This is our first trip with Ayres & it will NOT be our last!


This is our first trip with Ayres & it will NOT be our last! It was everything we expected; great riding, great people and an experience we will always treasure. The Emprie of the Incas tour is not for the faint of heart, back or butt. It is a "rider's" tour with lots of miles in a variety of conditions. Argentina, Chile and Peru are incredible countries with open, friendly people & beautiful landscapes. Steve Phillips and Art Tarian were great, sharing their knowledge & getting us through.

Linda Jannette

Empire of the Incas is a riders trip. Lots of miles of unending curves and elevation changes. Our trip leaders, Steve Phillips and Art Tarian did a great job of leading us through crazy traffic , 16,000 foot mountain passes and the always frustrating border crossings. If you of the mind set to visit and enjoy some of South Americas tourist highlights while getting a full dose of good motorcycle riding this is the tour for you.

Dan Jannette

Dan and Linda participated in our Empire of the Incas Adventure

Dan and Linda Jannette
Lapeer, Michigan

Congratulations on putting together such a memorable event


Still full of great food and fantastic memories, we are home from Brazil. I will be wearing my new Ayres' Adventures Best of Brazil shirt on the Thursday night ride with the locals tonight.

Brazil was beyond our wildest expectations.
Congratulations on putting together such a memorable event.

Bert and Val's Adventures have included:

Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay

African Southern Cross

Best of Brazil

Bert and Val Reynolds
Fairview, Alberta, Canada

You won't be disappointed!


"I've taken two Ayres Adventures motorcycle tours, two years apart, on two continents - they were both topnotch! I don't normally treat myself to the finest things, but Ayres Adventures did treat us to the finest things, and they did it humbly, with knowing smiles on their faces. They knew the next site, the next route, or the next hotel, was going to knock our socks off. And, sure enough, it did!

I encourage anyone considering an overseas motorcycle trip to choose Ayres Adventures as your host. You won't be disappointed"

Steve's Adventures Include:
Rendezvous in Rio

New Zealand Grand Tour

Steve Morgan
Chicago, Illinois

The cruise to Antarctica will be an unforgettable time in our lives


Heidi and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on the recent Escape to Antarctica/Ushuaia tour. This was our first tour of this sort and any expectations we had were met and far exceeded. Your tour staff was excellent and helpful, as well as our traveling companions.

The cruise to Antarctica will be an unforgettable time in our lives. The ship and crew were all first class. The sights and wildlife in Antarctica are indescribable, and need to be experienced first hand to grasp the magnitude of the seventh continent. Walking amongst the penguins and the seals was a kick. This is an experience enjoyed by few, due to the limited numbers allowed to this truly wild place.

We thank you for the opportunity of a life time to have joined you on this tour, and hopefully we can join another Ayres Adventures tour in the future.

Bob and Heidi's Adventures Include:

Bob and Heidi Still
Yuma, Arizona

What a Ride!


What a ride! The IBA (Iron Butt Association) Ushuaia trip attracted me because of the opportunity to ride with like minded individuals who like doing the miles, and I was not disappointed. Challenging conditions like the Patagonian winds and the gravel roads of Chile were taken in stride by this bunch, and we all looked forward to great accommodations and good company at the end of every day.

My personal highlights were chasing Mike Kneebone and Nuno Leotte on the twisty pavement to the Perito Moreno glacier and the 1100 km day riding from Ushuaia to Torres del Paine through some of the finest scenery in the world.

I'll be back for more.

Rick's Adventures Include:
IBA (Iron Butt Association) Ushuaia Tour

African Call of the Wild

African Southern

Portugal, Spain and Morocco

Empire of the Incas (Machu Picchu)

Rick Sauter
Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

It was my first group motorcycle tour, but it will not be my last


It was an exciting, quick paced ride with an entertaining group. The leaders were always available offering encouragement, riding tips or just reliving the day over dinner.

And then of course there are the bragging rights of riding the world with Mike Kneebone and Ron Ayres.

It was my first group motorcycle tour but will not be my last!

Beverly's Adventures Include:

IBA (Iron Butt Association) Ushuaia Tour

Africa Panorama Tour

Beverly Ruffin
Houston, Texas

It's the BEST TRIP we've done so far!


The hotels were excellent overall, the meals were great and had plenty of variation, and the wine! Well, say no more.

It's the BEST TRIP we've done so far. We look forward to traveling with your company again soon.

John Cameron's group enjoyed our Escape to Machu Picchu Adventure

John Cameron and the Kiwi Boys
Te Puke, New Zealand

We’re coming back with Ayres!


"It’s difficult to describe an Ayres Adventures tour without running out of superlatives. We have toured extensively in Europe, Morocco, Turkey, Mexico and Central America, and we know a superb tour when we see one.
Ayres Adventures’ seamless delivery speaks of painstaking behind-the-scenes preparation, down to the smallest detail. The trip to Machu Picchu was jaw-dropping, fantastic, amazing, unforgettable. Our wonderful guides spared no effort in ensuring that we all had a great time.

South America, we’re coming back with Ayres!"

Brian and Madeleine's Adventures Include:
Escape to Machu Picchu

South American Splendors

Brian and Madeleine Speed
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

If you want to go to Machu Picchu or Ushuaia, Ayres is your man.


If you 're considering a motorcycle trip to Brazil or anywhere else in South America, I'd certainly recommend Ayres Adventures to be your tour company. Ron is an experienced motorcyclist with a gift for taking care of the details. He genuinely wants you to have a good experience.

If you want to go to Machu Picchu or Ushuaia, Ayres is your man.

David's Adventures Include:Best of Brazil

African Southern Cross

New Zealand Top Down Adventure

David Hough
Port Angeles, Washington

Overall, it was a wonderful experience!


Overall, it was a wonderful experience.

I expect to tour with Ayres again, and would highly recommend Ayres Adventures to anyone interested in motorcycle touring.

Burt's Adventures Include:
South American Splendors

Africa Call of the Wild

Escape to Machu Picchu

Burt Lowe
Richmond, Virginia

All of the tours that I have taken with Ayres Adventures have been excellent from start to finish


All of the tours that I have taken with Ayres Adventures have been excellent from start to finish. The itineraries, accommodations, and activities during the tours have provided many incredible experiences. Ron and his tour leaders have a way of finding the very best in each geographic area in which they travel.

John's Adventures Include:
Escape to Ushuaia

Southern Cross (Africa)

Call of the Wild (Africa)

Namibian Splendors (Africa)

Escape to Machu Picchu

Into Africa (Cape Town to Nairobi

John Cheney
White Salmon, Washington



I made my daughter change the date of her wedding because I didn't want to miss this trip of a lifetime. The trip was well worth it!

Jill and I loved it. It had everything an "Iron Butt" rider could want. Straightaways, twisties, pavement, gravel, wind, hot, cold, and some of the most spectacular scenery we've ever seen - and not a bit of whining from any of the riders.

We're looking forward to our next adventure with you, so long as I can work it into my schedule. Thanks again for a life time experience that will be told over and over.


Sean and Jill's Adventures include:

IBA Africa Tour

IBA Ushuaia Tour

Sean Gallagher and Jill Minozzi
Richmond, Virginia

We’re already signed up for the Alps and Morocco


I’ve ridden eight Ayres Adventures tours, three of them IBA (Iron Butt Association) specific rides and haven’t been disappointed. All have been first class, unique, and full of very pleasant surprises. Ron and his staff have always been courteous, helpful, and patient. In fact, he has found some special tour leaders and guides. By the end of the tour, they become friends that we look forward to seeing again.

Each tour had it’s own highlights. The IBA tours fit our style of riding since we are interested in seeing as much as we can and not spending a lot of time at the destination hotels. If you ride one, be prepared to cover some distance in all kinds of road and weather conditions.

Ushuaia had been one of those must see places for us and the South America IBA ride was the perfect way to do it, we ended up with more than we expected. The scenery was spectacular, the food was excellent, and this group of riders made it a ride to remember.

We enjoyed this one so much, we’re already signed up for the Alps IBA ride this September and the Portugal, Spain, and Morocco tour next year.

Tom and Mona's Adventures Include:

IBA Ushuaia Tour
IBA Africa Tour
IBA Extreme Alps Tour
South America - Empire of the Incas
Spain and Morocco
New Zealand Top Down Tour
Namibian Splendors (Africa)
Russia - Beyond the Golden Ring


Tom and Mona Loftus
Vista, California

We have now set foot on all 7 continents, thanks in part to Ayres Adventures


Escape to Antarctica was one of the most wondeful adventures we have undertaken. If you like biking and wild life then this is the one for you. We have now set foot on all seven continents thanks in part to Ayres Adventures and the crew. The support team were professional to the last.

Thanks Ron & Barb.

Keith and Anne''s Adventures Include:

Keith and Anne Leaver
County Offaly, Ireland

The sixteen tours we were on with Ayres Adventures are the best we have ever been on!


“We have taken more than 20 motorcycle tours; sixteen of the last seventeen were with Ayres Adventures.

The sixteen tours that we have taken with Ayres Adventures were the best trips we have ever been on.”

Denny and Alice have done:

Africa Call of the Wild
Best of Brazil
Southern Cross (Africa)
Diamonds, Desert and Dunes (Africa)
Call of the Wild (Africa)
Escape to Machu Picchu
South American Four Flags
Mediterranean Odyssey
Escape to Ushuaia
Swiss Alps and Italian Dolomites
Swiss, French and Italian Alps
Adventure Center Holiday (USA)
Escape to Colorado (USA)
Rocky Mountain Holiday (USA)
National Parks Tour (USA)
Prudhoe Bay Excursion (Alaska)
Best of Alaska and Canada
Portugal, Spain and Morocco

Denny and Alice Sanford
Anchorage, Alaska

Once again, we came away thrilled...


"The Antarctica trip was our fifth tour (or 6th if you count Hyder) with Ayres Adventures and once again we came away thrilled with the experience.

The Antarctica portion was a life changing event, much the same as our three trips in Africa with Ayres forever changed our view of the world. Having now toured on all 7 continents, we can say that while the trip to Antarctica is costly and can be difficult at times, it is worth every cent if you enjoy adventure travel to new places. It will change your perspective of our planet and all it entails in a way that is impossible to explain unless you have made the voyage!

Mike and Cara have done:
Escape to Antarctica (and Ushuaia)
Africa Call of the Wild
Africa Southern Cross
Africa Namibian Splendors
Into Africa
New Zealand Top Down Tour
Greece and Italy - Golden Odyssey
Escape to Machu Picchu
Portugal and Spain Adventure
Portugal, Spain and Morocco Adventure

Mike and Cara Hardinger
Southern Pines, North Carolina

Consider your company whole-heartedly endorsed!

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"When the memories of a trip stay with me every night while trying to sleep, I know that I have experienced something very memorable. I had such a good time that I signed up for your next 'Rendezvous in Rio' Adventure".

Consider your company whole-heartedly endorsed!

John's Adventures Include:

Taste of Chile (and Dash of Argentina)
South American Splendors
Rendezvous in Rio
New Zealand Grand Tour
Escape to Ushuaia
South American Splendors
Africa Off-Road
African Southern Cross
Portugal, Spain and Morocco

John Dinges
Lebanon, Oregon

How does Ayres Adventures keep coming up with these ideas?!


Recipe for an awesome motorcycle adventure: start with a destination that's on every motorcyclist's bucket list (Ushuaia, "The End of The World"), toss in a trip to Antarctica on a world-class cruise ship, and then finish it off with drop-dead gorgeous scenery in the southern Andes.

How does Ayres Adventures keep coming up with these ideas?!

I've been looking forward to this trip for 2 years, and yet, despite having been on other Ayres Adventures and knowing what an outstanding outfit they have, Ron, Barb, Mauricio, John, and Nuno again managed to exceed my expectations. So, for that matter, did Antarctica.

Well done, Ron and Ayres Adventures!

Don's Adventures Include:

Escape to Antarctica (and Ushuaia)

Africa Call of the Wild

Brazil - Rendezvous in Rio

Don Toothman
Cornelius, North Carolina

Bikers Delight


Biker's delight. These are the words that come to my mind when I think of my Ayres Adventures tours. Great rides, sensational places, good food and great fun. A big "Thank you!" to the whole Ayres team for creating such an experience, you're doing an awsome job. I am looking foreward to riding with you again.

Michael's Adventures Include:

Michael B
Cologne, Germany

I'm looking forward to Portugal and Spain next Spring


Thanks to everyone involved at Ayres Adventures. Shirley was great and both Malcolm and John did a great job. I'm looking forward to Portugal and Spain next Spring.

Mike has done:

Africa Call of the Wild

Spain and Morocco

Escape to Machu Picchu

Mike Egan
Wellington, Florida

This trip had a little of everything and it makes me want to go back to Africa


My son and I rode the Ayres Adventures Machu Picchu trip over a year ago and we had so much fun I decided to go on my own trip to South Africa, at Ron Ayres suggestion.  I'm a fair weather, slower rider, the type that likes to look at scenery, stop often, and avoid highways, so after Machu Picchu which really challenged me, I asked Ron for something more suitable to my style, and the Southern Cross trip fit my needs perfectly.

It had everything: beautiful scenery that included seascapes and inland hills and valleys, cultural offerings by the Zulus in S. Africa and the Bsuto in Swaziland, game reserves and Kruger National Park where the big animals walked in their natural habitat, and most touching to me, visiting an orphanage and school where we met some children and which offered us the opportunity to give back a little by connecting them with possible resources in the USA.

The accommodations and the food were always the best, especially Otter's Den, where we were treated like family by the hosts and where I felt like I might hear Tarzan yelling as he swung from branch to branch.

John Jesson and Chris Carey offered wonderful support as group leaders, and they made my experience work, especially since I ride slower than most and I was traveling alone. It's not easy to satisfy everyone with different needs, but they did. The planned visits included a snake reserve, elephant farm, balloon ride, and could have included the highest bungee jump in the world. This trip had a little of everything and it makes me want to go back to Africa.

Deborah has done:

Africa Call of the Wild

Escape to Machu Picchu

Deborah Pigeon
W. Tilsbury, Massachussets

Exceptional Road Support and Tour Leadership


While searching on-line for motorcycle travel I came across the Ayres Adventures website. The site was far and away better than any other so I called Ron, took a chance, signed up for the South America 5 Flags Tour and never looked back. The trip was well run and well planned, offered reliable road support, experienced tour leaders and attracted fun, adventurous people.

The next trip I took was an Ayres Adventure to Africa and this past summer I rode with Ayres in Alaska and Yukon Territory. By now I knew I could count on Ayres for exceptional road support and tour leadership and I was not disappointed. The Alaska challenge for me was riding the Dalton Highway to Prudhoe Bay and our leaders, John and Ed, aside from the expected road support, offered moral support and encouragement. I couldn't have done that ride without them.

My challenge now will be deciding which Ayres Adventure to sign up for next.

Marilyn's Adventures Include:

Prudhoe Bay Excursion

Alaska/Yukon Adventure

Africa Southern Cross

Africa Call of the Wild

South America 5 Flags

Marilyn Makepiece
Santa Barbara, California