Because of the very nature of adventure motorcycling, just about any country or continent can be a fantastic destination for a tour. However, it’s hard to argue that the most iconic adventure motorcycle destinations are South America, Africa, and Asia. Out there, you truly leave the Western world behind and travel places so different from the familiar and boasting so many awe-inspiring landscapes you’re guaranteed to get your fill of freedom and adventure.
Southern Africa is one of our favourite adventure bike destinations for several reasons. In South Africa, you go from the cheerful buzz of Cape Town to complete wilderness in a matter of a couple hundred miles, ride the stunning coastal roads, and sample the best braai and South African wine on Earth. Namibia and Botswana offer breath-taking desert scenery and incredible wildlife sightings, while in Zimbabwe, you get to see the majestic Victoria Falls. Finally, our Cape to Cairo expeditions make for the ultimate adventure motorcycle trip: covering thousands of miles and several different countries, this is a ride of a lifetime.
In South America, guided adventure motorcycle tours focus on Patagonia, the land of vast open spaces, snow-capped Andes Mountains, turquoise-blue lagoons, pristine nature, and ancient glaciers covering the southern lakes. The mysterious Tierra del Fuego, the epic bucket list destination Ushuaia – the southernmost city of the world and the end of all roads – and the extraordinary gaucho culture complete the tour, and we’ve witnessed riders getting seriously addicted to riding Patagonia and coming back for more.
In Asia, the mighty Himalayan Mountains await. Riding some of the highest mountain passes in the world, catching a glimpse of Mount Everest, getting close to the Tibetan Plateau, and exploring millennia-old Buddhist temples and monasteries along the way make adventure motorcycle tours in Asia one of a kind. Riding India and Nepal, you’ll discover a world so ancient, so extraordinary, and so mind-blowingly scenic you’ll feel like you’d just completed a Marco Polo expedition on your bike.