2017 International Tour Companies Directory

Every two years, the Rider staff compiles an up-to-date listing of tour companies that operate internationally. We only include reputable companies that offer multi-day, fully guided street and/or adventure bike tours on their own rental fleet. 

IMTBike's Portugal & Southern Spain Tour.
IMTBike’s Portugal & Southern Spain Tour.

Have you ever dreamed of seeing another country from the saddle of a motorcycle, but were intimidated by the language barrier, figuring out what roads to take or picking good places to eat and sleep? We’ve got you covered! Motorcycle touring is more popular than ever, and there are dozens of reputable motorcycle tour companies that offer fully-guided trips on just about every continent. They take the risk, planning and logistics out of the equation, leaving you free to enjoy the ride and have a great time.

For our 2017 International Tour Companies guide, we’ve compiled an up-to-date list of tour operators that will help you find your perfect two-wheeled trip abroad. All of the operators listed here offer multi-day, fully guided street and/or adventure bike tours on their own rental motorcycles, employ English-speaking guides and include accommodations while on tour. What’s not included in this list? Single-day tours, self-guided tours, chartered group tours and tours that require you to use your own bike.

Keep in mind that prices may not be directly comparable. Some companies include things like the motorcycle rental, meals, tolls, fuel, excursions and even drinks with dinner, others don’t. There may be a surcharge for a single rider in his or her own hotel room (as opposed to sharing a room), and the charge for a passenger can vary from company to company. Also pay attention to the currency in which a tour is priced. Exchange rates can fluctuate, so your final cost can depend on when you pay for the tour.

Before you book, make sure you know how much insurance coverage you’re required to have or pay for. Some operators will put a multi-thousand dollar charge on your credit card to cover possible damage, which is refunded after the tour. Make sure your personal medical insurance covers motorcycle riding, and it’s a good idea to have supplemental insurance that covers repatriation, medical costs, trip cancellation and personal liability. Medjetassist.com, medexassist.com, travelguard.com and geobluetravelinsurance.com are great places to start.

Finally, make sure your passport has at least six months left on it—from the date of travel, not when you book! Check with the tour operator to see if you need a visa or an international driver’s license (available at your local AAA). Oh, one more thing—have fun!


Adriatic Moto Tours

Base: Slovenia
Tours Include: Romania to Istanbul Adventure, Greece Tour, Alps Adriatic Adventure, Sicily Tour, Czech Hungary Tour, Grand European Tour (and more)
Accommodations: Comfortable hotels, usually 4-star
Length of Tours: 9-18 days
Rental Options: BMW, Ducati Multistrada, Suzuki V-Strom, Honda Africa Twin, Harley-Davidson Road King and SuperLow
Equipment: Support vehicle
Dates: May-October
Typical Cost: 9-day Adriatic Riviera Tour, approx. $3,000
Age/Experience Limits: Motorcycle license, touring experience required
Tel: 011 386 31 345 445
Web: adriaticmototours.com
Adriatic Moto Tours has been in business for 13 years in the heart of southeastern Europe, and from its base in Slovenia has tours that fan out over Europe and into Turkey, offering new experiences for even the most jaded moto-traveler.


Asia Bike Tours

Base: New Delhi, India, and Vienna, Austria
Tours Include: Bhutan, Myanmar, China, India, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam
Accommodations: Comfortable middle-class hotels, guesthouses, houseboats, tent camps
Length of Tours: 9-24 days
Rental Options: Royal Enfield Bullet, Yamaha YBR250 & XT600E, Honda CRF250
Equipment: Support vehicle
Dates: Year-round
Typical Cost: 13-day Tibet: Lhasa to Mt. Everest on Yamaha YBR250, $3,900
Age/Experience Limits: Varies by tour
Tel: 011 91 93 12433859
Web: asiabiketours.com
Asia Bike Tours started in 1997, and has a team of locally based guides that provide plenty of local knowledge for its tours. Motorcycles available for rent vary based on location, and riding difficulty also varies with the tour.


Ayres Adventures

Base: Plano, Texas
Tours Include: Heart of Africa, Southern Cross, Japan, Russia, Iceland Adventure, Dramatic Dolomites, Australia, Empire of the Incas (and more)
Accommodations: Comfortable middle-class hotels on Club Class tours, 4- and 5-star hotels on Premium Class tours
Length of Tours: 7-69 days
Rental Options: BMW motorcycles
Equipment: Support vehicle and trailer
Dates: Year-round
Typical Cost: 14-day Empire of the Incas, $8,500
Age/Experience Limits: Motorcycle license and touring experience required; for off-road adventures, off-road training or experience required
Tel: (877) 275-8238 or (972) 635-5210
Web: ayresadventures.com
Ayres Adventures offers tours on every continent. It will even take you to Antarctica and the North Pole (although not on a bike). For 2017, Ayres has teamed up with RawHyde Adventures to offer new Off-Road Discovery Tours, in addition to Premium and Club Class tours.


Beach’s Motorcycle Adventures

Base: Grand Island, New York
Tours Include: Maori Meander, South African Saunter, Sicilian Sojourn, Alpine Sampler, Adriatic Ambler, Transylvania Trek (and more)
Accommodations: 3-5 star quality hotels
Length of Tours: 8-15 days
Rental Options: BMW motorcycles
Equipment: Support vehicle
Dates: April-October
Typical Cost: 15-day Italian Idyll, approx. $7,905
Age/Experience Limits: Motorcycle license required, minimum age on Alps tours is 18
Tel: (716) 773-4960
Web: bmca.com
The Beach team offers European, New Zealand and South African motorcycle and sports car tours. Beach’s slogan: We don’t go everywhere, but everywhere we go we travel in style.


Clutch Moto Tours

Base: Ljubljana-Slovenia, Split-Croatia
Tours Include: The 7 Countries of Yugoslavia, Black Sea Coast, Royal Capitals of Central Europe, Iran Tour
Tuscany Sardenia Corsica, Adriatic to Alps Tour (and more)
Accomodations: 4 and 5 stars hotels, Chateau Luxury Hotels, best in the area
Length of tours: 8 – 26 days
Rental Options: BMW and Harley Davidson Motorcycles
Equipment: Support vehicle and trailor
Dates: March – October
Typical Cost: 8-days Venice to Dubrovnik Tour, $5300
Age/Experience Limits: Motorcycle license, 5,000 miles touring experience and 21+ age required
Tel: 011 386 31 560 697
Web: clutchmototours.com 
Luxury fully supported BMW motorcycle tours in Europe, the Black Sea Coast and Iran. We offer first class service with attention to detail, knowledge and style; all-inclusive tour packages, a la carte gourmet meals in best local restaurants, guaranteed departures, maximum 8 bikes in the group, 2 guides on a motorcycle when 7 or 8 bikes booked. We go all the way!


Compass Expeditions

Base: Victoria, Australia
Tours Include: Kyrgyzstan Explorer, Patagonia Explorer, Sydney to the Outback, Complete Cambodia, Atacama to Machu Picchu, Explore Peru With Charley Boorman (and more)
Accommodations: Hotels when possible, some yurts and in-home stays in remote regions
Length of Tours: 5-108 days
Rental Options: BMW motorcycles, Suzuki DR650 (Australia)
Equipment: Support vehicle
Dates: Year-round
Typical Cost: 13-day Complete Cambodia, $4,300
Age/Experience Limits: Motorcycle license required, 2 years riding experience recommended, some off-road experience helpful
Tel: 011 61 3 9747 2379
Web: compassexpeditions.com
The secret of enjoying yourself on tour, according to Compass Expeditions, is this: “A flexible attitude is required, as service may not be what you are accustomed to.” Stay flexible and have fun! Each tour is graded for degree of difficulty, from 1 to 5.



Base: Los Angeles, California
Tours Include: Australia’s Far North, Canada and Yellowstone, Baja California
Accommodations: Motorcycle-friendly hotels
Length of Tours: 6-16 days
Rental Options: BMW, Harley-Davidson, Indian, Honda, Triumph, Can-Am
Equipment: Support vehicle
Dates: Year-round
Typical Cost: 16-day Baja California Tour, $6,978
Age/Experience Limits: Motorcycle license required, minimum age of 21
Tel: (888) 900-9901 or (310) 536-6777
Web: eaglerider.com
EagleRider is one of the biggest names in the bike rental business, and the company expanded into tours years ago. Now it offers a select list of international tours in Australia, Canada and Mexico.


Edelweiss Bike Travel

Base: Meiming, Austria
Tours Include: St. James Way, Adventure Sikkam and Bhutan, Southern Spain Extreme, Eastern European Delights, South Africa Tour (and more)
Accommodations: Varies by tour; usually carefully selected middle-class hotels
Length of Tours: 7-80 days
Rental Options: Varies with tour; may include BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Triumph, scooter or electric motorcycle
Equipment: Support vehicle
Dates: Year-round
Typical Cost: 15-day Morocco Tour, $5,540
Age/Experience Limits: Minimum of 5,000 miles of riding experience, minimum passenger age 12
Tel: 011 43 5264 5690
Web: edelweissbike.com
Thirty-seven years in business, more than 34,000 motorcyclists—no questioning those numbers. The most experienced motorcycle tour company on the planet offers tours all over the planet.


Ecuador Freedom

Base: Quito, Ecuador
Tours Include: Off-Road Ecuador; Cloudforests, Coast & Craters; Andes, Amazon & Pacific Coast; Tierra Inca (and more)
Accommodations: 3-4 star hotels, B&Bs, bungalows and cabins
Length of Tours: 4-12 days
Rental Options: KTM 1050 Adventure, Suzuki V-Strom 650 and 1000, BMW G 650 GS, F 700 GS and F 800 GS, Triumph Tiger 800, Kawasaki KLR650
Equipment: Support vehicle
Dates: Year-round
Typical Cost: 9-day Andes, Amazon and Pacific Coast on BMW F 800 GS, $5,280
Age/Experience Limits: Riding experience required, varies with tour
Tel: (603) 617-2499
Web: freedombikerental.com
Ecuador Freedom would love to show you why some of the best riding is in Ecuador. From its base in Quito, at any time of year, Ecuador Freedom can show you newly paved roads, beautiful scenery and the diverse cultures and altitudes that make Ecuador a motorcyclist’s paradise.


Harley-Davidson Authorized Tours

Base: United Kingdom
Tours Include: South Island Adventure, Western Cape, WWI Battlefields, Altitudes With Attitude, Grand Tour of Europe (and more)
Accommodations: 3-4 star hotels
Length of Tours: 2-15 days
Rental Options: Harley-Davidson
Equipment: Support vehicle
Dates: Year-round
Typical Cost: 15-day South Island Adventure, from $4,366
Age/Experience Limits: Motorcycle license is required
Tel: (800) 258-2464
Web: authorizedtours.harley-davidson.com
See the world from the saddle of a Harley-Davidson. With tours in Africa, Europe and Australia/New Zealand, Harley-Davidson Authorized Tours will take you on the ride of a lifetime.


Hear The Road

Base: Nepi, Italy
Tours Include: Amalfi Coast & South of Italy; Italian Factories; Magical Italy (Ladies Only); Italian Motorcycle Dream; Tuscany, Corsica and Sardinia; Tuscany and Umbria
Accommodations: 3-4 star family-run hotels
Length of Tours: 8-12 days
Rental Options: BMW, Ducati, Moto-Guzzi, Harley-Davidson
Equipment: Support vehicle
Dates: May-September
Typical Cost: 8-day Tuscany & Umbria on BMW F 800 GS, $3,170
Age/Experience Limits: Not specified, but best suited to experienced, confident riders
Tel: U.S. agent Bill Kniegge (704) 292-8801
Web: motorcycletoursitaly.com
Discover the lightly traveled roads of rural Italy, take a tour through thousands of years of history along the Amalfi Coast or experience the rush of the racetrack. All in the company of Italian guides who know the best roads, the best places to stay and, most important, the best places to eat!


Hispania Tours

Base: Málaga, Spain
Tours Include: Morocco: Mountains, Deserts and Oases; Andalusia Classic; Pyrenees: Culture and Curves; BMW Motorrad Days; The Alps; Portugal: Castles and History (and more)
Accommodations: 4- and 5-star hotels
Length of Tours: 6-15 days
Rental Options: BMW motorcycles
Equipment: Support vehicle
Dates: Year-round
Typical Cost: 11-day Portugal tour on BMW R 1200 GS, $4,100
Age/Experience Limits: Minimum age of 25, minimum 3 years experience
Tel: 011 34 952 172 172
Web: hispania-tours.com
Experience the wonderful roads, scenery and weather of Portugal, Spain and Morocco with Hispania Tours. Tour on marvelous roads, watching history unfold under your wheels.



Base: Madrid, Spain
Tours Include: Southern Spain & Andalucia; Central Spain; Northern Spain & the Pyrenees; Best of Portugal; Morocco; Italy, France & Alps (and more)
Accommodations: Hotels, converted castles and paradors
Length of Tours: 8-17 days
Rental Options: BMW motorcycles
Equipment: Support vehicle
Dates: February-December
Typical Cost: 12-Day Best of Portugal, $4,200
Age/Experience Limits: 25 years old, 2 years and 3,000 miles of experience
Tel: (412) 468-2453
Web: imtbike.com
IMTBike is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017. It now has more than 100 late-model BMW motorcycles in its fleet, including R 1200 GS and GS Adventure models, in eight separate locations. 


Lead Motorcycle Escapes

Base: San Francisco, California
Tours Include: Italian Dream to Mugello or Misano; Sachsenring & Italian Alps; Australia Curves to Phillip Island
Accommodations: 3-4 star hotels
Length of Tours: 9-10 days
Rental Options: BMW, Ducati and Moto-Guzzi
Equipment: Support vehicle
Dates: June-December
Typical Cost: 10-day Sachsenring & Italian Alps, $5,700
Age/Experience Limits: Tours include track time; contact Leod for experience recommendations
Tel: (866) 562-6126
Web: leodescapes.com
Leod Escapes offers unique and adrenaline-filled getaways that combine a week of twisty road riding with track time on some of the world’s most famous racetracks. Not for the faint of heart, Leod’s tours will provide a fun and unforgettable experience.



Base: Bulverde, Texas
Tours Include: Bhutan Thunder Dragon, Baja & Copper Canyon, Around the Black Sea, South America Explorer, Iran, All Women’s Cuba, Colonial Mexico (and more)
Accommodations: Varies according to tour; from luxurious to quaint
Length of Tours: 7-61 days
Rental Options: Suzuki V-Strom 650 & 1000, Harley-Davidson Touring models, Royal Enfield Bullet, BMW G 650 GS, F 800 GS & R 1200 GS, Honda Africa Twin
Equipment: Support van
Dates: Year-round
Typical Cost: 9-day Colonial Mexico on Suzuki V-Strom 650, $4,969
Age/Experience Limits: Recommend “experienced motorcycle touring enthusiast”
Tel: (800) 233-0564
Web: motodiscovery.com
MotoDiscovery offers motorcycle tours around the world, including such unexpected destinations as Cuba and Iran. Previously known as Pancho Villa Moto Tours, the company has been riding off the beaten path since 1981.



Base: Long Beach, California, and Anchorage, Alaska
Tours Include: Best of Baja, Peru Machu Picchu Adventure, Colombia Valleys of the Andes, South Africa Back Roads Adventure, Romaniacs Experience, India Touch the Sky (and more)
Accommodations: From rustic to elegant, depending on the tour
Length of Tours: 9-16 days
Rental Options: BMW, Suzuki, Royal Enfield, Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki
Equipment: Support vehicle
Dates: Year-round
Typical Cost: 16-day India Touch the Sky Adventure, $7,300
Age/Experience Limits: Not specified, contact MotoQuest for details
Tel: (800) 756-1990 or (562) 997-7368
Web: motoquest.com
From its base in Long Beach, California, MotoQuest conducts tours around the globe, offering something for everyone on two wheels, from the bucolic roads of Wales to the top of the world in India—and many more!



Base: Milan, Italy
Tours Include: The Best of the Alps, Southern Italy and Sicily, Sardinia, Italian Factories Tour, Cuba, Benelli Vintage Tour (and more)
Accommodations: Comfortable hotels
Length of Tours: 6-18 days
Rental Options: BMW, Honda, Ducati and Suzuki Bandits
Equipment: Support vehicle
Dates: Year-round
Typical Cost: 9-day Sardinia tour, $3,300
Age/Experience Limits: Motorcycle license required, average experience
Tel: 011 39 02 2720 1556
Web: mototouring.com
Mototouring has been renting motorcycles and organizing tours since 1990, and is located in Milan, in the heart of Italy’s motorcycle production area. Hence the factories tour, which visits factories and private museums dedicated to Italian machinery. Oh, and it organizes tours in plenty of other places too!


New Zealand Motorcycle Rentals and Tours

Base: Auckland, New Zealand
Tours Include: Coastal Classic, NZ Explorer, NZ Heritage
Accommodations: 3-4 star hotels
Length of Tours: 19 days
Rental Options: Select BMW, Suzuki and Yamaha motorcycles
Equipment: Support vehicle
Dates: November-March
Typical Cost: $6,445 with Category 1 bike
Age/Experience Limits: Minimum age 25
Tel: 011 64 9 486 2472
Web: nzbike.com
One of the best places in the world to ride a motorcycle, New Zealand has beautiful lakes, snowcapped mountains, fjords and glaciers, all linked together by well maintained, twisting yet deserted roads.


Peru Motors

Base: Aerequipa, Peru
Tours Include: Trans Andes, Touch the Equator, Trans Patagonia, Maya Motorcycle Adventure, Andes Expedition (and more)
Accommodations: Tourist-class hotels
Length of Tours: 14-55 days
Rental Options: BMW GS models, Suzuki DR650, Honda Africa Twin
Equipment: Support vehicle
Dates: Year-round
Typical Cost: 17-day 7 Wonders of Peru tour, $5,995
Age/Experience Limits: Motorcycle license required
Tel: 011 51 959 373 203 or 011 51 959 781 158
Web: perumotors.com
You’ll find a great diversity of roads, scenery and culture in Peru, and how better to experience it than on two wheels?



Base: Germany, USA and New Zealand
Tours Include: New Zealand Paradise, Australia Down Under, Europe Andalusia, Europe Berlin-Moscow, Europe Scotland, South Africa Wild Garden (and more)
Accommodations: Midrange to top-class hotels
Length of Tours: 7-20 days
Rental Options: Harley-Davidson, limited availability on BMW, Triumph, Indian and others
Equipment: Support vehicle
Dates: Year-round
Typical Cost: 8-day Europe Scotland Tour, $3,500
Age/Experience Limits: Minimum age 21, motorcycle license required
Tel: (800) 838-3162
Web: reuthers.com
Reuthers is a global entertainment, travel and leisure company, which began offering guided motorcycle tours in 1997. It partnered with Harley-Davidson in 2006, and now provides tours in North America, Africa and Europe. Be warned, it promises that a Reuthers tour is an addictive experience!


RIDE Adventures

Base: Bend, Oregon
Tours Include: The Patagonia Experience, Rugged Adventure: The Essential Bolivia, Ride the Balkans, The Southern Africa Experience and more.
Accommodations: Hotels and cabanas
Length of Tours: 9-20 days
Rental Options: Honda and BMW adventure bikes
Equipment: Support vehicle
Dates: Year-round
Typical Cost: 14-day The Patagonia Experience tour, $8,200
Age/Experience Limits: Experienced, licensed motorcyclists; in some cases, a valid international driver’s license is required
Tel: (305) 600-0611
Web: rideadv.com
If you’re looking to get off the beaten path and experience South America and South Africa on the multitude of unpaved roads, RIDE Adventures might be your ideal travel partner. RIDE just celebrated its 7th Anniversary, and they even do 4×4 tours!


Ride High

Base: Kathmandu, Nepal; Chiang Mai, Thailand; and Vershire, Vermont
Tours Include: Bullets Over Burma, Bhutan – Ride the Dragon, Rishikesh to Kathmandu, Cambodia: Run to Angkor, Northern Thailand and Laos (and more)
Accommodations: Hotels, guesthouses, lodges
Length of Tours: 11-16 days
Rental Options: Modern and classic Royal Enfield Bullets
Equipment: Support vehicle
Dates: Year-round
Typical Cost: 12-day Thailand & Laos tour, $4,695
Age/Experience Limits: Motorcycle license required, comfortable on 500cc and larger bikes, under age 21 requires accompanying parent or guardian
Tel: (802) 738-6500
Web: ridehigh.com
Ride High says it was the first registered touring company in the Kingdom of Nepal, and for 28 years has provided travelers the chance to experience some of the highest roads in the world on classic British motorcycles.


Riders of the Sierra Madre

Base: Jalisco, Mexico
Tours Include: Hub & Spoke, Mountains & Beaches, Into the Heart of Mexico, Coast-to-Coast and The Double Devil
Accommodations: Best available accommodations
Length of Tours: 6-14 days
Rental Options: BMW F 650 GS, F 700 GS and R 1200 GS
Equipment: Support vehicle
Dates: October-April
Typical Cost: Contact Riders of the Sierra Madre for details
Age/Experience Limits: Contact Riders of the Sierra Madre for details
Tel: 011 52 1 376 766 0160
Web: ridethesierra.com
This Mexican company was built and is run by Canadian and American riders who settled in Mexico (for the warm weather of course!). It will make riding in Mexico a friendly and approachable experience.


Ridden Earth Tours

Base: Tuscany, Italy
Tours Include: Rome to St. Petersburg, Istanbul to Cappadocia, Rome to Dublin and the Isle of Man TT, Central Italy and Tuscany (and more)
Accommodations: High quality, family or boutique 4-5 star hotels
Length of Tours: 9-19 days
Rental Options: Suzuki V-Strom, BMW, Ducati and KTM 1190 Adventure
Equipment: Support vehicle
Dates: Year-round
Typical Cost: 18-day Turkey Sea to Sky Tour, $9,000
Age/Experience Limits: Minimum age 21, intermediate to advanced riding skills
Tel: 011 39 564 589003
Web: riddenearth.com
Two legs move the body, two wheels move the soul. This international tour company has its head office in Tuscany, an administration office in England and field office in Turkey. Tours cover much of Europe, Eastern Europe and Turkey; guides are qualified motorcycle safety instructors.


Southern Cross Rides

Base: Johannesburg, South Africa
Tours Include: Zuzuland Explorer, Battlefields, Northern Nights, Namibian Desert Tour, Cape Town Explorer, SA Premier Ride and Northern Namibia
Accommodations: Luxury accommodations including “glamping” for a true African experience
Length of Tours: 6-20 days
Rental Options: Not specified
Equipment: Support vehicle and backup motorcycle
Dates: February-November
Typical Cost: 7-day Garden Route Explorer tour, $3,300 incl. bike
Age/Experience Limits: Valid international motorcycle license and proof of insurance
Tel: +27 (0)12 667 6658
Web: southerncrossrides.com
If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting and riding through beautiful South Africa and Namibia, Southern Cross Rides is waiting for you. It focuses on sticking to the pavement and providing a unique, relaxing and luxurious tour through southern Africa.


South Pacific Motorcycle Tours

Base: Christchurch, New Zealand
Tours Include: Forgotten World, Southern Spectacular, Northern Wonderland, Omaka Classic Fighters, Alpine Wonder and Ultimate Twin Island
Accommodations: Four levels: Easy Rider, Kiwi Classic, Luxury Supreme and Premier
Length of Tours: 8-23 days
Rental Options: Various BMW, Honda, Harley-Davidson, Triumph, Suzuki and Royal-Enfield models
Equipment: Support vehicle
Dates: December-April
Typical Cost: 12-day Northern Wonderland Tour on Suzuki V-Strom 650 or equivalent, $7,130
Age/Experience Limits: “Competent motorcyclist,” minimum age 21 with motorcycle license
Tel: 011 64 3 312 0066
Web: motorbiketours.co.nz
With a fleet of government-inspected rental bikes, and some of the best roads in the world to ride, South Pacific Motorcycle Tours prides itself on excellent customer service and professionalism. What can you expect on a tour? Fun, freedom and friendship.


Te Waipounamu Motorcycle Tours Ltd.

Base: Christchurch, New Zealand
Tours Include: On the Beach, Maori Discovery, Southern Moonlight, Tour of the Mountain Kings, Fred Rau Tour and Golden Week
Accommodations: Pleasant hotels and lodges
Length of Tours: 1-3 weeks
Rental Options: Various BMW, Honda, Harley-Davidson, Suzuki and Triumph models
Equipment: Support vehicle
Dates: November-May
Typical Cost: 3-week Tour of the Mountain Kings on Suzuki V-Strom 650 or equivalent, $9,920
Age/Experience Limits: Minimum age 21, ages 21-25 restricted to 650cc or less
Tel: 011 64 3 372 3537
Web: motorcycle-hire.co.nz
Te Waipounamu Motorcycle Tours started in 1987, making them one of the most experienced companies around with many hundreds of satisfied riders. Throw in delightful scenery, excellent, uncrowded roads and the friendliest of inhabitants (who all speak English!) and you can see why.


World on Wheels

Base: New South Wales, Australia
Tours Include: Royal Rajasthan, Inspiring Iceland, Spectacular South Africa, Tacos ’n’ Tequila, Dalmatian Delights (and more)
Accommodations: Midrange or better, cheerful hotels
Length of Tours: 3 weeks
Rental Options: Varies by tour
Equipment: Support vehicle
Dates: Year-round
Typical Cost: 3-week Moroccan Magic Tour, $7,250
Age/Experience Limits: Motorcycle license required
Tel: 011 61 2 9970 6370
Web: worldonwheels.tours
Mike and Denise Ferris have been running their motorcycle tour business out of Australia for 22 years now, and are proud to say that they still lead each and every tour themselves. In fact, they’ve never hired a guide to take their place.



  1. One awesome tour company not mentioned is Ride In Tours, based out of Tours, France. I took a tour with them, small group, it was like riding with a group of your buddies to europes most amazing roads. Pricing was not all that much over what I would spend solo and all the routes and hotels were taken care of. They offer self guided tours as well, custom tours ( & custom, self guided ! ). They offer theme tours ( WWII, Alps, etc) They also have a motorcycle purchase program where you can buy and insure through them, great idea for long term or multi trips. I did this and its a fantastic way to go. This is not a huge company, you’ll ride with Laurent the owner. I’ve ridden a total of close to 3 month in europe on several trips, I’m not a “tour” type person but this tour was incredibly fun, I’ll do another soon!

  2. I should add the price was a deal, $1000 USD for 6 days, 3* hotels, I brought my own MC but they rent as well. Small group, not a large mash of riders. The owner does non escorted tours as well, you give him what you want to see, * of hotel, he gives you a GPS and makes reservations. this is an awesome way to go ! https://www.facebook.com/rideintours/

  3. Another great tor company missed is Celtic Rider in Ireland owned by Paul Rawlins out of Dublin. Mainly rental of bikes with preprogrammed GPS and prebooked B&B’s. Great guy, super great roads and top of the mark accommodations. My wife and I did a 7 day Wild Atlantic Way tour in the North West. Check out their web site. We are going with them again next year because we fell in love with Ireland

  4. An amazing tour company in Ecuador is Gulliver Expeditions http://www.gulliver.com.ec. The owner Eran Hayoun is a very passionate motorbiker. His company offers many motorsports tours to travel around Ecuador and Peru, is definitely a great option to travel around South America.

    I spent 2 weeks in Ecuador and they tailor made my tour based on my needs, they even help me with the right motorcycle depending the places we visited.


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