About us

MOTOLOMBIA is passion – passion for motorcycle riding, passion for adventure, passion for Colombia and passion for South America. It’s all about living the dream, taking a step out of the box and permitting yourself to live life to the fullest!

MOTOLOMBIA has been offering guided motorcycle tours and multi-brand motorcycle rentals in Colombia and South America since 2008 – a serious Danish/Colombian owned family run business dedicated to providing top quality tours and rental services for international motorcycle riders in Colombia and beyond. Our guided tours can be tailor made to fit any riding skill, budget and time schedule. We handle many private groups and corporate tours and we can of course always supply the perfect rental bike to fit individual travel plans as well.

MOTOLOMBIA
was founded in 2008 by Mike Thomsen and Diana Carolina Puerto. The business has grown from a small side project with two bikes in the garage of a backpackers hostel to a full blown operation counting 30+ adventure ready touring bikes and several annual South American Expeditions, alongside the year round Colombian tour program. Tours range from 1-day trips to 60-day multi-country expedition.

Diana Puerto

CEO & Administration

Diana is a diligent Colombiana with a university degree in business and economy. Diana is in charge of the administration and development of the fast growing business and the currently 15 staff. Everything is run from Motolombia’s HQ in Cali, Colombia where Mike and Diana also live full time with their girls. Diana is in the process of learning to ride again after she had a bad crash as a teenager.

Mike Thomsen

Marketing and Tour Leader

Mike is a Dane who have visited 90 countries and finished the Intercontinental Rally from Spain to Dakar – all on two wheels. The last 8 month solo motorcycle trip brought him through Colombia. Mike was blown away by the country, its people and its many adventures. He found true love and is now married to Diana and the couple have two daughters.

Esteban Velez

Audio-Visuals and Guide

Esteban from Medellin is an avid adventure motorcycle rider having ridden all over Colombia and South America on different bikes before joining Motolombia as a guide. You are in good hands with Esteban leading the tour. Esteban is also a professional Videographer and is working on creating more exciting content for our online presence.

Zoe Wiggins

Customer Service & Sales

Zoe came to Colombia on holiday from England to learn a bit of Spanish. She ended up falling in love with the country and decided to stay. Zoe is a customer service and events pro who´s passion for motorbikes has seen her working for BMW Motorrad, Bridgestone Motorsport in MotoGP and in the British Super bike Championship.

Catalina Giraldo

Reception & Logistics

Catalina is in the heart of operations. She handles logistics and is a great help to the management with the many administrative tasks involved in running a large motorcycle tour business. Catalina is the first person to welcome customer and always ready to give a helping hand to make sure everyone is ready.

Alvaro Alban

Workshop Manager

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 now works on all bike types and models in the Motolombia fleet with ease. On a daily basis Alvaro rides a Suzuki DR650.

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 also 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 nessesary to keep the tour rolling.

Jerry Velez

Mechanic Assistant

Jerry has been with Motolombia since he could crawl. Starting as an apprentice learning everything from scratch and growing his mechanical skill along side with Motolombia’s growth while studying part time at mechanical school. Now he works full time for Motolombia and is quick to help out with any issues.

Annie Cruz

Shop Manager

Annie is the daily manager of Motolombia’s motorcycle and accessory shop – the HONDA ADV MOTO CENTER. Annie welcomes everyone with a smile and is ready to help with information on all the products available. Annie also handles paperwork on motorcycle registration and can order all products.

Miguel Carvajal

Shop Assistant

Miguel works at our dealership – the HONDA ADV MOTO CENTER. Miguel is happy to help customers with information about the bikes and the many adventure accessories available in the shop. Miguel is also in charge of creating the Team Motolombia club for our local Colombian customers.

Ayda Jimenez

Book Keeper

Doña Ayda is in charge of keeping the books and doing the invoicing. She makes sure everyone gets paid on time and that the books are in order. Ayda does not leave any document unturned and we are happy to have her experienced expertize in the company.

Nolberto Franco

Accountant

Nolberto is the our human calculator and he is the go-to-guy when it comes to tax reports, budgets and all the stuff the rest of us “normal” humans don’t know anything about.

“Probably the best roads in the world! I don’t remember when I had so much fun riding the bike before. Thanks Mike!”

Raul Carlson

Raul Carlson

“Perfect in every detail! Bikes in excellent conditions, very good service and a local knowledge out of this world. Mike takes very good care of you and he knows where to find any kind of riding, and designs a route with a perfect mix. I will come back really soon, and bring my friends!”

Håkan Alhstedt

From Sweden

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