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

Business Administrator (= the real boss), Owner
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 motorcycles again.  

Mike Thomsen

Sales & Operations, Owner
Mikkel is a Dane who has traveled overland to 90 countries and finished the Intercontinental Rally from Spain to Dakar – all on two wheels. A 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 two daughters.

Julieth Home

Secretary to Management 
Julieth is in the octopus of the operations. After working as logistics Julieth moved to take care of anything and everything that goes on behind the scenes of a tour operation like Motolombia. No task is to big or small for Julieth to find a suitable solution.  

Karen Silva

Logistics and Reception 
Karen is the first person to welcome customer 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. 

Dennis Grouthues

Tour Leader / Guide
Dennis has come to Motolombia with a bag full of experience guiding tours in Chile, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil the last few years for 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. He is also a very skilled motocross rider and most of all an around likable guy. Dennis is now leading many tours for Motolombia

David Mobley

Tour Leader / Guide 
Hailing from Brooklyn, David currently calls Cali home. Following a one-year solo motorcycle journey from Denver to Argentina in 2014, he decided to hang up the traditional ‘suit & tie’ in search of a more laid back lifestyle. David has traveled to 50+ countries, raced motorcycles professionally, sailed through the Caribbean, and most recently rode a bicycle for 100 days across the United States alongside his father.

Sebastián Dom

Customer Care  
Born and Raised Caleño, who used to rode streetbikes for fun, in 2017 quit his 9 to 5 job in a private company, he sold everything and started a backpacking trip for 9 countries including Europe. when he is not at Motolombia´s office he does free walking tours to visitors. Salsa Lover with a Specialized degree in Marketing. He will definitely give you a five-star treatment. Tour Guide Candidate.

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.  

Alvaro Alban

Workshop Manager / Mechanic
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 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. 

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.

Claudia Pulecio

Accountant
Claudia is in charge of accounting and she does not let a single page go untouched. Anything and everything related to payments and invoicing goes through Claudia.

Leidy Perez

Accounting Assistant 
Leidy is a great help in accounting. Leidy does book keeping, invoicing, payments and help organize the ever growing stack of paperwork in Motolombia.
 

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

“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!”