MIKE THOMSEN

CEO / Sales / TOUR SCOUT

Mikkel, a Dane who has traveled overland in over 100 countries and finished the Intercontinental Rally from Spain to Dakar twice. An 8 month solo motorcycle trip brought him to Colombia. Mike was blown away by the country, its people and its many adventures. He found true love and is now married to Diana Puerto and the couple have three daughters. Visit Mike’s personal website:
DakarRacer.com

DIANA PUERTO

CFO / HRM / TOUR SCOUT

Diana is a diligent Colombiana with a university degree in business and economy. Diana is in charge of the administration and human resource of the growing business and staff. Everything is run from Motolombia’s HQ in Cali, a bustling metropolitan city where Mike and Diana live full time with their girls. Diana is also CEO of the Honda Dream Shop in Cali:
DreamShopCali.com

KAREN SILVA

Reception / Logistics

Karen is the first person to welcome customers and always ready to give a helping hand to make sure everyone is ready. She handles logistic, hotel reservations, airport transfers and make sure all the paperwork is in order before customers head on on their tours or rentals.

LUIS PUERTO

Support Truck Driver

Luis used to drive long distant tractor trailers all over Colombia for more than 30 years. Now he is enjoying a more laid back job as support truck driver for his daughter and son-in-law when the need is there. No one is more experienced with Colombia’s roads than Don Luis.

DENNIS GROTHUES 

Tour Leader / Guide

Dennis, a German that came to Motolombia with a bag full of experience guiding tours in Chile, Argentina, Peru and Brazil for a few years with our colleagues at Compass Expeditions. Dennis has a background in Germany as a trial rider competing and winning championships both as a solo rider and with sidecar. 

MARIJN FRUNT

TOUR LEADER /  GUIDE

Marijn, originally from Holland, has been living in Colombia for 5 years and is married to a local girl with whom he has a child. Marijn is an avid motorcycle rider and traveler and has great local knowledge and language skills. Marijn has a background in the Dutch special forces and is great at solving issues on the go.

ALVARO ALBAN

Workshop Manager / Mechanic

Before coming to Motolombia, Alvaro previously worked 7 years as a professional mechanic for Honda Motorcycles in Cali, Colombia. Nothing is too big of a technical problem for Alvaro and he works on all bike types and models in the Motolombia fleet with ease. Alvaro is an avid rider himself.

JHONER BURBANO

Mechanic / Support Truck Driver

Jhoner is a professional mechanic with years of experience with Honda Motorcycle in Cali, before starting to work for Motolombia. Jhoner doubles as support truck driver for bigger group tours and is just an all round great guy. Jhoner is quick to help out with anything necessary to keep the tour rolling.