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South America Motorcycle Tour: Yes, you can go!

Posted by Eric Lange on August 3, 2012
Eric Lange
Since riding his KTM 950 Adventure down to South America in 2008 and launching RIDE Adventures in 2010, Eric now resides in Oregon for most of each year. Riding is still a regular part of his work though, in that guiding tours is a passion he'll always have, and researching new routes and regions allows RIDE Adventures to continue growing and providing reliable travel services to adventure minded riders and travelers from around the world.

Torres del Paine National Park

(Above: Los Cuernos (The Horns) of Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia.  Wait till you stand there on the shores of Lago Pehoe in person.....)

Motorcycle riders who have been on multiple European motorcycle tours are finally getting the courage to try a South America Motorcycle Tour, and their personal testimonials about these riding adventures are quite convincing!

As this blogger will admit, South America was probably the last place I thought I'd ever visit with all the concerns about language differences, safety, and the unknown.  Having ridden through 14 countries on motorcycle trips between the United States and the southern tip of Argentina, I concur with RIDE Adventures customers:  It's perfectly safe to visit these countries, no matter how you decide to travel.

At the recent BMW MOA rally in Sedalia, MO, you might have seen me presenting in a seminar about South America and the interesting point this is a continent full of superlatives on the World stage:

  • Longest River: Amazon
  • Largest Mountain Range: Andes
  • Highest Peak in Americas: Aconcagua
  • Largest Salt Flats:  Uyuni, in Bolivia
  • Driest Desert: Atacama
  • Highest Waterfall: Angel Falls
  • Largest (wide) Waterfall: Iguazu
  • Greatest Rainforest: Amazon

With all those highlights...wouldn't it make sense that the travel opportunities would be spectacular?  They are, and we hope that you'll be in contact with us soon about your South America Motorcycle Trip accordingly.  Don't worry about gettin your bike down there, we've got BMW GS models, Suzuki VStrom's, and Yamaha XT660 Tenere's just waiting for you to arrive! 

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