Home  >   Compass Expedition Blog   >   bmw r1200gs

London to Magadan – On the road with the Road of Bones Expedition 2018 #4 – by Allana Goldsworthy

Latest News - bmw r1200gs

London to Magadan – On the road with the Road of Bones Expedition 2018 #4 – by Allana Goldsworthy

Vonderful Volgograd 14 June 2018 Story by Allana Goldsworthy Images – Allana Goldsworthy, Azar Farahmand, Hugo Penasco, Bayne Morison and Dennis Grothues.   Well we are now in Russia – and there are a few things we have noticed. 1.  Whilst less people smoke here than in Turkey or Georgia – it is still the case …

Read more

London to Magadan – On the road with the Road of Bones Expedition 2018 #5 – by Allana Goldsworthy

Chapter Four – Moscow Awaits Story by Allana Goldsworthy Images – Allana Goldsworthy, Azar Farahmand, Hugo Penasco, Bayne Morison and Dennis Grothues. Well here was a surprise. Tambov. Where? Who? What? This was a 515 km ride – a long day. And the ride was not inspiring – We had a lot of kms to eat …

Read more

London to Magadan – On the road with the Road of Bones Expedition 2018 #1 – by Allana Goldsworthy

CHAPTER ONE ISTANBUL Story by Allana Goldsworthy Images – Allana Goldsworthy, Azar Farahmand, Hugo Penasco, Bayne Morison and Dennis Grothues. This is the first of what will probably be a semi regular posting! Dependent upon WiFi access, computer skills, battery life and inclination! We are embarking on a trip that will take us through 16 …

Read more

Spain, Portugal & Morocco – The Research Trip

We often get told “we are living the dream” and its times like these that we can only wholeheartedly agree that yes “we are living the dream”. Words and images by Mick McDonald Following is the ramblings of Veronica and Mick as we conduct a research trip for our new 20 day Spain / Portugal …

Read more

Born to Ride – Asian Overland Story.

Our friends at Born to Ride Magazine have ran this great story featuring our new 104 day major expedition, The Asian Overland – Darwin to Beijing. The Asian Overland is a great long distance adventure that does not require you to have any off road riding experience as over 95% of the route is on …

Read more

INNOVV C5 Motorcycle Camera System – Road Test Review

    The INNOVV C5 is a WiFi, Full HD, Remote Lens, Motorcycle Camera System.   Compass Expeditions was asked to test and review the INNOVV C5 Camera system on a couple of bikes in our motorcycle tour fleet. We sent one to our crew in South America and fitted the others two to our …

Read more

It’s time to start planning for the 2018 Compass Expeditions Reunion.

Next year the dates will be 14th – 15th of April and will be visiting the wonderful NSW South Coast region, around Merimbula, wonderfully located halfway between Sydney & Melbourne, for some incredible riding, good company and great tucker. This reunion is open only to past Compass clients family & friends Lunch will be at …

Read more

INNOVV C5 Motorcycle Camera System Install

We recently received two INNOVV C5 cameras to test on our fleet off tour and rental Motorcycles in Australia. Our first impressions of the C5 units when we opened the boxes were that they are very solid and compact units. There is a camera, a recorder unit and a wiring harness along with mounting hardware …

Read more

Charley Boorman – Cape Town To Victoria Falls – African Adventure 2017

Charley Boorman, Billy Ward and a great group of adventurous riders and pillions departed Cape Town in overcast conditions on the 29th of August. They were headed for warmer weather and an amazing and challenging African experience. Providing  logistical and mechanical support was the founder of Compass Expeditions, Mick McDonald, and our regular tour medic, …

Read more

2017 Australia Encompassed – Part 1

One of the highlights for me leading tours, is meeting and riding with a diverse group of riders from all over the world and sharing great roads and attractions along the way. Our Australia Encompassed tour 2017 is no exception. Introducing the group we have Rafael from Spain, Miguel from Portugal, Paul from Norfolk Island, …

Read more

South America 360 Expedition – Nazca to Puno

May 28, Nazca to Puno, June 9, marks the end of our visit to the wonderful country of Peru. We continue from Nazca to Puerto Inka, a great short day of Riding along the moon scapes of the western shores, with nothing but ocean, desert and huge dunes, with a magically constructed road leading through …

Read more

Compass Expeditions – Patagonia Relocation Motorcycle Rentals – December 2017

Compass Expeditions – Patagonia Relocation Motorcycle Rentals – December 2017 December is the perfect time of year to ride in Patagonia and we have a motorcycle rental deal that can’t be beaten. If you have ever dreamed of riding independently in this spectacular part of the world, this is your chance to do it and …

Read more

South America 360 Expedition – Mancora Peru to Nazca, Peru

May 18, Mancora Peru to Nazca, Peru, May 27 Mancora. A beautifully scenic beach town on the coast of Peru. The group meets up again after the long separation, we spend a short day and night at the comfortable beach bungalows. Then are straight back on track to the scheduled itinerary. Heading out again the next …

Read more

South America 360 Expedition – Justin of the Jungle reports

The group separates. I go one way, from the coast of Brazil to the coast of Peru, transporting the bikes and the van. The rest of the group goes on to explore Columbia and Ecuador. Definitely not the ideal situation, but it had to be done this way. The troubles and dangers and the crazy …

Read more

South America 360 Expedition – Praoi do Pipa to Manaus – Crew Report

Felix and Justin…somewhere A good riding day leaving Pipa, traffic, sun, rain, sun, late afternoon arrival to a great place called crooked canoe, Quanoa Quebrada, to stay at the Hotel California, such a lovely place. This will be my second stay at a hotel California, once before in Mexico, that they say was the original …

Read more

South America 360 Expedition – Rio to Praia do Pipa – Crew Report

Rainy and twisty. Long kilometers for the first day leaving Rio. Second day, long day again with very slow traffic and even slower towns and villages, and pouring rain, did, I mention the rain… Getting into Oro Preto next. It is a beautiful town with very tight and steep cobblestone streets. A great town to walk …

Read more

The 2017 Compass Expeditions Photo Competition!

On the 25th and 26th of March Compass Expeditions held it’s annual Reunion Weekend. You can read all about the rides and the fantastic dinner that followed here on our Blog.   One of the most anticipated components of our Reunion Weekend is always the Photo Competition. Each year, we ask all of our past tour …

Read more

CAIRO TO CAPE TOWN 2017 – Zimbabwe to Chobe, Botswana – CREW REPORT

The most amazing hotel we were to stay at in Zimbabwe was the lodge at the ancient ruins. This hotel is a series of lodges built into the mountain side integrating the massive granite boulders into the construction of the rooms and buildings. From here we visited the great Zimbabwe ruins. An city which was …

Read more

Cairo to Cape Town 2017 – Tanzania – Crew Report

The Compass Expeditions Cairo to Cape Town Expedition continues South towards it’s destination at the very tip of Africa. The riders have had a chance to take a few days off the bikes, take a safari and spend some beach time as they make their way through Tanzania. Farewelling Brendan, we welcomed Bayne on to …

Read more

South America 360 Expedition – Justin Reports#1

2017 SOUTH AMERICA 360 THE LONGEST TOUR IN THE WORLD* Justin reports Let me introduce our group on this adventure of a lifetime: Ted, at 70 years solid, riding a BMW GS 1200. (check out his tour blog at Ted’s Big Ride). Bob and Donna, riding two up, also on a BMW GS 1200, married now …

Read more

Cairo to Cape Town 2017 – Kenya – Crew Report

Our border crossing day today out of Ethiopia and into Kenya went pretty smoothly once the chaos of the Ethiopian side was behind us. The new roads in the harsh inhospitable north of Kenya made travelling a breeze and we completed our 450 km plus a border crossing in good time to set up our …

Read more

Cairo To Cape Town 2017 – Ethiopia to Kenya – Crew Report

Ethiopia – Crossing the border from Sudan to Ethiopia took quite some time, but was relatively painless which was surprising given the ramshackle conditions of the border facilities in both countries. I think we were all a little bit sad to be leaving the hospitality of the Sudanese, but excited to be in a new country …

Read more

Cairo to Cape Town Expeditions 2017 – Sudan to Ethiopia – Crew Report

After our first camp night over the border into Sudan we started heading south through an ever changing desert landscape, along busy and rough roads to Karima. Here we visited the less famous pyramids of Jebel Barkal. These were walking distance from our hotel and just by the side of the road. It was refreshing …

Read more

Rocky Creek’s Pocket Pump does the job on the road from Cairo To Cape Town!

Compass Expeditions is testing out some of the great products from the Rocky Creek Designs range on our 80-Day, 16,500km, Cairo to Cape Town Expedition. One inevitable thing when you are riding the length of Africa is sand! Many motorcyclists dread riding in sand, but with a bit of planning it can be made a …

Read more

Keep up to date with Compass Expeditions latest news on tours and travel
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.