South America is a diverse continent where one day you can feel like you are where no one has ridden before, and the next you are in a major metropolis full of bright lights and incredible people. When planning your Andes moto-tour try your upmost to leave extra time to get off of your bike and do some more exploring.
Along the way, you are going to find beautiful lakes that beg to be fished in, sporting clubs that offer unique challenges, and tiny villages where you can learn a skill that you never knew you needed.
Brazil’s Amazon Basin: Don’t forget to grab a fishing pole when heading to South America. Not only do its shore lines offer some of the most interesting nooks to cast fish off of, the Amazon Basin is a massive array of streams, rivers, and lakes. Spend a day on the shores of one of the seemingly never before seen rivers and you are going to feast on bass or even paiche for dinner. One word of warning though, there are piranha sharing some of those waters, so be wary before dunking a toe inside.
Argentina’s Hunting Environment: All of South America is teeming with wildlife big and small, and in Argentina, recurve bow hunting for game has become very popular. With forests full of oversized capybara and red stag, you should have no trouble taking aim with your recurve bow and making the shot. You will enjoy spending some time in this lush forest environment, breathing in fresh air and taking in its unique sights and sounds. Catching dinner for the week is an added bonus.
Bolivia’s Isla del Sol: You’ll have to leave the bike on the mainland for this excursion, but it will be well worth it. There are a number of tiny villages dotting this small island, but still only a couple of thousand inhabitants. Get to see South American ancient cultures at work, and play in this oasis where cars and cell phones and laptops do not exist. The traffic jams are caused by herding llamas, and the only missed call will be the one telling you its time for lunch. This is the must do excursion in South America if you really want a taste of what life should be like.
Moto crossing across the countries of South America is an exciting adventure, especially when you get off of the bike. Every one of your senses is tickled by amazing sights, new sounds and cuisine you have never heard of. Plan your trip accordingly, and make sure you take in as much as you can of this amazing continent.