Adventure Motorcycle Travel Books by Sam Manicom

Wanting to do something completely different in life, Sam Manicom learned to ride a motorcycle and within three months had set off to ride the length of Africa. That one-year trip turned into an eight-year epic across six continents.

The travel bug bites hard, but motorcycle travel bites deep and doing a long trip by bike is the stuff of dreams. Writing books seemed like a great way to share the fun, the challenges and all the amazing things that happen to you out there.

When he’s not writing books, magazine articles or travelling, Sam gives presentations about adventure motorcycle travel to audiences around the UK, mainland Europe and the USA.

The Moment Collectors - Twenty Travellers' Tales From Around The World

The Moment Collectors, twenty travellers’ tales from around the world, is out now and available to buy direct from Sam if you’re in the UK or via Amazon.

Overland: ‘This is a cracking collection of stories.’

Motorcycle Sport & Leisure: ‘A wealth of motorcycle travel writing.’

Traverse: ‘It’s an outstanding read.’

Evening Standard: ‘A horizon-expanding book, remarkable encounters, fascinating, inspiring.’




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Who are Overlanders?

Who are they and what makes a motorcycle journey allowed to be called an Overlanding trip? What makes a person into an adventure traveller anyway?

These thoughts are Ireland brought alive.

Birgit and I are recently back from a long-awaited trip in Ireland. What’s it like there?

Audiobooks now available from Spotify

My books are included in this new offering from Spotify.

Book Signing at Motorcycle Live 2023

I’m delighted. The Adventure Bike Shop guys have invited me to guest book sign with them at the Motorcycle Live Show between the 18th and 26th of November. If you’ve [...]

What brilliant fun the last 9 weeks have been! Mostly!

This trip has literally been a ride in the sun through Virginia, W. Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois (regretfully just a tiny bit of Wisconsin), Minnesota, S Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, [...]

The 2023 Overland Event UK is almost here!

It’s almost time for the UK's wonderful Overland Event. With motorcycle travel is at its heart, it’s one of my favourite events.

Adventure Rider Radio RAW – The May 2023 Show is out!

Have you listened to any of the Adventure Rider Radio RAW shows yet? The new episode is out now!

Review – The Held ‘Atacama’ Gore Tex Jacket

The Atacama from Held is the first ‘top of the range’ jacket I’ve reviewed and the careful spender cynic in me was firing on all cylinders...

Another fantastic Review of The Moment Collectors.

Warning though! If you have itchy feet, this book...