While admittedly not for everybody, a motorcycle is a fine way to see the world. Traveling by motorcycle gives you the freedom to set your own pace in new territory and follow your whim when it takes you off the beaten path. Here are 10 of the world’s most legendary rides, ranging from open highways to rocky trails at the ends of the earth. Whether you do it on a Honda, a Royal Enfield, or a GS Boxer, one thing’s for sure: You’re not getting any younger. Get to it.
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Matt Jenkins is a former editor at Nature Conservancy magazine and the High Country News. He has written for The New York Times, Smithsonian magazine, Men’s Journal, and Saveur.