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Why Colombia Reigns Supreme for Motorcycle Tours in South America.

Conquer Colombia: The Ultimate Motorcycle Touring Destination in South America

Cocuy National Park - Colombia

Embarking on a motorcycle tour through South America is a dream for many adventurers. With its diverse landscapes, rich culture, and thrilling roads, the continent offers an unparalleled experience for riders. Among the plethora of options, if you're pressed to choose just one, Colombia stands out as the undisputed champion. And hey, you might think we're biased since Elephant Moto calls Colombia home, but trust us – you will find all of South America in Colombia.

The Andes, the Caribbean, the Pacific Ocean, the Amazon, colonial towns, ancient archeological sites, truly wonderful and warm people, high mountain passes, rivers, waterfalls, absolutely delicious food and so much more.

Our founder, Mauricio “Micho’ Escobar, has ridden through almost every South American country, logging thousands of kilometers and countless memories. And every time the question pops up about the best ride, the answer's always the same: Colombia. But why? Let's dive in. 

Varied Landscapes:

Colombia boasts an astonishing variety of landscapes, from lush rainforests to rugged mountains, pristine beaches to bustling cities. Every twist of the throttle promises new scenery – from the towering Andes to coastal roads to thick jungle tracks. Picture this: starting your ride at 8:00 AM, 4,000 meters above sea level, with a snow-capped volcano in the distance. A few hours and 80 kilometers later, you're 200 meters above sea level, surrounded by dense jungle, munching on tropical fruits. Mind-blowing, right? This kind of variety in such a short amount of distance and time can only be experienced in Colombia.

Chicamocha Canyon

Rich Culture and History

Immerse yourself in Colombia's vibrant culture and storied history as you journey through its towns and cities. From the colonial charm of towns like: Cartagena, Villa de Leyva, Barichara to the bustling streets of Bogotá or Medellin with their top notch and award winning cuisine, each stop offers a glimpse into Colombia's diverse heritage. Or perhaps your cup of tea, or should we say coffee, is spending a few days in a 100 year old coffee farm learning about that wonderful drink that fuels your mornings. In any of these scenarios you will be engaging with friendly locals, savoring delicious Colombian cuisine, and exploring natural  wonders along the way. Every stop becomes a cultural dive, enriching your motorcycle tour experience and providing you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Honda, Tolima

Warm Hospitality

Colombians are renowned for their warmth and hospitality, making visitors feel welcome wherever they go. From roadside encounters with locals offering directions to the warm smiles at family-run accommodations, the genuine kindness of Colombians enhances the motorcycle touring experience. Expect to forge lasting connections and build new friendships as you interact with the people of Colombia during your journey. One of the answers we most frequently get to the question: What did you like most about Colombia? Is: The people! You will fall in love with Colombians, no doubt.

La Miel River

Magical, Twisty Roads:

Colombia's roads are a motorcyclist's dream, offering adrenaline-pumping thrills and breathtaking scenery. From mountain passes to hairpin bends, every day brings a new adventure. Whether you're a seasoned rider or a newbie, Colombia's roads cater to all skill levels. Plus, you can customize your tour – all paved or a mix of on-road and off-road – it's your call. Every single day of riding in Colombia’s roads will provide you with endless surprises, and at the end of the trip you will have a very hard time trying to decide which one was your favorite.

Letras Pass

Elephant Moto:

Local knowledge will make or break your motorcycle tour, and we have it in spades. Over the last 14 years that Elephant Moto has been in business we have developed the most reputable and professional motorcycle tour operator in the country. We know Colombia like the back of our hand, we are motorcyclists at heart and we love spending time with our customers to help them design the tour of a lifetime. Our staff is certified as tour guides and instructors of BMW Motorrad and our goal is to exceed expectations. We love this country and we love showing everything it has to offer to each and every one of the riders that come through our doors. Get in touch with us and we can help you design a custom tour, book a rental or join one of our scheduled motorcycle tours

PNN Los Nevados

Are you ready?

So, whether you choose to ride with us or blaze your own trail, don't wait. Come to Colombia now and live for yourself the true meaning of these words. Chances are you will absolutely fall in love with the country, the riding, the scenery, and the wonderful people. You will see why Colombia stands as the premier destination for motorcycle tours in South America. Whether you are a seasoned rider or a novice explorer Colombia offers an unparalleled experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Gear up, saddle up, and get ready to discover why Colombia reigns supreme as the ultimate motorcycle touring destination in South America.

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