“The overbearing odor of diesel fuel that permeated the cabin of the aged Toyota Corolla we had just push-started made us reach for the window...
The idea to travel the world on a motorcycle did not 'come out of the blue'. Monica's husband Simon had this dream for 30 years. The...
Daily blog and photos of my trip down the east coast of Africa, London to South Africa in 2010 on my BMW F800GS.
Follow my adventure through Africa.
Read about my travels and meandering thoughts.
I will try and give as much info as possible about road conditions, visas, people and how to plan an overland adventure for rookies like myself.
My wife and I have recently retired so we decided to spend 3 months touring the United States of America. Our plan was to air-freight our BMW 1200GS to Toronto and then try to ride through as many states as possible within the 3 month period, thereby completing a loop of the USA finishing back in Toronto.
The reason we flew to Toronto rather than starting in the US is because we had heard it was much easier to get through customs in Canada than the US and we can confirm it was very straightforward and easy to collect our bike from the Customs in Toronto and also much easier to cross into America via road than airport.
We started a blog to keep family and friends informed of our route but then realised the blog had been forwarded to many people who were regularly following it. Up to now we can see from the Audience section people from Russia, Germany, Australia, Canada as well as the US & UK have been viewing the blog so as I am a regular viewer of the HUBB and enjoy other people's stories, we thought maybe our blog could be of interest to other riders embarking on a first trip to the States.
We have motorcycled in many different countries over the years but always hired BMWs - so this is the first time I have taken my own motorcycle abroad (other than to Europe).
Moto-traveller, businessman and moviemaker in one. I seek for perfect combination of mototraveles and business. I experiment and invent. I try to find my way… On my web-site you can find detailed posts and films about my travellings through the US, Europe, Asia, Russia, Mongolia.
Mimi and Krikri ( 2 French who speak a little English!) ride from Montreal to Argentina with a BMW 1200GS Adventure
A solo trip from Dubai To UK through 13 countries
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Motorcycle travel and a bit more.
German page with several reports about bike tours.
The core is a 10.000km tour from Germany to Anatolia, Turkey through Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Austria.
But also lots of less remote locations like the Pyrenees, Provence, Alps, etc...
lots of picture for the one's who can't read German :)
Pat has ridden 100,000 miles around the world and four times across Africa, always 2-up with his wife Ness (they married on the road after a proposal in Timbuktu). Having visited 100+ countries this site has some extraordinary photos, tips on bike modifications for the big trip, a kit list, route outlines and information about his recently published book 'BEARBACK, The world overland' endorsed by Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
The site also details their setting up of a Land Rover 110 Defender TD5 in South Africa in which they undertook a 35,000 km safari through the whole of southern Africa.
Are you an Overland Adventure Traveller?
Does the smell of spices wafting through the air make you think of Zanzibar, a cacophony of honking horns is Cairo, or a swirl of brilliantly patterned clothing Guatemala? Then this is the site for you!
Hosted by Grant and Susan Johnson, RTW 1987-1998
Circle to Circle - a journey through the Americas and beyond
by Shirley Hardy-Rix and Brian Rix
"Well written, funny and informative."
Available NOW from the authors' website!