We want to share with you some tips and advice for traveling by road, especially on a motorcycle. As you know, we love this way of traveling and we have done it many times, in different countries and regions. And we can tell you that it is an amazing experience, but also one that requires some preparation and caution. So, here are some things you should know before you hit the road.

  • Choose the right motorcycle for your trip. Not all motorcycles are suitable for all types of roads and terrains. You need to consider the distance, the weather, the altitude and the condition of the roads you will travel on. For example, if you are going to cross mountains or dirt roads, you will need a more powerful and resistant motorcycle than if you are going to drive on highways or paved roads.
  • Check your motorcycle before you leave. Make sure that everything is in good condition and working properly. Check the tires, the brakes, the lights, the oil, the battery and the fuel. Also, carry a spare tire, a toolkit and some basic spare parts in case of an emergency. You never know when you might need them.
  • Plan your route and your stops. It is important to have an idea of where you are going and how long it will take you to get there. You can use a map, a GPS or an app to help you with this. Also, plan where you will stop for rest, food, gas or sightseeing. Don’t drive for too long without taking a break. You need to stay alert and hydrated.
  • Follow the traffic rules and respect the locals. When traveling by road, you will encounter different laws, signs and customs in each place. You need to be aware of them and follow them accordingly. Don’t speed, don’t overtake dangerously, don’t honk unnecessarily and don’t litter. Also, be respectful and friendly with the people you meet along the way. They can help you with directions, recommendations or even hospitality.
  • Enjoy the journey and have fun. Traveling by road is not only about reaching a destination, but also about enjoying the journey itself. You will see amazing landscapes, meet interesting people and discover new places. You will also face challenges, surprises and adventures. So, don’t forget to have fun and make the most of your experience.

These are some of the things you should know for traveling by road. We hope they are useful for you and that you decide to try it sometime. And if you do, don’t forget to check out our offer of motorcycle tours that we offer as a specialized tourism agency. We have great options for different destinations and budgets in Peru. We take care of everything so that you can enjoy your trip without worries. Forget about the first three points and just enjoy using our agency.