Zoöl's Bucket List Biking Adventures

He's the friendly voice on the other end of the telephone, the man who makes things happen, HEX's "Go-To" Guy and our Resident Evel Knievel!

Our Director of Operations, affectionately known as Zoöly, has had 46 pieces of metal in his body as a result of motorbiking accidents (that's more pieces of metal than years he's been alive)! In Zoöl's world, there is no adventure too daunting...

We sat down with him to chat about the far-flung places he believes every biker should conquer in their lifetime.

Portachuelo de Llanganuco, Peru

The Portachuelo Llanganuco Pass, at an elevation of 4.767m (15.639') above the sea level, is perhaps the most significant gateway of the Huascaran National Park, Peru. The most challenging section of the road up to the pass is a 8.5km long section. Over this distance, the road includes 28 hairpin turns and the elevation gain is 527 meters. The average percentage is 6.2%. It’s one of the famous hair-pinned roads in the world.

Whangamomona, New Zealand

How can you not be intrigued by a road called the “Forgotten World Highway”? It is so called due to the fact that it’s New Zealand’s oldest heritage trail. So whether you’re taking the few hours’ drive or a few days’ bike ride, there’s many reasons worth stopping for on this 155km highway between Stratford and Taumarunui.

Serra de Leba, Angola

Legend has it that the Serra da Leba pass is named after a Portuguese woman who designed and built the road, who died after she viewed it on the very day the project was finished. Serra da Leba pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.845m (6,053ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Huíla, in Angola. The road to the top is asphalted and pretty steep. The most challenging part of the climb is a short section of 1.7km, with 7 hairpin turns. It’s one of the famous hair-pinned roads in the world.