Charley Boorman Long Way Back African tour

Charley Boorman back in saddle for African tours

Charley Boorman is riding again after his major motorcycle crash in 2016 and ready for his big African adventure later this year. The “Long Way” motorcycle adventurer is about to set off for Tasmania on the annual Compass Expeditions tour. In September 2018, he will return to Africa for another Long Way Down tour with his …

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Best African motorcycle trip: Matho

This is the best motorcycle trip you can do in South Africa, says veteran motorcycle journalist Mick Matheson after his tour with ‪‎SAMATours‬. Matho went to South Africa for the riding and discovered the two-wheeled thrills were just one of many stunning experiences that make a trip there so appealing. “I’d have been quite happy with the road trip, but Africa’s …

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Ubuntu: One Woman's Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa by Heather Ellis epic

One woman’s epic African motorcycle journey

While riding through Africa these days can be difficult enough, imagine how epic it would have been a quarter of a century ago for a solo female rider! That’s what Victorian Heather Ellis did in 1993-94 and now she’s documented the epic travelogue in a book titled Ubuntu: One Woman’s Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa published by Nero/Black Inc. …

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Madagascar

Win a Madagascar motorcycle tour

How would you like an all-expenses-paid adventure ride through Madagascar on a Touratech equipped bike to feature in a promotional film for the adventure accessories company? Madagascar is the large exotic island off the east coast of Africa featured in the the children’s movie of the same name. Lonely Planet describes it as “a dream destination for …

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African Motorcycle Diaries

African motorcycle adventure on TV

Fans of motorcycle travel documentaries should keep an eye out for the African Motorcycle Diaries series coming soon to the Travel Channel and other networks. Unlike Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor on their Long Way Down, this is a one-man, unsupported trip and it’s a 55,000km circumnavigation through 34 countries. African Motorcycle Diaries follows Spencer …

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Dakar Rally video wins another award

Aussie-made Dakar Rally film, Dream Racer, has won the Best Feature Film Award in New York at the 2015 Motorcycle Film Festival (September 23-27, 2015). The feature-length movie is about French-African immigrant and now Sydney resident Christophe Barriere-Varju competing in the 2010 Dakar Rally in South America. It is one of the best motorcycle videos made.   Don’t just take our …

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Best Dakar Rally video yet

One of the best motorcycle videos made is “Dream Racer” about the Dakar Rally, seen in selected cinemas around the country and now available on DVD. The feature-length movie is about French-African immigrant Christophe Barriere-Varju competing in the 2010 Dakar Rally in South America. Click here for the trailer. It highlights the 39-year-old Sydney businessman’s struggle for sponsorship …

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