visit an alligator and snake sanctuary in a town nearby.

Night 9 Girardot

Day 10:

Following the slow-moving waters of River Magdalena, we’ll travel towards Puerto Boyaca sticking to tarmac routes and watching out for monkeys along the way.

Night Puerto Boyaca

Day 11:

On our last ride, we’ll tackle some seriously fun twisties and begin climbing again leaving the lowlands behind and heading towards Medellin along a route with so many curves you may forget how to ride straight after the ride.

Back in Medellin, we’ll return the bikes and celebrate the trip with a dinner and some cold ones out in town.

Day 12:

Departure

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