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SOUTH AMERICA MOTORBIKE TOURS

South America 360 Motorcycle Tour

128 Day Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru & Bolivia Motorcycle Tour

The world’s longest mountain range, mightiest river, largest rainforest, highest waterfall and incredible ruins all await us on this epic 360 degree tour Motorcycle expedition covering the entire South American continent. The stats are unbelievable, the continent is home to a rainforest that has over 5 million species, the mighty Amazon river meanders over 6200 km / 1878 mi on its way to the Atlantic, the Andes, the longest mountain chain on earth, the otherworldly Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni Salt Flats) cover a staggering 12,000 sq. km / 3,636 sq. mi. We will explore Machu Picchu, the Nazca Lines, Torres del Paine, Ushuaia, Angel Falls, Patagonia during this incredible motorbike adventure as well as some of the worlds most iconic cities, which call this continent home. In direct contrast is the empty wilderness that is home to hanging glaciers, fjords and rare forests of Patagonia…

128 days: February




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Our group at Machu Picchu

Southern Lakes Explorer

Chile & Argentina

Ride amongst snow capped glaciated volcano’s that tower over verdant hills and pristine lakes, stay in superbly located lakeside accommodation and enjoy a traditional Argentine Asado. This ride shall take in some of Chile and Argentina’s finest scenery as we enjoy ancient forests, emerald-deep blue lakes and superb mountain scenery on this wonderful nine-day tour of the Chilean Lakes district and Argentina’s epic seven Lakes ride.

9 days: December & January

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Viewpoint over Argentina

Patagonia Explorer

Chile & Argentina

Patagonia is a land filled with dramatic scenery, a world of vast blue skies, deep blue glaciers and towering snow capped peaks. This motorcycle tour to the very end of the world at Tierra del Fuego will be some of the finest biking moments of your life. Patagonia will leave you awestruck, we consider this vast land to possibly be the most scenic ride in the world.

18 days: January & February

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Group at Torres del Paine

Atacama to Machu Picchu

Chile, Bolivia & Peru

Starting on the Pacific coastline, this ride takes in the wonderful desert landscapes of the Atacama Desert, visiting adobe villages along the way. The wonderful kaleidoscope of landscapes and experiences that is Bolivia, the absolutely stunning Salar de Uyuni; the world’s largest salt flats, the epic vistas as we cross the Andes, world-renowned antiquities and the world’s highest navigable lake, Titicaca all feature on this ride. Finishing at the Incan heartland of Cusco, a fabled city built upon Incan ruins and the stepping off point for the stunning sacred valley and the 7th wonder of the world Machu Picchu.

16 days: March & September

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Washed out road, Peru

Los Andes

Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina & Brazil

This is one of the most diverse and scenically stunning motorcycle tours we undertake. We begin at the former Incan capital of Cusco, taking in the incomparable Machu Picchu before crossing the Andes and stopping at the worlds highest navigable lake, Titikaka. We ride amongst the snow capped peaks of the Andes, the edge of the incredible Salar de Uyuni, the fringe of the beautiful Atacama Desert, the vast Chaco region of northern Argentina before reaching the greatest waterfalls on earth the thundering Foz do Iguaçu.

24 days: April & June

 

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Our Group on the Salar de Uyuni

Best of Brazil

Brazil

Experience some of the best that Brazil has to offer starting in the magnificent Rio de Janeiro, with its spectacular beaches, world famous scenery and vibrant nightlife. We will visit wonderful colonial towns, enjoy chilled coconuts on the beach, dine in seafood restaurants and spend a day out, sailing amongst the islands and bays that dot the magnificent coastline. This ride includes the amazing Serra do Rio do Rastro and concludes at the greatest waterfalls on earth, Foz do Iguaçu.

14 days: June & July

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Toucan

South America Coast to Coast

Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia & Peru

This extraordinary ride takes us from the shores of the Atlantic to the high plateau of the Altiplano and across the deserts to the Pacific. From the “cidade maravilhosa” (marvelous city) of Rio, we will ride the emerald coast one of the worlds most beautiful coastal rides, then the amazing roller coaster ride at Serra do Rio do Rastro through some wonderful jungle scenery. The world’s greatest waterfalls, isolated deserts, snow capped volcanoes, legendary Incan ruins and the hauntingly beautiful Altiplano, all await us as we traverse this dynamic continent.

42 days:  July

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Bolivia

Atlantic to Altiplano

Brazil, Argentina, Chile & Bolivia

This is an extraordinary ride that takes us from the shores of the Atlantic at Rio de Janeiro to the high plateau of the Altiplano and across deserts to the wonderfully ramshackle city of La Paz. We visit wonderful jungle scenery, the world’s greatest waterfalls, isolated deserts, snow capped volcanoes and the hauntingly beautiful Altiplano. A highlight of this extraordinary motorcycle tour is the incredibly stunning, other-worldly and remote Salar de Uyuni. A truly unique ride not offered by any other operator, join with us and experience this ride with a difference.

27 days: July

 

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The Bolivian Altiplano

Agua y Salares

Brazil, Argentina, Chile & Bolivia

This motorcycle tour is a ride with a difference. We begin with a visit to the world’s greatest waterfalls, Foz do Iguaçu before riding across the Argentine Chaco region bound for the beautiful Salta. Crossing the Andes into Chile, we ride into the stark yet beautiful landscapes of the Atacama Desert. From here we begin what surely must be one of the worlds greatest motorcycle journeys as we enter the wild and remote landscape of the 12,000 sq. km / 7,500 sq. mi Salar de Uyuni. We will visit the world’s highest city of Potosi with its still working ancient mine before crossing the high passes of the Altiplano and entering La Paz.

17 days: July

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The incredible Salar

Highlights of Peru

Peru & Bolivia

This is the Peru that you have always heard about. The stunning lost city of Machu Picchu, the archaeological treasure trove that is Cusco and the mysterious “riddle in the desert” of the Nazca Lines. We will ride along the world’s highest navigable lake of Titicaca and literally walk on water when we visit the floating reed islands of Uros, eyeball the massive Condors as they raise on the thermals within the deepest canyon on earth, the Colca Canyon. Stare in awe as we ride amongst dormant snow capped volcanoes and ride into the Andes proper crossing a 5,000 m / 16,400 ft pass as we go, but wait there’s more, ride with us and see what all the fuss is about.

15 days: July & August

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Andean Discovery

Bolivia, Argentina & Chile

This tour promises adventure, discovery, great riding and spectacular scenery. We start in the rambling, cobblestone city of La Paz; spectacularly set at the foot of Mt. Illumani. The ride includes the otherworldly Salt Flats of Uyuni, the rugged but stunningly beautiful south of Bolivia and Mendoza, the jewel in the Argentine crown with its inviting wineries. By way of remote towns and great motorcycling roads we will ride down to San Carlos de Bariloche set on the banks of the magnificent lake Nahuel Huapi, surrounded by lofty snow capped peaks and miles of riding pleasure. You won’t want to leave.

23 days: September

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Cacti on the Salar

Motorcycle adventure tours: a unique way of travelling in South America

If you’re planning to travel to South America, why not try something new? Compass Expeditions offer motorbike tours that put a unique twist on sightseeing, giving you the opportunity to experience the stunning sights of South America from a different perspective. Our experienced crew have been living and working in South America for more than twenty years, and have built up considerable knowledge of the best locations to visit, trails to use and how to maintain the safety of their fellow riders. They can take you to see everything from the famous landmarks – such as Iguaçu Falls and Machu Picchu – to smaller, lesser known destinations that will amaze you. A Compass Expeditions trip gives you a new way of traveling in South America. We offer holidays with a difference, combining the speed and adventure of motorbike touring with an appreciation for South America’s amazing sights and culture. We have a range of packages available to suit a variety of tastes, budgets and holiday location preferences. The trips we offer cover several locations across Chile, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru. No matter what package you choose, you can be sure of an unforgettable adventure experience riding with a group of like-minded intrepid travelers and the experienced Compass Expeditions crew. And remember, our tours fill up quickly – so when planning your travel to South America, be sure to book with us as far in advance as possible to avoid missing out.

Understanding The Tour Grade System

This ride grade system is a guide only and it should not be assumed that if a grade 4 ride, for example, is booked and a rider has had limited experience on dirt that it will be beyond them.

Likewise it should not be assumed that if a grade one ride is booked a rider is assured that no dirt will be ever encountered, governments love road works.



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