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South America

Adventure Bike Rides located in South America.

Honda Africa Twin Riders Break Climbing World Record

A team of Honda Africa Twin riders have completed a world record expedition climbing the Nevado Ojos del Salado Volcano, located between the border of Argentina and Chile. At 22,608 feet (6,891 meters) high, it is the highest volcano in the world.... Read More

Army Paratroopers Undertake Expedition Thru Dangerous Darien Gap

Many adventure riders have made the trip from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Tierra del Fuego at the tip of South America. It’s a ride spanning everything from tundra, to jungles, to windswept plains, but thanks to the Pan American Highway road network,... Read More

ADV Riders Set Endurance Record Only Achievable in Ecuador

Eight-time endurance driving record holder Carl Reese of California and his companion Sebastián Montero of Ecuador have set a new world endurance record for motorcycles. The pair rode BMW R1200GS adventure bikes from the closest point on Earth to the sun, down... Read More

Expedition 65: Seeking the End of the World on ADV Bikes

You might recall my story last month detailing a lengthy decision making process in preparing for a ride to the end of the world. In that story, I opted for the standard BMW R1200GS over the R1200GS Adventure. For various... Read More

Riding South America Solo, With No GPS, Hoping to Get Lost

You may have heard of Spencer Conway before. Six years ago he circumnavigated Africa riding through 34 countries, covering 34,000 miles (55,000 km) solo and unsupported, on a Yamaha XT660Z Ténéré. The Travel Channel made a six-part series about his... Read More

Here’s What It’s Like to Ride Central and South America

If you’ve ever dreamed of quitting your job, hopping on your motorcycle and traveling Central and South America, check out Turkish rider Tolga Basol’s videos. His adventures are good enough to make you really do it.Tolga is a 35-year-old adventure rider from... Read More

Financial Advisor Leaves Job to Seek Adventure on 2 Wheels

At age 34, Jason Richter had worked eleven years as a financial consultant. In his daily job, he advised others to work hard, invest and save money but eventually it got harder to follow his own advice. At some point he realized... Read More

Riders Undertake 25,000-Mile Expedition on Electric KTM 950s

An epic 25,000 mile (40,000 km) journey sets its eyes on a record setting feat when three riders set off on a nine-month odyssey astride their purpose-built electric motorcycles this summer.A tantalizing trailer of the venture, Expedition Electric, provides a glimpse... Read More
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