Ayres Adventure Switchback Challenge was amazing
Ayres Adventure Switchback Challenge was amazing. If you are the type of rider who measures the chicken strip before and after your ride (like my husband does) then this tour is for you. We spent most of the time leaning than we did riding up right. This was especially challenging for me because I was riding two up and in charge of the filming while trying to hold on. Axel was not only entertaining but a wealth of knowledge when it came to the bikes, riding and safety. He made sure to include me in the decision making process even though I was the only female and pillion. He went above and beyond to make me feel like a real life princess on my birthday. The little touches did not go unnoticed. Thank you Axel and thank you Ayres for the trip of a life time.
Erika participated in our Switchback Challenge - the Alps.
St. Augustine, FL
The trip of a lifetime
My bucket list motorcycle tour to the European Alps with Ayres Adventures was indeed the trip of a lifetime. Great riding, great food, great hotel and great fun.
Cecil participated in our Switchback Challenge - The Alps.
Cecil has also participated in our Africa Panorama Tour.
Thank you again for another wonderful tour!
Thank you again for another wonderful tour! We always wanted to go to the North Cape, with all the planning you did for us, you made this trip a great experience. You found nice twisties with spectacular views, stunning landscapes and outrageous bridges from one island to another, which made our hearts beat faster.
Our tour leaders had a lot of inside information on special routes, which were not crowded at all. GREAT RIDING!
Birgit and Manfred participated in our Norwegian Midnight Sun Adventure.
Ayres Adventures you have done it again!
Ayres Adventures you have done it again! Our second tour (Southern Cross) was amazing. Another trip with top notch motorcycles, accommodations, guides, scenery and excursions. It is obvious how passionate John and Jason are about Africa as well as accommodating each individual
tour participant. Ayres attention to detail sets them apart from other touring companies. Thanks again for another great adventure.
Jann and Chris participated in our Triple S Harley-Davidson Southern Cross
Jann and Chris have also participated in our Call of the Wild Adventure
Morgantown, West Virginia
We could not have asked for better leaders!
We could not have asked for better leaders and can't imagine a tour without them. We loved Jason's enthusiasm for the history and culture of his country and appreciated the way he shared it with us at our morning ride briefings; and we loved how John rounded it out with more contemporary details and highlights. They both went out of their way time and again to do all the little things that made the trip so very special! (Such as the "traditional" shot of heat, the ostrich egg breakfast, Trivia night, Pat's shirt, retrieving Cliff's phone, off-bike rides in the truck when the weather or traffic was not the best for passengers, the list goes on!!)
Mike and Sue McKenrick participated in our Triple S Harley-Davidson Southern Cross
Fort Ashby, WV
From communication to delivery, Ayres Adventures over delivered!
As a Harley-Davidson dealer, large event, and ride planner, I understand what detail and professionalism is required. From communication to delivery, Ayres Adventures over delivered! I always felt comfortable and was very pleased with the destinations and accommodations. The guides took pride in the experience they were providing and were genuinely interested in you. I am looking forward to my next ride with Ayres Adventures!
Cliff Sutherland participated in our Triple S Harley-Davidson Southern Cross
Indian Summer in the Alps tour highly recommended!
Indian Summer in the Alps tour highly recommended. Be prepared for a wide range of temperatures and paved road switch back riding. Bike selection, tour guides, accommodations, and evening group meals and comradery are top rate. Thank You for offering and providing a bucket-list experience.
Curtis Farrell participated in our Indian Summer in the Alps
This was a really adventurous trip, going to places where few others go!
This was a really adventurous trip, going to places where few others go. The riding is challenging and makes the land soak into your entire body. The vast spaces are a relief from our crowded lives and free up the imagination like no other place. It takes a long time afterwards to process all the experiences and tell the stories, truly a "once in a lifetime”!
Cordelia Sever participated in our Mongolia and Eastern Siberian Adventure
Best yet father and son outing to date in this lifetime!
Bob and his son Sean were on the Alps Switchback Challenge tour
It was a great experience!
My wife booked this tour for my son and I for my son's high school graduation present. My wife is our family's chief financial officer,and she wanted me to tell you that she believed it was a very good experience for the cost. That is huge coming from her! I have her permission to do more tours with your company!
Axel and Claus were very good to be with for the week. No complaints whatsoever. They could not have been more gracious. Thank you so much for everything your personnel did to accommodate us. There were no problems that we encountered, from signing up to checking out. It was a great experience.
Mark and Tristen Lobbezoo participated in our Switchback Challenge
Grand Rapids Michigan
This might be the best riding anywhere
This might be the best riding anywhere. Challenging riding with amazing landscapes. The hotels and meals were uniquely Bavarian and top quality.
Brian participated in our Indian Summer in the Alps
I’ve traveled many countries of the world via motorcycle but this tour is special!
If you haven't toured Alsace Loraine, Normandy, WW I battlefields and then the North Sea coast, you haven't toured Europe. From Omaha Beach to the ancient cities along the North Coast up to Denmark, this is a tour that is special. Most of the riding is on back country lanes through spectacular country scenery or on the dykes of Holland or in picturesque villages. I've traveled many countries of the world via motorcycle but this tour is special.
Salt Lake City
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.
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 and Linda participated in our Empire of the Incas Adventure
You can't go wrong by booking a tour with them.
"Adventures" is an essential part of the Ayres company name. The professionalism of the tour guides is a strong point for this company. You can't go wrong by booking a tour with them.
Gary participated in our Heart of Africa Adventure
Gary has also participated in our Empire of the Incas Adventure
Mission Viejo, California
After this fantastic tour, I am afraid I can never do a "normal" vacation again!
Even though I had high expectations, I was not prepared for how heart achingly beautiful New Zealand is. Every day on the tour another stunning ride unfolded, each completely unique and full of surprises. The accommodations were equally unique and in prime spots, with nice meals in a variety of restaurants. Both tour leaders had a deep knowledge about the places we visited and taught us a lot. After this fantastic tour, I am afraid I can never do a "normal" vacation again!
Cordelia participated in our New Zealand Top Down Adventure
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Once you travel with Ayres Adventures there is no going back!
First class all the way! Awesome roads and amazing lodging. Staff brings the group together and makes everyone feel welcome and at ease. Gives us plenty of time on the bikes and off the bikes to enjoy our new friends. Does a great job dealing with the unexpected and last minute changes which are bound to happen with any event. Why go with any other group - once you travel with Ayres Adventures there is no going back - they are top notch. This is my 4th trip and saving my money for the next one.
John and Heidi participated in our New Zealand Top Down Adventure
Heidi has also participated in:
We will definitely ride with Ayres again
My wife and I both rode with Ayres Adventures for the first time on their Prudhoe Bay/Alaska tour. We were both impressed with the organised structure of the tour; our tour guides were of an exceptionally high calibre.
We will definitely ride with Ayres again.
Robin and Pixie participated in our Prudhoe Bay Excursion
Te Awamutu, Waikato, New Zealand
A great time was had by all.
Our tour leader, Axel, was excellent. Not only did he check out the bikes each day and get us on the perfect roads but also he was the perfect leader and had an ability to gently convince 7 head strong, high energy clients to do the right thing all the time. A great time was had by all.
Cliff participated in our Viking Run
Prudhoe Bay was truly a bucket list event.
Ron – just a quick note to let you know what a great time the Prudhoe Bay Excursion was. Ed and Art did a great job and are to be commended for their professionalism. Everyone in the group was a pleasure to have on the trip – no 'flamers' which can make for a more challenging experience. Was truly a bucket list event.
Again, my thanks and hope to ride with you again soon.
Doug participated in our Prudhoe Bay Excursion
Our vacation with you ranks as the best yet !!!
Just wanted to thank you all for a wonderful vacation !!!!
My wife Lynne and I have traveled all over the states on our Goldwing. Our vacation with you ranks as the best yet !!!
Claus and Axle are AWESOME !!! Both super fun to be with. The switchbacks were awesome!!! The bikes super fun to ride. The scenery was terrific.
Claus and Axle make a terrific team to ride with. They each having different riding styles and personalities which was awesome.
We certainly will be doing this again !!
Jeff and Lynne Bleess participated in our Switchback Challenge
We had an amazing Adventure and are looking forward to more trips with Ayres!
This trip exceeded our expectations time and again. From the moment we arrived in Africa, everything was well-planned and easy. The accommodations were top notch and our tour guides, John and Jason, were the icing on the cake. They were fun, kind, and extremely knowledgeable. We had an amazing Adventure and are looking forward to more trips with Ayres.
Jann and Chris participated in our Call of the Wild Adventure
Jann and Chris have also participated in our Triple S Harley-Davidson Southern Cross
Morgantown, West Virginia
An absolutely fabulous adventure!
This was an absolutely fabulous adventure – the location, the lodging, the meals (!), the riding, the scenery and all the details made it perfect!
Starting from the pre-trip communication all the way through the departure back home, the team at Ayres handled everything perfectly. The guides (Claus and Axel) were wonderful, providing daily information and handled all the details seamlessly. The small group size (10 bikes) allowed the riders to interact and get to know each other. I’ve had lots of good days in my life but the day that started in Ingeli Forest lodge and finished in Kruger Park with an evening safari and sundowner cocktails in a dried riverbed was one of the best ever!
South Africa is a great place to visit and this is a fabulous way to visit. Thanks, Ayres Adventures !!
Peter has completed our Africa Southern Cross Adventure
More awesome than we could ever have imagined!
I just wanted to touch base with you about our recent trip to New Zealand with Ayres Adventures. It was a trip of a lifetime that was more awesome than we could ever have imagined.
Chris and Bryn did an outstanding job in leading us and showing us their country the New Zealand way. The bikes ran great, the weather was excellent, the scenery outstanding, the roads were awesome with lots of curves, the food was amazing and our tour group of people all got along as good friends.
I could go on and on, but words cannot express the fun we had on this tour. Everything was top notch! A truly amazing journey!
Bob and Robin Hyde completed our New Zealand Top Down Adventure
(Auckland to Christchurch)
The Southern Cross Tour was everything it claimed to be and much more
I just returned from South Africa and my first Ayres Adventure with a dozen customers. I've nothing but praise for the entire team. The Southern Cross Tour was everything it claimed to be and much more. From the bikes to the lodging to the dining it was all fabulous. Our two guides insured it was an incredible two weeks and represented what I feel is a fantastic value for the money. I will be selecting our next tour very soon!
Bob and Suzanne Henig completed our African Southern Cross Adventure
Damn that was a fun trip!!!!
Ron - The trip rating - an A+. I repeat - an A+.
I don't even know what I paid for this thing......I know it was a chunk of change, and I know it was accurate billing from you folks, and I know I could go back and tally up what it all cost.....adding in your fees, the ATM withdrawals, AmEx/Visa charges, etc.....but truth is - whatEVER it cost me, it was totally worth it. And - even with the cost of the new BMW I'm gonna HAVE to buy now that I'm back home (the local BMW sales rep should pay you a commission!)....the value I got, the money spent vs. the experiences/memories - definitely worth it!
Jim participated in our Viking Run
Kansas City, Missouri
This is my third tour with different tour operators and yours is the best so far!
Just a short note to say thanks for a great tour this month of Alaska and the Yukon. I would especially like to thank your tour guides Ed and Juergen who conducted themselves in a highly professional manner where nothing was a problem which greatly contributed to the tour.
The food and accommodations were excellent. I especially liked the gravel roads from Chicken to Dawson City and parts of the Dalton highway.
Mike has done our Alaska and Yukon Adventure
This trip was set up to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but I hope it was not the only time I will visit.
"My lasting impressions of South Africa, Botswana and Namibia are overwhelmingly positive. This trip was set up to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but I hope it was not the only time I will visit." - Corey Hinderstein
"To encapsulate the experience of traveling by Ayres, I compare it to traveling with a wealthy and experienced older brother, one committed to showing you a great time. Once you’ve joined them, you don’t have to worry about a thing beyond paying for a bit of beer or wine on occasion." - Chase Hinderstein
Chase and Corey have done our African Call of the Wild Adventure
We have been bitten by the "Ayres Bug", so we will certainly be on another trip very soon!
I have wanted to write and thank you and Barbara for a truly wonderful vacation.
What makes a great vacation? Superb food, outstanding accommodations, well planned itineraries, new friends who share the same values, new challenges every day all with a sense of security knowing that there is great team (Ayres) behind you. The net result is a truly fun time and a remarkable memory and to Lori and I who went on the Southern Cross trip all this came to pass and more. We have been bitten by the "Ayres Bug "so we will certainly be on another trip very soon.
Thanks to all your wonderful team: John constantly keeping the group's fun in mind and taking care of every little detail and with a great sense of humour, ED who was such a gentleman and pleasure to travel with. Lori especially spent a lot of time with him and talks highly about his thoughtfulness and kind spirit.
I can also say that to anyone who is thinking of taking an Ayres trip but whose companion is not a lover of the "Two Wheels" mode of transport, the companion vehicle is a great way for couples to share some truly memorable trips to some very unique and interesting places. These trips allow a multitude of dinner stories recounting the fun.
Michael and Lori have done our African Southern Cross Adventure
Caledon, Ontario, Canada
Thanks for making our 10th wedding anniversary vacation a memorable one.
We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for allowing us to be part of the tour, and also the opportunity to experience a wonderful bike trip. I proudly wear my Stelvio Pass T-shirt.
The choice of hotels and restaurants were great, exceeding our expectations many times. Mauricio's and John's ability to make everyone comfortable and part of the team is amazing. Most importantly, we made good friends and we are proud to be associated with your company.
Thanks again for making our 10th wedding anniversary vacation a memorable one.
Ahmad and Shariza did the Swiss Alps with Ayres Adventures.
Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
This Alpine Adventure exceeded my best expectations in every regard.
I have just reviewed my pictures from this last week with you and the gang in Switzerland and Italy. Truly a remarkable experience to say the least.
This Alpine Adventure exceeded my best expectations in every regard. Congratulations on assembling a great team. We were certainly beneficiaries of their professionalism this week.
Kevin did the Swiss Alps with Ayres Adventures.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
It was indeed an adventure, and the thrill of a lifetime for both of us.
I just wanted to thank you all for the fantastic vacation we just had. The hotels were excellent, the spas were luxurious, the food was wonderful and the scenery was spectacular.
This was our first group ride, but it won't be our last. It was indeed an adventure, and the thrill of a lifetime for both of us.
Thank you all so much!
Todd and Sandy did the Swiss Alps with Ayres Adventures.
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Our trip was beyond wonderful in every way!
Our trip was beyond wonderful in every way. It certainly far exceeded our expectations. Now we are looking forward to your Southern Cross trip next year.
An Ayres Adventures "first" - Three Generations on the same tour....
The Longley and Pierce Family has done our Royal Riviera Adventure.
Florida and North Carolina
I can't say enough good things about this experience!
This was my second Ayres Adventures tour, but definitely not my last. It will not be my last trip to Africa, either. The tour guides, John and Rob were as much a part of the group and the experience as everything and everyone else. The accommodations were first class and the food was incredible--they always pick the best of both. I think we were all surprised by South Africa and its peoples. The country is clean and the people are friendly. I can't say enough good things about this experience!
Beverly has done:
Iron Butt Escape to Ushuaia Adventure
African Panorama Adventure
I can't say enough about it...
Hi Ron, Shirley, John, Rob, Thank you for everything. I did not have time to send an email before to thank all of you. The trip was great. I can't say enough about it. THANKS!!!
Steven joined us on our African Panorama Adventure
Bar Harbor, Florida
Getting a photo at the Arctic Circle sign and completing the Haul Road all the way to Deadhorse has been on my wish-list for some time
A hearty thank-you to you, and to your team, for all your efforts during the inaugural Prudhoe Bay Excursion. It was the most challenging ride I have ever been on.
Getting a photo at the Arctic Circle sign and completing the Haul Road all the way to Deadhorse has been on my wish-list for some time. Thanks to your professional and customer focused organization I was able to complete that goal.
I hope to see you, John, and Nuno on another one of your tours. Next time on a different continent. Best wishes to you as you travel the world.
Jack joined us on our Prudhoe Bay Excursion
Words cannot express what an absolutely wonderful time I had
Ron, words cannot express what an absolutely wonderful time I had on this trip, for me the trip of a lifetime. John and Ed deserve an A+ for their professional, complete and friendly leadership of this motorcycle tour, as do you for hiring them in the first place.Again, many thanks.
Bob joined us on our Alaska & Yukon Adventure
Menlo Park, California
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.
Fairview, Alberta, Canada
The tour was much more than I expected
I left for the African Panorama anticipating a great time. I'd say the tour was much more than I expected.
John and Rob did a super job of organization. They were obviously in control at all times, which gave all of us riders a sense of security. They're also a couple of great guys who made everyone feel comfortable in strange surroundings.
The over-night stops were excellent, and the food was outstanding.
I think all of us agreed the trip to Kruger NP was the high-light of the trip.
This ride was truly an "adventure".
Mike participated in our African Panorama Adventure
The most wonderful vacation we've ever had!
Before we left for New Zealand, we told ourselves it would be the trip of a lifetime...it was all that and ten times more. Every aspect of the entire experience far exceeded our wildest expectations.
The accommodations and the meals were fabulous, the rides amazing, and the people were the absolute best. It was without a doubt the most wonderful vacation we've ever had.
We will return to New Zealand some day, and we will ride with Ayres again--somewhere in the world.
John and Jane enjoyed the New Zealand Top Down Adventure
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
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:
We have NO complaints
Thanks for a great trip. We really enjoyed ourselves and we have NO complaints.
There is not much we could suggest that would have improved the experience for us.
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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.
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!
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
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 Adventure
South American Splendors
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
I can’t imagine how the tour route or hotels could have been improved.
Every moment associated with the tour was enjoyable, from planning and preparation to my return home and sharing photos and stories with friends and family. I was very happy when I received the materials a month before the start of the tour; they really created a great impression.
I expected pretty vistas, but there is no way to prepare you for post card views around every corner. I can’t imagine how the tour route or hotels could have been improved.
I look forward to my next Ayres Adventure."
Bill enjoyed the Portugal, Spain and Morocco Adventure
Redwood City, California
We’ll be back!
Our debut tour with Ayres Adventures was an exceptional motorcycling experience!
Riding through pata negra country in Spring was simply sublime. We cannot commend highly enough the good humour and professionalism of Claus and Axel – tour leaders par excellence who regularly and happily delivered beyond our expectations! And we were delighted with the quality of our fellow tourers – always great company! Our thanks go to Ron, Shirley and team for making it happen.
We’ll be back!
Wilf and Yeenenjoyed the Portugal and Spain Adventure
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
So I'm already planning my next Ayres tour!
The Ayres Adventures tour to Norway last June was the trip of a lifetime! The tour was well organized and very professional. The tour guides did an awesome job from start to finish. The actual route and our accommodations were stellar. It was too bad that it all ended...I'm sure I could have gone a few more months! [break][break]So I'm already planning my next Ayres tour!
Chris's Adventures Include:
Empire of the Incas (Machu Picchu)
Gold River, British Columbia
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.
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.
My husband loves motorcycle touring and now I must admit I have grown to love it too!
The camaraderie of our tour group, good natured people, well cared for roads, twistie turns and gorgeous scenery enhanced by beautiful silver ferns, crystal blue lakes, and of course lots of sheep!
These all describe the memories I will cherish when I think about New Zealand. My husband loves motorcycle touring and now I must admit I have grown to love it too! ...Susan"
Bob and Sue's Adventures Include:
Lake Villa, Illinois
Now I'm dreaming of an Ayres Adventure in South America
The planning and organization that went into the African Southern Cross made this trip very special for me. I recommend this excursion to anyone who would like a very special holiday on a motorcycle. Now I'm dreaming of an Ayres Adventure in South America!.
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.
White Salmon, Washington
YOUR CREW IS SIMPLY THE BEST!
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.
YOUR CREW IS SIMPLY THE BEST!
Sean and Jill's Adventures include:
IBA Africa Tour
IBA Ushuaia Tour
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:
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:
County Offaly, Ireland
The professionalism of your organization is outstanding!
What a time we had in Africa, and the professionalism of your operation is outstanding. The routes, people, sights, hotels, food and animals all exceeded our expectations.
When you come back from any holiday there are usually a few things that stand out as being special. However regarding our tour it all blended into what can only be described as "Boys Own Stuff". It was truly the adventure we all dream about growing up as children. However to experience it later on in your life, is a dream come true.
We really want to participate in the South American Adventure next October!
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:
Call of the Wild (Africa)
Best of Brazil
Southern Cross (Africa)
Diamonds, Desert and Dunes (Africa)
Escape to Machu Picchu Adventure
South American Four Flags
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
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)
Call of the Wild (Africa)
Southern Cross (Africa)
Namibian Splendors (Africa)
New Zealand Top Down Tour
Greece and Italy - Golden Odyssey
Escape to Machu Picchu Adventure
Portugal and Spain Adventure
Portugal, Spain and Morocco Adventure
Southern Pines, North Carolina
Consider your company whole-heartedly endorsed!
"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!
Trip of a Lifetime
When we signed up for our Alaskan Splendors adventure, David and I thought we would have a good time, see some wonderful things, and meet interesting people. We never expected that a short trip to Alaska would prove to be the trip of a lifetime, led by guides who not only set the bar, but exceeded it, for professionalism, technical expertise, patience and pure fun!
John Jesson had us all laughing together from the first day, and working together as a team by the second. Traveling with him was a pleasure from start to finish, and you may be sure that we’ll look for him on future Ayres Adventures.
Stockton Springs, Maine
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!
Cornelius, North Carolina
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:
The photos can't express exactly what I carry in my memory
The "Best of Alaska and Canada Adventure" was one of the most beautiful tours that we have ever done. The photos can't express exactly what I carry in my memory.
Thank you very much for everything. See you on the Africa tour, or perhaps on another USA tour.
Edison and Denise have done:
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
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:
Namibia was unlike anything we have ever experienced
The Namibian Splendors trip was fabulous. Jan and I both had a wonderful time. We can't say enough about our guides, the hotels, the food, the route, the off-bike/excursion days, or the quality of the overall experience. The hotels and food were exceptional, and were a real treat all by themselves. Namibia was unlike anything we have ever experienced - hauntingly beautiful, beyond anything we had imagined.
The best testament we can make is that we were only home 3 days before we signed up for another Ayres trip!
What an Experience!
I am now back in the land of reality, but what an experience I have had. I think the preparation and planning of the tour was of such a high standard, the people great company and that resulted in the whole trip being so enjoyable.
The other really great thing was the feeling that I could ride forever, unfortunately appointments mean that you have to turn back.
John many thanks for your excellent leadership and professionalism throughout.
Pete enjoyed our Namibian Splendors (Africa)
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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.
W. Tilsbury, Massachussets
We can't wait for the next one!
It’s been less than two weeks since we completed the African trilogy and I’ve wondered how I’d ever find the words to describe our feelings about this extraordinary adventure. When the October 2008 Waypoints Bulletin arrived, it gave me the perfect start. As one who had to “overcome initial apprehension about travel to the ‘Dark Continent’,” I can honestly say that none of my fears materialized. Nick and I fell in love with Africa. From day one and throughout nearly seven weeks of travel, Africa grabbed us with the warmth of the people, the cultural diversity, the mind-blowing wildlife, and the spectacular scenery. Ayres Adventures delivered in its usual superb fashion on each and every day of the three distinctly unique tours.
The “Southern Cross” could be described as “Africa 101”, offering a taste of everything—from the busy, upscale Capetown waterfront to the luxury of L’Agulhas Country Lodge, from the cultural experiences in Eshowe and Shakaland to the overall African immersion at Otter’s Den. Leaving Johannesburg at the start of the second tour, we mistakenly thought ourselves steeped in a sense of place. Then came Shibula Lodge and we realized that a very different African adventure was just beginning. The “Call of the Wild” is truly all about the wildlife—watching the elephants crossing the river in Chobe can only be termed a life-altering event. As for Namibia, we’ll never forget the sands—towering over us on the dunes and shifting under our tires as we crossed the Kalahari! But the challenge was thrilling and the landscapes incomparable.
We’ll always be grateful to the Ayres “family” with whom we shared this amazing experience. So while "doing 'Africa Ayres Adventures Style'" may be addictive, I think it’s more accurate to say that we’ve simply become addicted to Ayres Adventures. We can’t wait for the next one!
Nick and Susan have done:
New Zealand Grand Tour
Southern Cross (Africa) - TWICE!
Call of the Wild (Africa) - TWICE!
Namibian Splendors (Africa)
Escape to Ushuaia
South American Splendors
Best of the Mediterranean
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
Our trip was beautifully planned.
Our first Ayres Adventure was everything we'd hoped and more. John is extraordinary at what he does. We really appreciated his sincere caring, competency and sense of fun. When asked where we were headed that day by a waitress at a coffee stop, a fellow rider said, "I'm not sure. It's like going on vacation with Dad. We just follow him and everything's taken care of, everything's wonderful."
Our trip was beautifully planned. Greg and I enjoyed the variety of accommodations, from a luxury waterfront hotel, to a country lodge, to a 100 yr. old farmstead, to a tented tree house, and especially the opportunity to visit the Zulu school and AIDS orphanage. We felt that we learned a lot about the country, rather than just passing through it. We're looking forward to future Ayres Adventures. South Africa definitely captured our hearts.
First Class Adventures
Recently my wife Chris and I took an Ayres Adventure trip through South Africa (from Cape Town to Johannesburg). We have nothing but good things to say about the Ayres people, having done several "adventures" with them, in various parts of the world. They are first class, and go the extra mile to take good care of their customers. The Africa trip was exceptional in every respect. Ayres has a knack for picking exotic places to visit and stay. Kruger is breathtaking and Swaziland is really cool. We totally recommend anyone that wants to do an overseas adventure to strongly consider this opportunity.
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.
Santa Barbara, California