Adventure Travel

Is It Safe to Motorcycle Through South America?

Riding the Andes Mountains, the Amazon, the Pacific Coast, and Patagonia is a bucket list trip for just about any rider. But is it safe to motorcycle through South America? The short answer is yes, as long as you use common sense. The longer answer? Yes, absolutely… but as anywhere else in the world, you’ve got to take some precautions. Generally, South American countries like Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile are very safe to travel to. Venezuela, at the moment, isn’t the best destination due to prolonged political upheavals in the country; since we haven’t ridden Brazil yet, we’ll only talk about the Big Six here – and how to stay safe in South America during your travels. What It’s Like to Ride South America If you haven’t ridden a motorcycle outside ...

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