COLOMBIA ADVENTURE with Lance Gines 2020
Colombia is without a doubt the most sought after travel destination in South America and the world, there is a reason people are not mistaken. Its sheer diversity, geographical location, weather and destinations make it a one of a kind spot in the world. Not to mention it is without a doubt one of the best riding destinations in the planet.
The perfect place for proper GS touring Colombia will not dissapoint. On this trip we will be covering beautiful less travelled treasures of Colombia. We start off in Bogotá and head to Colombia's largest fresh water lake: Tota. We will spend our first night at a traditional colonial hacienda, a place where Simón Bolivar spent some time during his independence quest. We will then head on over to the beautiful colonial town of Barichara. The next riding day will take us to an amazing river called Las Gachas where we will swim in natural pools in the rock formation. We will continue our ride through some beautiful back country roads on our way to a marvel of nature the stunning Ventanas de Tisquizoque and we will finish off at another colonial town called Villa de Leyva. The last third of our trip will have us going down to the Magdalena Valley and a set of beautiful cabin by la Miel river, we will visit a working coffee farm near Manizales and finish of with an overnight stay at an amazing mountain lodge with natural hot springs.
This 10 day dual purpose tour will astonish you and provide you with a unique mix of riding conditions and destinations. The perfect tour to discover the country, its people, culture and diversity.
Don't let people tell you about it. Come and experience Colombia for yourself and discover what makes this place unique. At Elephant we focus in providing once in a lifetime experience. Don't miss out!
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. Previous off road experience on big bikes is required
If you are comfortable riding big bikes two up in unpaved roads and trails it is OK to bring a passenger. If you do not have this experience we do not recommend riding with a pillion.
September 18th - Friday (Arrival to Bogotá)
September 27th - Sunday (Departure from Bogotá)
Total Days: 10 (includes arrival and departure days)
Riding Days: 8
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
- Villa de Leyva
- Las Gachas
- Ventanas de Tisquizoque
- La Miel river
- Hacienda Venecia
- Termales del Ruíz
- And so much more
1. Arrival in Bogotá.
2. Bogota - Sogamoso.
3. Sogamoso - Barichara.
4. Barichara - Las Gachas.
5. Las Gachas - Villa de Leyva
6. Villa de Leyva - La Miel.
7. La Miel - Hacienda Venecia.
8. Hacienda Venecia - Termales del Ruíz.
9. Termales del Ruíz - Bogot´sa
10. Depart Bogotá
*We highly recommend to schedule your arrival to Bogotá at least one day prior, or aim for an early flight arrival on September 18th.
*PREVIOUS OFF ROAD EXPERIENCE ON BIG BIKES IS A MUST.
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.
If you feel comfortable riding 2 up in the dirt this tour is manageable. If you don't feel too comfortable you can always ride the paved sections together and jump in the support vehicle when things get a little more difficult.