Latin Americas most romantic city. Wonderfully kept Colonial town on the Caribbean coast established when the Spanish arrive to the new world.
Unknown national park with Asterix type Menhir stone formations in the hundreds right at the edge of Playa del Belem.
Colombias 2nd largest city. Awarded world most innovative and home of notorious drug dealer Pablo Escobar until his death in 1993.
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.
✓ Professional Bilingual Tour Leader
✓ Accommodation with Breakfast in Shared Room
✓ Small group sizes (Min 2 / Max 10)
✓ 500cc or 660cc Rental Motorcycle (Upgrades available)
✓ Fuel and Road Tolls
✓ Mandatory 3rd Party and Rider Medical Insurance
✓ Motorcycle Liability Reduction Insurance
✓ Group Activities and Entry Fees
✓ Pre-tour Preparation Materials and Briefing
✓ Transfers to / from nearest Airport
✓ Price Match Guarantee
✓ All Taxes
✓ Gift Bag
✓ Support Vehicle & Driver included with 5+ Riders
✗ Lunches, Dinners and Drinks
✗ Bikes are NOT available on rest-days
✗ Medical Evacuation Membership (Available from Global Rescue)
✗ Trip Cancellation Insurance (not offered by us)
✗ Tips to staff
✗ Any inclusion not specified
Day 1: Arrival to Cali. Motolombia staff pick you up in 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 Montenegro – We leave Cali at 8:00 AM and make our way through sugar cane plantations in the Cauca Valley. The coffee region is all shades of green and coffee and banana plantations stretch as far as the eye can see. We ride on small back roads before making our way to our hotel. A dip in the pool before dinner is usually a hit with most rider.
Day 3: Montenegro to Honda – After breakfast at the hotel we get on the bikes and immediately we are back on tiny curvy roads heading north east towards the first Andes mountain pass. If we are lucky with the weather, at the summit we’ll get a glimpse of Los Nevados snow capped peaks. After reaching 4300 meters altitude we start our way down into the Magdalena river valley. We overnight in the old colonial river port town of Honda.
Day 4: Honda to Bogotá – We do a short walk about in the morning then we start our ascent up to Bogotá. In Bogotá we stay next to the Zona Rosa in La Zona T. We will arrive early to try and beat the rush hour and have time for some sightseeing.
Day 5: Bogotá to Zipaquirá to Villa de Leyva – We beat the Bogotá traffic by heading north out of town while everyone else is driving south to work in the city. 30 km north of Bogotá we’ll stop to visit the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral 300 meters underground. After lunch we make our way north to Villa de Leyva, an old colonial village with Latin America’s biggest cobblestone square. Fine dining and a cosy village atmosphere await in the evening.
Day 6: Rest day in Villa de Leyva – if you prefer not to spend the day relaxing there are plenty of activities to do around Villa de Leyva. Among others – a horseback or 4×4 buggy ride into the desert, visit the beautiful waterfall or dinosaur fossil museum. The Terracota house and shopping for handcrafts in the village are something of a “must do”.
Day 7: Villa de Leyva to Bucaramanga – The road will once again be a curvy ride in the high mountains. We go on narrow back roads and make our way up past San Gil – a favorite vacation spot for Colombians. The ride then takes us through the spectacular Chicamocha Canyon on switchback curves and a steep ascent before arriving in Bucaramanga
Day 8: Bucaramanga to Ocaña – As soon as we make it out of Bucaramanga we once again are in hundreds of curves making our way down into the Magdalena River Valley again. After a couple of hours the terrain flattens out and we can make better time heading north to Aguachica where we turn off back into the mountains reaching our destination, Playa del Belem, near the Los Estoraques national park
Day 9: Ocaña to Mompos – In the morning we make a small excursion into the Los Estoraques national park to see the incredible rock formations and caves. The riding back down the mountains will offer great views of the valley below and most of the afternoon we will be following the Magdalena River as it becomes a delta where it meets the Cauca River. We spend the night in historic river port town Mompos.
Day 10: Mompos to Cartagena – we continue to north in the river delta and this will be one of the warmest days on the trip as we ride through desert like bush on our way to the coast. We arrive early afternoon in the beautifully kept Cartagena de Indias the first capital of the New World.
Day 11: Rest-day in Cartagena – Caribbean beaches and an incredible historic city center make for a great day of off-bike exploring. Optional activities that can be arranged are visit to the active mud volcano El Totumo, a boat trip to the islands or a city bus tour to the old fort.
Day 12: Cartagena to Caucasia – We start the last leg of the tour by heading straight south through rolling hills and cattle farm land before we slowly get back into the mountains. We spend the night in Caucasia, a little town in cattle country.
Day 13: Caucasia to Medellin – From Caucasia we make our way over the mountains surrounding Medellin and descend into the hectic multi-million populated city. We stay in the Zona Rosa, El Poblado, in a 5-star hotel close to the nightlife and good restaurants.
Day 14: Rest day in Medellin – Depending on the group´s wishes we can organize different activities in Medellin, including a city tour with the new cable car system, a Pablo Escobar tour, museums, Botero Square or you are free to relax and dine in the many great restaurants.
Day 15: Medellin to Salento – We head out of Medellin early after a great breakfast buffet and climb up over the edge of the bowl Medellin city is build in. The ride down to the Cauca River is incredible and as we make our way back into the coffee region the weather also gets warmer. We will spend the night in the beautiful grower village of Salento.
Day 16: Salento to Cali –After a great breakfast we will visit a coffee plantation and go into the Cocora Valley where the worlds tallest wax palm trees grow – an other-worldly atmosphere awaits. After lunch we will make our way back through the Cauca Valley and arrive in Cali late afternoon. Here we return the bikes before checking in at the hotel for the last night in the salsa capital of the world – Cali.
Day 17: It is departure day. Motolombia staff will take you to the airport in time for your flight. If you wish to stay longer we are happy to help you make hotel reservations or organize flights to other national destinations.
Itinerary may change without further notice due to weather, road- or any other condition that Motolombia or its guides feel will jeopardize the safety of the group or material.
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"It was a great trip. Dennis and Jhonner were very helpful and a lot of fun."
"Best bikes in Colombia, the competion doesn't have that choice of bikes."
"My first time in South America and this was an excellently planned trip with detailed preparation and just a blast from beginning to end."
"Yamaha XT 660 R. The bike was in great shape with only 5,000 kilometers on it. I drove it on and off road about 800 kilometers."
"Dennis the guide went "the extra mile" parking /turning / boat loading my bike where needed due short legs."
"This was my first tour with a tour company, the Motolombia guys and gals made it all so easy! The guide knew everything about everywhere we went, The tour itself worked perfectly; each hotel was comfortable, meals were good and inexpensive. I will return!"
"The tour is very well set up and planned; just show up and RIDE! Colombia is a beautiful country and the people are extremely nice. I will be back for sure."
"Motolombia is a first class operation. We had so many worrisome questions before the trip, all of which were patiently answered. But looking back, there was really nothing worthy of worry. Overall it was the most epic of our many riding journeys."
"Incredible riding experience, would do it again in a heartbeat."
"The bikes were in great shape. The staff was willing to do any request including putting new tires on when there was tread left."
"Motolombia delivered on the promise of a motorcycling adventure of a lifetime. The routes provided us with some of the curviest paved roads ever!"
"The whole team was superb, start to finish" .