COLOMBIA DUAL PURPOSE ADVENTURE with Shawn Thomas
Come and join Shawn Thomas and Elephant Moto on a once in a lifetime ride. Colombia is THE hottest motorcycle riding destination in South America, come and discover first hand what it is all about. This is a dual purpose adventure tour, we will be riding some of the most amazing dirt mountain roads this country has. We will discover a Colombia few have seen.
We begin our tour in Colombia's capital: Bogotá. This adventure will have us criss crossing Colombia's mountain ranges and unexplored locations. A perfect mix of dirt and paved roads. We will ride through colonial towns, magical cabins in the jungle, high mountain lodges, archeological parks. Discovering what makes Colombia tick.
Don't let them tell you about it, pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable adventure. We pride ourselves in providing the opportunity to share stories that will last a lifetime.
See you in Colombia!
DATES: March 16th - March 26th, 2018
Total Days: 11 (includes arrival and departure days)
Riding Days: 8
Rest Days: 1 (La Miel, cabins by the river)
Tour Start: Bogotá, Colombia
Tour Finish: Bogotá, Colombia.
Distance: 2,300 kms approx.
Riding Hours Per Day: 8-9 hours per day
Road Conditions: 50% gravel and dirt roads. 50% paved roads.
- Colonial Towns
- La Miel River
- Hot sprins in Nevado del Ruíz
- Coffee Region
- Popayán, the White City
- San Agustín Archeological Parl
- Tatacoa Desert
- and so much more!
WHO IS SHAWN THOMAS?
BMW Adventure Ambassador.
For more than 14 years Shawn Thomas has been a staple of the Adventure Riding community. From his humble beginnings as a sales person at a BMW dealership, Shawn became infatuated with adventure riding. After taking lessons on how to ride off-road, he ascended to lead instructor and tour guide at the BMW Off-Road Academy. He has since traveled the world teaching and leading adventure riders, and has been appointed as the Adventure Ambassador for BMW Motorcycles in the USA.
Shawn is an enthusiastic, positive professional with a love for exploration and community. He has explored many parts of Colombia with his daughter Hailey, and he looks forward to joining you on this adventure!
1. Arrival in Bogotá.
2. Bogotá - Villa de Leyva.
3. Villa de Leyva - La Miel.
4. La Miel (rest day).
5. La Miel - Ruíz Volcano.
6. Ruíz Volcano - Coffee Region.
7. Coffee Region - Popayán.
8. Popayán - San Agustín.
9. San Agustín - Tatacoa Desert
10. Tatacoa Desert - Bogotá
*PREVIOUS OFF ROAD EXPERIENCE ON BIG BIKES IS A MUST.
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Prices are based on shared accommodation. Single accommodation is available on most hotels. Tour occupancy is 8 minimum, 10 maximum.
Rider / Sharing Room with other rider on tour:
R 1200 GS: $5,100 USD
F 800 GS: $4,900 USD
Passenger: This tour is not suitable for 2 up riding all the time, given the road conditions. However spots in the support vehicle are available.
Single room surcharge: $500 USD. (Single room not available in La Miel, where we have shared cabins.)