Frequently Asked Questions

MOTORCYCLES

Our fleet consists of Yamaha motorcycles – Tracer 7, Tracer 9 and Tracer 9 GT.  All motorcycles are from current year and equipped with crashbars, top cases  and phone holders with USB charging socket. Motorcycles are never older than 8-9 months. In the 2021/2022 season, we have 10 motorcycles at our disposal – five Tracers 9 GT, two Tracers 9 and three Tracers 7.

LUGGAGE

We spend the every night in the same hotel, so we do not carry our main luggage anywhere. Motorcycles are equipped with cases for carrying useful items during the day.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

The price of the trip includes transfers to and from the airport for a suggested flight. It is possible to extend the stay and arrange transfers differently, but this requires individual arrangements.

DEPOSIT FOR MOTORCYCLES

Before first day of riding, it is necessary to pay a returnable deposit of 700 euro for a motorcycle. The deposit will be returned as fast as possible, usually on the last day of Motofiesta, but no later than 7 days after. It can be paid in cash on the spot or by bank transfer, but you must make sure that it has to be accounted at our bank before the first ride. In the case of motorcycle damage caused by the fault of the rider, we deduct from the deposit the value corresponding to the price of the damaged parts in a way that allow us to return the motorcycle to its condition from before the rental. Parts are priced at a Polish Yamaha dealer.

HOW DOES THE RESERVATION WORK? WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER?

First you have to choose a convenient arrival date. Then complete the application form at the bottom of each page with the description of the trip. This is how the initial reservation is made. After positive verification of the form, we refer documentation regarding the trip. To confirm the reservation, a deposit of 300€ per person is required. The rest for the trip must be paid at least 30 days before arrival. The deposit is refundable in 100% up to 45 days before the departure date, in 50% up to 30 days before departure, then it is forfeited.

WHAT SHOULD I TAKE WITH ME?

First of all, your own and complete motorcycle clothing. The weather may vary depending on the time of arrival, but generally the temperature during the days does not fall below 20 degrees and rainfall is rare. For guided tours, no navigation is needed, motorbikes have phone holders and charging sockets. We recommend taking a camera and large memory with you to exchange materials with others.

HOW MANY PARTICIPANTS IS NEEDED FOR THE TRIP TO TAKE PLACE?

The logistic minimum is 6 motorcycle riders. IMPORTANT: airline tickets should be purchased after completing logisting minimum and confirming the date of departure.

WHAT IS THE ACCOMMODATION LIKE?

We accommodate our guests in a good quality Hotel Port Europa located in Calpe. The hotel is on the seafront, so the rooms have beautiful views of the sea or the lake full of preying flamingos famous in this area. To get to the beach, all you have to do is cross the street. The rooms are double / twin, bright and spacious. All rooms have air conditioning and a large bathroom. It is possible to stay in a single room for 200 euro extra.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

We evaluate the level of difficulty as moderate. We only move on asphalt or concrete slabs, but in some mountain regions and on narrow roads the surface may be contaminated. However, the multitude of curves, many of which are “blind”, the inclination of the road or the awareness of cliffs just beyond the road lane contribute to the discomfort of some riders. We believe that everyone on our route can handle it, but at a different pace.

INSURANCE

We buy travel insurance for each participant. It is Allianz Globetroter. The policy covers 40 000 euro of treatment and assistance costs, 40 000 euro of third party liability insurance and 10 000 euro of accident insurance.

MOTORCYCLES

For our trip we use Honda CRF250L motorcycles. Each of them is equipped in engine cover, crash bars and hand bars. Every machine has also attached travelling bags to store your luggage.

LUGGAGE

After the arrival to our starting point you will be able to repack your stuff to travelling bags, meanwhile your suitcases are going to be safely stored. There is a travel bag for your disposition – waterproof rollbag attached to the rear carrier (ca 60 litres of capacity). Because of that there won’t be any service car. We recommend you to pack your staff lightly, preferably with spare space. Too much luggage can hinder offroad riding.

ACCOMMODATION

This region of Spain has sufficient infrastructure. In the worst case, we will be forced to ride last couple of kilometers by standard road to an available hotel.

First and last night will be booked in Calpe. We would recommend to you “Port Europa” which is our base, where we keep motorcycles. Unfortunately one night reservations aren’t always possible.

INSURANCE

For every each one of participants there is provided touristic insurance by Allianz Globetroter. It includes 46 500 EUR for medical expenses, as much for liability Insurance, and 11 625 EUR of personal accident insurance.

DEPOSIT

Deposit for motorcycle is payed before departure and it is 700 EUR. We accept cash payment at first day of our expedition, or transfer commissioned day before as long, as it will be posted at our account at the first day.

In case of none damage, we shall return to you full amount of your deposit. In case of breakage we are going to deduct an amount needed to repair or replace it. We don’t mind few more scratches but broken handle, skewed steering wheel, plucked hand bars etc. will reduces the amount of deposit by cost of needed repairs.

MOTORCYCLES

Our fleet consists of Yamaha motorcycles – Tracer 7, Tracer 9 and Tracer 9 GT.  All motorcycles are from current year and equipped with crashbars, top cases (for Tracer9 GT original side cases) and phone holders with USB charging socket.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

The price of the trip includes transfers to and from the airport for a suggested flight. It is possible to extend the stay and arrange transfers differently, but this requires individual arrangements.

DEPOSIT FOR MOTORCYCLES

Before the first day of riding, it is necessary to pay a returnable deposit of 700 euro for Yamaha Tracer7 and Tracer 9 or 1000 euro for Tracer 9 GT. The deposit will be returned as fast as possible, usually on the last day of Motofiesta, but no later than 7 days after. It can be paid in cash on the spot or by bank transfer, but you must make sure that it will be accounted at our bank before the first ride. It is also possible to pay the deposit with a credit card, but in this case the amount of the refund will be reduced by 1.49% of the commission. In the case of motorcycle damage caused by the fault of the rider, we deduct from the deposit the value corresponding to the price of the damaged parts in a way that allow us to return the motorcycle to its condition from before the rental. Parts are priced at a Polish Yamaha dealer.

HOW DOES THE RESERVATION WORK? WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER?

First you have to choose a convenient arrival date. Then complete the application form at the bottom of each page with the description of the trip. This is how the initial reservation is made. After positive verification of the form, we refer documentation regarding the trip. To confirm the reservation, a deposit of 250€ per person is required. The rest for the trip must be paid at least 30 days before arrival. The deposit is refundable in 100% up to 45 days before the departure date, in 50% up to 30 days before departure, then it is forfeited.

WHAT SHOULD I TAKE WITH ME?

First of all, your own and complete motorcycle clothing. The weather may vary depending on the time of arrival, but generally the temperature during the days does not fall below 18 degrees and rainfall is rare. For guided tours, no navigation is needed, motorbikes have phone holders and charging sockets. We recommend taking a camera and large memory with you to exchange materials with others. 

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

We evaluate the level of difficulty as moderate. We only move on asphalt or concrete slabs, but in some mountain regions and on narrow roads the surface may be contaminated. However, the multitude of curves, many of which are “blind”, the inclination of the road or the awareness of cliffs just beyond the road lane contribute to the discomfort of some riders. We believe that everyone on our route can handle it, but at a different pace.

INSURANCE

We buy travel insurance for each participant. It is Allianz Globetroter. The policy covers 40 000 euro of treatment and assistance costs, 40 000 euro of third party liability insurance and 10 000 euro of accident insurance.

HOW MANY PARTICIPANTS IS NEEDED FOR THE TRIP TO TAKE PLACE?

The logistic minimum is 6 motorcycle riders. IMPORTANT: airline tickets should be purchased after comleting logisting minimum and confirming the date of departure.

DO I HAVE TO RIDE IN A GROUP?

Not. It is recommended by us because we believe that it is always more fun and interesting in a group, but it is not necessary. We can provide the participants with routes for a day along with information about accommodation, but at the moment we do not provide navigation devices.

ACCOMMODATION

We stick to the standard of accommodation at the level of good 3 or 4 stars, although we will not always sleep in hotels. Sometimes they are climatic agritourism or the so-called “casa rural” – small family-run guesthouses. Sometimes there will be no swimming pool, spa or massages, but there will certainly be a friendly atmosphere, cleanliness and necessary amenities.

LUGGAGE

The main baggage will be transferred between hotels in a service car. Motorbikes will have cases in which you can carry small items useful during the day.

MOTORCYCLES

Our fleet consists of Yamaha motorcycles – Tracer 7, Tracer 9 and Tracer 9 GT.  All motorcycles are from current year and equipped with crashbars, top cases (for Tracer9 GT original side cases) and phone holders with USB charging socket.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

The price of the trip includes transfers to and from the airport for a suggested flight. It is possible to extend the stay and arrange transfers differently, but this requires individual arrangements.

DEPOSIT FOR MOTORCYCLES

Before the first day of riding, it is necessary to pay a returnable deposit of 700 euro for Yamaha Tracer7 and Tracer 9 or 1000 euro for Tracer 9 GT. The deposit will be returned as fast as possible, usually on the last day of Motofiesta, but no later than 7 days after. It can be paid in cash on the spot or by bank transfer, but you must make sure that it will be accounted at our bank before the first ride. It is also possible to pay the deposit with a credit card, but in this case the amount of the refund will be reduced by 1.49% of the commission. In the case of motorcycle damage caused by the fault of the rider, we deduct from the deposit the value corresponding to the price of the damaged parts in a way that allow us to return the motorcycle to its condition from before the rental. Parts are priced at a Polish Yamaha dealer.

HOW DOES THE RESERVATION WORK? WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER?

First you have to choose a convenient arrival date. Then complete the application form at the bottom of each page with the description of the trip. This is how the initial reservation is made. After positive verification of the form, we refer documentation regarding the trip. To confirm the reservation, a deposit of 250€ per person is required. The rest for the trip must be paid at least 30 days before arrival. The deposit is refundable in 100% up to 45 days before the departure date, in 50% up to 30 days before departure, then it is forfeited.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

We evaluate the level of difficulty as moderate. We only move on asphalt or concrete slabs, but in some mountain regions and on narrow roads the surface may be contaminated. However, the multitude of curves, many of which are “blind”, the inclination of the road or the awareness of cliffs just beyond the road lane contribute to the discomfort of some riders. We believe that everyone on our route can handle it, but at a different pace.

INSURANCE

We buy travel insurance for each participant. It is Allianz Globetroter. The policy covers 40 000 euro of treatment and assistance costs, 40 000 euro of third party liability insurance and 10 000 euro of accident insurance.

HOW MANY PARTICIPANTS IS NEEDED FOR THE TRIP TO TAKE PLACE?

The logistic minimum is 6 motorcycle riders.

DO I HAVE TO RIDE IN A GROUP?

Not. It is recommended by us because we believe that it is always more fun and interesting in a group, but it is not necessary. We can provide the participants with routes for a day along with information about accommodation, but at the moment we do not provide navigation devices.

ACCOMMODATION

We stick to the standard of accommodation at the level of good 3 or 4 stars, although we will not always sleep in hotels. Sometimes they are climatic agritourism or the so-called “casa rural” – small family-run guesthouses. Sometimes there will be no swimming pool, spa or massages, but there will certainly be a friendly atmosphere, cleanliness and necessary amenities.

LUGGAGE

The main baggage will be transferred between hotels in a service car. Motorbikes will have cases in which you can carry small items useful during the day.

WHAT SHOULD I TAKE WITH ME?

First of all, own and complete motorcycle clothing. In the Pyrenees, we will often change altitude, so textiles with membranes work best. It can be warm down there, but after reaching an altitude 2000 m above sea level and bad weather, the temperature can drop below 10 degrees. The tour will be accompanied by a guide, so no navigation is needed. We recommend taking a camera and large memory with you to exchange materials with others.

 

WHAT DO WE DRIVE?

A trip to Iceland is a special trip in our offer because we use cars to travel. These will be Dacia Duster class cars or similar, with a 4×4 drive. Additionally, tents of the “hardshell” type, ie with a composite housing, are mounted on the roofs.

HOW DOES THE RESERVATION WORK? WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER?

First you have to choose a convenient arrival date. Then complete the application form at the bottom of each page with the description of the trip. This is how the initial reservation is made. After positive verification of the form, we refer documentation regarding the trip. To confirm the reservation, a deposit of 250€ per person is required. The rest for the trip must be paid at least 30 days before arrival. The deposit is refundable in 100% up to 45 days before the departure date, in 50% up to 30 days before departure, then it is forfeited.

WHAT SHOULD I TAKE WITH ME?

First of all, you need to be prepared for the changing weather. The only weather factor that doesn’t change is wind. It is almost always windy in Iceland, so light outerwear that protects against wind and rain is strongly recommended. Umbrellas won’t be useful at all. Due to the multitude of hot springs at which we will stop, we recommend taking a bathing suit, flip-flops and a quick-drying towel. We will take the camping set together with the rental car.

LUGGAGE

Each participant carries all luggage in the car. We assume a maximum of 2 people in the car, so there will be enough space.

TRANSFERS

Transfers from the airport to the car rental are included in the price.

LOGISTIC MINIMUM

Logistic minimum is 6 confirmed reservations. 

DO I HAVE TO TRAVEL IN A GROUP?

No. This is recommended by us, but it is not necessary. We can provide routes along with information about the accommodation to each participant. However, we warn against lonely traveling, especially on dirt roads. You should remember that in Iceland there is a total ban on moving off the public roads or designated off-road terrain! Driving in illegitimate places may result in very high fines.

WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED?

A driving license, ID card or passport valid for at least 6 months from the end of the trip. Visas are not required for citizens of the European Union. Allianz Globetroter tourist insurance is included in the price of the trip.

MONEY

Almost anywhere you can pay by credit / debit card. If you want to have cash with you, it is best to bring the euro and exchange it in a bank or currency exchange office.

COMMUNICATION

European roaming works very well, there is no problem with phones. However, in many places along the way, we can encounter the lack of signal.

VACCINATIONS

No additional vaccinations are required.

DEPOSIT AND INSURANCE FOR CAR 

There is no deposit needed to be paid extra. The car insurance includes:

  • CDW (Collision Damage Waiver)
  •  GP (Gravel Protection)
  •  SADW (Sand and Ash Damage Waiver) 
  •  SCDW (Super Collision Damage Waiver)
  •  TP (Theft Protection)
  • the insurance covers windows, sandstorms, scratches, doors pulled by the wind
  • zero own contribution
  • the insurance does not cover tires and river crossings

INSURANCE

We buy travel insurance for each participant. It is Allianz Globetroter. The policy covers 40 000 euro of treatment and assistance costs, 40 000 euro of third party liability insurance and 10 000 euro of accident insurance.

ADAPTERS

Most plugs are standard in force in Europe. In places where there are specific, flattened Icelandic plugs, adapters are generally available – although there are very few places with this standard left.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Most of the route runs on asphalt, and the number of gravel sections does not exceed 15% of the length. The terrain is not difficult and all the roads we use are public, so it shouldn’t be difficult for anyone with common sense.

ACCOMMODATION

We will sleep on proven campsites, which are usually of a high standard in Iceland. It is a popular form of spending the night, so we will often be able to choose from several available. Camping prices are not included in the price of the trip.

 
 

VISA

Passing through passport control at the airport in Bogota, you will have to provide the purpose of the visit (tourism = turismo) and the address of the accommodation. You must enter the address of our first hotel there – Hotel Casa Manoa, Carrera 6 No. 4-81, Sesquile, Cundinamarca. Then you will receive stamps with the permission to stay for 90 days.

INSURANCE

For the duration of your stay in Colombia, we provide Allianz Globetrotter insurance. At the participant’s request, we send an example policy for inspection with a detailed explanation of the scope of insurance.

WHAT SHOULD I TAKE WITH ME?

All luggage will have to carry with you on a motorcycle so we care about the compact size. We will always have accommodation with access to running water and you will be able to wash your belongings. In Colombia there is a tropical climate, so most of the time it will be hot – on average around 25 degrees. However, there are also high mountains there, and the higher it is colder. The temperature in the pass can sometimes drop up to 12 degrees, so it’s good to have something warm under your jacket. Get ready for the fact that it rains there often. The air temperature does not drop during the rain and sometimes the refreshment is pleasant and the items dry quickly.

Sample baggage: helmet, light jacket, motorcycle pants and gloves, rain coveralls, ankle boots in which in addition to protection on the motorcycle you will be able to walk as comfortable, long-sleeved shirt and balaclava or chimney to protect the face from the sun. From personal items: underwear, 3x t-shirt, 2x short pants, 1x long pants (except motorcycle ones), 1x tourist jacket, comfortable shoes, flip flops, mini vanity bag, tourist towel. Remember about the cream with the filter and it is advisable to protect the head from the sun. The basic first aid kit is also useful.

MOTORCYCLES

During the expedition we will use Yamaha XTZ250 motorcycles. In european conditions, it is a small capacity, but there won’t be many larger motorcycles found on the roads. During previous expeditions in Colombia, they erformed brilliantly.

LUGGAGE ON A MOTORCYCLE

Each participant will have at their disposal a soft bag with a capacity of 50 liters. You should pack your belongings into it and mount it to the motorcycle with straps attached. Your suitcase will be kept in storage room in the first hotel in Bogota. The group of more than 6 participants could be accompanied by a support car with the possibility of carrying luggage or people not riding motorcycles.

MONEY

Apart from the price of the expedition, you will have to pay only for fuel to your motorcycle, meals / drinks (other than breakfast), possible phone starter and own expenses. Our calculations show that the equivalent of 350€ per person is enough for everything. In Colombia, it is best to take euro or US dollars with you, which is exchanged for Colombian pesos on the spot. If necessary, we will have access to ATMs where international payment cards operate.

DEPOSIT

When renting motorcycles it is necessary to pay a deposit of 300 euros or 300 USD. Payments can be made by bank transfer before arrival to Colombia as well as cash on the spot. Deposit will be repayed as soon as possible after the expedition.

ACCOMMODATION

We will spend the night in the best possible hotels / hostels / guesthouses available in the area. The priority is to keep it safe and clean. In the hottest and less-frequented areas of Colombia, it may happen that there will be no hot water in the tap. With 25+ degrees of heat outside all year round, Colombians do not see the need to additionally heat water, which is still lukewarm from hot pipes.

CONNECTIVITY / INTERNET

On the first day after the accommodation and dinner we will go to the local operator, where everyone will be able to buy a card with a local number and the Internet. The cost is about 20€. It will facilitate communication between each other and contact with the home. In most places where we will be traveling, we will have a signal, and in most places there is Wi-Fi.

ADAPTERS

In Colombia, electric sockets are the same as in the US with 110V. It is necessary to have a suitable adapter to be able to use European plugs. The same adapter is for the USA, Canada, Central and South America and Far East Asia.

VACCINES

Below is a list of vaccinations recommended by the world health organization before traveling to most tropical countries including Colombia. Recommended does not mean mandatory, and the decision is yours.

hepatitis A
hepatitis B
tetanus + diphtheria
typhoid
yellow fever

ROUTE / NAVIGATION

Most of the route will take place on mountain roads full of curves and beautiful views. Depending on the quality of the road and your chosen destination, we will drive a maximum of 300km per day. Every few days we’ll take a day off the road and stay in one place for two nights to relax and enjoy the local charms. The guide will have two different paper maps and navigation on the phone. From our experience, the Maps Me application works better than Google Maps. It has better road coverage in Colombia, works offline and is free. If for some reason the group is split, then on this application we will appoint a meeting place.

PAYMENT FOR THE TRIP

Before entering the list of participants, we charge deposit of 500€. Then, for a minimum of 60 days before departure, we collect the second part, 890€. The remaining 1400€ please bring with you in cash to the plane.

Frequently Asked Questions

MOTORCYCLES

Our fleet consists of Yamaha motorcycles – MT07,  MT07 Tracer, Tenere 700,  MT09 Tracer and XTZ1200 Super Tenere. There are 10 bikes altogheter.  All motorcycles are from current year and equipped with crashbars, top cases and phone holders with USB charginf socket. During your stay, you can change the tested motorcycle every day. Moreover there are eight XT660R bikes dor gravel / light offroad purposes.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

The price of the trip includes transfers to and from Alicante airport every Saturday. This is our only transfer day when we provide such services in a standard price. You can easily join Motofiesta on other days, but we discuss such situations individually.

DEPOSIT FOR MOTORCYCLES

Before testing, it is necessary to pay a returnable deposit of 700 euros from the motorcyclle. The deposit will be returned as fast as possible, usually on the last day of Motofiesta, but no later that 7 days after. It can be paid in cash on the spot or by bank transfer, but you must make sure that it will be accounted at our bank before the first ride. In the case of motorcycle damage caused by the fault of the driver, we deduct from the deposit the value corresponding to the price of the damaged parts in a way that allow us to return the motorcycle to its condition from before the rental. Parts are priced at a Polish Yamaha dealer.

HOW DOES THE RESERVATION WORK? WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER?

First you have to choose a convenient arrival date. Then fill in the application form in the “Book your spot” tab. This is how the initial reservation is made. After positive verification of the form, we refer documentation regarding the trip. To confirm the reservation, a deposit of 250€ per person is required. The rest for the trip must be paid at least 14 days before arrival. The deposit is refundable in 100% up to 45 days before the departure date, in 50% up to 30 days before departure, then it is forfeited.

WHAT SHOULD I TAKE WITH ME?

First of all, your own and complete motorcycle clothing. The weather may vary depending on the time of arrival, but generally the temperature during the days does not fall below 18 degrees and rainfall is rare. For guided tours, no navigation is needed, motorbikes have phone holders and charging sockets.

HOW MANY PARTICIPANTS IS NEEDED FOR THE MOTOFIESTA TO TAKE PLACE?

One is enough. We are in Spain all the time between October and May, which means two things. The first is that you can come to us at any time during this period. The second thing is that the full Motofiesta program is realized regardless of whether we host only one person or a group of ten.

WHAT IS THE ACCOMMODATION LIKE?

We accommodate our guests in a good quality Hotel Port Europa located in Calpe. The hotel is on the seafront, so the rooms have beautiful views of the sea or the lake full of preying lamingos famous in this area. To get to the beach, all you have to do is cross the street. The rooms are double / twin, bright and spacious. All rooms have air conditioning and a large bathroom. It is possible to stay in a single room for 140 euro extra.

MOTORCYCLES

For our trip we use Yamaha XT660R motorcycles. Each of them is equipped in engine cover, crash bars and hand bars. Furthermore, we have installed X-grip for your phone and USB charger. Every machine has also attached travelling bags to store your luggage.

LUGGAGE

After the arrival to our starting point you will be able to repack your stuff to travelling bags, meanwhile your suitcases are going to be safely stored. There are two travelling bags for your disposition – one is banana bag mounted to the back of motorcycle seat (ca 50 litres of capacity), second is waterproof rolled bag attached to the trunk (ca 60 litres of capacity). Because of that there won’t be any service car. Tools and equipment will be partially spread among the participants. We recommend you to pack your staff into one bag, preferably with spare space. Too much luggage can hinder offroad riding.

ACCOMMODATION

Price exclude accommodation fees which you have to handle yourself. Depending of group speed and overcome distances each night shall be booked ad hoc. This region of Spain has sufficient infrastructure. In the worst case, we will be forced to ride last couple of kilometers by standard road to an available hotel.

First and last night you have to book in Calpe. We would recommend to you “Port Europa” which is our base, where we keep motorcycles. Unfortunately one night reservations aren’t always possible.

INSURANCE

For every each one of participants there is provided touristic insurance by Allianz Globetroter. It includes 46 500 EUR for medical expenses, as much for liability Insurance, and 11 625 EUR of personal accident insurance.

DEPOSIT

Deposit for motorcycle is payed before departure and it is 700 EUR. We accept cash payment at first day of our expedition, or transfer commissioned day before as long, as it will be posted at our account at the first day.

In case of none damage, we shall return to you full amount of your deposit. In case of breakage we are going to deduct an amount needed to repair or replace it. We don’t mind few more scratches but broken handle, skewed steering wheel, plucked hand bars etc. will reduces the amount of deposit by cost of needed repairs.

DO I NEED A LOT OF EXPERIENCE TO COME TO THIS TOUR?

The vast majority of the roads are covered with good quality asphalt. The driving culture is high and the traffic is small. Nevertheless, to access some touristic attractions, we will have to use gravel roads. They are well maintained, beaten, hard and fairly even. All roads we use are public and marked on the maps. Short sections with a softer surface can happen, but everyone should deal with it. However we recommend, that the Iceland expedition should not be the first motorcycle tour in your life.

WHAT ABOUT MOTORCYCLES?

During the expedition we will use the fleet of our motorcycles – Yamaha XT660R models. They will be equipped with dual tires (80% asphalt, 20% gravel) so that they will be stable and predictable on asphalt and provide additional traction in gravel. In addition, motorcycles will be equipped with solid engine plates and guards for the engine to maximize protection against damage. There will be no navigation installed on the motorbikes, but each of them will have handles for the mobile phone. Excluding dates of tour, motorcycles will be available for rent from 80 euros per day.

LUGGAGE

During the trip we will not be accompanied by a service car by default. He will be called in special cases. It will therefore be necessary to carry your luggage on a motorcycle. On our part, we provide soft, waterproof bags attached to the motorcycle. They have a capacity of around 50-60 liters. After the arrival, you need to repack your belongings to this bag. We keep your suitcase in our base during the trip. The exception is a trip with overnights in tents – then instead of a guide on a motorcycle, we will use a luggage car carrying camping gear, luggage and participants not riding motorcycles.

WESTERN FJORDS IN TENTS

During the trip we will not be accompanied by a service car by default. He will be called in special cases. It will therefore be necessary to carry your luggage on a motorcycle. On our part, we provide soft, waterproof bags attached to the motorcycle. They have a capacity of around 50-60 liters. After the arrival, you need to repack your belongings to this bag. We keep your suitcase in our base during the trip. The exception is a trip with overnights in tents – then instead of a guide on a motorcycle, we will use a luggage car carrying camping gear, luggage and participants not riding motorcycles.

AIRLINE TICKETS / TRANSFERS

There are no flight tickets in the price of the trip. These should be purchased on their own, but only at the time of reservation confirmation. After buying tickets, you must immediately inform us of your arrival details – it will help us to plan the transfers that are included in the price of the trip.

LOGISTIC MINIMUM

Logistic minimum is 5 confirmed reservations. In the case of a smaller number of participants for a trip, we will try to combine the terms with one another or to modify them so that a sufficient group of participants are gathered. A booking should be confirmed at least 3 weeks before the trip.

DO I HAVE TO TRAVEL IN A GROUP?

No. This is recommended by us, but it is not necessary. We can provide routes along with information about the accommodation to each participant. However, we warn against lonely traveling, especially on dirt roads – we recommend a group of at least three motorcyclists. Our motorcycles can also be rented at any time between 25th of June and 11th of September. You should remember that in Iceland there is a total ban on moving off the public roads or designated off-road terrain! Driving in illegitimate places may result in very high fines.

A NIGHT AT THE CAMPGROUND DURING 10 DAY TRIP AROUND ICELAND

We will spend one night at the campsite in Hveravellir. It’s a very nice place with all the facilities you can expect from a good camping. The appropriate equipment will be transported separately, so there is no need to carry additional luggage.

I DO NOT RIDE A MOTORCYCLE, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EXPEDITION. IS IT POSSIBLE?

Yes. In the case of groups of more than 7 participants or applicants not riding motorcycles, it is possible to organize an additional car accompanying the motorcycle group. Such car accompany a group by default during 6-day trip to Western Fjords with overnights in tents.

WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED?

A motorcycle license, ID card or passport valid for at least 6 months from the end of the trip. Visas are not required for citizens of the European Union. Allianz Globetroter tourist insurance is included in the price of the trip.

MONEY

Almost anywhere you can pay by credit / debit card. If you want to have cash with you, it is best to bring the euro and exchange it in a bank or currency exchange office.

COMMUNICATION

European roaming works very well, there is no problem with phones. However, in many places along the way, we can encounter the lack of signal.

VACCINATIONS

No additional vaccinations are required.

DEPOSIT FOR MOTORCYCLES

We charge a 500 euro deposit for motorcycles, which can be brought in cash or paid by bank transfer. However, it should be remembered that transfer must be accounted before the first day of travel.

PAYMENT FOR THE TRIP

To confirm a booking we charge a deposit of 500 euro per person. The rest of the amount should be paid three weeks before departure.

DO I NEED A LOT OF EXPERIENCE TO COME TO THIS TOUR?

The vast majority of the roads are covered with good quality asphalt. The driving culture is high and the traffic is small. Nevertheless, to access some touristic attractions, we will have to use gravel roads. They are well maintained, beaten, hard and fairly even. All roads we use are public and marked on the maps. Short sections with a softer surface can happen, but everyone should deal with it. However we recommend, that the Iceland expedition should not be the first motorcycle tour in your life.

WHAT ABOUT MOTORCYCLES?

During the expedition we will use the fleet of our motorcycles – Yamaha XT660R models. They will be equipped with dual tires (80% asphalt, 20% gravel) so that they will be stable and predictable on asphalt and provide additional traction in gravel. In addition, motorcycles will be equipped with solid engine plates and guards for the engine to maximize protection against damage. There will be no navigation installed on the motorbikes, but each of them will have handles for the mobile phone. Excluding dates of tour, motorcycles will be available for rent from 80 euros per day.

LUGGAGE

During the trip we will not be accompanied by a service car by default. He will be called in special cases. It will therefore be necessary to carry your luggage on a motorcycle. On our part, we provide soft, waterproof bags attached to the motorcycle. They have a capacity of around 50-60 liters. After the arrival, you need to repack your belongings to this bag. We keep your suitcase in our base during the trip. The exception is a trip with overnights in tents – then instead of a guide on a motorcycle, we will use a luggage car carrying camping gear, luggage and participants not riding motorcycles.

WESTERN FJORDS IN TENTS

During the trip we will not be accompanied by a service car by default. He will be called in special cases. It will therefore be necessary to carry your luggage on a motorcycle. On our part, we provide soft, waterproof bags attached to the motorcycle. They have a capacity of around 50-60 liters. After the arrival, you need to repack your belongings to this bag. We keep your suitcase in our base during the trip. The exception is a trip with overnights in tents – then instead of a guide on a motorcycle, we will use a luggage car carrying camping gear, luggage and participants not riding motorcycles.

AIRLINE TICKETS / TRANSFERS

There are no flight tickets in the price of the trip. These should be purchased on their own, but only at the time of reservation confirmation. After buying tickets, you must immediately inform us of your arrival details – it will help us to plan the transfers that are included in the price of the trip.

LOGISTIC MINIMUM

Logistic minimum is 5 confirmed reservations. In the case of a smaller number of participants for a trip, we will try to combine the terms with one another or to modify them so that a sufficient group of participants are gathered. A booking should be confirmed at least 3 weeks before the trip.

DO I HAVE TO TRAVEL IN A GROUP?

No. This is recommended by us, but it is not necessary. We can provide routes along with information about the accommodation to each participant. However, we warn against lonely traveling, especially on dirt roads – we recommend a group of at least three motorcyclists. Our motorcycles can also be rented at any time between 25th of June and 11th of September. You should remember that in Iceland there is a total ban on moving off the public roads or designated off-road terrain! Driving in illegitimate places may result in very high fines.

A NIGHT AT THE CAMPGROUND DURING 10 DAY TRIP AROUND ICELAND

We will spend one night at the campsite in Hveravellir. It’s a very nice place with all the facilities you can expect from a good camping. The appropriate equipment will be transported separately, so there is no need to carry additional luggage.

I DO NOT RIDE A MOTORCYCLE, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EXPEDITION. IS IT POSSIBLE?

Yes. In the case of groups of more than 7 participants or applicants not riding motorcycles, it is possible to organize an additional car accompanying the motorcycle group. Such car accompany a group by default during 6-day trip to Western Fjords with overnights in tents.

WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED?

A motorcycle license, ID card or passport valid for at least 6 months from the end of the trip. Visas are not required for citizens of the European Union. Allianz Globetroter tourist insurance is included in the price of the trip.

MONEY

Almost anywhere you can pay by credit / debit card. If you want to have cash with you, it is best to bring the euro and exchange it in a bank or currency exchange office.

COMMUNICATION

European roaming works very well, there is no problem with phones. However, in many places along the way, we can encounter the lack of signal.

VACCINATIONS

No additional vaccinations are required.

DEPOSIT FOR MOTORCYCLES

We charge a 500 euro deposit for motorcycles, which can be brought in cash or paid by bank transfer. However, it should be remembered that transfer must be accounted before the first day of travel.

PAYMENT FOR THE TRIP

To confirm a booking we charge a deposit of 500 euro per person. The rest of the amount should be paid three weeks before departure.

VISA

Passing through passport control at the airport in Bogota, you will have to provide the purpose of the visit (tourism = turismo) and the address of the accommodation. You must enter the address of our first hotel there – Hotel Casa Manoa, Carrera 6 No. 4-81, Sesquile, Cundinamarca. Then you will receive stamps with the permission to stay for 90 days.

INSURANCE

For the duration of your stay in Colombia, we provide Allianz Globetrotter insurance. At the participant’s request, we send an example policy for inspection with a detailed explanation of the scope of insurance.

WHAT TO BRING

All luggage will have to carry with you on a motorcycle so we care about the compact size. We will always have accommodation with access to running water and you will be able to wash your belongings. In Colombia there is a tropical climate, so most of the time it will be hot – on average around 25 degrees. However, there are also high mountains there, and the higher it is colder. The temperature in the pass can sometimes drop up to 12 degrees, so it’s good to have something warm under your jacket. Get ready for the fact that it rains there often. The air temperature does not drop during the rain and sometimes the refreshment is pleasant and the items dry quickly.

Sample baggage: helmet, light jacket, motorcycle pants and gloves, rain coveralls, ankle boots in which in addition to protection on the motorcycle you will be able to walk as comfortable, long-sleeved shirt and balaclava or chimney to protect the face from the sun. From personal items: underwear, 3x t-shirt, 2x short pants, 1x long pants (except motorcycle ones), 1x tourist jacket, comfortable shoes, flip flops, mini vanity bag, tourist towel. Remember about the cream with the filter and it is advisable to protect the head from the sun. The basic first aid kit is also useful.

MOTORCYCLES

During the expedition we will use Yamaha XTZ250 motorcycles. In european conditions, it is a small capacity, but there won’t be many larger motorcycles found on the roads. During previous expeditions in Colombia, they erformed brilliantly.

LUGGAGE ON A MOTORCYCLE

Each participant will have at their disposal a soft bag with a capacity of 50 liters. You should pack your belongings into it and mount it to the motorcycle with straps attached. Your suitcase will be kept in storage room in the first hotel in Bogota. The group of more than 6 participants could be accompanied by a support car with the possibility of carrying luggage or people not riding motorcycles.

MONEY

Apart from the price of the expedition, you will have to pay only for fuel to your motorcycle, meals / drinks (other than breakfast), possible phone starter and own expenses. Our calculations show that the equivalent of 350€ per person is enough for everything. In Colombia, it is best to take euro or US dollars with you, which is exchanged for Colombian pesos on the spot. If necessary, we will have access to ATMs where international payment cards operate.

DEPOSIT

When renting motorcycles it is necessary to pay a deposit of 300 euros or 300 USD. Payments can be made by bank transfer before arrival to Colombia as well as cash on the spot. Deposit will be repayed as soon as possible after the expedition.

ACCOMMODATION

We will spend the night in the best possible hotels / hostels / guesthouses available in the area. The priority is to keep it safe and clean. In the hottest and less-frequented areas of Colombia, it may happen that there will be no hot water in the tap. With 25+ degrees of heat outside all year round, Colombians do not see the need to additionally heat water, which is still lukewarm from hot pipes.

CONNECTIVITY / INTERNET

On the first day after the accommodation and dinner we will go to the local operator, where everyone will be able to buy a card with a local number and the Internet. The cost is about 20€. It will facilitate communication between each other and contact with the home. In most places where we will be traveling, we will have a signal, and in most places there is Wi-Fi.

ADAPTERS

In Colombia, electric sockets are the same as in the US with 110V. It is necessary to have a suitable adapter to be able to use European plugs. The same adapter is for the USA, Canada, Central and South America and Far East Asia.

VACCINES

Below is a list of vaccinations recommended by the world health organization before traveling to most tropical countries including Colombia. Recommended does not mean mandatory, and the decision is yours.

hepatitis A
hepatitis B
tetanus + diphtheria
typhoid
yellow fever

ROUTE / NAVIGATION

Most of the route will take place on mountain roads full of curves and beautiful views. Depending on the quality of the road and your chosen destination, we will drive a maximum of 300km per day. Every few days we’ll take a day off the road and stay in one place for two nights to relax and enjoy the local charms. The guide will have two different paper maps and navigation on the phone. From our experience, the Maps Me application works better than Google Maps. It has better road coverage in Colombia, works offline and is free. If for some reason the group is split, then on this application we will appoint a meeting place.

PAYMENT FOR THE TRIP

Before entering the list of participants, we charge deposit of 500€. Then, for a minimum of 60 days before departure, we collect the second part, 890€. The remaining 1400€ please bring with you in cash to the plane.

VISA

Passing through passport control at the airport in Bogota, you will have to provide the purpose of the visit (tourism = turismo) and the address of the accommodation. You must enter the address of our first hotel there – Hotel Casa Manoa, Carrera 6 No. 4-81, Sesquile, Cundinamarca. Then you will receive stamps with the permission to stay for 90 days.

INSURANCE

For the duration of your stay in Colombia, we provide Allianz Globetrotter insurance. At the participant’s request, we send an example policy for inspection with a detailed explanation of the scope of insurance.

CARS

Cars that will be available are large and with 4-wheel drive, such as Mitsubishi Nativa, Renault Alaskan or similar. Before picking up the car, a security deposit of 1000 $ has to be paid using a payment card.

MONEY

Apart from the price of the expedition, you will have to pay only for fuel to your motorcycle, meals / drinks (other than breakfast), phone starter and own expenses. Our calculations show that the equivalent of 350€ per person is enough for everything. In Colombia, it is best to take euro or US dollars with you, which is exchanged for Colombian pesos on the spot. If necessary, we will have access to ATMs where international payment cards operate.

ACCOMMODATION

We will spend the night in the best possible hotels / hostels / guesthouses available in the area. The priority is to keep it safe and clean. In the hottest and less-frequented areas of Colombia, it may happen that there will be no hot water in the tap. With 25+ degrees of heat outside all year round, Colombians do not see the need to additionally heat water, which is still lukewarm from hot pipes.

CONNECTIVITY / INTERNET

On the first day after the accommodation and dinner we will go to the local operator, where everyone will be able to buy a card with a local number and the Internet. The cost is about 20€. It will facilitate communication between each other and contact with the home. In most places where we will be traveling, we will have a signal, and in most places there is Wi-Fi.

ADAPTERS

In Colombia, electric sockets are the same as in the US with 110V. It is necessary to have a suitable adapter to be able to use European plugs. The same adapter is for the USA, Canada, Central and South America and Far East Asia.

VACCINES

Below is a list of vaccinations recommended by the world health organization before traveling to most tropical countries including Colombia. Recommended does not mean mandatory, and the decision is yours.

hepatitis A
hepatitis B
tetanus + diphtheria
typhoid
yellow fever

ROUTE / NAVIGATION

Most of the route will take place on mountain roads full of curves and beautiful views. Depending on the quality of the road and your chosen destination, we will drive a maximum of 300km per day. Every few days we’ll take a day off the road and stay in one place for two nights to relax and enjoy the local charms. The guide will have two different paper maps and navigation on the phone. From our experience, the Maps Me application works better than Google Maps. It has better road coverage in Colombia, works offline and is free. If for some reason the group is split, then on this application we will appoint a meeting place.

PAYMENT FOR THE TRIP

To confirm a boooking it’s necessary to pay a deposit of 700 euros. We take 1400 euro with us on the plane and give them to the guide on the spot (in Euro or US dollars, at the exchange rate). The remaining part of the payment, if any, we pay for at least 8 weeks before departure. It looks like this:

1 person in the car – 700 euro deposit, 1390 euro for 8 weeks before departure, 1400 euro in cash to the plane;
2 people in the car – 700 euro deposit, 490 euro for 8 weeks before departure, 1400 euro in cash to the plane; (amounts per person);
3 people in the car – 700 euro deposit, 190 euro for 8 weeks before departure, 1400 euro in cash to the plane; (amounts per person);
4 people in the car – 700 euro deposit, 1400 euro in cash to the plane; (amounts per person).

FLIGHTS

The price of the trip does not include air tickets, but we can always help you find the optimal connection. If you would like such support, please contact us.