COLOMBIA DUAL PURPOSE ADVENTURE with Bill Dragoo
Come and join Bill Dragoo and Elephant Moto on a once in a lifetime ride. Colombia is THE hottest motorcycle riding destination in South America, come and discover first hand what it is all about. This is a dual purpose adventure tour, we will be riding some of the most amazing dirt mountain roads this country has. We will discover a Colombia few have seen.
We will begin our tour with a 1 day off road training, to get to know the bikes and get prepared for the coming adventure. This tour focuses on the central and mountain region of Colombia. We will be riding our motorcycles up and down through the Andes mountain ranges. From 0 mts. above sea level of the Magdalena Valley to 4,000 mts of snow covered mountains in the Cocuy national park.
Don't let them tell you about it, pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable adventure. We pride ourselves in providing the opportunity to share stories that will last a lifetime.
See you in Colombia!
DATES: Feb 24th - March 5th, 2017
Total Days: 10 (includes arrival and departure days)
Riding Days: 6
Rest Days: 1 (Barichara)
Training Days: 1 (Bogotá)
Tour Start: Bogotá, Colombia
Tour Finish: Bogotá, Colombia.
Distance: 2,300 kms approx.
Riding Hours Per Day: 8-9 hours per day
Road Conditions: 60% gravel and dirt roads. 40% paved roads.
- Off Road Training
- Colonial Towns
- Cocuy National Park
- Chicamocha Canyon
- La Miel River
- and so much more!
WHO IS BILL DRAGOO?
As a moto-journalist, off-road adventure motorcycle instructor, and Certified Motorcycle Safety Foundation Rider Coach, Bill Dragoo never strays far from adventure. Setting goals since his Eagle Scout days, Bill is also a certified flight instructor, has earned commercial pilot ratings in powered aircraft, seaplanes and sailplanes, is an accomplished sky diver and scuba diver, and has won numerous competitions in motocross, cross-country mountain biking, sailboat racing, and adventure riding. He has been on the podium at the Rawhyde Adventure Rider’s Challenge two of the three times he has competed, with first and second place finishes, and represented his country as one of three men competing with Team USA in the 2010 BMW GS Trophy held in South Africa. Bill has won two Tour de Dirt mountain bike state championships, has completed a double century bicycle ride (200 miles in a single day) and has fulfilled his dream of an unsupported, solo transcontinental bicycle ride across the northern tier of the United States. He has ridden motorcycles on five continents and has hiked through the Himalayas to Mount Everest Base camp with his lovely wife Susan.
1. Arrival in Bogotá.
2. Bogotá (OFF ROAD Training).
3. Bogotá - Sogamoso.
4. Sogamoso - Cocuy.
5. Cocuy - Barichara.
6. Barichara (rest day).
7. Barichara - Barrancabermeja.
8. Barrancabermeja - La Miel.
9. La Miel - Bogotá
10. Depart Bogotá
*PREVIOUS OFF ROAD EXPERIENCE ON BIG BIKES IS A MUST.
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Prices are based on shared accommodation. Single accommodation is available on some hotels. Tour occupancy is 8 minimum, 10 maximum.
Rider / Sharing Room with other rider on tour:
R 1200 GS: $4,950 USD
F 800 GS: $4,800 USD
F700 GS: $4,650 USD
Passenger: This tour is not suitable for 2 up riding all the time, given the road conditions. However spots in the support vehicle are available.
Single room surcharge: $400 USD. (Single room not available in Cocuy and La Miel)