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.

Motolombia was founded in 2008 by married couple 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 40+ adventure ready touring bikes, several annual South American Expeditions and a year around Colombian touring program.


Mike Thomsen

CEO & Sales

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.

Diana Puerto


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.

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.

Juan Franco

Digital Strategy

Industrial and web designer, passionate about showing Colombian beauty to the world, using the media strategy. He is the guy who handles Motolombia designs both in print and online. Goes by Fran-Co.

William Figueroa


Motolombia team accountant William makes sure the economy is on track for more adventures. He is in charge of preparing documentation for authorities and get taxes paid on time.

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. No receipt gets left un turned.

Dennis Grothues

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. But most of all an around likable guy.

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.

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.

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