Magic Colombia

Day 1 / Bogota – Girardot


Shuttle from hotel to a place outside Bogota. Staff and crew presentation, documentation inspection and route talk. Departure to Girardot. Climate will change from the Cold Bogota to a hot 38 degrees Celsius in Girardot. 5 hour ride with a 90% of asphalt.




Day 2 / Girardot – La Tatacoa Desert


A joyful ride through the Magdalena river Valley and its fertile lands filled with rice and cotton plantations; near our destination we will ride 40 KMS through dirt roads, lonely, beautiful, a great experience for every rider, we will pass through the desert and reach Villa Vieja were we can enjoy a refreshing swim in a pool.




Day 3 / La Tatacoa Desert – San Augustin’s Archeological Park


We will have the unique experience to cross the Magdalena River in a small canoe departing early in the morning, in our way trees will make a sealing over the road, making riding through on a Royal Enfiel Classic 500 a real pleasure. We will go up to the Colombian Flowerbed to the origin of the Colombian mountain range and its rivers and spend the night in San Agustin, place of the archeological park a world heritage site (UNESCO).




Day 4 / San Agustin – Popayan


A less travelled road enjoyable by motorcycle that passes through Purace Natural park, with volcanoes (11) and the “Pan de Azucar” at 5000 meters above sea level, Purace at 4780 meters above sea level and the Coconuco at 4600 meters above sea level. Long off road paths with abundant highland vegetation. In the afternoon we will reach the Colombian colonial white city of Popayan.




Day 5 / Popayan – Buga


After a short walk through the city, the road will lead us to the warm valley of the Cauca River, towards Silvia, a picturesque and representative South American Andes Indian tribe. WE continue our ride through the valley filled with crops and plantations till we reach the Colonial and religious city of Buga.




Day 6 / Buga – Salento


After crossing Cauca River in an old wide boat, we go through rustic roads in the coffee growing area. The warm valley and the sugar cane plantations open up to a scenery of hills and abundant vegetation of coffee and plantains. Towns are filled with color and flavor.




Day 7 Resting day at Salento


During this day riders will choose from different activities (Enjoys the coffee park, tour on Willis Jeep, visiting Cocora park, a butterfly farm, Muleteer museum or stay and do craft shopping in Salento town).




Day 8 Salento – Manizales


On this day, we will go through typical little towns of the coffee region: with their houses made of “bareque” and “guadua” filled with colors that grant them a romantic atmosphere filled of Colombian past. The route will lead us to the central mountain range paths to Manizales, on its suburbs we will finish our day enjoying a nice rest on the hot springs of Ruiz volcano.




Day 9 Manizales – Honda


We will go up a rustic off road path to the base of Ruiz Volcano at 4000 meters above sea level, escorted by high mountain volcanic scenery. After a splendid route filled with curves we will descend to old and hot colonial Honda town at the Magdalena river bank.




Day 10 Honda – Bogota


After a small walk through the center of the old colonial town, we will ascend to the east mountain range, we will go of the main road to go through small off road paths with splendid scenery till we reach Utica and from there to Bogota, were we have our goodbye dinner.





Characteristics

80% paved roads 20% off road paths, for medium experienced riders, from short sections of heavy traffic to the loneliness of distant moorlands, were the unexpected can happen. Resting in the best hotels. The opportunity to contact the diverse multicultural Colombia and recreate with all climates of the tropic.

Price

• Rider: USD $ 3.650

• Passenger: USD $ 1.830

• Rider + Passenger: USD $ 5.480

Dates

• April 30 - May 09 / 2018

• September 10 - September 19 / 2018

• October 27 - November 05 / 2018

Period

During the whole year January – December, thanks to climate and weather conditions in Colombia.

 

• Begging of Ride: Bogotá

• End of Ride:  Bogotá

Daily ride

• Between 5 and 8 hours

Distance

• 1.800 kms

Assistance

• English speaking guide

• Mechanic

• Support vehicle

Accommodation

• Double or triple

• Single has extra charge of $ 40 USD per night

Intermediate Riding Level

Included

• Royal Enfiel classic 500 Motorcycle

• Gas and tolls

• High line hotels

• Breakfast and lunch

• Closure dinner

Not Included

• Airplane tickets

• Activities not specified on the program

• Snacks and beverages

• Alcoholic Beverages

• Dinners

• Personal Spences

• Riders Medical Insurance (or Passengers)

• Insurance or evacuation costs in case of accident (global rescue)

• Motorcycle damages in case of accident

10 days, 10 nights, 2 days resting

 

Magic Colombia is a 1.850 KMS trip, where we start riding from the east range plains at 2640 meters above sea level located south east of Colombia through the Tatacoa desert, San Agustins Archeological Park in the Andes, passing through the Moorland in Purace National Park and the colonial, white city of Popayan. Passing through the hot and fertile valley of the Cauca river, visiting a native Indian reserve, reaching the lush coffee zone were nature explodes in all its splendor, we can relax in the hot springs of the volcano of the “Nevado del Ruiz” and ride down the hillsides through hundreds of curves to the city of Honda located at sea level at the river bank of the Magdalena river. Our last ride will be uphill through roads across the mountains ending in Bogota.

Highlights

• Climate, vegetation and scenery change

• Desert surprises

• San Agustins Archeological zone. Rafting, horseback riding and hiking possibility.

• High Mountain, Volcanoes and snowy mountains

• Colombian coffee culture

• Hot Springs

• The indescribable pleasure of riding through various roads, from the cold and fog, to the hot air feeling in the air from the warm valleys.

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