Along with the iconic Route 66 in the USA, Argentina’s interminable Route 40 and the European Transalpina, the Savannah Way in Australia is one of the world’s best known and most appealing roads. Wild nature and big skies dominate its 3500-kilometre length. A route for any rider who dreams of once-in-a-lifetime journeys. Yes, because in Australia everything is unique. In this land, unlike any place on earth, every kilometre is an unexpected surprise, more than enough to satisfy the most adventurous of spirits.
On the map, the Savannah Way is an uneven line that crosses the Northern Territory of Australia, from the city of Cairns in Queensland, in the far east, as far as Broome in the region of Kimberley in the west.
Truly coming alive in the tales of travellers, this road features only brief sections of asphalt. For the most part, it is pure off-road, characterised predominantly by the deep red dust typical of the Australian land.
Its fame is not unjustified though. Riding the Savannah Way is emotional for this very reason. Here, particularly at sunset, the sun’s rays blend with the crimson dust, transforming the trees, rocks and water courses into gold, as far as the eye can see, and creating a landscape that leaves an indelible mark on those who cross it.