TWO-WHEELED TOUR OF COLOMBIA.
Locals say it’s the country the GS was built for. Travellers on two wheels say that the impressive variety in plants and wildlife, the road conditions and the temperature make Colombia a country that should not be missing from any adventurer’s “resume”. MOTO-HUB designed the tour that takes advantage of the entire adventure potential of the South American country, which does an amazing job of mixing mountain scenery in the Andes with the endless beaches on the shores of the Caribbean Sea.
We’ll be drinking coffee right at the source, we’ll climb mountain passes at over 3.000 metres, we’ll cross endless plains, we’ll take in the South American cooking, we’ll admire villages that kept their colonial architecture over hundreds of years and we’ll enjoy the sun in the North of the country.
14 days / 4 free days / 8 riding days
Approximately 2300 km
The tour starts and ends in:
Bogota / Colombia
Bogota, Villa de leyva, Mompox, Chicamocha Canyon, Barichara, The Caribbean Coast, Covenas, Cartagena (UNESCO), Medellin, Medellin Botero Museum, Alto de Ventanas Pass, Nevados National Park.
4* and 5* hotels and guest houses
13.01.2024 – 26.01.2024
PRICE / PERSON:
» Staying in a single room:
|BMW F700GS / F750GS||– 7090, – USD|
|BMW F800GS / F850GS||– 7490, – USD|
|BMW R1200GS / R1250GS||– 7890, – USD|
» Sharing a double room and ride:
|BMW F700GS / F750GS||– 6490, – USD|
|BMW F800GS / F850GS||– 6890, – USD|
|BMW R1200GS / R1250GS||– 7290, – USD|
Passenger – 3990, – USD
» Payment required for reservation – 30% down payment / person
The payment will be done by PayPal or by bank transfer.
For further information please contact us.
- 13 nights accomodation in 4* and 5* hotels
- 13 breakfast meals
- Airport transfer for arrival and departure
- BMW certified tour guide
- Support car for the duration of the tour
- Motorcycle rental
Price does not include:
- fuel for the motorcycle
- entrance fees for museums and tourist locations
- any other meals than those specified
- plane tickets
Day by day schedule:
Day 1: Arrival in Bogota
Welcome to Colombia!
Day 2: Bogota city tour
We start to get acclimatized in Colombia with a tour of the capital. The third highest capital city in the world, at an altitude of about 2.600 metres, Bogota receives us with an amazing colonial styled city centre. We’ll visit La Candelaria, we’ll go up to over 3.000 metres for a splendid view from Monserrate and we’ll dine together.
Day 3: Bogota – Armenia
After breakfast, we’ll leave Bogota toward the East. The road will take us higher, toward some spectacular looking places. We’ll have great corners, mountain road stretches where we’ll enjoy an amazing view and we’ll descend to Ibague for lunch. After a coffee break in Calarca, we’ll ride the last stretch up to Armenia, one of the cities to visit in this part of Colombia.
Day 4: Armenia – Manizales
The day starts with the morning coffee and we stay in the coffee area for a while. One of the world leaders in coffee production, Colombia lays before us a perfect place for motorcycle riding, but also great for learning about the fluid that fills our cups each morning. We’ll do o tour of a coffee farm in Filandia, we’ll go for lunch to Valle del Cocora, a peaceful green part of the country and we’ll end the day in Manizales, at the bottom of the Los Nevados National Park.
Day 5: Manizales – Medellin
We leave the cool area for a spectacular road, full of corners, with great asphalt, which will take us toward Medellin. We’ll have a coffee break in Aranzazu and we continue the trip on a road which seems to have been designed to highlight the qualities of the GS.
Day 6: Out and about in Medellin
The amazing transformation that Medellin underwent during the last few years is about to be unveiled. We visit Comuna 13, one of the most dangerous places in the world just a few decades ago, that became a completely changed neighbourhood, which is very tourist friendly right now. We’ll enjoy one of the most important art collections in Latin America in the Antioquia Museum, a place that hosts many of the works of the famous Fernando Botero.
Day 7: Medelin – Monteira
We go North, which in Colombia means we’re going toward the warm places. A new day to combine corners, high altitude roads and mountain passes, places where we might go from rain to high temperature in a very short time. We’ll go through natural reservations where the indigenous tribes of Colombia still live and we’ll enjoy stretches of road which go through tens of kilometres of banana plantations.
Day 8: Monteira – Cartagena
Toward the Caribbean Sea, ladies and gentlemen! Temperatures rise as we close in on Cartagena. We’re still riding curvy roads in the first part, then we find straighter ones as we descend to an area of Colombia where there are lots of tourists all year round.
Day 9: Free day in Cartagena
One of the most beautiful cities in Colombia, Cartagena mixes Colombian classics with elements of modern civilization in matters of entertainment. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cartagena historical centre will be one of our objectives and we’ll enjoy both the urban area and the city’s beaches.
Day 10: Cartajena – Mompox
A new day, a new destination of historical importance for Colombia. Santa Cruz de Mompox, a city where we’ll really feel the heat from this area of Latin America, awaits us with a city centre where the colonial style houses were so well preserved that UNESCO awarded it the title of World Heritage Site since 1995.
Day 11: Mompox – Barichara
We haven’t been exactly sparing our big words so far, but this is the day we arrive to what locals call “the most beautiful city in Colombia”. Barichara, a town with nothing else but colonial style buildings, placed near a huge canyon, will appear before us after a day of fun on mountain roads, with winding stretches of asphalt which will take us to heights that will allow us to admire this country’s beauty.
Day 12: Free day in Barichara
Since the most beautiful city in Colombia can’t be visited in just a few hours, we reserved a full day for this. We’ll learn about the way Colombia conserves and protects its historical sites, we’ll admire the colonial style houses that are restored with full respect of their original architecture, we’ll enjoy the gastronomic diversity of this region and we’ll fill our phones’ memory cards with pictures from the city.
Day 13: Barichara – Bogota
We head for our point of departure without straying too far from the winding roads. Wider and more modern in this area, the roads that lead to Bogota will take us through a mountainous green landscape, where we’ll have frequent coffee breaks, lunch and visits to small towns of historical significance.
Day 14: Home