Like most things the answer depends on your own personal preferences. If you hope to ride gravel roads and sandy tracks across endless steppe, desert, and rolling hills with no fences or any other human activity in sight for days on end, Mongolia is the best place to go. In addition to traversing wide open spaces and putting in some serious dirt miles, in Mongolia, you will also get to overnight with semi-nomadic locals living in yurts, see the awe-inspiring Gobi Desert, and get that coveted selfie with the massive Genghis Khan statue looming over the Mongolian plains just outside of Ulaanbaatar.
If you’re looking for a tropical paradise with muddy jungle trails, creek crossings, and rocky climbs, South East Asia is a fantastic destination for off-road motorcycle tours. Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia are perfect for dirt bike adventures as off-road riding here is virtually unlimited, and you’ll get to explore different terrain ranging from rugged mountains to lush green tropical forests and beaches along the way.
Another one of our favourites is Colombia, a country seemingly made for off-road motorcycle tours. From the pristine shores of the Caribbean down to the Andes Mountains and the Amazon basin, Colombia boasts so many different off-road riding trails it’s impossible to see it all in just one trip. Sweeping gravel roads, mountain passes, the green rolling hills of the coffee region, challenging jungle trails – Colombia has got it all, plus incredibly friendly locals and world’s most delicious coffee.
To combine off-road motorcycle tours with otherworldly landscapes and unique wildlife sightings, head on over to Namibia, a country in South West Africa famous for its jaw-dropping scenery and free-roaming wildlife including elephants, lions, rhinos, buffalo, and much more.
For pure desert riding, Morocco has no rivals. Off-road motorcycle tours in Morocco focus on the mighty Sahara Desert, the giant dunes around Merzouga, the rocky foothills of the Atlas Mountains, and the old Paris-Dakar rally tracks crisscrossing the entire country. Out here, you can ride the open desert, tackle some of the dunes, and have the unlimited freedom to ride anywhere from the sands of the Sahara to the rocky trails of the Atlas passes.