Women’s Adventure Motorcycle Tour in Colombia
Women’s Adventure Motorcycle Tour in Colombia
Ride Colombia with a crew of like-minded women! This all-female adventure includes twelve days of riding across the Andes Mountains, the coffee region, and the mysterious Tatacoa Desert. We’ll be exploring Colombia’s most scenic dirt and tarmac routes, discovering colorful little towns, organic coffee farms, and Andean trails, and resting up in traditional Colombian haciendas – all in the company of other women.
Colombia is an incredibly diverse country ideal for motorcycling: the landscapes and views will change daily, and you’ll be able to explore mountains, jungle, and desert all in one trip. Colombia’s mild and sunny weather, friendly locals, and awe-inspiring scenery makes it an adventure destination perfect for two wheels – and perfect for exploring places off the beaten path.
We will be riding lightweight and nimble Honda XRE300 adventure bikes, enjoying local hospitality, tasting organic coffee, and riding places few tourists get to see. This tour is designed for beginner and mid-level riders eager to ride both pavement and dirt, and we promise there’ll be no shortage of adventures, laughs, and “wow” moments along the way!
Experience level: beginner/ mid-level riders
(routes are subject to change due to weather conditions)
12 Days/11 nights
Ride days: 8
Rest Days: 2
The Nitty Gritty:
Price: EUR 3,800 per person (*subject to change for 2023)
Included in the price:
Airport transfer from/to Medellin airport
Accommodation in a twin or triple share room (room shares will be rotated)
Motorcycle rental (Honda XRE300, Kawasaki Versys 300)
Entries to National Parks
Lunch and dinner meals and adult beverages
Rest day activities – organic coffee farm tour and waterpark in Girardot
Motorcycles: Honda XR300, Kawasaki Versys 300
Luggage: each motorcycle will have a top box. If you think you may need more luggage space, please bring a waterproof duffel bag and some rok straps or bungee cords. We will be traveling to different hotels each day, so please pack light – you will need to carry your luggage on the bike!
Accommodation: 3-star hotels, a traditional Colombian hacienda, glamping pods in the desert (subject to change depending on the number of tour participants).
Insurance: We strongly recommend you have a good travel insurance policy that covers motorcycling and other outdoor activities.
Colombia is called “a country of eternal spring” because of its mild, warm, and sunny weather. It’s best to ride in lightweight adventure or off-road gear and have a rainproof cover – just in case.
Be sure to bring:
- A helmet; sturdy, over-the-ankle boots (motocross, enduro, or adventure type); summer gloves; pants and jacket with knee, elbow, back, and shoulder protection; a lightweight rain jacket
- Base layers and a thermal layer – the weather may be a little colder at higher altitudes
- Sunscreen and bug spray
- Any medications you may be taking
- Hiking shoes and flipflops
- Your essentials – a change of clothes, toiletries, and the like. Pack light – we will be changing hotels several times during the tour!
– What it’s like to ride motorcycles in Colombia?
Colombia often feels like it’s been designed with motorcyclists in mind: the roads here are twisty and fun, the off-road trails offer fantastic views, and Colombians love motorcycles – so much so that you’ll get friendly waves and smiles from the locals everywhere you go. Colombian traffic may appear a little hectic in the bigger cities, and you’ll need to watch out for wandering livestock out in the backcountry, but riding in Colombia is safe – and it’s ridiculous fun.
– Where do I fly in?
You should book your flights to and from Medellin.
– What gear do I need?
Bring your off-road-oriented or adventure riding gear. We highly recommend:
- Off-road-oriented knee pads or knee braces
- Enduro, motocross, or adventure type boots that cover your ankle and shin
- Off-road or adventure type helmet
- Body armor with a lightweight jersey over it
- Light rain jacket (you’re unlikely to need it, but bring it just in case)
- Light summer gloves
- Thermal layers
Your gear choices are up to you, but we like our riders to stay safe during the tour, so just make sure you’re wearing good protectives!
– I’m short. Can the bikes be lowered?
Hell yes! We will have a couple of lower bikes for the shorties.
– What’s the weather like?
Mild, warm, and sunny! We don’t expect rain or cold, but at higher altitudes, weather can sometimes be a little unpredictable, so it’s best to have rain gear and a thermal layer or an over-jacket just in case.
– What is the accommodation like?
We will be staying at comfortable hotels, beautiful traditional haciendas, and resorts.
– Who are the guides and the crew?
Your tour guides are Jurga and Egle – two motorcycle-obsessed chicas on a mission to ride the world one obscure destination at a time. To date, Egle and Jurga have led women’s enduro events and tours in Portugal, Belize, Romania, and Spain, and the gals who ride with us are brilliant moto souls just like you – our mission is to ride, explore, have a ridiculous amount of fun together, and support each other every mile of the way.
Still got questions? Shoot us a message or give us a call at +447730712856
Big Little Rides is for wild women with big ideas: we ride dirt, we fall, we get up again, we get muddy, we break things, and we discover places. It’s hard to describe that feeling we get when a bunch of dirt bike engines start roaring, braids and ponytails flapping from under the helmets, and off we go – a mad and brilliant cavalcade of moto women on a quest to ride, laugh, and be free.
Come ride with us!