Cal­i­for­nia to Death Val­ley

A fly-ride hol­i­day in the world’s hottest desert for £1500? Yes please! Ditch the desert and ride to the end of the world. Go on, it’s not as tough as you’d think…

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A bead of acidic sweat trick­les into my left eye and stings. I close it and use my other eye to scan the vast noth­ing­ness in front of me. The en­gine is burn­ing my legs and my feet sit in pools of seem­ingly boil­ing wa­ter. I think I might faint. I must look like a sweaty Pop-eye – a Pop-eye on a BMW R1200GSA, that is, in the middle of Death Val­ley. I am so spec­tac­u­larly lost. Sud­denly, I spot a small plume of dust in the dis­tance. I ping my gog­gles over my sore eyes, kick the GS into first and spin the back wheel un­til it gets trac­tion. This is the fastest I’ve rid­den all day, the back tyre snaking over shale as the front bounces over ser­rated rocks. Just as I start to gain on the plume it makes a sharp turn. There’s no way I’m los­ing it; I flick up into fourth and open the throt­tle, chas­ing it across the desert at 70mph. Even­tu­ally the plume of dust stops and I ride into it. I look around and see two rid­ers with a GPS! I should have brought one of those. Sure, I’m go­ing to taste dust for the next two weeks, but this is the coolest thing I’ve ever done. But if one of the most awe­some trips in the world doesn’t sound like fun, then Tour­sareus also or­gan­ise and run tours in Europe, else­where in Amer­ica and Canada, Morocco desert tours and New Zealand. Jump­ing on a guided tour takes away all the stress and or­gan­i­sa­tional has­sle. Just sit back and en­joy the most epic routes known to man.

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