Nov-Feb 07/08...Tour & Trip Suggestions Please
New to this site...wow is all I can say.
I want to plan a dual sport bike trip for next winter and looking for recommendations. I live in Canada, so obviously heading somewhere warmer for the trip. Also figure that by the time I prep and ship a bike I might as well look at renting wheels. Probably leaning towards a tour group, self-guided is not out of the question, but I'd like to like to get off the beaten path...100% pavement does not interest me in the least.
Been racing off-road motorcycles at a fairly high level for a few decades now (yep...still got all my hair...but it ain't all brown anymore!)...so don't think skill level will be an issue. Plenty of road experience too I should add.
I've been looking at Morocco, (various tour companies and alone), Paris-Dakar (with Kudu), Baja California and maybe south/central America as destinations. I've got no more than 3 weeks to utilize for the trip.
Any suggests you people have as to places, routes, tour organizers that you would like to recommend would be greatly appreciated.
Oh yeah...did I say "great site?"...
Thanks in advance.