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South America: 360 Degress
- 125 Days
- 19 February 2013 to 22 June 2013
(optional shorter section rides available)
Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia: This is a one of a kind journey that will circumnavigate the entire South America continent, from the steamy jungles of the Amazon to the frozen wonderland of the far south of Patagonia; no other ride can claim such an immense diversity of cultures and landscapes.
The South American continent is one of the most stimulating, diverse and exciting destinations on earth. The world’s longest mountain range, mightiest river, largest rainforest, highest waterfall and most incredible ruins all await us on this epic 360 degree tour that covers the entire South American continent. The superlatives of this ride are unmatched by any other tour we offer, the stats are unbelievable, the continent is home to a rainforest that has over 5 million species of living things, the mighty Amazon river meanders over 6200 kilometres on its way to the Atlantic, the Andes, the longest mountain chain on earth, is home to some of the most remote and visually stunning mountains in the world, the otherworldly Salar de Uyuni is a salt flat that covers a staggering 12,000 square kilometres. Some of the worlds most iconic cites call this continent home, in direct contrast is the empty wilderness that is home to hanging glaciers, fjords and rare forests of Patagonia, on and on it goes.
The Compass Expeditions 360 degree tour starts and ends in Santiago de Chile and will visit the stunning region known as Patagonia, one of the most popular biker destinations in the world, that encompasses the southern regions of both Chile and Argentina. We shall visit and get to know the world’s fifth largest country of Brazil before sailing the incredible Amazon River for 5 of the most relaxed days and nights of our lives, its true adventure. Venezuela, home to Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The lost World” is a spectacular surprise with it epic scenery and the worlds tallest waterfalls, at nearly a kilometre high it’s a staggering sight. Forget an hour of twisties, try an entire country of twisties, riding Colombia is a biker’s paradise and having a lot of our ride leaders living in this stunning country will ensure us a hassle free and behind the scenes ride. Crossing the equator in Ecuador we shall visit rumbling volcano’s traditional villages and more superb riding in the Andes. This epic once in a lifetime ride will continue on into the Incan heartland of Peru and a visit to the iconic Machu Picchu is included. Onto the vast, silent and lofty Altiplano we shall visit the hallucinogenic Salar de Uyuni. This incredible ride finishes off with a stunning ride through the badlands and canyons of southern Bolivia and northern Argentina as we enter one of the worlds driest deserts of the Atacama, where it hasn’t rained in 400 hundred years.
This is one of the most extraordinary rides available on earth and covers an impossible diversity in cultures, landscapes and experiences join Compass Expeditions on this incredible ride as we, like no one else, KNOW South America.
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- All Shipping included
- Mechanic and Medic will accompany us
- Incomparable list of sights and inclusions
- Rental of F 650, F 800 or R 1200 GS bikes available
Duration: 125 days
Distance: 33,000 km / 20,625 miles approx
Days on bike: Approx 83
Accommodation: 117 nights in hotels, 5 nights on the Amazon River Ferry, 3 nights in Jungle lodges.