PANAMA - COLOMBIA Motorcycle Transport (Not with Stahlratte!)

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  1. Stahlratte

    Stahlratte Been here awhile

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    Update August 22, 2021...

    Captain Ludwig (Lulu) is now organizing motorcycle transports on the old route Carti/Panama to Turbo/Colombia (not with Stahlratte!).

    He is working together with AARON FERNANDEZ in Panama who has the big launches to carry bilkers and bikes in a 2 day tour from Carti to Turbo.

    It is a fast inshore water tour with one overnight stay on a Kuna island including food.
    There are no fixed dates by now and they need to reorganize everything.
    They need a minimum of 4 bikers and bikes for each run.
    They can organize a max of 12 bikes and bikers for the moment.
    The price will be 850usd per bike+rider.

    Please contact
    [email protected]
    directly if you have plans for this route.
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  2. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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  3. Wastedavid

    Wastedavid Been here awhile

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    This looks interesting, would be at least 3000 grand to make the round trip... but it´s ok... there's some time to save some money
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  4. Wastedavid

    Wastedavid Been here awhile

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    Hummm I read bad hehehe, now I see that is 1150 Bike+Rider the four day trip, my plan is to go Panama, some central América countries, maybe US and then back home. I'm trying to set my time and the route, obviously a relaxing trip abord the Stahlratte would be very nice before starting the long way up the north hemisphere
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  5. chasbmw

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  6. swamp

    swamp Shut up. Ride.

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    .. Ludwig. Jeez. Its been two years since we were on your boat jumping waves.. I'll never forget that experience.
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  7. MtnRider

    MtnRider Been here awhile Supporter

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    How far out do you typically get your scheduled dates? I'm looking to make a down and back trip in Oct/Nov/Dec of 2017
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  8. Alaskan_IB

    Alaskan_IB Adventurer

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    I am so bummed I'm missing you guys by a few weeks, sorry I couldn't commit but things didn't work out with my schedule. Now I will have to find another way across the gap and I have no idea yet how!!!!!

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  9. marcoue

    marcoue Been here awhile

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  10. Chileradoan

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    I'm looking for transport from Colombia to Panama at the end of May, do you have anything?
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  11. BkADV

    BkADV Been here awhile

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    any tips for February from Colombia to Panama?

    thanks

    with motorcycle
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  12. BkADV

    BkADV Been here awhile

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    no problem, thanks for the detailed response

    enjoy!
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  13. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    Sorry if this info is already included but can we just ride to the boat and load it or is there a thorough process of taking of emptying the fuel, carburetor, taking the tank off etc.

    Also for those in South America for a longer period of time can we go down 1 way and catch a different trip going back to Panama?
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  14. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    Awesome !
    Sign me up for the
    San Blas/Panama -- Cartagena/Colombia
    18.10. arrival 21.10. sailing . email on the way.

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  15. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    Good luck Captain .
    Keep us updated on the border conditions down there .

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  16. Wastedavid

    Wastedavid Been here awhile

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    Ahhhh my God, I've been trapped outside Colombia for 5 months, but with unfortunate government actions infection rate in the country is increasing. Not good for our families exposed to this virus but well, it depends on high percentage of what we do ourselves to protect our lives. Now there are expecting for some point in July to restart domestic flights, so maybe the international flights could be starting back sooner than expected (in September). Let's see, it's still unknown but it could happen, after the "Covid Friday" authorized by government you could expect any other thing, no matter how crazy it could be
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  17. Wastedavid

    Wastedavid Been here awhile

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    Well, another month and situation in Colombia is getting worst, as always breaking records in bad stuff . El Dorado airport in Bogota is intended to reopen on September, but only for domestic flights in not very usual routes; now talking about international flights, they expect around mid september and with reviews every 3 weeks, so it will be month after month to see any normal operations on international flights. Now the other thing you may consider is with such a crazy high infection rate in the country, we are the "new ugly duck" in the world, with new bans for travelers coming from Colombia. It started with some European countries ban, but with the level of disorder of my "paisanos" I will expect the bans to Colombia will increase soon. Very unfortunate for all of us waiting to go back home.
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  18. Redwing59

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    Has anyone ever seen a Honda Goldwing on the the Stahlratte?
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  19. Dan Diego

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    dammit. this makes me sad. :(
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  20. Sanfarzon

    Sanfarzon Motoloco

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    Ditto :(

    A significant example of how this COVID thing has come to change our lives for ever...

    I'd been planning the Ushuaia-Alaska trip for a long time, counting on the Stahlratte as my way to go from Colombia to Panama. That dream will have to be redefined now... Another reason why we shouldn't postpone our dreams... The moment should always be NOW, find the way, avoid the excuses, and get on the road.

    Cheers Cap. Ludwig! I trully regret I missed my chance to live that experience :baldy
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