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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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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Compass Expeditions tours screened on TV

Compass Expeditions tours screened on TV

Two mini-series about riding across Siberia and the length of Africa with Australian-based international motorcycle travel company Compass Expeditions are coming to 7 Mate. The four one-hour shows, narrated by Charley Boorman, will screen on Saturdays in mid-January through to early February 2017. While Charley didn’t ride in the Beyond Siberia and Beyond Sahara tours, …

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Compass Expeditions goes to Kyrgyzstan

Motorcycle tour rides through Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is one of the exotic “stans” in central Asia west of China and north of Pakistan, a country undiscovered by motorcycle tour companies until now. Australian motorcycle tour company Compass Expeditions will host a 14-day tour of the country in July 2017 riding Yamaha XT600 motorcycles and costing from A$6990. The country is known …

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Charley Boorman heads to South America with Compass Expeditions

Charley Boorman heads for South America

Motorcycle adventurer Charley Boorman is finally going to South America after long expressing his desires to explore the continent. Charley has teamed up with Compass Expeditions to develop international bike adventures in South America, as well as Australia and Africa. Motorbike Writer travelled with Charley on his first Australian tour in 2013 and he has …

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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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Compass Expeditions TV show

Motorcycle travel TV show launched

Australian-based international motorcycle travel company Compass Expeditions is launching a TV mini-series. The two one-hour shows feature the 2014 Compass Expeditions trip from London to Magadan including the notorious Road of Bones which was the dramatic highlight of Ewan McGregor’s and Carley Booroman’s Long Way Round TV series. In fact, Charley narrates and presents in the show. …

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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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