Travel destinations might be the last thing on a lot of our minds right now, but according to industry professionals, as soon as the borders open, people will hit the road more than ever before. Whether that’s true or not remains to be seen. However, if you’re already planning your rides for the fall or even 2021 and haven’t gone on a long-distance trip before, here are some destinations for first-time travelers. Cheap, relatively easy to get to, laid back, and welcoming to adventure riders, these three destinations could be on your bucket list as soon as we can all start traveling again:
Probably one of the easiest and most economical South American countries to travel, Peru has got it all. High Andean passes, the Pacific Coast, the Amazon, and the Atacama Desert make up one breath-taking motorcycling paradise. The best part is, Peru offers a 180-day tourist entry as opposed to the usual 90 days in most other countries. That means you can explore as much as you like for up to six months without worrying about entry/TVIP extensions, border runs, and the like.
This small but stunning Balkan country hasn’t been discovered by the tourist crowds or hordes of motorcycle travelers yet, but it combines the best that Southern Europe has to offer – mountains, coastal routes, cheap living, and incredibly welcoming local people. Albania is tiny, but it’s got unique culture, landscape, and uncluttered roads to enjoy.
Spain is easily one of the best places to ride in Europe, but the Andalucia region, and especially the Granada area, is something truly spectacular. It’s got amazing scenery, almost limitless off road riding (you can combine some of the TET tracks with the Hispania Rally routes), beautiful blossoming almond tree groves and, last but not least, great food. Granada also has a small airport so if you’re flying and riding Andalucia, this is a fantastic place to start.