2016 promises to be a big year for GlobeBusters, the pioneering motorcycle expedition business based in the UK.
Currently riding around Southern Africa with a group of 16 riders, they have just released details of two exciting new tours for next year, plus further details of their next Pan American ride.
First up is a new 17 day tour of Brazil, which starts in the bustling city of Sao Paolo and includes trips to the 2.7 kilometre long Iguaçu falls in the state of Paraná on the Argentinian border, and the tropical wetlands of the Pantanal.
Also included is a trip to Florianopolis Island with it’s white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, and superb riding on the fabulous roads of the Santa Catarina mountains.
The trip is on 90% paved roads, with roughly 10% on dirt roads, so ideal conditions for the new TKC 70 in the dry season, as used by GlobeBusters themselves!
You can find out more about the Brazilian tour route in full here.
Also on the calendar in 2016 are two 11 day tours of Morocco in North Africa.
A popular destination with riders who want to venture a little further beyond Europe, this 3,000 mile trip, with options to depart from Spain or join the group in Morocco again mainly takes place on the road, but with the option to ride the Todra/Dades Loop which includes some dirt roads too.
The trip will head as far south as the walled Berber town of Taroudant, also taking in the Roman city of Volubilis and the beautiful Ifrane national park. It also takes in some of the best riding roads in Morocco as they climb high into the Atlas Mountains, plus the Tizi n Test Pass which rises to 2,092 metres above sea level and the Atlantic Coast route via the port of Essaouira.
Check out the full tour route designed by GlobeBusters here.
The signature trip of 2016 however, has to be the Pan American highway which takes riders from the southern most tip of the Americas right the way up to Prudhoe Bay in the Arctic Circle.
Aware that not everyone has the time to spare to complete the whole ride, GlobeBusters have divided it up into four stages so that riders can join them at several points during this mammoth adventure.
This year the 24,000 mile route, which starts in Buenos Aires on 1st March and ends on 9th July in Alaska, will also take in Bolivia, taking the total number of countries on the ride to 14.
There are a number of special places that riders get to visit on this trip – the world’s longest mountain range, it’s deepest canyon, highest navigable lake and driest desert being just a small selection of the many amazing sights to be seen over the course of the 131 days on the road.
With around 2,000 miles of dirt and gravel riding, again the TKC 70 as used by GlobeBusters is an ideal tyre choice, with it’s on and off-road abilities and excellent durability.
Check out the full route on the GlobeBusters website.
As the official tyre partner to GlobeBusters, Continental know that their entire adventure tyre range has been tested to it’s limits in some of the most difficult riding conditions around the world, making them the ideal choice for tackling some fo the difficult.
Check out our complete adventure tyre range including the new TKC 70 here.