CPB and mapExciting news!  In October 2015 I’ll lead a thrilling 12-day “Heart of Colombia” tour as Guest of Honor in the second of Motolombia’s ‘Motorcycle Legends’ tour series.In 2010 and 2011, I spent five months exploring virtually every inch of Colombia while researching the country on assignment for National Geographic. The result was the National Geographic Traveler Colombia guidebook, which I wrote and photographed.

While in Cali, I met Mikkel Thomsen, who as owner of Motolombia has been offering guided motorcycle tours and rentals in Colombia since 2008. He’d read my award-winning literary travelog Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro’s Cuba (National Geographic Adventure Press). We became friends.

In 2014, Mikkel initiated the ‘Motorcycle Legends Tours’ using ‘Guests of Honor’ as tour leaders. Mikkel kicked off with one of the most famous motorcycle travelers in the world: Ted Simon (author of Jupiters Travels and Dreaming of Jupiter) on the 40 year anniversary of him riding through Colombia on the first of his two around-the-world tours by motorcycle.

I’m proud to have been invited as Guest of Honor to lead the second ‘Motorcycle Legends Tour’ of Colombia.

JOIN ME on a special 12-day tour of Colombia, October 7-18, 2015!


Christopher P Baker


Christopher P. Baker, one of the world's most multi-talented and successful travel writers and photographers has been named by National Geographic as one of the world's foremost authorities on Cuba travel and culture. Winner of the Lowell Thomas Award 2008 as 'Travel Journalist of the Year,' he has authored more than 30 books, leads tours for National Geographic Expeditions, Edelwiss Bike Travel, and Jim Cline Photo Tours, among other companies, and is a Getty Images and National Geographic contributing photographer.