Colombia Triumph Tiger 800xc RTW motorcycle adventure

Southern Colombia 2

Colombia has been an absolute delight. Friendly people, diverse countryside, colonial towns, incredible works of art and amazing places to ride our Triumph Tiger 800XC, Tigger. It was time for us to leave Filandia and the coffee region and explore Southern Colombia on our way to Ecuador.

Map Colombia Triumph Tiger 800xc RTW round the world

Map: Colombia

This is a fully interactive map of our route through Colombia on our Triumph Tiger 800XC. It’s been created from track logs captured on our Garmin GPS and then imported, via Google Earth, into Google maps.

Medellin Pablo Escobar Office

A Triumph in Medellin: Colombia

The 80 mile ride from Jardin to Medellin was totally uneventful, no land slides or non-existent roads as there had been on the way to Jardin. Medellin, a city of some 2.5 million people, was to be our home for Christmas and New Year and little did we know that we would not spend Christmas alone.

Coffee Colombia Triumph Tiger 800xc round the world RTW

Beautiful coffee region, a detour and flying high 4

The coffee region in Colombia is a beautiful area being characterised by older villages, rolling hills and mountains and, of course, coffee. After failing to renew our tourist permits in Armenia there was nothing for it other than to explore this area further before we moved onto Medellin. But that […]

“La Linea” and the start of the coffee region 8

Geographically Bogota is the third highest capital in South America after Quito and Sucre and is located on a plateau in the Andes mountains at an altitude of about 8,660 feet (2,640 metres). Our destination after Bogota would be the town of Salento in the coffee region about 200 miles […]

Travels suspended for a while 22

At the end of January my mum had a major stroke and is in hospital. We were advised that the first 24 – 48 hours were critical and that my mum may not make it. We flew home to the UK on the 27th January. Janette is still in Southampton […]

Just a bit too perfect! 3

We’d been saving up a few “jobs” (yes, even long term travellers like us have stuff we have to do from time to time) that were now becoming essential and we decided that the town of Valledupar would be the ideal place. The 130 mile ride from Camarones was uneventful […]