Emilio Scotto is a Great Modern Traveler awardee. This is a great read about a man noted for his 10 year motorcycle journey around the world. 8 Dec The Longest Ride by Emilio Scotto, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. ‘The Longest Ride’ by Emilio Scotto. February 9, There are some books that enter folklore; journeys that were so extreme, or done on such an incredibly.

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Emilio Scotto

Thus began a decade-long journey that landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records. Homage to Catalonia George Orwell. Climbing Fitz Roy, Dick Dorworth. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? Book ratings by Goodreads. Come along, for the ride of a lifetime.

No Thru Road Clement Salvadori. No eBook available Amazon. Atlas Obscura Joshua Foer. I had the privalage of interviewing Emilio about his journey and thoughts on travel today.

The Gutsy Girl Caroline Paul. But a long-simmering dream to travel the world eventually got the best of him.

Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert. When, some years later, he found himself astride a black Honda Gold Wing motorcycle, Blue Road One beckoned, and Scotto set off on a journey that would last more than a decade, take him virtually everywhere in the world, and land him in the Guinness Book of World Records.


Breaching the Iron Curtain, crossing the Berlin Wall at Checkpoint Charlie, being blessed by the Pope, set upon by cannibals in Sierra Leone, fleeing Somalia on a freighter, Scotto’s adventures would be unbelievable if they weren’t true. This section of a ejilio of a living person needs additional citations for verification. While he seems to ramble a bit and delve into some minute trivia, his overall book is an excellent example of exploring the limits of machine and man.

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Great Modern Travelers – Emilio Scotto | The Longest Way Home Travel

And having married his girlfriend four years earlier in India. Emilio lives with his wife Monica in Los Angeles, California. It’s about this crazy Argentinian who sets out to ride around the world on an GoldWing! It went through one replacement engine, nine seats, twelve batteries, seven hundred litres of oil, forty-two thousand litres of gasoline and eighty-six tyres.

Jupiters Travels Ted Simon. He told his mother that he would someday make a route that would pass through all the countries of the world. In he set out on a motorcycle journey around the world that would last a record-setting 10 years.

Alternatively, the reviewer emilii that the limitations of the author’s “pedestrian prose” are the reason he seems unable to appreciate the exotic scenes and diverse people he meets.


The motorcycle that traveled for 10 years Emilio’s motorcycle was a cc Goldwing interstate motorcycle nicknamed black princess. The Kombi Trail Robert Cox. An incredible adventure that lives on Views Read Edit View history.

The Longest Ride : My Ten-Year 500,000 Mile Motorcycle Journey

With no money or credit cards, and zero travel experience, Emilio bid farewell to his family, hopped longsst his motorcycle, and headed into the unknown. In Patagonia Bruce Chatwin. The Story of a Ship Michael Palin. As an adult, through a melding of fate, karma, and luck, he got his hands on the most amazing machine: In interviews, Scotto is known to make hyperbolic boasts on the importance of his adventures, such as “This is more than a trip around the world, it’s the biggest trip in the history of human beings.

For the record it spanned ten years, two-hundred and seventy-nine countries with a total distance of seven hundred and thirty-five thoursand kilometers. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.