motorcycle routes of south america

These are the 5 best motorcycle routes of South America

13 Aug 2018 About

Planning a trip to South America? You lucky bastard, we're seeing green with envy. But because we're merciful souls who wish you nothing but the best, we've made you a list of the motorcycle routes of South America when you're traveling through this amazing continent.

1.The Pan-American Highway

The Pan-American Highway is one of the most popular ways to traverse the continent when motor-cycling touring in South America. Except for a rainforest break of approximately 160 km (100 mi), called the Darién Gap, the road links almost all of the Pacific coastal countries of the Americas in a connected highway system. According to Guinness World Records, the Pan-American Highway is the world's longest "motorable road".

2. Tierra del Fugo - Argentina/Chile

Tierra del Fugo consists of an archipelago owned by Argentina and Chile and is home to the endpoint of the Pan-American Highway, Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. (Yeah, not that club in Ibiza).

3.The Death Road - Bolivia

As the name suggests, this one one for the daredevils. This infamous road, not far from La Paz, is not as daunting as it used to be 'cause the majority of traffic has been diverted to a new highway. That makes this route even more fun to ride, only slightly less scary. And please stay safe!

4. Duck Canyon - Peru

Make yourself up for some exciting riding 'cause this road will take you along narrow mountain dirt road skirts along the edge of the ‘Canyon del Pato’, with tunnels, overhangs, and trucks that take up the whole road.

5. Cotopaxi Vulcan Road - Ecuador

We can conclude that taking South America by motorcycle isn't for the faint-hearted. Cotopaxi is one of the highest active volcanoes in the world and the 25 mile Cotopaxi Volcan Road takes you right up to it. Sounds fun, right?

It's up to you if you choose the thrilling, dangerous routes or not - as long as you promise us you'll protect your ears along the way. Not that into South America? Here you find some of the best routes of Asia to take on your bike.

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