COLOMBIA DUAL PURPOSE ADVENTURE with Bill Dragoo 2019/2020
Another year, another amazing adventure in Colombia with Bill Dragoo. Come and join Bill 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 and paved roads this country has. We will discover a Colombia few have seen. Come and find out why Magical Realism was born in this country.
This is a point A to point B tour. We begin in Bogotá and finish off in style in the beautiful historic center of Cartagena by the Caribbean. But not before truly diving into some of the most unique and beautiful destinations the country has to offer. We start off in Bogotá and head down the Eastern mountain range towards the jaw dropping landscapes of the Eastern plains. Here we will spend one full day in the peaceful and beautiful natural reserve of Hato La Aurora. A place teeming with wildlife and nature. We will do a Safari through the savannah which at times might make you think we are in Africa. At the Hato, for those interested, we will spend some time doing a refresher off road training course. We will then leave the plains behind and get back into the mountains where we will ride some amazing twisty roads that will take us through colonial haciendas and towns forgotten in time. We will ride Colombia's deepest canyon: The Chicamocha. And then drop back down into the valley of the Magdalena river, where the colonial town of Mompos awaits. Home to the first steps of the Colombian independence from the Spanish. We finish off in a high note riding into the jaw dropping sunsets of the walled city of Cartagena. A UNESCO world heritage site. After this journey we will have plenty of stories to share for a lifetime.
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!
OFF ROAD RIDING:
This tour is a dual purpose adventure. Which means we will be riding through dirt and gravel roads. At times depending on weather we might encounter mud. We highly recommend you feel comfortable riding big bikes off road.
Total Days: 10 (includes arrival and departure days)
Riding Days: 7
Rest Day and Training Day: 1 Hato La Aurora
Tour Start: Bogotá, Colombia
Tour Finish: Cartagena, Colombia.
Distance: 2,500 kms approx.
Riding Hours Per Day: 8-9 hours per day
Road Conditions: 50% gravel and dirt roads. 50% paved roads.
- The amazing Eastern Plains and the beautiful natural reserva of Hato La Aurora
- Hacienda Suescun
- Chicamocha Canyon
- UNESCO World Heritage Site: Cartagena
- And so much more
WHO IS BILL DRAGOO?
As a moto-journalist, a BMW certified off road instructor, and Certified Motorcycle Safety Foundation Rider Coach, Bill Dragoo never strays far from adventure. Setting goals since his Eagle Scout days, Bill is also a certified flight instructor, has earned commercial pilot ratings in powered aircraft, seaplanes and sailplanes, is an accomplished sky diver and scuba diver, and has won numerous competitions in motocross, cross-country mountain biking, sailboat racing, and adventure riding. He has been on the podium at the Rawhyde Adventure Rider’s Challenge two of the three times he has competed, with first and second place finishes, and represented his country as one of three men competing with Team USA in the 2010 BMW GS Trophy held in South Africa. Bill has won two Tour de Dirt mountain bike state championships, has completed a double century bicycle ride (200 miles in a single day) and has fulfilled his dream of an unsupported, solo transcontinental bicycle ride across the northern tier of the United States. He has ridden motorcycles on five continents and has hiked through the Himalayas to Mount Everest Base camp with his lovely wife Susan.
1. Arrival in Bogotá.
2. Bogota - Yopal.
3. Yopal - Hato La Aurora.
4. Hato La Aurora (rest day - Safari - Training).
5. Hato La Aurora - Sogamoso.
6. Sogamoso - Barichara.
7. Barichara - Sabana de Torres.
8. Sabana de Torres - Mompos.
9. Mompos - Cartagena
10. Depart Cartagena
*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 some hotels. Tour occupancy is 8 minimum, 10 maximum. Deposit is $500 USD and guarantees spot on tour it is non refundable. We reserve the right to change price in case the tour does not meet the minimum number of participants.
Rider / Sharing Room with other rider on tour:
R 1200 GS: $5,300 USD
F 800 GS: $5,100 USD
F 700 GS: $4,900 USD
Passenger: $3,300 USD
If you feel comfortable riding 2 up in the dirt this tour is manageable. If you don't feel to comfortable you can always ride the paved sections together and jump in the support vehicle when things get a little more difficult.
Single room surcharge: $500 USD. (Single room might not be available in Hato La Aurora)