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Monthly Archives: Aralık 2016

South America Border Crossings

Colombia – Ecuador

Rumichaca Border Crossing ( 18 December 2016-Sunday)

Total time 2 hours and 30 minutes (Colombia 30 min, Ecuador 2 hours)

Rumichaca border is 2 miles far away from Ipiales. Fill your tank at ipiales before heading to border because gas stations close to border on Ecuador side are not selling gas foreign vehicles.

We waited longer at Ecuador immigration due to huge line. Some riders crossed much faster.

  1. Park the motorcycle and walk to immigration.

    Colombia Immigration and Parking

  2. Stamp out from country.
  3. The next building with red door is the Aduana. Go back of the immigration building and enter the red door. drop your import documentation

There is no fee and copies going out from Colombia.

Colombia Immigration and Aduana

That’s it. Now, you can drive to Ecuador.

  1. Park motorcycle in front of immigration/ aduana
  2. Go to immigration and stamp your passport.
  3. The Aduana next to immigration unfortunately not doing the moto import. You need to turn the building and see a small extension with one door and all windows. There is one officer in that small extension that handles the moto import.

    Ecuador Aduana for moto import

  4. She asked original driver license, passport and title. She took a picture with phone.
  5. She walked to the moto and took a picture of VIN and plate.
  6. Back to same building to enter the information. She prints out the documentation and you need to get printed copies from the Aduana window. Back to her office, she stamps and done.

Ecuador Immigration and Aduana

There is no fee and copies on Ecuador immigration or Aduana.

No insurance necessary for Ecuador. 

 

Villa De Leyva Gezi Rehberi

Villa De Leyva – Kolombiya

Dağların Arasındaki Güzellik: Villa De Leyva

Kolombiya’nın şirin kasabası Barichara’da geçirdiğimiz huzurlu iki günden sonra geldiğimiz kolonyal kasabası Villa De Leyva da keyfimize ekstra keyif kattı. 12 Haziran 1572 yılında kurulmuş olan kasaba; beyaz evleri, taş yolları, kafeleri ve el sanatları ile görülmeye değer. Evlerin renkli çiçeklerle donanmış balkon ve pencereleri ise kasabaya ayrı sevimlilik vermiş. Hele bir de ışık festivaline denk gelince şehirden aldığımız keyif ikiye katlandı diyebiliriz.

Barichara Gezi Rehberi

Barichara - Kolombiya

Barichara – Kolombiya

Huzurun Adı “Barichara”

“Kutuplara Yolculuk” ismini verdiğimiz gezimizin Kolombiya’daki yeni durağı şirin kasabası Barichara oldu. Barichara hakkında gezgin arkadaşlarımızdan hep güzel bilgiler almıştık. Biz de bu bölgeyi görebilmek amacıyla Medellin’den yönümüzü Kolombiya’nın kuzeydoğusuna doğru çevirip Bucaramanga’ya geldik. Bucaramanga şehrinde çok özel bir şey yok, yol uzun olduğu için ara durak olarak geceyi burada geçirmeye karar verdik.

Stahlratte – Crossing from Panama to Colombia

boatCrossing from Panama to Colombia

There is no road between Panama and Colombia to ride motorcycle continuously at Pan-American highway. Darien Gap is a mountain range with very heavy forest and there is no road built in this gap to connect Panama and Colombia.

There are couple options to cross motorcycle and yourself. First one is air freight. You can ship your motorcycle with plane cargo and get a ticket for yourself as well. Air cargo for BMW F700 GS is approximately $1200 USD and you possibly book a ticket around $150 from Panama City to Bogota. You need to take care of customs paperwork probably for both countries. You also need to have a motorcycle insurance to clear Colombia Aduana/customs.