I WANT TO TRAVEL THE WORLD BY MOTORCYCLE. HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO I NEED?

Seeing the world by motorcycle gives you a completely different perspective on travel. With no physical barrier between you and the world around you, there’s a sense of absolute freedom, and an intimate connection with the landscape that only motorcycle touring can achieve. If you’re thinking of embarking on your first overseas motorcycle tour, you’re […]

Ride to Eat – A REGIONAL ROADMAP TO COLOMBIAN CUISINE

Get hungry on the approach to a random town in rural Colombia, and wherever you pull in, it won’t be an air-conditioned coffee chain, or anywhere with English speaking staff or Israeli salad on the menu.

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A Brief History of Colombia

Colombia’s history is as rich, surprising, startling and complex as its geography. It’s this history that has led to a blending of people and cultures unique in all of Latin America.  When you look at the country’s tumultuous, often brutal history, it’s almost miraculous that Colombia has survived at all – let alone functioning successfully […]

Meet Diana Puerto – CFO, HRM, location scout at Motolombia

There’s a fair chance that if Mike Thomsen and Diana Puerto had not both been smitten during a completely random encounter at a shopping mall in Cali over a decade ago, the Motolombia we know and love today, may have never existed.  At that time, Mike was completely swept up in his motorcycle-the-world mission, but after meeting […]

Our Guide to Buying and Selling a Used Motorbike in Colombia

If you’re planning a long-haul motorcycle journey through South America, you’re inevitably going to want a set of wheels of your own. Provided you’re not hell bent on bringing your own wheels from home, buying a used motorcycle on arrival is generally the most cost- effective way to country-hopping through the continent. If your first […]

Safety in Colombia: The Motorcycle Touring Edition

Is Colombia safe? This is the single most frequently asked question about travel to Colombia. Bring up your plans to travel to Colombian in conversation and the response may well be “are you crazy?” Mention planning to travel Colombia on a motorcycle? You’re now considered certifiably insane. Here’s where a dose of reality comes in handy. […]

The 10 Most Beautiful Villages in Colombia

Planning a motorcycle tour in Colombia? There really is no better way to escape the chaos of the cities than saddling up and hitting the highway, forging onward as the traffic dwindles and then finally disappears, and empty roads open up before you, inviting a world of endless possible adventures. Of course, not all of us […]

A Motorcycle Mecca of Seven Million Motorbikes

WHY MOTO-TOURISTS SHOULD EMBRACE COLOMBIA’S TWO WHEELED PASSION My first port of call in Colombia was Medellin. I was immediately struck by the sheer number of motorcycles plying the city’s busy streets.Before Colombia, the last place I’d embarked on a long-distance motorcycle journey was another Latin American country, Mexico. But unlike Mexico, where cars are […]

A Motorcyclist’s Travel Guide to the Zona Cafetera (Colombia’s Coffee Region)

The vast, fertile tract of countryside at the foothills of the Cordillera de los Andes is known as Colombia’s Zona Cafetera (Coffee Zone). Also referred to as the Eje Cafetero (Coffee Axis), and the Coffee Triangle, the area is Colombia’s most important coffee growing region.Covering the departments of Quindío, Caldas and Risaralda, this once remote […]

Introducing Cali, Colombia – Vibrant Salsa Capital of the World and Adventure Motorcycle Riding Heaven

Santiago de Cali (‘Cali’ for short), is the largest city in southwest Colombia, nestled against forested mountains in an eternally warm valley between the Pacific coast and Colombia’s western Andean region. Not exactly on the ‘Gringo Trail’, the foreign visitors who do make it to Cali are usually doing so for one of three reasons: […]