Riding time: 4 hours
Difficulty level: Beginner/Intermediate
Price: 300.000 COP
What’s included: Motorcycle, gasoline, medical insurance, bilingual guide, helmet, gloves, lunch, water and entrance fees
This is the perfect tour for beginner motorcycle riders! We begin at our Riohacha office at 9:15 am for riding lessons, a safety briefing/tour overview and to complete the paperwork, before heading out on the road between 9:30-10 am. We start the day with an easy cruise up the coast towards Mayapo, with empty, well-maintained roads leading us to some of the most pristine and secluded beaches in Riohacha’s surrounds. The ride also provides some very basic off/road riding through sand and loose mud, which is easy enough to navigate for the beginner rider, but also the perfect place to practice your donuts and mudslides for those with a little more experience. Mayapo beach greets us with crystal blue waters for swimming, indigenous artisanal markets, and fresh seafood for lunch.
After lunch and a swim to freshen up, we jump back on the bikes and head back around to the other side of Riohacha, making our way to the coastal village of Camarones. In Camarones, we get a little more adventurous and ride through the mud and sandy tracks leading out of town towards an IUCN listed wildlife sanctuary, home to 100’s of rosy, pink flamingos. We team up with a local fisherman as a guide and swap 2 wheels for a boat and paddle as we cruise through the swamp to the flamingos.
After finishing up on the boat we jump back on the bikes and take the long way back to Riohacha, passing through local villages with the ocean by our side and the setting sun at our backs, to arrive back at our office by 5 pm.
Riding time: 11 hours
Difficulty level: Intermediate
Price: 450.000 COP
What’s included: Motorcycle, gasoline, medical insurance, bilingual guide, helmet, gloves, lunch, accommodation, water and entrance fees
This tour is for riders with some experience that want to explore the southern parts of La Guajira, rarely seen by tourists. We begin at our Riohacha office at 9:15 am for a safety briefing/tour overview and to complete the paperwork, before heading out on the road around 9:30 am. The first part of the tour has us cruising south-east down the highway towards the back side of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta for around 2 hours, before arriving at San Juan del Cesar for lunch. After lunch we turn the Adrenaline up a level and head out onto some offroad trails rarely seen by foreigners. The trails lead to natural springs and cascades that we can jump in to cool down and freshen up before heading back to San Juan del Cesar for the night.
After breakfast and a short drive south on the highway, we take a turn off the main road and get started on the offroad trails. The offroad trails between Valledupar and San Juan del Cesar lead to a whole array of different rivers, natural springs and pools, picturesque mountain towns and indigenous villages, and the mood today will depend on what the group wants to do. We can stop at a few different spots for a swim and to take some photos, or we can spend most of the day riding the offroad trails of varying levels of difficulty. Lunch will be had in the early afternoon in Valledupar, before we cruise back up the highway to end back in Riohacha around 5pm.
Total riding time: 10 hours
Difficulty level: Beginner-Intermediate
Price: 450.000 COP
What’s included: Motorcycle, gasoline, medical insurance, bilingual guide, helmet, gloves, breakfast, water and entrance fees
This tour is for riders who want to see Cabo de la Vela and the Guajira desert with the freedom of riding and exploring on your own bike, and without needing to be stuck inside a 4-wheel drive. We begin at our Riohacha office at 9:15 am for a safety briefing/tour overview and to complete the paperwork, before heading out on the road around 9:30 am. On Day 1 we head east on the highway, before turning north towards the desert, stopping off in Uribia for a drink break, a snack, and to fill up the bikes before getting out into the desert. The final hour of riding into Cabo we will be through desert terrain, which for the most part will be hard, flat sand, with a couple of softer and muddier section to keep the adrenaline pumping.
On arrival in Cabo we get set up with our accommodation and take a quick lunch, leaving the afternoon free for a couple more hours riding out to visit the Pilon de Azucar and El Faro lighthouse in the area surrounding Cabo de la Vela. We cruise back into town for sunset, for a drink on the beach as we watch the local kite-surfers making the most of the fading light.Day 2
After a lazy morning and breakfast on the beach, we pack up onto the bikes and make our way out of the desert. After a couple of hours riding, we take a detour different from Day 1 and shoot towards Manuare on the coast. Manuare is famous for its salt extraction, and the process used to take salt from the earth and sea results in hundreds of pink, crystalline pools scattered over the landscape for us to ride around and explore with the help of local guides. After exploring the salt pools, we take a bite to eat at a local eatery then head further south along the coast back towards Mayapo beach for a swim and a drink as the sun starts to set. We will arrive back at our office in Riohacha at approximately 5pm.