I've never been further in the north of Bogotá than Sutatausa. Yesterday I decided to go to Tunja (capital of department of Boyacá) and Villa de Leyva, a colonial spanish style town. I got surprised what I found on the way to Tunja. This time I also took my Sony alpha 7 camera, to get better results.
I stopped at Puente del Sisga, a large steel bridge, to take a picture of Embalse del Sisga. The bridge is maybe 40m in height, and has a lot of vibration when a truck passes the bridge. I have problems with height, and its not helpful that vibration, but I took the landscape picture of the lake.
Another stop I did like 40km later at Puente de Boyacá. -> "Numerous monuments have been erected in the surroundings to commemorate the historic battle of August 7, 1819 known as the Battle of Boyacá which granted independence to New Granada." (Wikipedia)
At Tunja I made a break for lunch and I was seeking for a high position for a good landscape. i think I found it... and also that beautiful cow.
35km to the west of Tunja is Villa de Leyva, which was my primary target. The city itself is super-touristic and shows a spanish colonial look. Houses are white and very nice with a lot of balconies. The town's shops are expensive, also the food and I payed 2000 pesos for 20 minutes or parking my motorcycle - which is just greedy - to take some pictures. I did not stayed long, even its a pretty town.
The way back was in direction to Zipaquirá, passing Chiquiquirá, Villa de San Diego de Ubaté and Tausa. The "highway" 45A I really recommend, doesn't matter if with a car or a motorcycle - of course its a bit more fun with a motorcycle :) . It shows very different nature and mountains.