10 MUST-SEE DESTINATIONS IN COLOMBIA TO ADD TO YOUR BUCKET LIST

Colombia isn’t the kind of country you can skip through in a couple of weeks and consider it “done”. From the bustling, artistic vibe of the cities to the unspoiled beauty of its coasts, forests, deserts and mountains, Colombia’s cultural and natural riches are almost infinite. With so many wildly varying destinations, planning a trip […]

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 […]

HOW TO CHOOSE A MOTORCYCLE TOUR OPERATOR

Why it Pays to Research Your Next Motorcycle Tour Operator Carefully This advice applies to both operators who run guided group and private motorcycle tours, and rental companies who hire their own motorcycles out tourism purposes. Some companies, like Motolombia, do both. It applies whether you’re dealing with companies in developing nations, countries where motorcycle […]

Eights countries in 52 days on the Trans-Amazonian Challenge

Join us on a once in a lifetime adventure: If you had 52 days to blaze your way through a bucket list motorcycle adventure tour across a single continent (in the true spirit of overland travel), which would you choose?  In our minds, there’s no question. South America has it all.  There is simply nowhere […]

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.

7 of South America’s most legendary motorcycling routes

When it comes to motorcycle travel, this enigmatic and hugely varied continent has it all. Riding the continent for weeks on end, it’s rare that any two days seem like “more of the same”. This is why South America is quite possibly the cream of the continental crop when it comes to bringing joy and […]

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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 […]

Motolombia: Supporting Local Businesses in Colombia

Motolombia began when the Colombian tourism industry was still in its infancy – opening a business relying heavily on overseas tourist dollars was a big gamble.  We never expected the boom that was to follow years later. It’s wonderful to see the positive change in perception so many foreigners have towards Colombia. Businesses like us […]

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 […]