Patagonia Compass Expeditions

Patagonia motorcycle rental deal

Compass Expeditions has a special rental deal available for people who return their expedition bikes from Patagonia at the bottom of South America to Chile. Many motorcycle tour companies make these offers from time to time as an economical way to transport vehicles back to where they started from. The Compass Expedition bikes will have …

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Jo Rust leads Peru tour

Female adventurer leads Peru tour

A female rider who claims to the first woman to ride around Africa solo on a motorcycle will lead a Compass Expeditions tour of Peru. South African Jo Rust, 32, holds other records, including the fastest female cyclist from Johannesburg to Cape Town and the first person to cycle solo around South Africa.Her 45,000km motorcycle …

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Around the world on a Vespa scooter

Around the world on a Vespa scooter

While many riders wish they could ride around the world on a motorcycle, there are few that would consider doing it two-up on a Vespa scooter! But that’s exactly what Greek couple Alexandra and Stergios are doing on their Around the World on a Vespa trip. Since 2013, their laden 2003-model PX200 Vespa scooter has …

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Yvonne Everett Road of Death dirt bike learning

Riding the infamous Bolivian Death Road

Aussie woman Yvonne Everett rode the Bolivian Death Road with Motorbike Adventure Touring, while on a 5000km motorcycle adventure with Compass Expeditions across the Andes. Here’s her story. My partner’s reassuring voice is in my ear: “Don’t stop, keep moving”.  He’s behind me, chatting through the intercom mounted in our helmets as I splash through …

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Epic South America tour in 2016

Compass Expeditions will return to South America in 2016 for their biggest ride – a 128-day circumnavigation of the continent. “It doesn’t get any bigger than this” says Jerry Cook, co-founder of Compass Expeditions. That’s not quite right. The longest planned tour in the world is the 2016 World Moto Rally which is four days …

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Electric motorcycle adventure

Epic electric motorcycle reality show

Three men and a woman will ride from the tip of Alaska to the bottom of South America on custom-built electric motorcycles to film a reality TV series. It’s called Expedition Unplugged and will be produced and directed by Robert Colbourne of Diamond Head Films in Vancouver. Despite a BMW R 1200 GS being featured …

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Husqvarana TR 650 terra goes through its paces in South America

Husqvarnas used in epic eco tour

Two riders from Wales and Oregon have travelled the length of the Americas on lightweight Husqvarna 650s in an attempt to show adventure touring doesn’t need to be on juggernaut 1200s. Lee Clark and Phil Barnes, left Portland, on September 30 and have recently finished their trip of more than 30,000 miles (48,000km), visiting 14 …

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Compass Expeditions expands BMW fleet

Compass Expeditions has added new BMWs to their South American fleet to extend their suitability to shorter riders and two-up tourers. The Australian-based company, which offers tours on most continents, has added the BMW F800GS, R1200GS and a lowered-suspension model F700GS to their fleet of F700GS motorcycles in South America. Now riders of all sizes …

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Compass expeditions Charley Boorman

Biggest expedition yet for Compass Expeditions

Australian tour operators Compass Expeditions have launched their biggest tour yet. Their 128 Day Motorcycle Tour will take riders on a 33,000km lap of the whole South American continent. Compass Expeditions’ tour departs Santiago, Chile, on February 21, 2o15, and returns to Santiago on June 28. “This is one of the biggest rides on earth …

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Compass Expeditions adventure ride

South American adventure ride opportunity

Great adventure ride opportunities like this don’t come along very often. Compass Expeditions needs some BMW F 700 GS bikes moved from La Paz, Bolivia through to Pucon in Chile over 14 days and that’s good news for anyone who ever wanted to ride the continent without joining an organised tour. Not that Compass Expeditions …

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