South America Blog

   This is the journey I have always dreamed of,  to ride my motorcycle across the Americas. 

   Follow me as I travel south from Texas to the tip of South America on my BMW GS.   

    Here's a view of the  Map 

Shipping Day

I needed to locate a company that would fly my GS to Colombia.  Other motorcyclists have used the Girag Cargo Company.  I also heard that they would do a great job of processing the required paperwork for the GS.  However I discovered that their rates had gone up by a few hundred dollars.  Another option was for me to do my own paperwork to save money.  I rode over to the cargo section of the Tucman Airport and inquired about costs at the Copa Airlines/Cargo Company.  Copa Airlines quoted me a price that I could live with, the only thing I needed to do was to go over to the Customs Office and have them free the GS.  The entire process took approximately three hours.  Copa strapped the bike onto a pallet without me having to remove anything.  It was just as if I had placed the bike on the back of a pickup truck.  Next I ran over to the Customs Office and this is the best part – it only took ten minutes for the customs official to sign-off on the GS.  This was a much easier process than I had expected.

Next I was off to the airport to purchase my plane ticket to travel to Colombia.

This started the next leg of my Journey South.