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 […]

EIGHT MAGICAL PLACES IN PERU THAT AREN’T MACHU PICCHU

DISCOVER PERU If you’re planning on visiting Peru for the first time, it’s safe to assume the obvious – Machu Picchu ranks right at the top of your must-see list. Every day, hundreds of underprepared tourists start on the steep, soggy, punishing slog that is the Inca Trail hike to see this manmade wonder of […]

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 […]

Beyond Bolivia’s Death Road

Eight Incredible Places in Bolivia that aren’t North Yungas ‘Death Road’ (and one that is) Landlocked and lacking the tourists draw cards compared to its Pacific-facing neighbours, Ecuador and Peru, Bolivia ranks behind Guyana and Suriname as the least visited country in South America. Admittedly, there’s no Machu Picchu equivalent in Bolivia (with its accompanying […]

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 […]

Three Guianas

The Three Guianas – South America’s forgotten gems

Uncovering the mysteries of South America’s forgotten gems Contents:1. A very short history of the Guianas2. Why visit the Three Guianas3. Culture of the Guianas4. Destinations in Guiana5. Getting to the Guianas6. Ride the Guianas with Motolombia As the world becomes more accessible and our planet seems to grow smaller, some of us feel a […]

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 […]