Useful and Inspiring Overlanding Links

Current Projects

We currently contribute stories to:

 

Our Sponsors

Support the folks that believe in us and help us along the way:

 

Inspiration

Visit with some of the people who’ve been there and done it:

 

Friends from Our Travels

People we’ve met along and friends from the road:

ADV Travel Information Sources

Visit some of the best forums, communities and info sites on the web:

  • ADVrider: Great resource for any would-be adventurer. Sometimes trolled by angry men
  • F800 Riders: Forum dedicated to F800GS and F650GS Twins
  • Horizons Unlimited: The defacto place for info regarding adventure travel by motorcycle
  • MotoSFO: A travel guide for motorcyclists touring the greater San Francisco area
  • Overland Junction: Connecting riders with adventure and the brands that encourage them
  • Overland Sphere: A collection of stories written by overland travellers
  • Pashnit Roads: Looking for routes in California? This is the place
  • R1200GS.info: All R1200’s, all the time

 

Maps and GPS

Getting lost can be good – but not always:

  • Butler Maps: Maps designed for life on the road. By Riders, for riders.
  • Destination Highways: If beautiful paved roads are more your forte, this is the way to go
  • Garmin: We use their GPS’s and maps.

 

For the Mechanically Inclined

Visit some resources for DIY’ers and roadside tinkerers:

  • Beemer Boneyard: New and used parts and maintenance kits for BMW’s GS bikes
  • Centech: Rock-solid fuse panels for your bike
  • Derek Pauletto: Owner of Trillion Industries and a master fabricator
  • JVB Productions: Instructional maintenance DVD’s for BMW’s GS bikes
  • Marc Parnes: Hand-crafted wheel balancers and tools for a variety of bikes
  • Motor Works: UK’s largest independent BMW motorcycle parts specialist

 

Parts & Farkles

Stuff to make your bike your own:

 

Gear to Wear

Things to keep your body safe:

  • Arai Helmets: Premier helmet manufacturer, based in Japan
  • BMW Gear: Solid gear from the bike manufacturer
  • Aerostich: US-based manufacturer and early leader in textile suits
  • Foothills Motorcycle Apparel: Gary & Betty offer plenty of leather gear for cruisers
  • Klim: US-based manufacturer of solid, technical riding gear
  • Olympia Moto Sports: Owned by Kevin & Karilea Rhea, great touring and adventure gear
  • REV’IT!: Currently the gear Issa and Nita wear, and some of the best on the planet
  • Shoei Helmets: Currently the helmets Issa and Nita wear, produced in Japan

 

Camping & Outdoor Supplies

Visit some of our favorite suppliers:

 

Tour Companies

People who can show you the world (or parts of it)

  • Ayers Adventures: John Jesson heads up one of the worlds leading providers of premium motorcycle travel
  • Eidelweiss Bike Travel: The largest moto-tour company on the planet also offers a guided RTW tour
  • GlobeBusters: Founded by Kevin and Julia Sanders, tours most of the world
  • GlobeRiders: Founded by Helge Pedersen, legendary moto-adventurer and author of “10 Years on 2 Wheels” with tours worldwide
  • IMTBike: Founded by our friend Scott Moreno, IMTBike offers unforgettable tours through Europe and North Africa
  • MotoQuest: Founded by Phil Freeman, based in Alaska with tours in US, CA, PE, CL, IoM, AR, JP, EU, VM, LA, SA, IN, NZ
  • Renedian Adventures: Founded by Rene Cormier, Renedian Adventures provides life-changing journeys through Africa
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