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London to Magadan – On the road with the Road of Bones Expedition 2018 #3 – by Allana Goldsworthy

ROAD OF BONES 2018 A Long Day’s Journey into Night Story by Allana Goldsworthy Images – Allana Goldsworthy, Azar Farahmand, Hugo Penasco, Bayne Morison and Dennis Grothues. CHAPTER THREE VLADIVAVKAZ TO ELISTA I am working hard to keep on top of these posts otherwise they will still dribbling though as you are opening your Christmas presents! …

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Magic Mongolia Blog – July 2018 – By Peter Grace – Part #2

Day 2 Mongolia It was a full-on day.  New bikes had been delivered, old bikes fixed, and the weather was cool but sunny. We left at 8.00am and got back to the hotel at 7.45pm.  We started by visiting the Genghis Khan statue.  It was enormous – the biggest horse in the world apparently.  We …

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Magic Mongolia Blog – July 2018 – By Peter Grace – Part #1

Peter Grace and his brother Dave have joined us on our inaugural Magical Mongolia motorcycle tour and Peter has kindly allowed us to follow along with their journey via his daily updates. I reproduce it here for you word for word without amendment. Many thanks Pete. Enjoy! Craig Compass Expeditions.   First day in Mongolia …

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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 …

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South America 360 Expedition – The finale!

Back into Argentina form Bolivia, to Santiago, Chile, and then the 360 is done. Tupiza, Bolivia into Humahuaca, Argentina. A generally difficult border went very well, much quicker than anticipated. The twisty mountain roads of Bolivia turn to flat and straight again in Argentina, but not for long. We soon hit the beautiful hills and …

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South America 360 Expedition – Welcome to Bolivia!

Welcome to Bolivia! In this instalment of the South America 360 blog, we cross the border from Peru into Bolivia and head towards La Paz. La Paz to Uyuni,  a long day, with a lot of kilometers. We left very early because of a predicted protest. They locals had just finished 3 days of celebrations …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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South America 360 Expedition – Brazil, Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Jenairo – Crew Report

Leaving Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Jenairo for 3 days By Justin Wow, a long and challenging day of riding, leaving Foz, arriving in the dark into Campo Largo,  over 600 km. Relief and anticipation of the great days ahead of us. Passing an interesting Bathroom shop and aptly named at that. This is the same …

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South America 360 Expedition – Justin Reports – Ushuaia, Argentina to Foz do Iguacu, Brasil

South America 360 Expeditions Ushuaia, Argentina to Foz do Iguacu, Brasil One quarter (¼) of the 360 journey is complete! Justin reports   After some relaxation and recuperation time in Ushuaia, and deeply needed visitations to the local Irish pubs, you know they’re everywhere! We were ready to ride North, from el Fin del Mundo …

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South America 360 Expedition – Justin Reports#2

South America 360 Arrival into Ushuaia, Argentina Justin reports Riding through more of Patagonia today, with luck, not such wild winds today, as they are most of the time. We made it to Cerro Sombrero, Chile. It was bit chilly, rainy and foggy, but the winds left us alone. The bikes and new Sprinter van are all …

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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 …

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South America 360 2017 – Ted’s Big Ride!

Ted Baird is one of our riders on the Epic South America 360 Expedition. It is an incredible 128 Day ride, (Almost) circumnavigating the south American continent. Our riders and crew departed Santiago, Chille last week and are heading counter clockwise, south, towards Patagonia at the moment. Ted is blogging about his experiences on the …

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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 …

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Cairo To Cape Town 2017 – Crew Report #2

Our C2C riders are now all on the road and heading South towards their ultimate goal – Cape Town, South Africa! It took longer than expected to extract all of the bikes from the customs authorities but once that was achieved it was off to see the sights. Ride Leader Andrew takes up the tale: …

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Compass Expeditions and Rocky Creek Designs – A Quality Partnership

Compass Expeditions and Rocky Creek Designs – A Quality Partnership Our tour bikes and support vehicles do some pretty hard yards in Australia and across the globe. Flat tires and exhausted batteries are things that inevitably happen and are frustrating and time consuming for us when on tour or conducting our research trips. That is …

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South America Crew

The new Compass Expeditions crew for South America are settled in to the role now so we thought we would let you know a little about who they are. We started with crew training in Brazil back in June for a group of people who had contacted us and who seemed to fit the bill …

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Compass Expeditions Crew Training

  June 2013 – Compass Expeditions Motorcycle Tours cover the globe and that requires good capable crew and ride leaders who work well together, are mechanically able, knowledgeable in first aid, confident and, probably most importantly, have a good sense of humour.It is a tough job but definitely has its rewards and many of our …

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