We are Willem van Houten & Evert Brolsma:
Two motorcycle enthusiasts from the Netherlands. We both grew up in the North of the Netherlands and have been friends ever since we went to the same high-school in Leeuwarden. Willem first went to Georgia in 2014 for a study-related internship at the Dutch embassy in Tbilisi. When the internship was over we met up in Tbilisi, Georgia and from there we travelled back to the Netherlands by motorcycle. The country that made the deepest impact on this extensive trip through Europe was Georgia, and that’s how the idea for “Mototravel Georgia” was born.
Because of his love for Georgia, Willem van Houten went straight back to living in Tbilisi. Evert decided to get an additional degree by studying in Amsterdam. All the while we kept working on the company. As time went by things got more serious, to the point we started a crowdfunding-campaign (2016/2017) to take the company to the next level by buying 10 BMW F 650 GS
(learn more about the bike
). In the winter of 2018 we managed to find a new investor and buy 4 brand new Honda CFR1000L Africa Twin's and 5 Suzuki V-strom 650
. A big step forward, these motorcycles will come to us straight from the factory with 0 wear and 0 kilometers.
Willem van Houten
Due to various jobs (a quite notable one as an actor in a beer commercial
) he got to know the country, the people and even the language quite well. This is what makes him the perfect tour guide. He knows all the right places to eat and drink, and since he travelled through Georgia by motorcycle for quite a while now, he can tell you all the impressive sights to see.