The Colombian Motofiesta
The old Polish saying goes ‘A guest is always as welcome as God himself’ and we believe that the Colombians are a perfect reflection of this sentence. Hospitality, friendliness and diversity – these three words describe the inhabitants of this unique country, where a tourist is not treated like a client, but like a guest; a country famous for its coffee plantations admired all over the world. Through the tops of the Andes, the jungle, to the shores of the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, the Columbian diversity manifests itself not only in the landscape, but also in food and attractions. We can visit there the monuments of ancient civilizations, go crazy at the colorful festivals, calm down in the jungle or talk to the local people at the markets.
To quote the Colombian Ministry of Tourism, we can assure you: “The only risk is that you will want to stay forever!”
If the description above makes you want to admire the beauty of the local exotic nature, what would you say if we told you that you can do it all on a motorcycle? The roads are made mainly of asphalt, but there will be also some gravel surface. Anyone, even a novice motorcyclist, will do just fine. We avoid the main routes and use side, less frequented roads not only to avoid crowds and traffic jams, but also to discover the most charming places in Colombia. However, there will be no shortage of convenience and comfort during the trip. We provide you with the stay in trusted hotels with private bathrooms and WiFi access.
THE MAIN ATTRACTIONS
El Peñón de Guatapé – the monolith created millions of years ago, consisting mainly of quartz, feldspar and mica, about 220 m high with an estimated weight of 66 million tons. In 1940, it was declared a national monument by the Colombian government.
San Gil – a city which is known mainly for the possibility of practicing extreme sports in almost all forms – we decide to go rafting.
Parque Nacional el Cocuy – we will pass this little-known, beautiful mountain National Park, climbing up to 4000 meters above sea level in some places.
Medellin – a city tour with a visit to the property which belongs to probably the most famous drug cartel boss, Pablo Escobar. You can even play a paintball game there now.
Candelaria – the old town in Bogota, a city with over 10 million inhabitants located higher than the Polish Rysy plus the entrance to Monserrate with a beautiful panorama of the city.
We start and end our journey around Colombia in Bogota, its capital. During the almost two-week trip, we will travel about 2000 km. It will be an active holiday, but without any unnecessary stress.
Our journey is not only about riding a motorcycle, but also discovering the charms of both larger cities and small villages. We will be accommodated in the hotels with private bathrooms, fresh bedsheets and internet access.
Riding through the Andes, we will visit the world-famous El Penon De Guatape, the bustling Bogota and the extreme San Gil, offering many tourist attractions. There will be also a chance to relax in places distant from civilization, get familiar with the culture of the inhabitants of South America and have a taste of the local cuisine.
So if you like to combine the active leisure with collecting impressions, this trip is for you!
Day 6 and 7
DATES AND PRICES
The dates for the 2021/2022 season will be announced soon.
The price includes: transfers from and to the airport in Colombia, accommodation in a double room with breakfast (extra charge for a single room – € 600), Yamaha motorbike rental for the duration of the stay, a Polish resident as a guide on a motorcycle, tickets to all attractions (a waterfall at the Cuban’s, miniZOO Tauramena visiting a clay house, climbing el Peñol, cable car rides to Monserrate in Bogota), travel insurance.
The price does not include: plane tickets, motorcycle fuel and any meals other than breakfast.
●The total area of Colombia is equal to that of France, Spain and Portugal combined.
● Colombia is the only South American country with simultaneous access to the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
● It is called the “gateway to South America” because of its location: it lies at the point where the North, Central and South America meet.
● It is part of the Ring of Fire – countries prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
● Colombia has the second highest number of the national holidays per year in the world due to its cultural wealth.
● Colombia has the highest number of endemic species; the species that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
● It’s Shakira’s home country.
● Children drink coffee after lunch from an early age. Of course, while adults drink strong black coffee, children can have a milder version with milk.
● Colombia is the place where the legendary El Dorado was supposed to be located.
● The country provides as much as 60% of the world’s emerald production.
● Each major city in Colombia has its own nickname: Bogota is called the Athens of South America, and the world’s salsa capital, Cali, is called the Branch of Heaven.