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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: January


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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: November, 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

Iconic South America

Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia & Peru

This extraordinary ride takes us from the shores of the Atlantic to the high plateau of the Altiplano and to the Incan capital, Cusco. From the “cidade maravilhosa” (marvelous city) of Rio, we will ride the emerald coast, one of the world’s 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. A highlight of this extraordinary motorbike ride is an excursion to the incredibly stunning, otherworldly 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.

34 days: June

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iguazu falls

Jo Rust’s Peruvian Adventure


Join adventure rider Jo Rust as she visits Peru, a country of legendary antiquities,  cities of gold,  lofty mountain passes and remote riding where you can eyeball Condors, give way to herds of Llamas and skittish Vicunas and Cuy. Take a plane & boat deep into the Amazon and be amazed by the bio-diversity of this incredible destination. Descend from massive sand dunes on a sand board and sail around the Peru’s answer to the Galapagos Islands, Isla Ballestas. Peru is an action packed bikers destination and this is a great chance to visit this exciting country with world adventurer and off road rider trainer Jo Rust.

16 days: August – September

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

Compass Expeditions are the experts in Motorcycle Tours of South America and our experienced crew has been living, working and riding motorcycles in South America for more than twenty years. We have built up considerable knowledge of the best locations to visit, roads to use and how to maintain the safety of our fellow riders. We have a range of South America motorbike adventures and expeditions available to suit a variety of tastes, budgets and holiday location preferences all on our own fleet of BMW Motorrad F700GS, F800GS and R1200GS Motorcycles. Each motorcycle tour in South America includes all fuel, 3 – 4 star accommodation, excursions, all breakfasts, lunches on ride days, some dinners and a few optional excursions throughout.

A motorcycle adventure in South America has to be one of the best riding experiences on the planet with each region offering something different in terms of landscape, cultures and riding. During our Peru Motorcycle Tours we visit incredible Machu Picchu with it’s terraces of stone built on the edge of precipices, we ride to Lake Titicaca and see the floating islands, we witness Condors floating above Colca Canyon and take an over flight of the mysterious Nazca Lines. Further to the north we ride through the Cañon del Pato (Duck Canyon) and explore the Panamericana Highway.

A motorcycle tour of Bolivia gives the option of riding the famous “Death Road” with its vertical drops and steamy cloud forest, to ride to Uyuni Salt Flats on the roof of the world and well known as being a major stage of the Dakar Rally.

A Patagonia Motorcycle Tour is one of the most scenic of the bunch riding our BMWs through Argentina and Chile alongside bright blue rivers and lakes. We ride to the foot of glaciers and along the infamous Ruta 40 to Torres del Paine, Perito Moreno Glacier and to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Many motorcyclists dream of riding south to this city at the end of the Earth and we’re happy to have been able to help a lot of people realize that dream.

Our motorcycle adventures also ride to the incredible Atacama Desert in northern Chile where the rain hasn’t fallen for decades, to incredible sites like Iguazu Falls on the Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay borders and Brazil’s Emerald Coast. For those that want an all-encompassing South America Motorcycle Adventure our unique South America 360 Expedition rides around the entire circumference of the continent. Starting and finishing in Santiago, Chile this 128 - day adventure explores all of the highlights that South America has to offer. We visit Patagonia, Iguazu Falls, Brazil’s lively coast, the Amazon, Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Peru on this motorcycle expedition that must be on everybody’s bucket list.

Nobody knows South America as well as the team at Compass Expeditions and our motorcycle tours and adventures ensures that you experience the best of it. Come ride South America with us!

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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