Since our first motorcycle travel experience back in India in 2011 we were in love of moving in two wheels to the point that we continue traveling for years with our motorcycle around the world.
The feeling of freedom, the moments to visit some incredible places, to meet the locals from close, to be alone in a eternal road from a remote land, to feel the cold, the sun burning your face and the power of the wind fighting with you. To get friend with the nature and learn to respect it. All this experiences make me addicted of this way of life.
That’s why i think motorcycle is really one of the best way to explore the world, I really recommend to everyone at least once to try. Why?
Once you hit the road in your bike you feel like you got everything you need.
You can plan your own day as you like, you can stop in any place and in any time, for a coffee, snack or just for to enjoy some breathtaking view. You can choose by yourself the road you want to take. There is a complete feeling of freedom when you are traveling on motorcycle and there is not plan.
2. Living minimalistic
The life on the road on two wheels is teaching you to leave minimalistic. You learn to leave and be happy with basic things. You don´t have to spent time for thinking what to wear, the options are very few. Same when we talk about what to eat. You eat what you could bring in your tiny luggage or what you will find on the road. You forget that stressful routine and you will become a more relaxed person who enjoy small things.
3. An unique way to connect with nature
You can feel the wind, the rain, the sun. You can see the birds flying around you, butterflies, kanguros jumping in front of you, zebras, elephants crossing your route or some bear greeting you. You can make a break under mango trees and get full your stomach. If you travel by bus, car or train you are missing this feelings for sure.
4. Taking a lot photos
When traveling on two wheels you can stop in any place for to take some great photos, you can just stop the bike, enjoy the view and make some shots for your memories.
5. Getting off from main roads
We love to get away of the main road and go in some side roads where are not even available for cars. Maybe those roads are not recommended in the travel guide books, but those are plenty of interesting things. In the main touristic attractive places you will don`t find what you can find in the backroads. Remember, after the hardest road is coming the best experience.
6. Meet locals
We didn`t use GPS for orientation, every day d for so many times we have to ask to the locals. Having conversation with them and listening their recommendation for routes we arrived to some of the best places of this long journey. We sleep in them houses, eat with them and learn from observing them daily life. Many times we spent just one night in them place and the next day I was crying to say goodbye. Meeting people is one of the most important things you will get from a trip, and the motorcycle opens many doors.
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7. Is a great Adventure
When you travel by motorbike you must understand there are going to be many obstacles and risky situations. Tough roads, bad weather conditions, accidents, dangerous areas, sickness or just to find everyday where to sleep or eat.
Adventure it can be everywhere, and traveling on two wheels is just easier to find it.
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As always your comments are welcome, help the traveler community to discover more reasons why they have to travel by motorcycle at least once in their life. What would be your main reason?