Colombia, the country of García Márquez's magical realism, is known worldwide for many things: its coffee, music, culture, gastronomy, but among adventure motorcycling enthusiasts it is also known for being a paradise to be travelled on a motorbike. The territory has routes for all tastes and levels, but we wanted a real adventure route, a physical and mental challenge for our Ducati Desert X bikes. That's why we ventured into one of the most remote areas of the country: the departments of Vichada and Guainía, with the aim of reaching one of the most incredible places not only in Colombia, but in the whole world, the Mavacure Hills. It would not be an easy road, .300 kilometres of asphalt and almost 2.000 kilometres of off- road awaited us to complete a journey that has undoubtedly marked our lives. A journey through legendary lands where time seems to have stopped, where reality is even more fantastic than fiction itself. This is where the Guaipunare adventure would begin, in honour of the indigenous people who bore that name, also known as Puinave.
CHAPTER 1: In the lands of Indians
CHAPTER 2: Looking for the Orinoco
CHAPTER: Towards the sacred abode of the gods
CHAPTER 4: Tuparro & Venezuela.
Back in Puerto Nariño to pick up our motorbikes, we followed the route to the beaches of the Tuparro River, right next to the impressive Maipures stream on the Orinoco. The appointment was at 11:00 a.m. where a common boat would pick us up in this area destined for the transport of goods. There we were to embark our motorbikes and sail back into the immense Orinoco to reach a place that looks like something out of a horror movie. This place is known by the locals as "Tambora", an abandoned facility that in the nineties was used as a rehabilitation centre for children with drug addiction problems.