There is no
better way to
see this planet
than on two
An unforgettable motorcycle odyssey around the world
Mike and Denise Ferris have run motorcycle tours into exotic locations around the globe since 1995. They had often harboured a desire to turn their travels into a television documentary series, but didn't really have the time to find out how to go about it. Then whilst looking for an editor to put together a promotional DVD for their tour company they chanced upon Robin Newell and discovered, a) he loves motorbikes, b) he lives in the next suburb, and c) he's an award-winning documentary filmmaker.
Robin and his film crew accompanied Mike and Denise for a full year, to each of the locations around the globe in which they run their tours. This included Morocco, Turkey, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, and the Dalmatian coastline comprising Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and the Dolomites of the Italian Alps.
The TV Series
The TV series has been purchased by Australia's national broadcaster the ABC for a 5-year contract encompassing worldwide distribution and has already aired in Russia, China, Brunei, Singapore and New Zealand, as well as free-to-air across Australia courtesy of the 7 Network. In addition to television airing, the series has also been hosted by Qantas and Jetstar for their in-flight entertainment. The complete 6-episode series is now available here in a twin-DVD boxed set.
Wanna go on a moto tour?
World On Wheels (formerly Ferris Wheels Motorcycle Safaris) is the commercial tour enterprise operated by Mike and Denise Ferris. Their fully supported tours are typically a three-week package including your motorcycle, all fuel, all accommodation, three meals a day, mechanical support, a backup vehicle to carry your luggage and a local tour escort who speaks the language you need, as well as an Aussie tour leader in the form of either Mike or Denise, or sometimes both!
World On Wheels
P O Box 996
Narrabeen NSW 2101 Australia
Endorsement from one who knows:
World On Wheels shows the trips exactly as they are when you're travelling with the Ferrises, with all the glorious reality of the places, the experiences and the hosts. The episodes took me back to trips I have done with them and made me hungry to do more. It's a highly entertaining and inspiring DVD. Mick Matheson, editor, Australian Road Rider