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Welcome to the Compass Expeditions Blog where we share our most unforgettable experiences from the road. Relive some of the most exhilarating moments that we’ve had out on tour. Read stories from past European motorcycle tours, adventure riding in Australia, motorcycle tours through Tasmania, African Safaris, and more! Feel the vibrations from our on-road and off-road motorbikes blazing through the most rugged and wild terrain on earth!

Ethiopia – Cairo to Cape Town Expedition 2015

21st October 2015 – Ethiopia has exceeded our expectations. The country is stunning, the people are very friendly and the riding is the best so far. Everyday seems to just get better with magnificent mountain passes, great twisties and terrific views. If it weren’t the endless stream of people walking along the road, it would …

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2015 Cairo to Cape Town – Ethiopia

Our last day in Khartoum was spent sightseeing through some of the ancient wonders of the city. It was fascinating to learn about the rich history of Sudan. But the absolute highlight was the whirling dervishes performed during a tribal, almost trance like gathering by thousands of chanting people at sunset. This ancient ritual is …

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2015 Cairo to Cape Town Part 2 – Egypt and Sudan

6 October 2015 We now are in Khartoum in Sudan after leaving Aswan in Egypt, about a week ago; it’s good to be out of Egypt and while the country has some of the most significant monuments and artifacts mankind has ever produced; such as Tutankhamen’s Tomb, Karnak Temple and of course the Pyramids, the current …

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2015 Cairo to Cape Town Expedition Part 1

  Monday 28th September 2015 – Egypt Sitting back enjoying a cold beer overlooking the Valley of the Kings, here on the banks of the Nile, seems like a good time to reflect on the journey so far. Although it’s been less than a week, it seems like an eternity since we were at the …

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Week 4 – Entering Russia!

  With our new plan to enter Abkhazia cemented we submitted our electronic Abkhazian entry permit applications that would take 3 days to be issued, we were all excited to be taking this detour through this unknown territory, that was until were received word that we CANNOT depart Abkhazia using a different border than the …

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Week 3 – Turkish Delight and disaster strikes

  Update from Week 3 of the Compass Expeditions London to Magadan – Road of Bones Expedition and disaster strikes! All adventures have challenges which must be overcome and on a 105 day expedition there will be more challenges than usual that need to be overcome. After some amazing riding through Turkey, great hospitality by …

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South America 360 Motorcycle Expedition Press Release

COMPASS RELEASES OUR BIGGEST EXPEDITION  Compass Expeditions is excited to release the dates for the 2015 circumnavigation of the entire South American continent the 360 Expedition. Our 128 day, 33,000 km Expedition will depart Santiago, Chile on 21st Feb and return to Santiago, Chile on 28th Jun 2015.  “This is one of the biggest rides …

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South America Bike Relocation Deal

So you’ve always wanted to ride in South America with friends but don’t want to do an organised motorcycle tour? We have a fantastic option for you… We have BMW F700GS that need to be relocated from La Paz, Bolivia through to Pucon in Chile over the course of 14 days. Bikes are available from …

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Touratech Event

We have just returned from the wonderful Touratech Event held in and around Bright, Victoria over the weekend. It was a great event with that winning formula of great food, great accommodation but, most importantly, great riding. Some ecstatic riders claimed that the unexpected mud they encountered on the Sunday morning was some of the …

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Official Touratech Partners

Compass Expeditions has had a long history with Touratech products and is pleased to announce that we are now Official Touratech Partners. Modern Adventure motorcycles are specifically designed to take you with confidence to parts of the world that inspire and challenge the rider.  With this enhanced freedom though it is more important than ever …

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Last Minute 2014 London to Magadan: Road of Bones Spot Available

One last minute spot available on 2014 Road of Bones Tour: Due to injury a spot has become available on our epic 105 Day London to Magadan: Road of Bones Tour starting from London on the 20th of May and ending 28,500 kilometres away in Magadan on the 1st of September. This journey passes through …

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The Beauty of the Dakar was the Backdrop

  We’ve been watching the Dakar Rally and following the ups and downs with each update to see who had done especially well in a stage. Who had suffered a breakdown or crash damage and who was able to mount an epic comeback. It was fantastic to see Honda dominate at the start of the …

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2 time Isle of Man winner Cameron Donald joining Otways Compass Weekend

Compass Expeditions is pleased to announce that 2 time Isle of Man TT winner Cameron Donald will be joining us for the Compass Expeditions Weekend in the Otways National Park at the start of February. The annual event includes a BBQ and ride along the Great Ocean Road to the Otways National Park in Victoria …

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Photo Contest in association with Touratech USA

Do you have a Motorcycle Photo that screams Adventure? Do you have one amazing shot that makes you recall what it is like to be out there? Then send it in to the Compass Expeditions Photo Contest for the chance to win Touratech prizes To enter click the photo below or go to – http://bit.ly/1a6xdv7 Once …

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Driven to Extremes

Compass Expeditions are the world renown experts on travelling the Road of Bones, we were the first commercial motorcycle tour company to ever successfully complete this ride and have become known as leaders in this region. We were thrilled to be able to help Mac Mackenney of http://www.maxadventure.co.uk/  in a very small way with his logistical requirements …

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Free Tickets to Melbourne F1 Grand Prix

Want a free General Admission ticket to the 2014 F1 race at Albert Park Melbourne? Easy. For all riders joining the Charley Boorman Tasmania and the High Country ride in February 2014 we shall give away a free GA pass to the Melbourne Formula 1. Why? Because Charley will be racing in it, well not …

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Private Cambodia Motorcycle Tour Part 6

We were approached by a group of 6 friends who were looking to do a private week long motorcycle tour of Cambodia in November. They were looking for something a bit different and so we organised a trip with XR250s and a bit of adventure involved. Below is the sixth of the e-mails that were …

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Private Cambodia Motorcycle Tour Part 5

We were approached by a group of 6 friends who were looking to do a private week long motorcycle tour of Cambodia in November. They were looking for something a bit different and so we organised a trip with XR250s and a bit of adventure involved. Below is the fifth of the e-mails that were …

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Private Cambodia Motorcycle Tour Part 4

We were approached by a group of 6 friends who were looking to do a private week long motorcycle tour of Cambodia in November. They were looking for something a bit different and so we organised a trip with XR250s and a bit of adventure involved. Below is the fourth of the e-mails that were …

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Cambodia Private Motorcycle Tour Part 3

  We were approached by a group of 6 friends who were looking to do a private week long motorcycle tour of Cambodia in November. They were looking for something a bit different and so we organised a trip with XR250s and a bit of adventure involved. Below is the third of the e-mails that …

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Private Cambodia Motorcycle Tour Part 2

We were approached by a group of 6 friends who were looking to do a private week long motorcycle tour of Cambodia in November. They were looking for something a bit different and so we organised a trip with XR250s and a bit of adventure involved. Below is the second of the e-mails that were …

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Private Cambodia Motorcycle Tour Part 1

  We were approached by a group of 6 friends who were looking to do a private week long motorcycle tour of Cambodia in November. They were looking for something a bit different and so we organised a trip with XR250s and a bit of adventure involved. Below is the first of the e-mails that …

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Patagonia Riding Season

With our Patagonia and Chile Motorcycle Tour season about to get underway in November we thought you might like a taste of what riders will be travelling through. Patagonia has to be one of the most visually stunning countries in South America wedged between the high Andes and the Pacific Ocean and this long, narrow …

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Triumph Australia Motorcycle Adventures

At last we can announce a new partnership between Triumph Australia and Compass Expeditions. Some months ago Triumph approached us to run some weekend and tour events on their behalf and we were thrilled to have a chance to develop, in conjunction with Triumph, some wonderful ride events. We are extremely proud that Triumph has …

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