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Motorcycle Tour
Colombia: 4 Day El Cocuy Glacial Highland Tour - San Gil

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For adventurous riders who want to get off the beaten track and see some of the most unique landscapes in the country

Pricing

per rider in shared room incl. Honda XR150 dual-sport (to book a separate room, please choose the single private room surcharge) $749.00
per pillion passenger in shared dorm (pillion passengers cannot book without an accompanying rider) $369.00
per person single private room (surcharge - only available with an additional selection of the basic price "per rider in shared room") from: $100.00
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Optional:
Support truck on request: $800 USD (split among the group)
per person GoPro & helmet mount - SD-card not included (Surcharge) $55.00
per person Elbow & knee pads (surcharge) $15.00
per person Body Armor (surcharge) $15.00
per person Riding boots (surcharge) $30.00
per person Full Gear Kit (surcharge) $45.00
per person Rain gear (surcharge) $10.00

Included

Rental motorcycle Honda XR150 dual-sport
Gasoline
English/Spanish-speaking guides
All breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Entry fee to Cocuy National Park
Waterfall, lagoon, and swimming-hole entrance
Helmet, riding gloves
Medical insurance
Shared room accommodation (Private rooms from $100 USD)
Not included
International flights
Alcohol and souvenir money
Everything that is not specified under services

More details

Protection equipment is mandatory: Helmet, off road boots and armoured jacket or armor at least (if you can’t bring your own, we can rent you the equipment)
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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
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What to Bring: Driver's license, Sunscreen, Insect repellent, Long pants, Boots or closed-toed shoes, Swimsuit, Towel, Alcohol and souvenir money.
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Transfers and extra nights in hotel can be arranged to accommodate your travelling needs.
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Optional support Truck: $800 USD (split among the group)
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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

Welcome to the adventure sports capital of Colombia! Situated on the plateau above the Chicamocha Canyon (the second largest canyon in the world), San Gil is the perfect launching point for exploring the endless twisty paved roads and hidden, gravel trails around the area.

Away from the canyon, the area is home to an incredible geological diversity, with numerous caves to explore, waterfalls to splash in, and rivers to float down. It really is an outdoor, adventure-lovers paradise.

Itinerary:

DAY 1

Start: 9 am

Where: San Gil - Onzaga

Riding hours: 4

Highlights Include:

- Cool off at Monas swimming hole.

- Visit el Hoyo de los Pájaros, a sinkhole that has developed its own ecosystem inside.

- Lunch in the quaint and colorful San Joaquín.

- Twisty mountain roads up to Onzaga.

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DAY 2

Where: Onzaga - Güicán

Riding hours: 5

Highlights Include:

- Riding over the mountain pass to Soatá.

- Delicious local lunch in Boavita.

- Hours of incredible views throughout the climb up into the Cocuy national park.

- Overnight in a mountain hotel above Güicán.

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DAY 3

Where: Güicán - Laguna de Ortíces

Riding hours: 5

Highlights Include:

- Early morning views of the Cocuy snow peaks.

- Head into the Chicamocha Canyon.

- Quick lunch stopover in Molagavita.

- Continue traversing the canyon to the Laguna de Ortíces.

- Spend the night by a beautiful, warm water lagoon.

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DAY 4

Where: Laguna de Ortíces - San Gil

Riding hours: 5

Highlights Include:

- Wake up with a swim in the lagoon.

- Ride out through San Andrés and Los Curos.

- Descend down into the Chicamocha Canyon. and back up the other side to Aratoca.

- Lunch at the famous Chiflas restaurant.

- Wash the dirt off at the Pescaderito swimming hole before returning to San Gil.

Finish: 3pm - 4pm