The secrets of adventure riding – How to prepare for an epic trip around the world

Tom & Caroline on an adventure of a lifetime.

The secrets of adventure riding – How to prepare for an epic trip around the world

By Moto Morgana

Every motorcyclist dreams of riding around the world. For Belgian couple Tom and Caroline, that fantasy has become reality. The global motorcycle adventurers, travelling under the Moto Morgana banner, are relying on 701 Enduro machines to complete their epic trip.

Here they share their experience and hard-won lessons. Get inspired and find out what you would need to pack to survive your own global adventure, and how to find your way around the globe. 

For those who don’t know what you did during your incredible two-year trip, can you give an overview of where you went, where you stayed, and how the route evolved?

“In 2016, we set out on a round-the-world trip. We closed up our house in Belgium, jumped on our 701 Enduros and started riding. Getting out of Europe quickly was our first priority as the weather forecast was pretty horrible. So, we crossed France, Spain and Portugal and properly started our adventure in Morocco.

Nothing like getting away from it all!

What an amazing country. Morocco is an ideal playground for offroaders and it allowed us to warm up and get used to our Husqvarnas. We headed south and passed through 14 countries in western Africa before entering Namibia. From there we headed east through Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and Swaziland and finally reached Cape Town, South Africa. By that point we were 10 months into our trip.

After that we shipped the bikes to Uruguay. South America was amazing. We crossed the vineyards of Argentina, the Atacama Desert in Chile, Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni salt flats, saw Machu Picchu in Peru, got rained on in Ecuador and enjoyed the hospitality of the Colombians.”

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