Explore Colombia – the great loop

Experience

Revolutionise your sense of adventure

14-day motorcycle tour through Colombia
Colombia is the perfect place to put the BMW GS through its paces, both on the roads and in rough terrain. Motorcyclists can marvel at the impressive diversity of flora and fauna, as well as at the road and temperature conditions that the country offers. All of this makes Colombia a must for all adventurers. Our partner MOTO-HUB has put a unique tour together that taps into the full potential of the South American country and the mountainous landscapes of the Cordillera Andes, perfectly combined with the unending beaches on the Caribbean Sea.

Tour highlights

Experience the culture of Colombia for yourself

This motorcycle tour offers you the perfect combination of breathtaking landscapes, cultural highlights, and unforgettable experiences. Explore the country by motorcycle and be captivated by its diversity.

The tour starts and ends in Bogota, Colombia and covers a total distance of 2,300 km, with 95% on-road routes.

Your tour has been perfectly planned

Sip coffee among the locals, ride on mountain passes at altitudes of over 3,000 metres, cross endless plains, sample the traditional cuisine of South America, and marvel at the villages with colonial architecture that is still intact after hundreds of years.

Certified BMW Motorrad tour guides

Experienced IIA off-road instructors (International Instructors Academy) will accompany you on your journey and provide expert tips, as well as some useful tricks. Small group sizes mean that you receive optimal supervision, allowing you to enjoy your tour to its fullest.

Discover Columbia on two wheels

Discover Columbia on two wheels

Are you ready for the wild side of Columbia? Explore the wild nature by motorbike on off-road routes. Dive into the adventure of a lifetime!

+ Read more

Itinerary

Day 1 – Day 3

After arriving, your first stop will be Bogota. Our partner will arrange an airport transfer to take you to your hotel. Here, you will have the opportunity to freshen up. Then, you will receive your welcome package, along with all of the necessary documentation for the motorcycle rental. In the evening, you can look forward to a welcome dinner with the group.

On the second day, you will start out from Bogota to go on an exciting city tour. Explore the historical city centre with its colonial architecture, visit the famous Monserrate and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of La Candelaria. In the afternoon, you can enjoy some free time to yourself or with the group.

After breakfast on the third day, you will continue on to Armenia. You can look forward to seeing the breathtaking landscapes of Colombia, and impressive high-altitude routes that are especially fun to travel on by motorcycle. The La Linea mountain pass is an absolute highlight, and leads you through picturesque colonial cities and majestic Andes passes. You will have the opportunity to visit coffee plantations and enjoy their delicious coffee right at the source.

Day 4 – Day 6

The journey on your fourth day takes you through a diverse mixture of terrain; some asphalt roads and some with looser surfaces, as well as meandering roads and high mountain passes. Another highlight will be the visit to Salento, the oldest community in Quindío, as well as typical coffee cities and tropical fruit plantations that give you an insight into the region's diversity.

In the fifth stage, you will conquer well-developed roads with particularly curve-heavy stretches and navigate across high-altitude mountain passes, which give you astonishing views over the Valle del Cocora and the Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados. Visit the sugarcane plantations and get to know the local culture and hospitality of Colombia.

On the sixth day, you could enjoy a city tour of Medellin, because you can spend this day however you like. Experience the city's vibrant energy for yourself, visit the Parque Arvi, Comuna 13, and the famous Botero Museum. Explore the city under your own steam.

Day 7 – Day 9

Together with the group, you will leave Medellin and continue your journey toward Monteria on the seventh day. This route takes you over asphalt roads with curve-heavy stretches and high mountain passes. One highlight of this stage is the Alto de Ventanas mountain pass, which offers breathtaking views. While you make your way through the picturesque Rio Cauca valley, you can spot the typical cattle farms that define this region.

On the eighth day, you will ride in the direction of Monteria, along the winding roads that run alongside the Caribbean coast. On the way towards Cartagena, you’ll discover the natural beauty of the coastal landscape and see the charming city of Covenas. Then, you will reach the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site of Cartagena, a city packed with history and culture.

Here, you will have a day to do as you please and enjoy everything Cartagena has to offer. On the ninth day, you can immerse yourself in the historical atmosphere of Cartagena and explore the exciting alleyways that weave their way among the colourful colonial buildings. Get swept up in the Caribbean way of life. Whether you do it on foot, by horse-drawn carriage, or on your own steam, you should explore his wonderful city and feel the vibrant rhythm of the Caribbean.

Day 10 – Day 11

After breakfast on the tenth day, you will make your way to Mompox with our partner. The route will take you on well-developed roads dotted with exciting curves. The changing weather conditions could surprise you. One highlight of this stage is a visit to the heritage-protected colonial city of Mompox, which is located on the bank of the powerful Magdalena River. Here, you can see the colonial heritage and impressive architecture.

On the eleventh day, you will ride from Mompox to Barichara. This is an on-road route with plenty of winding stretches and high mountain passes; perfect for motorcyclists! One absolute highlight is the ride through the Chicamocha Canyon, which offers spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. Then, you will reach Du Barichara, which is known as the most beautiful city in Colombia with its well-preserved colonial architecture.

Barichara is described as the prettiest city in Colombia, and there's good reason for that. The city's impressive colonial architecture, which has been kept in excellent condition, is perfect for exploring.

Day 12 – Day 14

On the twelfth day, you should use your free day to discover what else Colombia has to offer. You can spend the day wandering around the picturesque streets, enjoying the wide range of cuisine, and marvelling at the spectacular views.

After breakfast, you will leave Du Barichara and make your way back to Bogota. On the way, you will have the opportunity to see the charming village Villa de Leyva and sit under the clear Colombian night sky to see the Milky Way.

On the 14th day, you will board your flight home with some wonderful new insights. New friends and fond memories of an incredible experience will make sure that you won't forget this unique motorcycle tour any time soon.

The fascinating beauty of Colombia can be seen particularly well in the well-preserved charm of the captivating colonial city of Barichara.

 ”

Cristian Dragan

Managing Director, Motorcycle Hub SRL

Experience details

Beginner
Skilled
Experienced
Pro

Additional options

Additional options

Your journey takes place on a BMW F 750 GS. If you would like to ride a different model, you can choose from the following models for an additional charge:

  • BMW F 850 GS: EUR 400
  • BMW R 1250 GS: EUR 800

The single room supplement is EUR 600
The price for one passenger is EUR 3,990

+ Read more

The bike used for the tour, the BMW GS

The bike used for the tour, the BMW GS

The BMW GS family makes every surface you will find on the tour a uniquely enjoyable riding experience. If you wish to expand your horizons, you mustn't lose sight of your destination. Thanks to their comprehensive equipment, you can adjust the bikes to your needs with ease, allowing you to enjoy each and every second.

The vehicles may vary from the ones depicted, the image serves only to represent the product family.

+ Read more
Group of motorcyclists standing in front of a sign in Cape Town

Frequently asked questions

How can I book a FUEL FOR LIFE experience?

Simply send us your query through the contact form. To do this, use the "Send request now" button and enter your contact details.

In the following overview, you can select the options that best suit you from the services offered. Our partner providing the service will immediately submit an offer tailored to your wishes and will be happy to answer any further questions you may have.

Please note that submitting an enquiry to our partner does not constitute a confirmed booking. The booking will be confirmed directly between you and our partner in the next step.

Who is the organiser of the trip?

The service is provided by our partner Motorcycle Hub SRL . Our partner organises the experience independently and offers it to the participants in its own name. All of the information relating to this offering, including price information, was provided by our FUEL FOR LIFE partner.

Who should I contact if I have any questions?

Our partner Motorcycle Hub SRL is ready to answer any questions you may have about the offer. You can reach our partner at the following email address: tours@rideinromania.com

We here in the team of FUEL FOR LIFE are also ready to help you at any time. You can reach us by email at the following address: fuelforlife@bmw-motorrad.com

Can I ride my own motorcycle?

You can select the motorcycle you prefer from our partner’s fleet of BMW motorcycles.

Motorcycle Hub SRL logo

Organising partner

Motorcycle Hub SRL is an official partner of BMW Motorrad, and is based in Bucharest, Romania. With more than 10 years of experience in the travel and motorbike tour industry, our partner organises tours in Eastern Europe, the African continent, Western Europe and South America. They offer high-quality motorbike trips on an international level.

All travel experiences at a glance

You can find all the dates and destinations of the tours in our Experience Finder.

Find out more

Questions or feedback?

How can we help you?

Please enter a message.

How can we get in touch?

*Mandatory

Thank you for getting in touch.

We will answer your message as soon as possible.

Questions?
spinner