Colombia “Dual Sport”
30% Off- Road / 70 % Paved Road
Apr. 20 — Apr. 29, 2018
Colombia Dual sport! Colombia is a country full of contrasts and boasts spectacular paved and dirt roads for motorcycling. Colombia is colorful and diverse, with the Caribbean Sea on one side, the Pacific Ocean on the other and the legendary Andes Mountains running down the middle. Colombia is a feast for the senses with dizzying mountain passes, lush, verdant valleys, picturesque colonial towns, coffee regions, modern cities and incredible motorcycling roads.
The tour begins and ends in Bogotá the capital of Colombia. You’ll enjoy a fantastic mix of 70% paved and 30% dirt roads to really explore Colombia’s hidden secrets. You’ll learn the history of Colombia’s colonial past, meet friendly people and experience their lively, welcoming culture. You’ll sample delicious gastronomy and drink aromatic coffee on the shores of the Caribbean. This is IMTBIKE’s first Global Tour that offers some fun dirt roads to really offer you a unique experience!
IMTBike ROUTE rating
It is essential to know the different skill levels needed to participate in the IMTBIKE TOURS that are offered to you. IMTBIKE makes sure that it offers different tours for all riding styles and levels. The IMTBIKE team always works diligently in designing our routes. This is a laborious process which entails reviewing all road choices before selecting the best option for an IMTBIKE tour.
The most experienced motorcyclists looks for roads that require technical skill; narrow twisty roads with little traffic and endless curves. But these same roads would be too difficult for a less experienced rider.
The local driving habits, the amount of traffic, the asphalt quality and the radius of the curves vary considerably from country to country and even in different regions of the same country. They will also vary depending on the season of the year. All of these factors have been studied by IMTBIKE and have been taken into consideration when rating our tours.
IMTBIKE thinks it is also important to know about the different types of roads you will be enjoying on your tour. To understand the road types easier, IMTBIKE has divided them into two categories, and we have calculated an approximate percentage of each on all of our tours.
- TOURING ROADS: These are wider roads comprised mainly of larger radius sweepers. They are still curvy roads but not tight mountainous twisty curves. Please remember that you will ride very few straight roads on IMTBIKE tours!
- CHALLENGING ROADS: These are roads that are tight twisty turns which require more technical skill. Many times they will be narrower roads without a shoulder and sometimes with steep inclines or descents. Normally they will be mountainous roads accompanied by spectacular sceneries.
If you have never ridden a motorcycle outside of your country, or if you have little experience riding on mountain roads with many curves, we recommend that you choose a tour rated moderate or intermediate. If you have any questions or doubts please do not hesitate to call or email us. We are always happy to answer your questions to make sure that you choose the best tour for your riding level.
This route offers wider sweeping turns that are easy to maneuver. This route may have some tighter turns in a few places but this will be the exception. Regardless, even on moderate tours you must be able to ride a large cylinder motorcycle in any condition. Never plan to learn how to ride a motorcycle on an IMTBIKE tour. We recommend having a minimum of 8.000 km (5.000 miles) of experience riding a large cylinder motorcycle to participate on a MODERATE rated IMTBIKE Tour and you should ride a motorcycle on a regular basis at home.
This route rating can have sections of very twisty curves on narrow roads with no center line to divide the road. There will also wider radius curves on these routes. Traffic conditions can be intense at times in some urban environments and the local driving habits may seem aggressive and unpredictable to you. It is imperative that you are an experienced motorcyclist. We recommend that you have a minimum of 12.000 km (7500 miles) of large cylinder motorcycle experience to participate on a INTERMEDIATE rated IMTBIKE Tour and you should ride a motorcycle on a regular basis at home.
This route rating has long sections of technical narrow twisty roads and sometimes single lane roads. These twisty roads will often be in mountains where steep inclines and descents will be commonplace. Some riding days can be long and challenging. Traffic conditions can be intense at times in some urban environments and the local driving habits may seem aggressive and unpredictable to you. It is imperative that you are a very experienced motorcyclist on a large cylinder motorcycle. We recommend that you have a minimum of 16.000 km (10.000 miles) of large cylinder motorcycle experience on an ADVANCE rated IMTBIKE Tour and of course you should ride a motorcycle on a regular basis at home.
IMTBIKE Average Daily Riding Hours
5 to 7 hours
6 to 8 hours
7 to 9 hours
How many hours a day you ride on a tour is important information in helping you decide on the right IMTBIKE tour for you. Some tour members want to ride as many hours as possible everyday, while others prefer to stop more frequently and dedicate more time to enjoying the scenery, visiting cultural sights and arrive at the hotel earlier to relax before dinner. The daily riding hours are calculated including the coffee breaks and photo stops but they do not include the time taken for lunch.
Normally we’ll start our riding day at 9:30am and we will take about a one hour lunch break sometime between 1pm and 2pm. So if the daily riding hours for a given tour are 5-7, then you will arrive at the hotel between 3:30pm- 5:30pm depending on the average speed of the group.
Start / End BogotáTotal Distance 1700
Total Time 10 DaysRiding Days 7 Days
Rest Days 1: Salento, Coffe RegionBreakfast 10 Included Breakfasts
Dinners 8 DinnersDaily Mileage 200 Km
Hotel Overnights 9 NightsRiding Season Spring
Highlights: Bogotá, Honda, Magdalena Valley, Tatacoa Desert, San Agustín Archeological Park, The Magdalena Strait, Popyán, the White CIty, Cauca Valley and sugar cane plantations, Coffee Region, Cocora Valley, Coffee Experience, Nevados National Natural Park, Hot Springsand so much more!Accommodations: Amazing hotels.
From: US$ 4700
Estamos aquí en Venezuela con nuestra aventura diaria pero llenos de muy lindos recuerdos de nuestro viaje, por lo que no dudamos ni un minuto en nuevamente agradecerte y felicitarle por tan excelente Tour, ustedes como guías, los lugares, las rutas, las comidas, los hoteles TODO estuvo maravilloso y es lo que hemos trasmitido a todos nuestros amigos y familiares.
Recibe un afectuoso saludo!
Tour Provenza & Toscana - Todo estuvo Maravilloso
This was truly a bike trip of a life time. The guides were great and the routes were unbelievable. This was our fourth tour, but the first one outside of North America. The food and wines as expected were wonderful. Pictures and words cannot adequately describe the adventure of being on a bike in these beautiful mountains.
See you in Morocco in April.
Jerry and Ann Larsen
Provence & Tuscany Tour - Bike Trio of a Lifetime
What a terrific trip! Our guides, Martin and Chano were outstanding. The roads were something you only dream about: lots of variety to keep you alert, good asphalt, beautiful scenery, and great bikes to enjoy it all. Hotels were more than comfortable, dinners together were most enjoyable with lots of conversation, sharing stories and making new friends. Rest days we got to explore some of the history of the places we were visiting. Lucky for us the weather was excellent. We look forward to another IMTBIKE Tour and spending time with Martin and Chano again.
New York, USA
Provence & Tuscany Tour - A Terrific Trip
My wife and I rode two up and we had some special needs that Scott and Chano accommodated very easily and graciously without any hint that we were imposing on them.
We couldnt wait to ride in Tuscany because we knew it would be so beautiful and that part of the trip lived up to our very high expectations. What knocked our socks off, though, were the incredible twisties and spectacular scenery throughout the French mountains and the Pyrenees. Overall, this trip was one of the best trips of any kind we have taken. The roads, the scenery, the bikes, the sights and the people (the IMTBike people and the other riders) were all terrific.
Utah & Florida, USA
Provence & Tuscany Tour - Lived up to our very high expectations
This was my third tour with IMTBike (Morocco, Andalucia) and as usual, spectacular in all regards. Weather cooperated for the most part, and the roads and scenery were second to none.
What continues to amaze me are not only the tours themselves, but the people who make up the group. Each time I think the group cannot be any better than the previous tour group, but lo and behold, they are! We had an excellent group, easy to get along with, just fantastic!
I was the least experienced rider in the group, but everyone went out of the way to offer helpful suggestions and tips; Scott and Chano did make this trip extra special....thanks again, look forward to the next tour!
Provence & Tuscany Tour - Third Tour with IMTBike
Otra aventura maravillosa con IMTBike. Muchas gracias a Chano y Roger por sus esfuerzos incansables y el pastoreo gato pacientes y por mostrarnos todos los tantos caminos extraordinarios! Happy Trails por ahora .
Another wonderful adventure with IMT. Many Thanks to Chano and Roger for their tireless efforts and patient cat herding and for showing us all so many extraordinary roads! Happy Trails for now,
Steve “Esteban” Brooke
Provence & Tuscany Tour
Mi primer mejor experiencia, con compañeros de ruta admirables y Chano y Roger como guías , me hace pensar que esto recién empieza. Espero recorrer más rutas maravillosas con IMTBike.
Maria Silvia Cristina Nicolini
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Provence & Tuscany Tour - Maravilloso
What a Wild, Wild trip we had!! Fantastic. Pretty well sensory overload but what a rush. The roads, the food, the people, the history, the cities, the towns, the villages, the views, the Med, the wine...it goes on and on....did I mention the roads!!
Your guys, Chano and Roger, did a fantastic job. I also want to thank you for your gifts, the T- shirt, pullover, memory stick and the wine for most of our dinners. I will wear the cloths with pride and spread the word of IMTBIKE.
Once again, a great trip, a great IMTBike company, great memories and stories..an adventure!!
Tom and Kathy
Provence & Tuscany Tour - A wild, wild, trip
Nuestro viaje por Europa ya terminó y nos quedaron maravillosos recuerdos de amistad, paisajes bellísimos y la excelente conducción de las motos por entretenidos caminos diseñados por ustedes. Quiero agradecer por el servicio que nos brindaron, muy profesional, de alta calidad, con excelentes rutas, motos nuevas y buenos hoteles. Fue una experiencia muy satisfactoria para nuestro grupo.
Espero nos volvamos a ver en alguna oportunidad futura.
Self-Guided Provenza & Toscana
Realmente la experiencia vivida con el tour Provence Toscana de IMTBIKE, ha sido inolvidable.
Las rutas perfectamente balanceadas, los lugares visitados, las espectaculares vistas y la programación de los alojamientos, hacen del tour una experiencia increíble.
Self-Guided Provenza & Toscana
You cannot in words or pictures express what these rides are like and the care that the guides give you. There is nothing in the US that compares to these rides and the food is the best in the world. Ann And I are both in our 70s, so the extra care of setting our bike up at every stop was really nice. If you are looking to tour Southern Europe or Morocco, IMTBIKE is the best. It will be an experience of a life time.
Jerry and Ann Larsen
Sardinia & Corsica Tour - Our 4th IMTBike Tour
First off, I want to say how incredibly impressed I have been with the services that your company offers! I've just returned from touring Sardinia and Corsica with Martin and Sergi. What great guides they are, so professional, personable, and knowledgeable, very impressive. And then there was the tour itself, with its incredible roads, lodgings and scenery. Oh, and did I mention the food..?!
New York, USA
Sardinia & Corsica - Great guides, incredible roads
What a fantastic trip! As always, the planning and organizing was amazing; the hotels, food, riding, scenery and overall experience, completely awesome! Martin & Sergi were such skillful guides, keeping us safe, well cared for, properly but gently herded; and thoroughly entertained. Their knowledge of the roads and all of the must-sees along the way were so beneficial. And, perhaps best of all — every one of the tour members, totally delightful (IMTBike can’t take full credit for that, but you do tend to attract us discerning types!). Can’t wait to do it again!
Chip and Sharon Houston
Sardinia & Corsica - Can't Wait to Do It Again!
The purpose of this message is to let you know how much I enjoyed the Sardinia & Corsica Tour. Not only was the weather great, but the two Tour Guides were among the best of any I have encountered during my 20+ organized motorcycle rides outside of the U.S. As you undoubtedly already know, Martin 222 is absolutely the most animated conversationalist and ride briefers one could ever encounter. He is a joy to watch when he has both feet on the ground, and even more fun to follow when he is in his element - riding. Mikel was mesmerizing in his enthusiasm, energy and friendliness. If the rest of your staff is even close to these two, you have a winning team.
Sardinia exceeded my expectations. I really expected a small island more oriented to the conditions of Mexico. Wow, was I wrong! Even though the big draw for me was Corsica, I think Sardinia is a better choice for the pure enjoyment of motorcycle riding.
After 16 years in business, an inventory of 120 motorcycles and a crew that really gives a damn about keeping the business going, I think you have a winning program. You haven’t seen the last of me. Because of Martins description and my personal desire to experience as much of the world as I can on two wheels while Im still on this side of the grass, I strongly suspect that you will find me on your Moroccan Tour in November.
Sardinia & Corsica - What an Incredible Tour!
Martin, I just wanted to let you know that Diane and I will be attempting to tilt at windmills from the seat of one of your R1200GS's this spring. Diane's already looking the tour and the possibility that you will be leading it.
In fact, as soon as I complete this email, I'm going to send out another one to everyone who was in the Sardinia/Corsica Tour. Everyone enjoyed each other’s company so much that we agreed that we should try to get together again for another tour. Who knows, maybe history CAN be repeated...?
New York, USA
Sardinia & Corsica - History CAN be repeated...?
This tour is pure rock 'n roll!
Scott and Chano were the greatest hosts. They obviously have tried it from all angles and this particular route encompassed just about everything, a superb cycling experience. As for problems, the only one I had was keeping my credit card in my wallet! There are deals in Morocco like you will not believe...fabulous rugs, leather, silver. And the best orange juice in the world! Even though the tour is primarily of Morocco, the first and last days in Southern Spain were fantastic. The mountains of Southern Spain are spectacular.
Magical Morocco Tour - The Greatest Hosts
First off, this was my first organized tour on a motorcycle, and after countless hours of searching the internet for a tour, I zoomed in on IMTBike and began to make inquiries not only with them directly, but with former customers...everyone spoke very highly of IMTBike, so I booked the Moroccan Tour. I couldn’t have been more pleased The tour is everything they said it would be and more. Scott and Chano were our guides, and every aspect of our tour went very smoothly. We had a very diverse group of 10, and everyone got along like we were lifetime friends.
Morocco is a country like no other, and every day brought new scenery and riding challenges....you are allowed to go at your own pace and enjoy the views. All the hotels we stayed at were first class, and the food was excellent. I was pleasantly surprized how warm and open the Moroccan people are and Morocco is a very safe country to travel in. Scott and Chano made sure we were all happy each and every day, and I can’t wait to schedule my next tour with them! Thanks, IMTBike!!
James B. Nims
Moroccan Tour - Thanks IMTBike
Scott, Chano y Roger ... ya en Madrid, de nuevo agradecer la organización y gestión del viaje a Marruecos. Ha sido una experiencia impresionante, tanto en los sitios visitados como en la compañía. Ha cumplido al 100 % expectativas. Esperamos, cuando alguien se quiera volver a quedar con los niños dos semanas, repetir con IMTBike en algún otro destino. Scott, excelente gestión ... Chano, excelente organización y Roger excelente logística. Lo dicho ... nos veremos de nuevo. Gracias por todo.
Carlos y Raquel Vives
Tour Marruecos Mágico - Experiencia Impresionante
We’ve loved the proposed itinerary on Magical Morocco Tour, the landscapes were fantastic; the desert gives you a very peaceful energy, and I felt like I could breathe all the beauty of the world... I’ve enjoyed a lot the time spent in Erfoud, the adventure with the ATVs, the route to Zagora, eating very tasty food in almost all restaurants...
Scott and Roger were very well organized and made us feel very comfortable with them. I would say that first of all the IMTBike team has passion for exploring, for diversity, for people and places, for culture and then for motorcycling. I am highly recommending having aside an IMTBike guide.
Magical Morocco Tour - Thank you for a wonderful Morocco Tour
Whoever came up with Magical Morocco was right on the mark, it was an awesome adventure and far exceeded all our expectations! Scott and Slim and our fellow bikers made for a most memorable time and I still chuckle to myself as I remember moments or see photos! Everyone rocked!! One of the highlights (and there were many) was quad biking in the desert...it was just an amazing experience! We had no idea what to expect and every day was an adventure and Scott certainly did have some surprises for us!! Thank you so much and look forward to the next adventure!!!
Angela & Ian Farnsworth
Magical Morocco Tour - This Tour Rocked!
This was one of our best trips ever!
Very well organized from beginning to end, beautiful scenery, amazing roads for exciting motorcycling, culturally very interesting cities, fancy hotels, great food and wonderful people!
The motorcycles were top notch, no older than 1 year and in excellent condition.
Our tour guides Scott and Slim did a superb job, we always felt safe and well taken care of.
Our fellow riders were some of the nicest people we have ever met and they made the trip truly special.
The ATV tour through the desert is not to be missed, it was one of the best things we have ever done. Magical in every way! All in all in one word – Awesome!!! :)
Would do it again in a heartbeat, thanks to our guides for an unforgettable adventure!
For the German speaking population:
Da muss man mit, voll sackstark!!!
Elfie and Andreas Luther
Magical Morocco Tour - Awesome Tour
The Magical Morocco tour was wonderful. The riding was awesome on the roads and the dunes. The trip plan shows a comprehensive view of Morocco and its people. The tour members were extraordinary !
We cannot remember when we laughed so much and so hard. We made many new friends which we will treasure. Great riding everyone!
Chano and Mikel, thank you for a great trip. All our experiences with IMTBike have been great. Thank you to all IMTBike staff for you dedication. Well done.
Colleen and Karl Schenk
Magical Morocco Tour - Canadians in Morocco
Fantastic adventure with the best guides ever. Would recommend IMTBike to anyone looking for adventure on motorcycles. Thanks Chano, Gustavo and Scott.
Kerry and Roanne Potts
Wellington, New Zealand
Magical Morocco Tour - Fantastic Adventure
Well it’s difficult to know what to say. I have just had the most fantastic time and incredible experience. It’s taken two days to come back down to earth. The tour exceeded my expectations by such a margin and Roger and Christophe were just excellent in every way.
We had a great group and the friendships formed were so rewarding and such an unexpected bonus.
Well done IMTBike, highly recommended.
Morocco Tour - An Increible Experience!
Nie hätten wir im gedacht, dass Marokko so spektakuläre Landschaften, tolle Strassen und viel Fahrspass (viele Gebiete mit ganz wenig Verkehr) und freundliche Leute vereint, so dass sich das Land bestens für eine Motorradtour eignet. Im November 2014 haben wir als Fahrer und Passagierin an der „Magical Morocco Tour“ von IMTBike teilgenommen. Auf einer sauberen BMW F800 GT mit guten Reifen sind wir mit der Gruppe in Malaga gestartet und haben einen ersten Tag auf kurvenreichen spanischen Bergstrassen bester Qualität erlebt. Jeder in der Gruppe konnte sich einstimmen und im passenden Tempo durch die wunderschöne andalusische Landschaft fahren. Bereits am Vortag hatte sich die Gruppe in Malaga getroffen und einen fröhlichen Abend bei gutem Essen und spanischen Wein verbracht. Am Ende des ersten Fahrtages erwartete uns ein schönes Hotel in der Nähe des Fährhafens, so dass wir am nächsten Morgen rasch bereit zur Überfahrt mit der Fähre „nach Afrika“ waren. Nach einer von unseren beiden Tourguides gut vorbereiteten Einreise nach Marokko ging es der Küste entlang und bald danach auf sehr guten kurvenreichen Bergstrassen nach Chefchaouen, wo wir ein wunderschönes Hotel in der Altstadt beziehen konnten. Der erste Abend in Marokko verlief so angenehm und bei ausgezeichnetem Essen, wie die folgenden Abende. Die Marokkaner, die wir getroffen haben, und dies gilt für die ganze Reise, erwiesen sich als freundliche und sprachgewandte Leute. Am nächsten Tag führte die Tour über weitere Bergstrassen von ausgezeichneter Qualität nach Fes (sehr sehenswert) und in den folgenden Tagen an den Nordrand der Sahara. Traumhafte Wüstenlandschaft und tolle Hotels, fast kein Verkehr und ausgezeichnete Strassen wurden uns geboten. Nie hätten wir gedacht, dass Marokko so vielseitig sein kann! Nach dem Aufenthalt in Zagora, dem südlichsten Punkt der Reise ging es nach Marrakesch. Was für eine lebendige Stadt, absolut sehenswert und wir haben so gut gegessen... Die Tour führte weiter über Rabat und Tanger zurück nach Spanien. Es blieben unvergessliche Eindrücke. Die Tour war prima organisiert und durchgeführt, die Guides von IMTBike sehr professionell aber dennoch „locker drauf“. Sehr empfehlenswert.
Rainer & Claudia Schweiz
Magical Morocco Tour - Was für eine wunderbare Reise
Our guides Martin, Chano and Javi knocked themselves out to ensure a safe, memorable time. The efficient handling of border crossings, hotel arrivals and departures, gas stops, meals and celebrations, on top of loading/unloading luggage, caring for bikes, is itself worthy of appreciation.
But what really set this tour apart for many of us was the camaraderie among Martin, Chano and Javi and the passion that each brought to the overall experience. The result is hard to put into words. Nancy described it as feeling embraced in a way that she has not experienced on previous tours. At the farewell dinner, Anthony suggested that IMTBike "not change a thing."
For my own part, I felt like a family was parting ways at the end of the trip. I made the acquaintance of some great people that I look forward to keeping in touch with and visiting in the future.
Magical Morocco Tour-Memorable time
We were really impressed by both Sergi and Ryan, totally professional, very organised but still heaps of fun. They both went out of their way to make sure everyone in the group was happy, being encouraged & looked after, above and beyond their duty. At all times they were calm and efficient, managed change of plans (due to snow) well. We are aware that there was lots & lots of extra work being done in the background to make sure everything went to plan.
Clearly Sergi & Ryan both have good language skills and great understanding of cultural issues and challenges travelling with a group of people in Morocco, particularly when the group have a wide range of experience travelling.We would recommend IMTBIKE to anyone interested in a motor bike tour.
Kevin Harris & Alison Smith
Doveton, Victoria, Australia
Magical Morocco Tour - IMTBIKE Guides totally professional
This was overall an excellent trip with absolute fantastic experiences throughout. My wife and I seriously doubt that a motorcycle tour with combined adventurous and cultural aspects could be more satisfactory on all levels than the Magical Morocco tour. Both guides went far out of their usual job description. Sergi and Juanan were, while professional at all time, a responsible and well organised team...always with a smile on their faces. The selection of hotels with arabic charm and high standard was a huge surprise. The tour is attractive, extremely well organised with very fine value for money. We will be back again. Recommendation: Increase your tour portfolio!
Magical Morocco Tour Feb 2017 Excellent Trip
To Chano, Sergi y Scott:
Thank you the best motorcycle adventure yet in my life! Can't say enough about how well organized and safe your tour was. How much fun all of made the adventure and that your "passion for motorcycling" really shows.
Take good care and ride safe!
Robert Magill. Oregon, United States
Best motorcycle adventure yet in my life
Thanks for a great vacation.
I was really glad that I chose your company for the tour.
Customer Service was outstanding in every way and provided every day. Your approach and attitude and guides is what makes the difference. Anyone can find a good hotel or a restaurant with good food. How you get there and how you are treated over a 17 day period are the key memories that make each day come alive.
Much Success in your Continued Journey!
Charlie and Sharon Vaughan Virginia, USA
Customer Service was outstanding in every way and provided every day
This was a great tour, my first with IMTBike but definitely not the last. The guides were fantastic and the riders couldn’t have been friendlier or more interesting. It was a diverse group with lots of adventures and experiences to share. Morocco was fascinating and I would love to go back again. I was a bit apprehensive due to the differences in religion and culture, but the tour was so well planned that there were no difficulties or hassles. These guys know how to lay out a tour!! Attention to details makes all the difference... I think that Scott and his team at IMTBike offer a tremendous service to adventuring motorcyclists.
Inshallah por mas viajes como este!!!!! saludos a toda la pandilla del Morroco Tour!
This was not our first guided motorcycle tour experience, so I had some idea of what to expect. However, I must say that the IMTBike Morocco Tour was beyond our expectations. The tour guides were masters of planning and logistics, the accommodations were perfect, and the IMTBike staff went out of their way to ensure we all had a great time. The Morocco experience was, at times, like being in an alternate reality; it was so different from Ohio. I refer to the blue village of Chefchaouen, the narrow passageways and vendor stalls in the ancient medinas, the dry and sandy world of the desert, and the lush green world of date palms in the oasis. And then there was the riding! Twisty mountain passes, desert riding, and big sweepers with panoramic views. Besides being immersed in these landscapes, we enjoyed meeting the gracious people of Morocco and learning about their history and culture.
Scott, Chano, and Roger—you are the best!
Ginny and Jim LaPoint
Morocco Adventure Tour - Beyond our Expectations
Thank you IMTbike for such amazing trip! Thank a lot to our friends Mikel and Roger for taking care of us during all journey. We can recommend this route to all fans of cool riding!
Morocco Adventure Tour - Thank you
Thank you Scott and Chano for an amazing adventure! The IMTBike team was outstanding from start to finish on our Moroccan tour. The varied terrain of Morocco made for an unbelievable ride... whether climbing through the switch backs of the Atlas Mountains, enjoying the beautiful sweeping roadways on the plateaus, navigating the hectic roundabouts of the major cities or surviving a Saharan sandstorm! The scenery and countryside was awe inspiring and there was never a dull moment... Can’t wait for the next tour... Thanks again!
New Jersey, USA
Morocco Tour - Amazing Adventure
Had a fantastic trip to Morocco, the tour was well run and our guides Roger and Mikel were well organised and also great fun. The bikes were all in excellent condition and the hotels fantastic. The tour was very comprehensive, taking in the main sights of Morocco, of course I could have stayed longer particularly in Marrakesh and the desert, but as I only had two weeks it did the job admirably. My particular highlight - quad bikes in the dunes – it’s a must do for the day!!! Well done IMTBike. I shall be back next year.
Morocco Adventure Tour
Dear bikers I would like to share with you my impressions about the trip to Morocco on by IMTBike, which by the way made my dream of riding in Africa become true. Morocco is full of wonders and contrasts that are worth exploring. The IMTBike guides made all the difference due to their deep knowledge of the local customs, best roads and spots. They had a genuine concern whether we were enjoying or not the ride and did not save efforts to make sure that we were having a good time. IMTBike and staff are very professional and the least that I can say is to recommend their services to those that wish to experience a great bike tour.
Monise Alencar Martins
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Morocco Adventure Tour
En pocas palabras...el mejor viaje de mi vida!! Agradecido desde la primera a la última persona por su atención tan cordial hacia mí y creo que también hacia la gente que viajo conmigo, volveré por otro viaje más seguramente, una empresa excelente!!!para recomendar!!!mis saludos cordiales y muchas gracias por esta aventura!
Buenos Aires Argentina
Tour Marruecos Aventura
Acabo de regresar del tour Marruecos Aventura.
Querría agradecer a Scott y Javi por tan magnifico viaje.
Marruecos es un destino increíble. Desde las dunas del Sahara a montar en camello un día hasta atravesar las montañas del Atlas con nieve al siguiente. Increibles carreteras de montaña, naturaleza y energía.
Scott y Javi han sido de la mejor compañía: Siempre pendientes de todo, aportando mucho conocimiento y muy divertido. Gran aventunra. ¡ Hasta la próxima!
Scott and Javi were the best of company: on top of things, knowledgeable, and fun!
Great adventure! Hasta la próxima!
Andres Maldonado Bogotà
Tour Marruecos Aventura
Scott and Javi are superb guides. I was taken to places and shown things that I never would have done or found on my own. Thank you both again. The entire group was amazing and with representation from six countries around the world the discussions and exchange of ideas was quite enlightening. I have made many new friends. Beautiful scenery, great food, exciting experiences, what else could you ask for?
Morocco Adventure Tour
First let me say, WHAT A WONDERFUL TIME ! ! ! ! IMTBike certainly knows how to throw a party ! Mark and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip and the tour was spectacular ! You were right, we loved Spain and the Central Spain Tour was a tour not to be forgotten. The time spent in Toledo was extremely well timed as we were in the midst of the Feast of Corpus Christi. What a festival that was ! Everywhere we went was special, the accommodations were superb and the foods were outstanding ! It is hard to pick a favorite as each place will be remembered by its own events. Chano was outstanding and certainly knew the places to go, the things to see and the history behind it. Two thumbs up to Chano and Tomas ! We had a great group to ride with, we had a lot of laughs and we made some good friends. We look forward to touring with IMT again. Until then, Thanks to everyone at IMT for such a wonderfully delightful trip !
Mark and Toni Dapper
Central Spain Tour - What a Wonderful Time!
Hola mi experiencia fue excelente desde el recibimiento, el guía, la furgoneta...Chris y Gustavo al 100 % todo el tiempo. La moto en excelentes condiciones...los Paradores,
la comida. Lo repetiré en cuanto pueda.
Scott de 10 las rutas increíbles!
BMW MOA Castles & Palaces Tour - Increible
Denise and I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our recent tour. It was the first guided tour that we had ever done. I was a little skeptical going into it about riding with a group that I didn't know. Martin, Scott and Ryan made it clear that this was going to be FUN!! And it was.
This trip in my opinion is great for couples especially if your partner isn't that comfortable with riding. It had some really fun, challenging riding but it also had a lot of just cruising and sightseeing. I don't know if all of the tours do lunch "family style" like this one did but those lunches were a highlight. It gave everyone a chance to taste some of the house specialties that on my own I wouldn't have ordered.
Martin, Scott and Ryan were awesome. You were all very professional but also just had a knack for making it fun. Martin's enthusiasm for everything was just contagious. He even made the briefing fun. The three of you were very competent and caring and your attention to every detail set the pace for each day making sure we were all safe and enjoying our collective experience. It allowed the group to bond and enjoy one another as much as all the fantastic riding, scenery, food and beautiful lodging.
I wasn't sure I would like the structure of a tour but because IMTBIKE made it so stress free and fun, I can't wait to do another one. The hard part is deciding which one.
Denise & Randy Jones
New Mexico, USA
BMW MOA Castles & Mountains Tour
We experienced some of the best riding roads I have ever been on, mostly mountainous and twisty or big sweepers and no lack of beautiful scenery. We overnighted in converted castles and historic manors, and dined on the best food you could imagine. We made lasting friendships with the people on the ride and the IMTBike staff. Our last day felt like the last day of summer camp, saying goodbye to our new best friends and the guides who showed us the parts of Spain that most tourists will miss.
So, to sum it up, this was THE BEST vacation I have ever had; I would and will sign up for another IMTBike vacation, problem is, which one? If you are seriously considering going on a motorcycle touring vacation give these people a call, you won't be disappointed!
BMW MOA Castles & Mountains Tour
I thought the entire trip was very well paced and well choreographed. Everything was so well planned but had a hint of spontaneity. I would go on another tour with IMT Bike without hesitation. Thank you for a fantastic vacation.
BMW MOA Castles & Mountains Tour
Daryl and I enjoyed every bit of the tour in Spain: the riding, the scenery, the food and being with all of you. Martin and Ryan, you were the best! Scott, since we finally signed up for one of your tours it was a pleasure that you were along as well. It was absolutely one of the best trips we have ever taken.
Daryl & Emily Gibbs
BMW MOA Castles & Mountains Tour
I want to thank our tour guides Scott, Martin and Ryan as well as the whole staff at IMTBike for putting on a fabulous BMW MOA Castles and Mountains Tour. As first time visitors to Spain, Jackie and I had a truly wonderful time that was well beyond our expectations. What made this tour special was the combination of riding the beautiful mountains and plains along with being immersed in the history and culture of Spain; making this a tour I would recommend to anyone.
Riding with them was like riding with your best friends!
Advertising Director BMW MOA - Spokane, WA
BMW MOA Castles & Mountains Tour
Just amazing... you now have a new #1 fan. We will return for another tour, in the meantime...we can not thank you enough for my adventure in Spain! I felt comfortable as a rider (my first experience for long rides) safe, cared for, as well as making the sites educational and fun. They both made this trip so fun and personable for my husband and me, also their attention to every detail for all participants was extraordinary.
Diane & Paul Campbell
Binghamton, NY, USA
BMW MOA Castles & Mountains Tour
Lora and I made it home in one piece. I just wanted to say thank you for including her in all functions and making pillions feel part of the group. You guys have a great thing going on over there. Both of you worked very hard to make sure all riders we safe and well taken care of. “Customer Service” is outstanding. We love IMT BIKE! I’m trying to talk Lora into a Southern Spain/Portugal trip next year.
Castles & Mountains Tour
If someone would have asked me if I ever tasted "el pulpo" before I left for the "Northern Green Spain Tour" led by Martín and IMT Bike, I would have said "what is that?" And the discovery of the local delicacy and passion for eating octopus was one of the many exciting surprises that unfolded each and every day. In Spain, I could not help but get caught up in their passion for food, wine and motos. Which was easy to do as Martín was the one who encouraged me to
just relax and be open to new experiences, like the eating of, well, octopus. And my preconceived notion of the tour as being just all about the challenging riding became instead a
technicolor experience of incredible food, empty and scenic roads of amazing variety, daily riding challenges that fired up an old biker's heart, and sharing all of this with my fellow riders and new friends who were always inspiring. This was my second tour with Martín and I have
participated in tours with other companies around the world over the years. All good, but nothing on the level of what IMT Bike offers. Everything, from the accommodations, the excellently maintained bikes, the route planning, the food and the most knowledgeable-engaging tour guide on the planet in Martín, bring an amazing experience. Here is the thing about riding in a new land and stepping outside of your comfort zone, you create wonderful memories that remain as strong many months later as the day they were experienced. But more importantly on the road of discoveries, you find that because you were open to all that you came upon, you rediscovered what it is like to be yourself and enjoy the moment. No demands on you other than to meet in the morning with your new friends and ride off towards another adventure. Gracias for providing such an amazing journey, and I can't wait for the next adventure with your company!
Northern Green Spain
Ya de regreso en Mexico, la hemos pasado increíble ! El viaje supero por mucho nuestras expectativas ! Martin y Chano fueron lo mejor del viaje, de verdad ! Nos hicieron el tour ameno, seguro, y además de haber sido un paseo increíble, nos ayudaron a mejorar nuestra calidad de manejo, ya que siempre estuvieron dispuestos a responder con paciencia a todas nuestras preguntas.
Pronto nos pondremos en contacto con ustedes para organizar el siguiente tour.
Mexico City, Mexico
Tour Pirineos Perfectos -
El tour de los perfectos pirineos así estuvo, PERFECTO!!
Sobre todo gracias al profesionalismo y simpatia de nuestros guias.
Saludos y espero verlos el proximo año.
Mexico City, Mexico
Perfect Pyrenees Tour
Estimados Martin y Oscar, luego que nos despedimos en Barcelona cada uno de nosotros tomo su camino unos de regreso inmediatamente a Venezuela otros también de regreso pero más despacio ó mejor dicho dando una vuelta más larga, el tema es todos nos fuimos con la sensación de haber pasado una de esas semanas que no vamos a olvidar y además de la que vamos a hablar por mucho tiempo.
Estoy seguro que hablo por todos al decirles que se superaron todas nuestras expectativas en el paseo, su conocimiento, profesionalismo, amabilidad y simpatía hicieron que lo que empezó como ocho amigos que iban a los Pirineos Españoles a montar en moto se convirtiera rápidamente en diez amigos
Creo que todos mejoramos nuestra capacidad de conducción, disfrutamos de los mejores paisajes, las mejores carreteras, comimos y bebimos de primera incluyendo paellas a derecha e izquierda! En resumen seria propio decir que la pasamos “DE PUTA MADRE!” También sería propio decir que ustedes tienen ocho nuevos amigos en Venezuela y nosotros dos en España. Bueno solo queda decirles Muchas Gracias por todo y vamos a ver si nos vemos en el próximo año para rodar esta vez por las carreteras Andaluzas o por lo llaman España verde.
Pirineos Perfectos - Moto Aventura Custom Tour
I just wanted to thank you for a truly wonderful experience far beyond what I had anticipated. Bravo to you, your company and your staff. The roads and scenery bordered on being Magical. Words cannot express how much fun I had. It was superb.
What a bummer to come home! Ride Well my friend: Hopefully we can do it again someday.
West Virginia, USA
Pyrenees Tour - A truly Wonderful Experience
I just finished the Perfect Pyrenees trip last week. I must say it was one of my most enjoyable experiences, on or off of a motorcycle, ever. The roads were superb. The IMTBike team (Martin And Roger) were extraordinary hosts, mentors and guides. The hotels and food was fantastic. I cannot recommend this trip highly enough. BRAVO IMTBike!!!!
Perfect Pyrenees Tour
I just want to thank IMTbike tours for a fantastic six days in the Pyrenees Mountains. It was beyond my greatest expectations. Everything they promised, they delivered and more. Martin and Roger are both fantastic people and guides. They are fun to be with and awesome riders. We had a great group and many first time tour riders; I am sure some will be back for more. The roads and scenery are beyond description. An experience not to be missed. Oh yes, ask anybody that was on the tour about the food. The tour should be renamed the Perfect Pyrenees motorcycle and Food Experience Tour!
Perfect Pyrenees Tour - Fantastic six days
This was my second tour with IMTBike, having gone to Morocco last year. As before the pacing and daily riding distance was perfect plus our guides went out of their way to ensure none of the tail-enders became lost which is quite the contrary to other tours I’ve been on. This was my 6th foreign tour and keeping up generally doesn’t apply to me but it was good to see IMTBike staff concerned enough to make sure everyone has a good time. I’m already looking at my schedule to see what IMTBike tour I can take next year!
Perfect Pyrenees Tour
I am sitting down thinking about my trip to the Magical Pyrenees looking at the pictures you took makes me smile and feel sad. Getting home is comforting but the joy of riding with you, Roger, Al and the rest brings a huge smile to my face. It is hard to describe to your friends the exhilaration riding a motorcycle brings it makes me feel like a kid again.
Many thanks to you and Roger for taking care of all riders all were included in all aspects of the trip.
Everything was first class: the little touches, marked maps, planning local information, photography (the photos were a treasure). Was awesome!
I will be back! You and Roger are a great team and fab riders thanks for the riding lessons.
Until we meet again!
Perfect Pyrenees Tour - Better than Advertised
It is difficult to find the words to express my appreciation to IMTBIKE for the absolutely PERFECT Pyrenees Tour . I have been riding motorcycles for over 50 years. I have travelled over a large percentage of North America by motorcycle and my son and I did a self-guided tour of the Pyrenees several years ago (also arranged by IMTBIKE).
The trip last week was by far my most enjoyable time on a motorcycle. I am at a loss to think of any way that the experience could have been improved upon. The roads, scenery, accommodations and meals were magnificent.
Although I realize that the successful execution of an undertaking of this type requires a great deal of work by people that we never see, you should be very proud that IMTBIKE is represented so exceptionally well by both Martin and Roger. Their knowledge of the Pyrenees and Catalunya are impressive, their motorcycling passion and skills are amazing, and their attention to every little detail made this a trip of a lifetime.
Please extend my thanks to everyone at IMTBike for their hard work.
Hinton Buzz Crockett
Perfect Pyrenees Tour - A PERFECT Pyrenees Tour
After traveling with my moto buddy Greg Pecknold on the Perfect Pyrenees trip, I thought I would write to thank you for putting together a fantastic tour. This being our second tour this year we pretty much knew what to expect. However, like one of our fellow bikers noted, while the Andalucía Tour was about the history and culture of the region, the Pyrenees Tour is about the roads.
Both are quite memorable, but the twisties in the Pyrenees....unbelievably exciting and satisfying. Greg and I often remarked what great guides Roger and Martin are. Really, the trip by itself is fine, but these two men add delicious frosting on the moto cake. Their riding expertise, familiarity of roads traveled, intricacies in Spanish culture and knowledge of the sidelines of food and lodgings make for a trip of a lifetime. Not to mention their genuine caring for their tourists. These guys are golden.
You haven't seen the last of Greg and I, what a trip!
Washington State, USA
Perfect Pyrenees Tour
My tour with IMTBike of the Pyrenees was awesome! I can not think of a more potent word to describe it. Martin and Roger were so excellent and I have not had as much fun riding with others as I did with them. They adjusted the riding to fit the group and everybody had fun. They really love the job and made sure that we were maximizing what we could get out of the tour from the actual routes chosen, the riding style, the sites to see, the restaurants and culture. They also had a great positive energy that was infectious. I had hesitations of doing a group tour and thought long and hard about signing up on this one but upon completion I am very happy to say that I was so impressed I would have no hesitation to do it again. My only fear would be that this tour set the bar so high other tours would have a tough time meeting my expectations.
I look forward to riding with you guys again in the future.
Perfect Pyrenees Tour
Six unforgettable days. We had a good feeling right away, because all the staff at IMTBike, most notably Ryan and Scott the Principal of IMTBIKE were always available to answer any and all questions and concerns.
Being a self-guided tour, we had an initial briefing from one of the IMTBIKE staff-Sergi, a very knowledgeable guide who has ridden the Pyrenees for many years and gave us some additional information and tips. We felt very comfortable being on our own and the flexibility of making changes on the fly, which we did.
All the motorcycles were clean and in top condition, no issues whatsoever, again the staff at the depot checked and rechecked and answered any questions.
The route chosen for us was superb; we did modify a bit to suit our needs, as we are very well acquainted with GPS routing and paper map reading. IMTBIKE gave us all the materials and back up information. The printed handbook and maps showed a high level of preparation. This was much appreciated as we are very detailed oriented.
The roads were in A1 shape. Some of the toughest and most challenging roads I have ever ridden on, a sheer delight. Some enchanting surprises along the way made for a most enjoyable tour.
All in all, the best motorcycle trip I have ever done, and I can speak for the others as well on this point.
To all the staff at IMTBIKE, thank you for this great experience. I would not hesitate to recommend your tours to anyone.
Self-Guided Perfect Pyrenees Tour
I just wanted to let you know that our self-guided Pyrenees trip was fantastic. Everything was perfect; the bikes, hotels and most importantly, the roads. The navigation system was right on, there was almost no traffic and fortunately the weather was great. Everyone is still sky high after returning home.
Self-Guided Perfect Pyrenees Tour
All in all, the best motorcycle trip I have ever done, and I can speak for the others as well on this point. To all the staff at IMTBike, thank you for this great experience. I would not hesitate to recommend your tours to anyone.
GT Pyrenees Tour
Having just got back to New Zealand I wanted to say to you and your staff in Barcelona a big thank you for the trip that was planned out for Ruth & Myself last month. It was a highlight for us both and with fantastic accommodation sorted each day it was just great. I will happily recommend you to any of my mates wanting to do the Pyrenees or any other Spanish ride.
Malcolm & Ruth Eves
Self-Guided Perfect Pyrenees Tour
We both want to thank you for suggesting we do a guided trip. Our ride thus far is nothing short of fantastic. Our guide Martin is the best, he's like riding with a good friend. He is very relaxed but totally professional and fun to travel with. We are not only seeing the Pyranese but learning the history at the same time. We could not have mapped out a route like this not knowing the country. The additional two guides Roger and Rubin are equally capable and exceptionally accommodating. The guides are all about having a fun ride but put an emphasis on safety and good riding habits. IMT has spared no expense in providing a first-class experience.
Gene & Bob
Perfect Pyrenees Tour
We did the inaugural IMTBike Wild Pyrenees Tour with Sergi Besses in July 2015. We were looking for the ultimate sport-touring adventure and got everything and more… This tour is about 80% technical with lots of hair-pin turns, mind-bending ascents and descents, long sweepers, majestic scenery, changing landscapes and excellent food…We highly recommend this tour for the adventurous looking for a series of technical rides by a great guide with a passion for riding and a desire to serve you.
Wild Pyrenees Tour
Hard for me to know which of the four IMTBIKE tours I’ve taken is the best since they’ve all been great. If I had to rank them, I would say Wild Pyrenees and Green Spain tied for first, with Sardinia & Corsica and Portugal & Southern Spain nipping at their heels.
I’ve come back from rides in Europe and elsewhere thinking “that’s enough”, but this time, all I can think about is how long to the next one! Can’t be any better recommendation for a product than that.
Mike Atkin Victoria,
Thanks Y’all for a great shared experience; roll on Sicily.
This was my first experience with IMTBike and I was very impressed. The tour package was above my expectation with excellent bikes, fun riding routes, outstanding accommodation, and to top it off great MotoGP seats. What a fantastic week!
My husband and I have done two tours with IMTBike: one to Southern Spain for the Jerez MotoGP races and the second to Morocco. It goes without saying that both of these countries provide great riding opportunities, have beautiful scenery and offer wonderful cultural experiences. But more than all of that, I have to tell you, we had A BLAST. In between taking care of every detail of the trip, these guys know how to enjoy the ride. It’s obvious that the guides at IMTBike are passionate about motorcycling and that this is not just a job for them. Oh, to be so lucky as to call my motorcycle my office :-)
Heidi and Marty Paterno
MOTOGP Jerez Tour And Morocco Tour - what a bloot!
Thank you for another fabulous ride in Spain. Martin and OO found a variety of great roads for brisk rides and fantastic scenery. We enjoyed wonderful meals and lodgings at the Parador Hotels. The MOTOGP races at Valencia, the highlight of our ride, was a unique and breathtaking experience for me, Judd, and the others. Our group enjoyed each other’s company and seem to have similar riding comfort levels. Martin and OO were always professional, courteous, sensitive, respectful, and always in good humor. What good people you have in your organization ! Good luck in all your professional and personal endeavours. I remain eager to ride again with IMTBike and highly recommend your outfit to my riding friends.
MOTOGP Valencia Tour - Thank you for another fabulous ride
We had a fantastic time and I have to say I have travelled many places around the globe and have had many adventure trips where we have hired guided services and this experience has far exceeded any other experience for me. Martin and Javier were a perfect team and their enthusiasm and passion for the bikes, the roads, the country, the food and just overall experience for us made this a trip of a lifetime for everyone. I hope to see your team again maybe next year when I have more experience but their professionalism and care to my level made it possible for me to ride on this tour. I do feel like I gained a year of riding from this experience!!
New Jersey, USA
Southern Spain Andalucia Tour
Just a short note to let you know how much our group enjoyed the tour you guys put together for us. The bikes, the support, the accommodation , the roads and the scenery were all perfect. We could not have asked for more - It was certainly a fantastic holiday and ride. We were all particularly impressed with our guides: Chano and Javier. They were not just great guides, they were great people - Funny, entertaining, caring and so positive that it rubbed off on all of us and certainly made the overall experience better than we could ever have hoped for. Please pass our thanks onto the guys. We will certainly recommend IMTBike to others and hope to tour with you again in the future.
Sevilla - Barcelona Custom Tour
This was our first experience on a professional tour with IMTBike. My husband and I rode two brand new R1200RT BMW motorcycles. What a blast, Nice Bikes, now I want a new bike. The roads in Spain are incredible roads to ride a bike on. We had 10 bikes on our 8 day tour and our guides managed everybody perfectly. We enjoyed our trip so much we will be going on another real soon. Our guides Scott and Juan Pablo were the best! The hotels and foods were spectacular. IMTbike don’t change a thing!! This is a trip we will never forget!! Thank you!!!!!
Andalucia Tour - Don't Change a Thing!
My husband and I had the extraordinary pleasure of riding through beautiful Andalucia with IMTBike. Though we’ve been riding for years, this was our first ride with a tour group, and it will not be our last. We will not shop for other tour companies; we are confident the fun-loving guides and extreme attention to detail of IMTBike cannot be beat. The roads were all spectacularly beautiful, a delightful blend of long, smooth, twisty and sweeping. Our days of riding were filled with mountains, olive trees, cork forests, the Mediterranean Sea and the unforgettable Goat Road. We never tired of the scenery, nor of our riding companions. When we were not riding, we stayed at the most beautiful Parador Hotels you can imagine, and each day brought new culinary delights. There was plenty of time to explore on our own, and though we could have ridden by ourselves at any time, we enjoyed the company of our fellow riders so much we preferred to hang together. We ate in bodegas on side streets where the owners always hugged or glad-handed our guide Scott, and walked up twisting alleys to find very cool places that we never would have found on our own. We would not have eaten so well had Scott not interpreted endlessly for us when we had so many unbelievable choices for food. Each day was an adventure, we were Never disappointed, and we will remember this trip forever. Hats off to IMTBike, Scott, and Juan Pablo, for providing the best of all things to do and see in Andalucia in the amount of time we had. Nobody does it better, and nobody could be more grateful and appreciative than my husband and me. Thanks for everything Scott and JP. You rock.
Connie and Dave Christianson
Andalucia Tour - Extraordinary Pleasure
I did not want to go. My wife made me, she bought the tickets and told me she was going without me if I decided to stay at work. Boy, did I ever marry a smart women! My time in Spain, on the tour and with the group and guides was one of the best weeks of my life. The folks from IMTBike knew the answer to every question we asked all week. They could not have been more helpful and the roads/route were second to none. The food and lodging were first class and I really enjoyed both tour leaders, Scott and Juan-Pablo. We are going to Morocco with IMT in a little over a year and this time I will be more than willing to get on the plane!
Andalucia Tour - My wife is Smart!
The IMTBike staff were absolutely great in helping tour members prepare for a fabulous tour. The lodging and meals were first rate and the roads were fantastic! Riders of varying experience and skill levels received as much attention as needed to ensure a wonderful experience for all. Andalucia was fantastic and I can’t wait to see other areas of beautiful Spain. Inexperienced riders as well as experienced riders will enjoy the daily rides. Highly recommend Scott, Martin and Slim for the excellent support, guidance and friendship they provided on the tour for all participants!
Andalucia Tour - Absolutely Great Tour
We just returned from a fantastic tour of Andalusia and want to thank Scott, Martin and Sergi (as well as the office support team) for providing us with the trip of a lifetime. We’ve been on great motorcycle tours before - but this time we were overwhelmed by the scenery, the twisties and sweepers, the beautiful cities and villages, the great food and wine but most of all the people who planned our trip and the others who joined us as fellow riders. The itinerary was very well laid out with choice accommodation and wonderful restaurants that we would not have found on our own. We enjoyed having the opportunity to really get to know everyone on the tour and we enjoyed the different stories that were told along the way. Thanks also for the photos, gifts and your follow up emails. We have already shared our experiences with friends at home and hope to join them in another tour next year.
Laurie Johnston and Rob Fullerton
Southern Spain Tour - A fantastic time in Southern Spain
This was my sixth tour with IMTBike and third in Andalucia so I thought I knew exactly what I was in for but they still managed to exceed my expectations. Martin and Juan Pablo went well beyond the call of duty and even secured spectacular weather for us. Touring Southern Spain is a magical experience and difficult to express in a few lines. So my advice is to grab your Visa Card and see for yourself. You won’t regret it.
Andalucia Tour - My sixth IMTBike Tour
The IMTbike Andalucia Tour was phenomenal! Scott and Martin were our guides and were knowledgeable, accommodating, and all-around great guys. Sergi, our faithful van driver and sherpa, was a pleasure to have along. The bikes were in pristine condition and performed flawlessly (Beemers, of course). Our fellow riders have become our newest friends and made the trip even more enjoyable.
Then there was Spain...The scenery was magnificent, from the mountains to the shores of the Mediterranean. The roads and chosen routes were blissful. The hotels and meals were spectacular. Even the weather cooperated...barely a few sprinkles and only after we parked for the night!
All in all this was a fantastic trip. I would go again in a flash!
Andalucia Tour - Phenomenal!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a very well-run tour. From the introductions by your first rate guides: Martin and Javier I was made to feel welcome and secure on this adventure. The bike part of the tour was excellent with lots of variety and a pace to let you ride at your own speed. The part of the tour that blew me away was the cultural exposure. Staying in these beautiful hotels in the middle of the towns and having the time to explore was great. Martin And Javier were very helpful when questioned about the culture and landmarks. The third part of the tour was the food excellent. The food was all new to me so the help from Martin and Javier was invaluable in making this a very pleasant experience . The suppers were a highlight; beautiful locations, excellent food and wine, and great company and because of Martin and Javier I feel like I got a little feel for the Spanish lifestyle.
Excellent Tour..A1...Highly recommended!
I just wanted to send a short note regarding our Andalucia Tour. Anyone who has travelled a lot knows that no trip is perfect. I wanted you to know that this trip was about as close as you can get. Thanks.
I can’t say enough about Martin; he is just top notch in every respect and Ryan is a natural. The two worked well together and were fun to be around. I know you have little control over who is on the tour, but if you did, you couldn’t have picked a much better group. They were some really nice folks.
Thanks again, and keep doing what you are doing - it works.
Abel Bates and Sylvia Sullivan
Andalucia tour - A Perfect Tour!
Wanted to let you know that we appreciated all the hard work that you went through to make a fabulous vacation for all,
I realize that whenever things get tweaked it can sometimes go south ,having said that you made it all work out great.
It was special having Chano as our guide for the first part of the tour. That is not to take away from the great job that Sergi did for his portion of the tour, might also add that you have a real gem in Ryan ,for a youngster he is way beyond his years ,take care of that young man. we truly appreciate the wonder full gifts which will be worn and drunk with fond memories.
As always we would like to thank you and the staff at IMTBike for making for a memorable trip that we will cherish for years to come.
Dennins Gonzalez - Owner BMW Santa Rosa
BMW Santa Rosa Pyrenees & Provence Tour
This was my first tour with IMTBike and what a fabulous experience! It was a small cosy group of 5 bikes. My bike was nearly new. The routes were well thought out, the roads fun but challenging and showed the intimate local knowledge of IMTBike.
Martin 222 our guide was absolutely magnificent. He was our navigator, guide, photographer, translator and in house entertainer! He single handedly made a good bike trip a very memorable one and a great holiday too. Thank you Martin.
I was not aware Spain is such good biking country. I will be back.
This was the second IMTBike tour my wife and I have taken and it was a very enjoyable experience. The Iberian Peninsula is IMTBike’s bailiwick and it shows in the professionalism and thoroughness they demonstrate in escorting their customers through the Spanish countryside.
The lodgings (mostly Paradors) were first class as were the evening meals. IMTBike renews their BMW fleet every year so the bikes were in excellent condition.
We are excited about riding in Africa on the Magical Morocco tour in the near future.
Steve and Ruth Ann Reynen
I would like to provide some feedback from my recent rental from Barcelona.
I am both a qualified mechanic and licensed aircraft engineer and as such I have high expectations from service providers when renting anything mechanical.
When I arrived at IMTBike Barcelona the bike was in exceptional condition and ready to go. I had freighted my helmet and boots and they were there waiting for me having been safely stored for about 3 weeks. The briefing of the bike was carried out in an extremely professional manner in perfect English and all the assistance I could ever have needed was offered including the safe storage of my excess baggage. After some route tips on heading north in to the rest of Europe and the easiest way out Barcelona I headed out of town happy with the bike and very happy with the service provided by the IMTBike staff.
The bike performed faultlessly for 14 days.
Both Sergi and Ruben went above and beyond in making themselves available and making sure that I made my flight back to Australia on time, they even called me a taxi as I don’t speak Spanish so I didn’t have to carry my bags and bike gear anywhere.
IMTBike helped make my rental and riding experience in Europe unforgettable. I would recommend my excellent rental experience to anybody.
I’ve been on 5 IMTBike Tours, each of which felt like the best. However, the Spain & Portugal Tour truly is the best one! The panoply of Parador Hotels in both Spain and Portugal was breathtaking. Food on this tour was sensational. Portuguese cuisine, particularly deserts and coffee, is not to be missed. Art, culture, great food, great riding, it’s all there!
Washington DC, USA
Portugal & Central Spain Tour
Seven Australians with a massive thirst for good riding, good company, good food and cold beer had a ball thanks to the fantastic organisational skills of Scott and the IMTBike team. Our main guide Chano is the best and his back-up man Tomas was great. Many thanks also to Isabel for putting up with us. The ride was brilliant and in particular we loved Porto, Baiona And Salamanca. This is our 2nd ride with IMTBike (and Chano) and would not hesitate to jump on board again. Best wishes!
Portugal & Central Spain Tour Oz Custom Tour
Our third trip with IMTBike and as usual, wonderful routes and beautiful scenery. Chano and Scott took such good care of Ann and I, it made for a much more enjoyable ride. These tours are so well planned, that everything is so smooth and easy. It is hard to think of any place in the world with better riding. Thank you!
Jerry and Ann Larsen
Portugal & Central Spain Tour - Our Third IMTBike Tour
When RuthAnn won a 500 Euro discount off an IMTBIKE tour, we quickly decided that the Central Spain & Portugal Tour would be the one for us. It was a good choice and we enjoyed it immensely. Our guides, Chano and Javi, did a great job escorting our small group through Central Spain and Portugal and keeping us in good spirits. It was always thumbs up and big smiles all around. Coffee breaks, lunch stops, comfy lodging in Paradors and Pousadas with wonderful evening meals all added to the experience.
The bikes were in excellent condition, well maintained, and all ran flawlessly during the tour. We would not hesitate to rent from IMTBIKE for an independent tour in the future. Like most of Europe, Spain and Portugal have a rich history and Chano and Javi made it come alive for us with their extensive knowledge history class on two wheels!
Meanwhile, time for another sip of the excellent IMTBike Vino!!
Steve and Ruth Ann Reynen
Portugal & Central Spain Tour
I’ve been on many tours with various motorcycle tour companies in Europe; most of which were well worth the money. I’ve also motorcycle toured on my own in Europe several times. However IMTBike, in my opinion, hits the “sweet spot” in terms of the combination of luxury tourism, great riding, and affordability. The accommodation is always interesting and good quality. The riding routes are challenging, which I love, but not so difficult that non-European riders (and passengers) are intimidated. The bikes are in perfect condition and usually almost new. The food is great with a tremendous amount of local content. The IMTBike staff is unfailingly courteous, helpful and patient. I really think IMTBike “has it nailed”!
It was a GREAT Tour!!
A expectativa era alta, afinal "todo mundo" vai para o sul da Espanha nas férias, e Martin
havia me garantido que este era um tour novo e imperdivel.
Realmente a IMTBike conseguiu criar um tour fantástico.
Roteiro diferente; quem espera um dia de folga logo no 2o dia da viagem. Ousado.
Pequenas cidades, mas sempre com historia e boa gastronomia.
Estradas diferentes; nada de autopistas e retas, somente estradinhas com pouco
transito e muitas curvas. O sonho de todo motociclista. E voce vai descobrir as melhores.
Os dois ultimos dias, Arcos e Ronda, são para fechar com chave de ouro.
Hoteis diferentes; Pousadas e Paradores sensacionais. Os de Évora, Cascais, Arcos e
Ronda são um show a parte.
Nem é necessário comentar sobre as comidas e vinhos, né? Andalucia e Portugal já
dizem tudo. Prepare sua dieta no retorno.
É o sul da Espanha apresentado por quem conhece, pesquisou e escolheu o melhor.
Paisagens maravilhosas, montanhas com estradas incriveis, los Pueblos Blancos....
Martin e o talentoso Ruben (motos, fotos e musica) cuidam de todos os detalhes,
até 15 dias de sol eles conseguiram acertar com S. Pedro rsrsrs, para que voce
aproveite ao máximo e não tenha com que se preocupar.
(Atenção: nos proximos tours "obriguem" os dois a levarem suas guitarras na van)
Muchas Gracias Martin, Ruben e IMTBike por mais um tour fantastico.
Nos vemos em breve.
Louis Pitaluga Jr
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Portugal e Sul de Espanha - Surpresa total !! Inesquecivel !
My wife (Bryna) and I had a wonderful tour this past month with Martín and Chano. They are very exceptional. In addition, everything was first class and we woke up every day with excitement and anticipation. They love their job and it shows. They have great respect for the staff and for the leadership of the company. We are really grateful to you and your staff.
Thanks for enriching our lives.
Fred & Bryna Bell,
Portugal & Southern Spain Tour. First class, excitement and anticipation.
Now that we are back home and reflecting on our recent adventure, I just wanted to say thanks to all of you for putting together such a wonderful trip. We had a truly amazing time! I can't say enough good things about you all and what you do. All of the details were covered. The bikes were excellent, the maps and itinerary were beyond helpful, and the accommodations well exceeded our expectations. And certainly of highest priority, being a motorcycle trip, the route/roads you recommended were fantastic! So good, I realize, that this may have been the pinnacle of rides for me. Thank you, thank you , thank you
Meet our guides
We are very proud of the reputation we’ve earned as one of the world’s leading motorcycle tour operators, and it starts with our guides.
- Day 1: Arrival in Bogotá
- Day 2: Bogotá - Honda
- Day 3: Honda-Tatacoa Desert
- Day 4: La Tatacoa - San Agustín Archeological Park.
- Day 5: San Agustín Archeological Park - Popayán.
- Day 6: Popayán - Salento
- Day 7: Salento (Rest Day)
- Day 8: Salento - Nevado del Ruíz National Park
- Day 9: Nevados National Park - Bogotá
- Day 10: Return home
Day 1: Arrival in Bogotá
Welcome to Bogotá. A massive city of 10 million people. Get some rest and get ready. Briefing, bike handover and welcome dinner depending on everyone’s arrival time.
OVERNIGHT TEMPS: COLD (10-15ºC)
Day 2: Bogotá - Honda (100 km OFF ROAD)
Our first riding day will be a relatively short one as we make our way down the central mountain range towards the Magdalena Valley. We will have an amazing mix of paved and dirt roads as we head towards the small colonial town of Honda located on the banks of the Magdalena river.
OVERNIGHT TEMPS: HOT (25-30ºC)
Day 3: Honda-Tatacoa Desert ( 50 km OFF ROAD)
We leave Honda behind and begin traversing the Magdalena Valley, home to Colombia’s longest river. The roads will be fast as we head towards the small desert of La Tatacoa. Our last section of the day will have us venturing into the desert on dirt roads and towards the quiet town ofVillavieja is the heart of unique ecosystem.
OVERNIGHT TEMPS: MILD (20ºC)
Day 4: La Tatacoa - San Agustín Archeological Park.
We have a wonderful day ahead of us! A beautiful combination of long sweepers, as we continue to hug the banks of the Magdalena river, with an amazing twisty mountain section towards the end of the day. Our destination today is the Archeological Park of San Agustín. Home to ancient ruins and archeological sites, full of cosmic energy and history.
OVERNIGHT TEMPS: MILD TO COLD (17-23ºC)
Day 5: San Agustín Archeological Park - Popayán. (70 km OFF ROAD)
We will take time in the morning to explore the archeological site and its surroundings. After this we will have an early lunch at the hotel and head out on our days ride. We will be crossing the Central Mountain range from east to west and head towards Popayán: The White City. A lovely colonial city in the mountains of the Eastern range. A short but very enjoyable ride through a mix of paved and dirt roads.
OVERNIGHT TEMPS: MILD TO COLD (17-23ºC)
Day 6: Popayán - Salento
We depart Popayán in the morning and ride down into the Cauca Valley, home to Colombia’s largest sugar cane crops. As we traverse this valley keep an eye out for the road trains: tractors pulling 5 or 6 trailers filled with sugar cane. Time permitting we will stop for a typical lunch in a lovely location and then finish off with a short climb towards the heart of the Coffee Region. Salento is our destination. A typical Colombian coffee town where we will experience first hand the life in these towns. We will enjoy dinner in the main square.
OVERNIGHT TEMPS: MILD TO COLD (17-23ºC)
Day 7: Salento (Rest Day)
We have in Salento a well deserved rest day! For those interested our main guide will be taking a group for a day ride in the surrounding areas of the coffee region and its amazing
roads. You can also go explore on your own and visit the Cocora Valley where you can plan a hike or horseback ride. For those that just want to rest you can hang out at the hotel and
the town of Salento.
OVERNIGHT TEMPS: MILD TO COLD (17-23ºC)
Day 8: Salento - Nevado del Ruíz National Park ( 30KM OFF ROAD)
We have such an amazing day today! It might be a short one in terms of KMS but jam packed with things to see and do. We will ride out of Salento mid morning and head towards Hacienda Venecia, a beautiful coffee farm in the outskirts of Manizales. Here we will stop for a typical lunch and a coffee experience, were we will learn about the coffee process from farm to table. After this experience we get back on the bikes and have an amazing ride as we climb higher and higher towards the Nevados National Park, from 1600 mts we climb to 3600 mts, where out hotel is located. A magical destination in
the middle of the mountains with a natural hot spring pool. This is indeed the perfect place to finish off this day.
OVERNIGHT TEMPS: COLD (5-10ºC)
Day 9: Nevados National Park - Bogotá (70 KM OFF ROAD)
We always tell people that if they only had one day to ride in Colombia this is the route we would suggest. Sensory overload. This route is Colombia in its best expression: high mountains, diversity of vegetation, rapid change of climate, hot valleys, national parks and the city. We head out of the hotel and begin climbing all the way up to 4,200
mts. At the top we get to ride bordering the national park of Los Nevados, if we are lucky we will see the volcano with its snow covered peaks and smoking crater. We continue the ride descending the mountain towards the Magdalena Valley once more. Down at the bottom we start our ascent towards Bogotá. We finish off in Bogotá with a farewell dinner and stories to tell for a lifetime.
OVERNIGHT TEMPS: COLD (10-15ºC)
Day 10: Return home
We say goodbye, but we are certain we will meet again. We hope to have exceeded your
expectations, we hope that Colombia showed you its true and wonderful colors.
The base price of every tour is calculated for a single rider on a BMW F700GS and sharing a double room
+ US$ 3400
Single Room Supplement
+ US$ 600
+ US$ 150
BMW R1200GS LC
+ US$ 300
Included in Tour:
- Airport pickup on the first day of the tour- your guide will be waiting to welcome you at the gate.
- Overnight accommodations in high quality hotels.
- Complete breakfast every morning.
- A gourmet evening meal (8 dinners) every night (except on rest days).
- New model BMW motorcycle fully equipped with BMW cases.
- Insurance with a deductible of maximun 3,200 US $.
- Tour handbook (normally about 70 pages-very comprehensive) and highlighted map.
- Support vehicle which will carry your luggage, any oversized purchases you make; or even a passenger or two.
- Custom T-Shirt.
- All taxes included.
Not included in Tour:
- International airfare.
- Lunches and Snacks.
- Dinners on rest days.
- Drinks during meals.
- Medical Insurance.
- Personal expenses.