Solento > El Bordo – 424km > Ipiales – 254km

On the road by 8:00am just because we were ready to go. Started off with banana plantations, then acres of sugar – saw a few road trains 4 trailers long carrying the sugarcane harvest. The road was a two-laned highway for many miles and so we made the best time per mileage that we have […]

A day in Salento

For those that don’t know Charlie that well, he loves his coffee.  So we were off nice and early and  walked the hour down a gravel road to go on a Coffee Tour to learn about the whole process of coffee Bamboo grows big here A coffee plantation Charlie planting a coffee bean – if […]

Medellin > Salento – 257km

What a brilliant day’s ride!!! We left Medellin to begin the trek over the mountains – I reckon this road would be a high contender for the most winding road, and it just goes on and on.  Not much in the way of edge protection, one wrong decision and its a long way down. Some of the […]

Cartagena > Sahagun, Columbia – 245km > Medellin 430km

With being on the boat and time in Cartagena, it has been 10 days no riding so we are more than ready to hit the road again today, the first day of South America, always heading south 🙂 Didn’t do a big mileage because the main road goes through all the small towns which cuts […]

Cartagena, Columbia

Had a chillaxed day – Charlie washed the bikes down and did some minor maintenance. Went for a walk to the beach, looking one way… …and the other Selling strawberries – look at the size of them. Skyped the family for Christmas which was really special for us – this is our first time away […]

Cartagena, Columbia

By 8:30 we were done and dusted with business, so was time to be tourists.  Oh I just love Cartagena, the old city is so unique and really delightful to walk around, in fact that’s what we did all day enjoying the town.  I took sooo many photos… The Old Town The fort The tunnels […]

Cartagena, Columbia – Landing the bikes and the paperwork

Our first day was about getting the bikes ashore, getting temporary permits, and getting insurance – well 2 out of 3 aint bad for a full day’s effort. First getting the bikes off.  The plan was to meet Gisbert at 6:30am, but unfortunately the guy he had arranged to get our bikes off let him […]

We are sailing… Panama > Cartagena, Columbia

We were picked up at 6:30 and left at 10:00pm.  I have to say I was pretty excited about it, I have never been on a sailboat before. We picked up the rest of the passengers the following morning from this island, where we were also cleared through Customs etc. We had 16 passengers and […]

Panama City > Puerto Lindo 149km

Before leaving Panama we had to ride over the Bridge of the Americas – actually we ended up doing it 4x because we missed the pic stop!! Puerto Lindo is a small seaside village where we will be loading our bikes onto a catamaran. The local restaurantis  very popular with the boaties, mostly from other […]

Las Lajas > Panama City 401km

And so on to Panama…oh how it rained!!!  Not continuous but two very heavy downpours.  Added to that we got caught in solid rush hour traffic for ages and were just cooking in our bike gear.  Was very glad to finally get to a hotel and get the rain gear and bike gear off!! We […]

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