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Tackling the Baviaanskloof: An Unforgettable Motorcycle Trip

Posted by Sarah Williams on August 14, 2013
Dutch for "Valley of the Baboons," the Baviaanskloof Road meanders along the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. Beginning in Patensie in the east, this mostly unpaved throughway stretches 197 km to Willowmore in the west. Its rough roads and considerable mountain twists create a ride more suitable to the experienced rider, but those who dare travel its length are in for an unforgettable motorcycle adventure.

The Baviaanskloof region is often regarded as a region of some of the most unspoilt African wilderness. The road generally follows the river, leading first through the rugged beauty of the Grootriver Gorge. On both sides, the motorcyclist will be privy to colorful cliff faces and unique rock formations that are characteristic of the region's predominant hard sandstone. Throughout this section, pinnacles and sandstone slabs overhanging the road are decorated with lucent lichens.

The gorge eventually opens into the Poortjies Valley and the last remnants of the Knysna forest. This is an ecologically sensitive system; its vegetation and wildlife unique to this one region. Following this valley is the road's first pass, known as Combrink's Pass. Here, the road is steep and especially narrow where it snakes upwards. For each turn, however, the adventure motorcyclist is happily rewarded with breathtaking drops and the most dramatic of sceneries; where one can truly begin to understand the wonder and hardships of life as a first settler and pioneer.
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At the top of Combrink's Pass is the extensive Bergplaas grassland plateau. This was the location of more recent region zebra re-introductions and parts of these herds are still seen playing throughout the area. The plateau itself offers magnificent panoramic, bird's-eye views. For those seeking a short riding break, this area also serves as an excellent trail head for many great hiking trails into the Berg Plaatz Wilderness area. For more experienced climbers, consider taking the stimulating route up Mac Mountain.

Article About "The Patagonia Experience" in Rider Magazine

Posted by Eric Lange on August 7, 2013

Did you pick up the August issue of Rider Magazine and notice that our March 2013 "Patagonia Experience" motorcycle tour was featured in it?  Of course you did...that's why we've been so busy with inquiries about this upcoming season!


Peru Motorcycle Tours and 5 Great Reasons to visit Peru

Posted by Sarah Williams on July 14, 2013
Peru motorcycle tours throughout the Andes Mountains consistently increases in attractiveness and there is little wonder why. The food, culture, history, and panorama, all make for remarkable motorcycle adventures! With many guided motorcycle tours offering the opportunity to visit Machu Picchu in the Andes Mountains, it is listed amongst the “New 7 Wonders of the World.” A location that has incessantly left motorcycle explorers mesmerized!

At an altitude of around 8,000 feet, Machu Picchu is a small town around 44 miles northwest of Cuzco and approximately 3000 feet over the Urubamba Valley. It seems to have been a revered, ritualistic city with a vast observatory. The highest peak in Machu Picchu, is Huayna Picchu, identified as “hitching post of the sun.”      

Ample renting and touring opportunities are offered in the area, leaving from Bolivia, Chile, and naturally, Peru itself. A key dissimilarity in a traveler’s place of departure and return is the sort of motorcycle they prefer to use for their trip.
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Trip Report: The Final 4 Days from Mark's Patagonia Motorcycle Trip

Posted by Eric Lange on July 2, 2013

Thanks to the generosity and Trip Reporting of Mark Larson, we get to see the rest of what happened on Mark and Joe's self-guided Patagonia trip from earlier this year.


Trip Report: Day 9 and 10 of Marks's Patagonia Motorcycle Trip

Posted by Eric Lange on June 8, 2013

There they were in El Calafate, Argentina on a Patagonia Motorcycle Trip and trying to fix a leak Mark's bike suffered after having a tie-down strap get caught up in the rear axle seal. The town of El Calafate is only a town of about 20,000 people, so BMW parts & service aren't an option.  


Zen & The Art of Dual Sport Adventure Riding

Posted by Eric Lange on May 18, 2013

Rifling through some pictures from our Patagonia motorcycle tour back in March just reminded me how our group reacted 15 minutes into our first stretch of gravel on the 9-Day trip.  (See some pics here on our Facebook page, and while you're there...you Like us, right?)


Trip Report: Continuation of Marks's Patagonia Motorcycle Trip

Posted by Eric Lange on May 15, 2013

Mark and Joe's Patagonia Motorcycle Trip Report Continues below!  (Day 7 was actually written back on March 2nd this year, although we are posting it now.)


Trip Report: Mark & the Patagonia motorcycle rentals continued...

Posted by Eric Lange on April 28, 2013

Those who have reserved their Patagonia motorcycle rentals for the 2013/14 season are fortunate in that, you won't be stuck begging for motorcycles at the last minute like some people will!  As we share more of Mark's comments from their February/March motorcycle trip below, it's obvious why Patagonia bike reservations sell out so far in advance:


Trip Report from Self-Guided Motorcycle Tour Customers in Patagonia

Posted by Eric Lange on April 20, 2013

A bit belated, time to share below some of what our self-guided Patagonia tour customers emailed about during their trip in March.  This coming from Mark Larson of Arizona, while he and his riding pal Joe made their way from Osorno to Ushuaia in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, entirely self-guided!


First posting from this Patagonia Motorcycle Tour

Posted by Eric Lange on March 13, 2013

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