Cabo de la vela

Eat some sand

Day 1

~ 4+ hours riding time

Leave Santa Marta at 9:00 A.M and start heading up the coast making a few pit stops at some beaches and other attractions. After a few hours of riding we will come to the coastal town of Palomino where we will rest for lunch. Following lunch we will hop back on the bikes and continue the ride to Riohacha. Here we will stay at the beautiful Pura Guajira Hostel in a shared room (private rooms are available at an additional cost).


Day 2

~ 6+ hours riding time

Leave Riohacha at 8:00 and head down the deserted road to Manaure, Colombia’s largest salt complex. We will take a tour through the complex and learn about how the salt is extracted for use. Upon finishing our tour in Manuare we will start to make our long journey through the desert to Cabo de la Vela. We will spend the rest of the afternoon admiring the beauty of the tiny village and the secluded local beaches. Accommodation in a hammock (beds available for an additional cost)


Day 3

Free day

There are a few options to choose from for you to do on our free day. Kite surfing is the most popular activity in Cabo de la Vela, and you will find that 90% of tourists are there for exactly that. Cabo de la Vela boasts 365 days of wind per year, with flat water conditions making it the perfect place to learn to kite surf. We can arrange rentals and lessons at a discounted rate if you decide you would like to learn. If you aren’t interested in kite surfing, you are free to go out into the desert with one of our guides, and ride the motorcycles through some more difficult terrain and search for untouched beaches. If you are feeling lazy, there are a few beaches within walking distance where you can lounge in the sun. Another popular option is making the ride to the northern most point of Colombia, Punta Gallinas. We can arrange for the tour to be taken here which will add an additional day to the tour. Prices vary depending on time of year. Accommodation in a hammock (beds available for an additional cost).

Day 4

~ 1-2 hours riding time

We will start our day around 8:00 A.M. and head out of the desert. We will stay the night at one of the hostels along the coast. Wherever we spend the night will depend on how the group is feeling and where everyone would want to stay. We have a few different options to choose from. Accommodation in shared room (Private rooms available for an additional cost). RIDE TIME: 5-7 hours DAY 5: On our final day we will take our time getting back to Santa Marta stopping at a few of Northern Colombia’s best beaches. We will go on a short 30 minute hike through the jungle to access a secluded beach inside Tayrona National Park, monkeys and caiman are often spotted on this hike! We will make it back to Santa Marta in the early afternoon. RIDE TIME: 1-2 hours.


What to know:


  • Motorcycle rental
  • English/Spanish speaking guides
  • Water, meals and snacks daily
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Entrance fees to all attractions
  • All safety equipment

  • $1,200,000 COP
  • Additional Rider: $675,000 COP

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Long pants
  • Sweater
  • Swimsuit
  • Other Tours

    Try something else

    - 2 Day Coastal -
    Level: Beginner

    - 2 Day Minca -
    Level: Intermediate

    - Cabo de la Vela -
    Level: Advanced, Duration: 5 Days

    - 3 Day Coast To Jungle -
    Level: Intermediate

    - Day Tours -
    Level: Beginner to Advanced

    - 2 Day Minca BEAST -
    Level: Advanced

    - 2 Day Coastal BEAST -
    Level: Advanced

    Book a tour or rent a bike !

    What are you waiting for ?