"Wendell - Bolivia (September 2016)
"I really enjoyed the “Bandits & Badlands tour” of southern Bolivia! I tested my endurance and you can’t beat the variety of scenery and mountain roads. Looking forward to doing another route next year with Chris!"
Kevin - USA (September 2017)
"Great trip, most fun I’ve had riding in a long time!"
Dan - USA (September 2017)
"Great experience. Professional guide and services."
Yves - Belgium (September/October 2017)
“Bandits & Badlands:” great tour, real adventure here (no need for adventure spray to get dirt on the bikes). The motorcycles, KLR650’s are perfect for this environment, very versatile and forgiving, not one of those 2-ton monsters. They are also light when you drop them, right Chris? Also one of the best deals for adventure riding in South America. Chris is very attentive to details and the bikes are in great shape. He'll do everything he can to make you feel at home, ferry you to and from the airport, find altitude medicine, customize the tour..."
Mike - USA (March 2018)
"The trip was above and beyond my expectations. Chris from Bolivia Motorcycle Tours (BMT) worked with me in advance to plan a private tour that worked within my schedule and my requirements, namely—seeing as much of northern Bolivia as I could within my schedule AND crossing a border to renew my bike’s Bolivian TVIP. BMT met both goals, and the chosen route was as enjoyable as it was challenging.
While I generally prefer more riding days as opposed to sightseeing or off-bike days, Bolivia is very different from many places I have traveled. The roads are tougher, the travel time is always more--sometimes a lot more--than anticipated, and the days off the bike were an enjoyable and welcome rest. They weren’t wasted, either. Even off the bikes we were always on the go, touring cities or historical sites, or enjoying Lake Titicaca. I saw and learned a lot during the trip.
Chris planned out a challenging route across the Beni Province, and put a ton of effort into making sure that we would be able to cross that route without incident. If the weather changed for the worse, we might have had to make a route change on the fly. Chris checked and double checked the road conditions over the course of several days leading up to that part of the trip to make sure that we wouldn’t end up stranded. In the end, we decided to go for it. The weather held out and we made it, although it was still very challenging, to say the least, but that’s why one rides in Bolivia. It was one of the highlights, for sure.
Chris is very knowledgeable about Bolivia and its culture, has lived in Bolivia and other parts of Latin America for many years, speaks Spanish like a native and knows the geography well. All of that, combined with the fact that he’s a really good guy, make him an excellent moto guide.
I would love to share the Bolivian moto experience with others, and have already planted the seed with a few friends. I have full confidence in recommending BMT for a Bolivian moto tour. There just isn’t a way to be disappointed. Unless you like flawless pavement, that is."
Russ -USA (April 2018)
"Amazing adventure of a lifetime but hopefully not once in a lifetime."
Don - USA (April 2018)
"The group of us went on a custom tour of the core of Bolivia which was 5 full days and 625 miles in a circular route starting at El Torno near Santa Cruz. From the beginning the trip was well planned; we saw great scenery, experienced great food and interspersed with great people. We rode some incredible roads, trails and highways. There is no way to have experienced Bolivia in such an extreme manner than by motorcycle through all the varying terrain, the towns, the cities and the people. The motorcycles were prime for this type of riding. They were maintained meticulously and we had no issues whatsoever with them. Chris knows his stuff. A great ambassador for Bolivia. If there is something you missed, it's because you weren't looking. I would recommend this adventure to anyone wanting to see the true Bolivia; it's an experience not to be missed. If the riding was easy it wouldn't be memorable. I'll be going again!"
Rick - USA (April 2018)
"Chris and the entire Bolivia Motorcycle Tours Team were absolutely amazing! The trip was amazing and beat all expectations. I look forward to coming down to Bolivia again and doing another ride with Chris and his team."
Ryan - USA (April 2018)
"Amazing trip. Bolivia is beautiful. Chris Strong does a great job running the trip. It was truly a trip of a lifetime. If I make it to Bolivia again I'll definitely go back to Chris."
John - USA (April 2018)
"Loved the trip, I will be back."
Michael - USA (April 2018)
"The trip was amazing, I would do it again. Could not be happier with the experience."
Frank - Germany (August 2018)
"Ich war 4 Tage alleine mit Chris südlich von Santa Cruz unterwegs und es hat jede Menge Spaß gemacht. Sehr zuverlässige Kommunikation im Vorfeld, volle Mitsprache bei der Tourgestaltung (Streckenauswahl, On-/Offroad...), gute Tipps auch für sonstige Aktivitäten (z.B. Che-Mausoleum in Vallegrande). Rund um meinen Aufenthalt in El Torno haben sich Chris und Familie um mich gekümmert, sogar ein tolles Abendessen mit Sopa de Mani gab es extra für mich dazu :-) Kawa KLR 650 in gutem Zustand, dazu ein faires Preis-Leistungsverhältnis - Top-Tipp für Biker in Südamerika!"
English translation: "I spent 4 days with Chris south of Santa Cruz and it was a lot of fun. Very reliable communication in advance, full participation in the tour design (route selection, on/ off-road ...), good tips for other activities (such as Che Mausoleum in Vallegrande). Around my stay in El Torno Chris and his family took care of me, even a great dinner with Sopa de Mani was an extra for me :-). Kawasaki KLR 650 are good condition, with a fair price-performance ratio, tip-top for bikers in South America!"
Bernhard - Austria (October/November 2018)
"Wunderbare Tour mit sehr schön geplanter Route, die einen schönen Einblick in das Land Bolivien gibt. Leider reichen 2 Wochen nur um an der Oberfläche dessen, was dieses Landes zu bieten hat, zu kratzen. Chris hat sich stets professionell um die Gruppe gekümmert und so gut es ging versucht unsere Wünsche zu erfüllen. Insgesamt war diese Tour durch das schlechte Wetter etwas abenteuerlicher als erwartet, aber dadurch auch wesentlich intensiver und am Ende sind alle wohlbehalten wieder in El Torno angekommen."
English translation: "Wonderful tour with a very well planned route that gave some nice insight into the country of Bolivia. Unfortunately, two weeks weren't enough to scratch the surface of what this country has to offer. Chris always took care of the group in a very professional manner and did all that he could to meet our expectations. All in all, this tour was a bit more adventurous than I expected due to some inclement weather, at times it was pretty intense, yet in the end everyone arrived back in El Torno safely."
Kix - Canada (December 2018)
"More than just a great company, they're a great family too.
I ended up at Bolivia Motorcycle Tours 3x now as I was criss-crossing South America on my motorcycle & Chris and his family welcomed me with open arms everytime. Chris and his extensive motorcycle knowledge as well as knowledge of Bolivia were an incredible help. He was able to fix my motorcycle, source me local parts, and explain the regions that I should visit in Bolivia based off of his tours.
Bolivia Motorcycle Tours is a real family place and Chris & his wife Rebecca & their two motorcycle-crazy kids always made me feel welcome.
If you plan to do any tours, need advice, or are looking to get your feet wet in Bolivia, do it on the back of a KLR and have Chris and his expert team lead the way!"
Ramon - Canada/Mexico (July 2019)
"I had a great experience and I was very much impressed with Chris' abilities and knowledge about the bikes and fixing any problem on the spot. Great customer service!"
Mark - USA, Sargent Cycle Products (August, 2019)
"Awesome experience, beyond expectations!"
Chad - USA (August, 2019)
"Chris made it very easy to feel comfortable with each of our personal skill levels on the bike, with getting around as our interpreter & went out of his way with unplanned situations to keep us comfortable, regardless the situation."
Chrissy - New Zealand (September/October 2019)
"Chris provided a Motorbike Adventure of a life time! From the scenery, to food, to accommodations everything was amazing!!!!! I would totally recommend this trip for anyone wanting a real adventure you will never forget!"
Mark - New Zealand (November/December, 2019)
"Great trip, great terrain, excellent guide, enjoyed every minute of our 16 day trip around Bolivia."
sometimes it gets a little dusty, like on our ride to La Higuera, Bolivia
El Torno, Bolivia
back home to our base again in El Torno, Bolivia after another successful tour
one of many water crossings near Villa Serrano, Bolivia