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Colombia

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Last Visited: about 1 year ago
GPS: 0.648610, -76.813030
Altitude: 356.0 masl

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Nothing too dramatic, but the first 100km stretch north of the border is lacking in asphalt in several sections. The unpaved sections were only ever a few km long at most, but were frustratingly slow (big stones and ruts make it bumpy - but it's still very firm and passable by all vehicles). Roadworks is ongoing, so this won't last forever. Maybe a few more years?

We argued about how much was paved - Andrew thinks it's 80%. I think it was more like 90%. I guess the point of the warning is to give you comfort that the horrid dirt DOES end eventually!

It took us 4-5 hours from Mocoa to the border so allow additional time.

This road is still flatter, straighter and less busy with trucks then Ipales (the other border) so we liked it.

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Road now is paved, we only found few meters unpaved, far from this point, more next to Mocoa.

Road is pretty ok. But when I crossed here, there was torrential rainfall! I've ridden in rain and snow before, but this was just a other level!

En general, ruta en condiciones. Hay algunos baches y pequeños tramos destapados, pero es una buena opción este paso fronterizo, ya que es rápido.

Not much changed. Still 2 longish unpaved sections. But no problem with our tiny 1l engine van.

We travelled this stretch of road today, seems to still be the same as previous comment, took about 4 hrs from the border to Santa Ana.

We did that road with our 2wd motor home. Everything was good for us. The police said that the road is totally secure. We preferred to use this road to avoid El Trampolin del muerte.

The adouana is less busy than Ipiales. It took us about an hour and a half to do all the paperwork for the exit of Colombia and the entree in Ecuador.

Highly recommend!

You beat me to the update.
Besides the 5km at 90km there's also 3 km about 10 km past the border. The odd bits that still have to be done might take a while as most are at or near bridges where only one lane is open. So about 90% is ready.

Once it's done, it'll be a good winding concreet road for at least a few years.

Roadworks update - still ongoing but progress is being made! Between Santa Ana and La Hormiga we passed through around 15 sections of dirt track but the majority were less than a kilometre. A few longer sections, notably between kilometre markers 90 and 95. We're on bikes and often had to push as it was just too rocky/steep to ride. Other than that, a great road, quiet, pretty, lots of undulations.

Nothing too dramatic, but the first 100km stretch north of the border is lacking in asphalt in several sections. The unpaved sections were only ever a few km long at most, but were frustratingly slow (big stones and ruts make it bumpy - but it's still very firm and passable by all vehicles). Roadworks is ongoing, so this won't last forever. Maybe a few more years?

We argued about how much was paved - Andrew thinks it's 80%. I think it was more like 90%. I guess the point of the warning is to give you comfort that the horrid dirt DOES end eventually!

It took us 4-5 hours from Mocoa to the border so allow additional time.

This road is still flatter, straighter and less busy with trucks then Ipales (the other border) so we liked it.