Help! Pan American Hwy blockades - Colombia

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by Mel8323, Apr 5, 2019.

  1. Mel8323

    Mel8323 n00b

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    Hi all
    We are 2up on an R1200GSA and currently stuck in Colombia due to the blockades on the Pan American Highway between Cali & Popayan. Anyone in the same situation? Anyone know of an alternate route out to Ecuador?
    Thanks Mel
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  2. Motorius

    Motorius Road trippin' Supporter

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  3. b4thenite

    b4thenite Been here awhile

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    You can get to Popayan from La Plata. Dirt road. conditions vary.
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  4. Matcrisp

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    How did you get through?
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  5. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    This must be cleared up. Am now in Pasto Colombia but just spent four days in Popayan and had no issues whatsoever getting to Popayan from the Cali area.
    Clear sailing (aside from the usual traffic issues )
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  6. Parcero

    Parcero Mundial Supporter

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    I have found that highway blockades in Latin America are a very common occurrence, typically don't last long, and tourists on motos are waved through after relatively short waits. The longest I had to sit at a blockade was about 15 minutes in Argentina. I finally pulled to the front of the line of stopped traffic to watch the protestors yelling and screaming as I waited. As soon as they lit some tires on fire, I decided I didn't want to breathe in the thick black smoke so I just throttled it up and drove past. They yelled at me but put absolutely zero effort into trying to stop me.
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