The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
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I stayed at Hostel Voyager in Panama City and they had a bunch of flyers for yachts that carry passengers from Colon to Cartagena. I met two guys who were taking their bikes too. One had a really nice KTM I was quite jealous of. Cost was around $250 for the 4-5 day trip. I know that included food and everything but they might have had to pay extra for the bike. They usually stop at the San Blas islands for a day on the way. You should not have a problem showing up and finding a boat quickly, with the possible exception of during hurricane season.
Well it costs around $350 for same day flying of your bike to Columbia. But then you have to pay for yourself aswell, and i think its around $150. And yes i stayed in the Voyager backpackers too, quite good, and WAY to many s.I want to be there now!
For getting the bike from Panama to Columbia try Careful Captain (Mark). He ships regularly both ways for around $250 per person and per bike. ie. $500 for both. Email me directly for his email and tel. Don´t want to give it here as its bad manners to publicly give out email addresses!
Originally posted by Rufcut: <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="">quote:</font><HR><font face="" size="2">Originally posted by Grant Johnson: Yoni,
the problem isn't the riding of it - it's the drug runners and guerillas that "own" the area and do NOT want any interference.
Hi Grant. Would you ride it if it was completely safe from human interference ?
That's a tough one to answer - mainly because mostly you DON'T "ride" it - you drag, push, pull, winch up hills, cut down trees and brush, neck-deep in the swamp pushing the bike in a canoe etc. I don't have the exact numbers to hand, but it seems to my failing memory that Helge's trip through was two guys, one motorcycle, a few native helpers on occasion, and 17 days to do 30 odd miles. The total "Gap" is about 67 miles, but some of it is sorta rideable.
If that sounds like fun to you, go for it!
Yes, once upon a time I probably would have, but I think I'm finally getting smart enough to say no!
[This message has been edited by Grant Johnson (edited 30 July 2005).]
Doing the Gap is not "a smart" "an obsession" or any bravery. it is a stretch of land one thinks he can cleverly do or not. I've got a friend at work that say I'm crazy riding off road, and a sister that thinks riding a bike is madness.Planning to go by a bike across the Sahara is foolish, and seeng Greece on two wheels is a waste of time... and some think doing the Gap is not for them, so let it be.I hope that those that see it as an adventure will do it smart.
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