GIANT LOOP OF COLOMBIA TOUR

$5,499

17-DAYS / 16-NIGHTS / 12-RIDING DAYS

Spectacular mountain routes are mixed with beautiful destinations like colonial villages, Caribbean beaches, big modern cities with interesting history and authentic local rural life. Destinations include Cartagena, Medellín, Cali, Villa de Leyva, Zipaquira Salt Cathedral and the wonderful coffee region among much more.

(IDEAL FOR COUPLES)

 

Tour Price $5,499 USD

(On Yamaha XT660R or Honda CB500X)

+ Upgrade BMW F 700 GS:  +$450 USD

+ Upgrade BMW F 800 GS:  +$750 USD

+ Upgrade Honda Africa Twin 1000:  +$900 USD

+ Upgrade BMW R 1200 GS:  +$1,125 USD

+ Upgrade Single Room:   +$800 USD

+ Add Pillion/Passenger:  +$2,750 USD

 

(Secure your spot now for only $999 USD)

Description

giant loop of colombia tour

highlight: Cartagena

Latin Americas most romantic city. Wonderfully kept Colonial town on the Caribbean coast established when the Spanish arrive to the new world.

highlight: Estoraques

Unknown national park with Asterix type Menhir stone formations in the hundreds right at the edge of Playa del Belem.

highlight: Medellin

Colombias 2nd largest city. Awarded world most innovative and home of notorious drug dealer Pablo Escobar until his death in 1993.

TOUR DETAILS

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.

50

Riding Skills

5

Off-Road Amount

50

Adventure Level

65

Culture Shock

85

Comfort Level

100

Fun Level

INCLUDED

✓ 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

NOT INCLUDED

Airfare
Upgrades
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

Requirements

» Valid Driver’s License with MC Endorsement

» Valid Passport with at least 6 months left upon entry

» 1 year of +500cc Riding Experience

» Minimum 20 years of age

» Credit Card with sufficient funds to cover Security Deposit

INSURANCE

Mandatory Insurance Included:

Mandatory third party liability insurance is included for all rentals and tours. This insurance covers all assistance in case of injure to third party, rider and passenger. It does not cover third party property damage.

Motorcycle Liability Reduction Insurance Included:

Motorcycle Damage and Theft Liability Reduction Insurance is included on all guided tours.

How does it work?

This insurance will limit your responsibility towards loss, damage or theft of the rental motorcycle. A Security Deposit is held on your credit card to cover the insurance deductible. Size of deductible depend on the motorcycle model. The Motorcycle Liability Reduction Insurance will cover damages that exceed the deductible. The insurance reduces, but does not eliminate responsibility for damage or theft and it will not protect you if you provide fraudulent information, use the vehicle in connection with conduct that could be properly charged as a felony, drive under influence of drugs or alcohol, reckless driving, use the vehicle in a speed test or contest, or if the vehicle is driven by a person other than the driver authorized on the contract. The rider must additionally comply with all terms and conditions in the rental contract and the local laws. Police or other authorities might demand a blood test in connection with an accident. Result here of might also be used by the insurer to determine insurance settlements. Personal and third part property is not covered by this insurance. The insurance does not cover recovery of the bike in case of un-repairable damages and the renter is solely responsible for all costs involved with returning a damaged bike to Motolombia in Cali, Colombia. Motolombia will go above and beyond to help recover damaged bikes at as low cost as possible and often at no cost at all.

Trip Cancellation Insurance:

We strongly recommend that you take out Trip Cancellation Insurance with your Travel Insurance. Some Credit Cards also offer such coverage if the trip is paid by card.

Emergency Evacuation Insurance:

For complete peace of mind some travelers prefer to have Emergency Evacuation set up in case of an accident. Motolombia is recommending a short or long term membership with Global Rescue if your normal travel insurance does not cover extraction.

SECURITY DEPOSIT

A fully refundable Security Deposit equal to approximately 10% of the motorcycle’s commercial value in Colombia will be held to your credit card for the duration of the tour.

The size of the Security Deposit depends on the bike you choose to rent:

  • Honda CFR250 Rally = $500 USD
  • Royal Enfield 500 = $500 USD
  • BMW G310GS = $1000 USD
  • Honda CB500X = $1,000 USD
  • Yamaha XT660R = $1,000 USD
  • BMW F700GS = $2,000 USD
  • BMW F800GS = $2,000 USD
  • Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L = $2,000 USD
  • BMW R1200GS LC = $3,000 USD

(BE AWARE: No bike leaves the premises before the Security Deposit hold has been approved on your card. We do not accept cash deposits.)

DAMAGE

Before rental:

We strive to handover motorcycles in near showroom condition and to ensure that you always ride a latest model bike, we renew the fleet often. Motorcycles will have a maximum of 50.000 km on the clock or 2 years of age at the time of handover and many aftermarket protective accessories installed. You will be offered an opportunity to inspect the bike before signing off on the condition. Our staff should be informed immediately if there are any issues that seems irregular. Vehicles must be returned in the same condition with only normal wear and tear.

Damages:

If you damage or lose the vehicle or parts of the vehicle or accessories or need vehicle recovery or assistance due to damages, all repairs and replacements and/or lost time and business and/or price of recovery will be deducted from the Security Deposit or charged to the Credit Card provided as guarantee. Damages are identified as parts that are either broken, bent, dented or profoundly scratched in paint or other materials penetrating the surface to a point where it can not be polished out. Additionally your Credit Card will be charged with no delay for any traffic infraction obtained during the rental or tour, plus a $50 USD administration fee. Such traffic infractions can arrive up to 6 month after the rental. Legal documentation will be provided upon request.

After return of the Motorcycle:

1) Once the bike is returned to Motolombia, our in-house mechanics will wash and inspect the motorcycle within 3 working days. If you are returning the bike at any other destination the time for inspection will start as soon as the motorcycle arrives at Motolombia’s premisses. Consult for transport times.

2) If the motorcycle is returned unharmed, the Security Deposit hold will immediately after inspection get cancelled.

3) If damages to the motorcycle are registered, a damage-report with pictures of damages and a quote for the cost of repairs and/or replacement parts will be worked out as fast as possible. Depending on the damage report and the insurance plan chosen, funds to cover damages will be charged to your credit card or deducted from the Security Deposit before a partial refund is issued.

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ITINERARY

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.

Día 1

Llegada a Cali. El personal de Motolombia lo recogerá en el aeropuerto y lo llevará al hotel. Dependiendo de a qué hora del día llegue, nos reuniremos para organizar el papeleo y preparar las motocicletas. Se organizará una reunión informativa grupal una vez que el último pasajero haya llegado.

Día 2

Cali a Montenegro: salimos de Cali a las 8:00 a.m. y nos dirigimos a través de plantaciones de caña de azúcar en el Valle del Cauca. La región cafetera es de tonos verdes, las plantaciones de café y banano se extienden hasta donde alcanza la vista. Manejamos por pequeñas carreteras secundarias antes de dirigirnos a nuestro hotel. Un chapuzón en la piscina antes de la cena suele ser lo mejor para la mayoría de los conductores.

Día 3

Montenegro to Honda – Después del desayuno en el hotel nos subimos a las motocicletas e inmediatamente estamos de vuelta a las pequeñas carreteras con curvas que se dirigen al noreste hacia el primer paso de la montaña de los Andes. Si tenemos suerte con el clima, en la cumbre veremos los picos nevados de Los Nevados. Después de alcanzar 4300 metros de altitud, comenzamos nuestro camino hacia el valle del río Magdalena. Pasaremos la noche en la antigua ciudad portuaria colonial de Honda.

Día 4

Honda a Bogotá: damos un corto paseo por la mañana y luego comenzamos nuestro ascenso hasta Bogotá. En Bogotá nos quedamos al lado de la Zona Rosa en La Zona T. Llegaremos temprano para tratar de superar la hora pico y tener tiempo para hacer turismo.

Día 5

Bogotá a Zipaquirá a Villa de Leyva: vencimos el tráfico de Bogotá yendo hacáa el norte fuera de la ciudad mientras todos los demás manejaban hacia el sur para trabajar en la ciudad. A 30 km al norte de Bogotá nos detendremos para visitar la Catedral de Sal de Zipaquirá, a 300 metros bajo tierra. Después del almuerzo nos dirigimos hacia el norte, a Villa de Leyva, un antiguo pueblo colonial con la plaza de adoquines más grande de América Latina. Cena de lujo y un ambiente de pueblo acogedor le esperan en la noche.

Día 6

Día de descanso en Villa de Leyva: si prefiere no pasar el día relajándose, hay muchas actividades para hacer en los alrededores de Villa de Leyva. Entre otros, un paseo en buggy a caballo o 4 × 4 por el desierto, visite la hermosa cascada o el museo de fósiles de dinosaurios. La casa de Terracota y las compras de artesanías en el pueblo son algo así como “imprescindible”.

Día 7

Villa de Leyva a Bucaramanga: la carretera volverá a ser una atracción con curvas en las altas montañas. Avanzamos por estrechas carreteras secundarias y subimos por San Gil, un lugar de vacaciones favorito para los colombianos. Luego, el viaje nos lleva a través del espectacular Cañón del Chicamocha en curvas de zigzag y una fuerte ascensión antes de llegar a Bucaramanga.

Día 8

Bucaramanga a Ocaña – Tan pronto como salimos de Bucaramanga, una vez más estamos en cientos de curvas que bajan nuevamente al Valle del Río Magdalena. Después de un par de horas, el terreno se aplana y podemos hacer un mejor tiempo dirigiéndonos hacia el norte, a Aguachica, donde regresamos a las montañas y llegamos a nuestro destino, Playa del Belem, cerca del parque nacional Los Estoraques.

Día 9

Ocaña a Mompos – Por la mañana hacemos una pequeña excursión al parque nacional de Los Estoraques para ver las increíbles formaciones rocosas y cuevas. El regreso a las montañas ofrecerá excelentes vistas del valle y la mayor parte de la tarde seguiremos el río Magdalena, que se convierte en un delta donde se encuentra con el río Cauca. Pasamos la noche en la histórica ciudad portuaria de Mompos.

Día 10

Mompos a Cartagena: continuamos hacia el norte en el delta del río y este será uno de los días más cálidos del viaje mientras manejamos por el desierto como un “arbusto” en nuestro camino hacia la costa. Llegamos a primera hora de la tarde en la bellamente conservada Cartagena de Indias, la primera capital del Nuevo Mundo.

Día 11

Día de descanso en Cartagena: las playas del Caribe y el increíble centro histórico de la ciudad lo convierten en un excelente día de exploración fuera de la motocicleta. Las actividades opcionales que se pueden organizar son la visita al volcán activo de barro El Totumo, un viaje en barco a las islas o un recorrido en autobús por la ciudad hasta el antiguo fuerte.

Day 12

Cartagena a Caucasia – Comenzamos la última etapa del Tour dirigiéndonos directamente hacía el sur a través de colinas y tierras de ganado antes de regresar lentamente a las montañas. Pasamos la noche en Caucasia, una pequeña ciudad en el país ganadero.

Día13

Caucasia a Medellín: desde Caucasia nos dirigimos hacia las montañas que rodean Medellín y descendemos a la agitada ciudad superpoblada. Nos quedamos en la Zona Rosa, El Poblado, en un hotel de 5 estrellas cerca de la vida nocturna y buenos restaurantes.

Día 14

Día de descanso en Medellín – Dependiendo de los deseos del grupo, podemos organizar diferentes actividades en Medellín, incluyendo un recorrido por la ciudad con el nuevo sistema de teleférico, El tour de Pablo Escobar, museos, la Plaza Botero o podrá relajarse y cenar en restaurantes geniales

Día 15

De Medellín a Salento: Salimos temprano de Medellín después de un gran desayuno bufé y subimos al borde de la montaña en el que se encuentra sumergido la ciudad de Medellín. El viaje hasta el río Cauca es increíble y mientras regresamos a la región cafetera el clima también se calienta. Pasaremos la noche en el hermoso pueblo de Salento.

Día 16

Salento a Cali: después de un gran desayuno, visitaremos una plantación de café e ingresaremos al Valle de Cocora, donde crecen las palmeras de cera más altas del mundo, y le espera una atmósfera de otro mundo. Después del almuerzo, regresaremos por el Valle del Cauca y llegaremos a Cali a última hora de la tarde. Aquí devolvemos las motocicletas antes de registrarnos en el hotel para la última noche en la capital de la salsa del mundo: Cali.

Día 17

Es el día de salida. El personal de Motolombia lo llevará al aeropuerto a tiempo para su vuelo. Si desea permanecer más tiempo, estamos encantados de ayudarle a hacer reservas de hotel u organizar vuelos a otros destinos nacionales.

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TESTIMONIALS

“Perfect in every detail! Bikes in excellent conditions, very good service and a local knowledge out of this world. Mike takes very good care of you and he knows where to find any kind of riding, and designs a route with a perfect mix. I will come back really soon, and bring my friends!”

Haakan Alhstedt - Sweden

“Probably the best roads in the world! I don’t remember when I had so much fun riding the bike before. Thanks Mike!”

Raul Carlson - Sweden

"It was a great trip. Dennis and Jhonner were very helpful and a lot of fun."

Edward Abramson - USA

"Best bikes in Colombia, the competion doesn't have that choice of bikes."

Willi Rögels - Germany

"My first time in South America and this was an excellently planned trip with detailed preparation and just a blast from beginning to end."

Richard Williams - United Kingdom

"Riding a motorcycle in Colombia must be a bucket list item for every one."

Alejandro Alvarez - Colombia

"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."

Patrick Rickard - USA

"Dennis the guide went "the extra mile" parking /turning / boat loading my bike where needed due short legs."

John Passfield - United Kingdom

"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!"

Tom melesky - USA

"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."

Andrew Scott - USA

"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."

Ken and Cinthia Wornick - USA

"Incredible riding experience, would do it again in a heartbeat."

Chris Baker - USA

"There is more to Colombia than most non-residents know: pretty, lush countryside, great views from the hills & mountains, & plenty of interesting roads to ride."

Michael Wagner - USA

"The bikes were in great shape. The staff was willing to do any request including putting new tires on when there was tread left."

Phillip David - Canada

"Motolombia delivered on the promise of a motorcycling adventure of a lifetime. The routes provided us with some of the curviest paved roads ever!"

Pardeed Sekand - Canada

"The whole team was superb, start to finish" .

Robert Ellis - USA