A link to reset your password has been sent to your email

presents

9 Day Coffee Region and Cocora Valley Guided Motorcycle Tour in Colombia

Guatape, Antioquia Department, Colombia

Enchanting Colombia Motorcycle Tour

Take an amazing motorcycle trip through Colombia's coffee region. Visit the famous Piedra de Peñol in Guatape, take a high altitude ride across Colombia's longest road climb near the Nevado Ruiz Volcano, swim in the hot springs in Santa Rosa, and take a coffee tour in Salento as well as walking through the Wax Palms in the Valle Cocora. And most of all, enjoy all the twists and turns while riding through some of the amazing scenery in the world!

Key information

  • Terrain: asphalt
  • Bike: rental bike (Kawasaki Versys-X 300 or Bajaj Dominar 400)
  • Riding gear: included: helmet
  • Meals: breakfasts

Meet the guides

Jeff
Read more

Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Medellin
  • Visit the famous Piedra de Peñol in Guatape
  • Take a high altitude ride across Colombia's longest road climb near the Nevado Ruiz
  • Enjoy all the twists and turns while riding through some of world's amazing scenery
  • Swim in the hot springs in Santa Rosa and take a coffee tour in Salento
  • Walk through the Wax Palms in the Valle Cocora
  • 8 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


9 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Hide all

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in a shared room in three and four-star hotels along this trip.

Program

Day 1: Medellin - Guatape

You cruise out of town in the coolness of the early morning, just as the city begins to wake, onto the highway east toward the resort town of Guatapé. About a two-hour ride from Medellin, the colonial town of Guatapé sits on the shores of a crystal blue reservoir.

Climb the nearby “El Peñon de Guatape” for an unforgettable 360-degree view of the landscape the is known as the “the top of the rock with the best view in the world.” You will then walk the streets of the town, snapping photos of the brightly colored houses. You will also have a chance to dine on fresh empanadas and drink ice cold cerveza michelada.

Day 2: Guatape - Rio Claro

Leaving Guatape, you head to Rio Claro. Rio Claro means “Clear River” in Spanish, and as long as it is not raining, the river lives up to its names with crystal clear waters. You can stroll the shaded paths through the rainforest as monkeys swing from the branches above and birds call from the treetops as well as explore the banks of the Rio Claro, investigating the natural caves, swimming areas, and countless species of plants and animals.

Day 3: Rio Claro - Honda

You take a scenic off road route on your way to Honda, Tolima.

Day 4: Honda - Santa Rosa de Cabal

Today, you tackle the world's longest road climb. Alto de Letras is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3,679 meters (12,070 feet) above the sea level, located in central Colombia. Located next to the Nevado de Ruiz stratovolcano, it is said to be the longest road climb in the world.The climb starts at a sub-tropical 468 meters, in the town of Mariquita, and tops out at an arctic 3,679 meters. You end the day in the mountain town of Santa Rosa de Cabal.

Day 5: Santa Rosa de Cabal - Salento

Today, you wake up and go for a swim in then hot springs that are located nearby. The centerpiece of the hot springs is the nearly 100-foot tall waterfall that cascades down the rocks along the water's edge. Colombia Moto Adventures guarantees, it is a really cool place.

Afterwards, you take a short drive to the south to Salento, a charming town in the Andes, known for its coffee culture and beautiful scenery. You will have the afternoon free to roam the city. Take a walk on Calle Real, Salento’s premier road full of local craft shops and vibrant colonial architecture painted in rainbow hues. Just a short drive away, you may also visit Cocora Valley where world's tallest palm trees look like the whimsical kind of plant you would find in a Dr. Seuss story.

Now, normally people say "Take a walk up to the lookout point and check out the beautiful scenery" but the hotel that Colombia Moto Adventures uses for this trip is amazing and has a view of the area that is like being in heaven. So, you can skip walking up all the steps to the lookout point and instead, be served a great meal on the hotel balcony while taking in one of the most spectacular views ever. You will also get the chance to play the Colombian game of "Tejo" which consists of throwing rocks at exploding targets.

Day 6: Salento

You will spend the day exploring Colombia’s coffee region. Your ride will take you through the mountains and into rolling green foothills with a visit to the strikingly beautiful Cocora Valley. Cocora Valley offers a lush ecosystem, lined with wax palm trees that shoot up to 60 meters high.

Day 7: Salento - Manizales

A short ride takes you north to Manizales. You can either spend the day drinking coffee and relaxing in Manizales and taking a ride on the famous cable car. Riders get a birds-eye view of the city and various neighborhoods. Plus, unblocked views of the surrounding mountains.

Day 8: Manizales - Jerico

Today, you will see some of the most spectacular views of the entire trip as you wind up the road to the town of Jerico. As you make your way up, you will make stops to eat some authentic Colombian food at small family-owned restaurants that have views so amazing that cannot be even put into words.

Day 9: Jerico - Medellin

Today, you make your departure back to your home base in Medellin.

Note

Please note that you are required to have a valid driver’s license with a motorcycle endorsement.

Skill level: Beginner

  • can ride for two to three hours
  • minimal riding experience
  • assistance required
  • comfortable with curves and leans
  • basic experience with unsurfaced roads
  • short distance ascents and descents

Guides

Jeff Cremer

Location

This tour will start and end in Medellin, Colombia. You will also visit Guatape, Rio Claro, Honda, Santa Rosa de Cabal, Salento, Manizales, and Jerico.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Adventure motorcycle rental
  • Helmets
  • Motorcycle luggage (top box)
  • Motorcycle liability reduction insurance
  • Personal medical insurance
  • Fuel and tolls
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Entrances to the hot springs
  • Bilingual guide

What's not included

  • Bike rental deposit (1,000 USD)
  • Tickets to and from Medellín
  • Visas (if needed)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Any personal expenses
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Entrances to tourist attractions not mentioned

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at José María Córdova International Airport (MDE).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
9 days / 8 nights
from --

Select your package:

For this organizer you can guarantee your booking through BookMotorcycleTours.com. All major credit cards supported.

Why choose BookMotorcycleTours.com

Largest Selection
Friendly Customer Service
Offers for every budget
Best Price
Don't miss out, join our mailing list and get updates & special offers!
Served by www:8000

Logging out

of Tripaneer websites