The Spanish Alicia Sornosa has covered 15,000 km with her Scrambler Ducati, crossing Africa from Ethiopia to South Africa.
The adventure received the award of the Spanish Geographic Society as “The Journey of the Year 2018”, delivered personally by the King of Spain during an official ceremony.
Alicia Sornosa donated 5,000 euros collected on this trip to a humanitarian NGO operating in Africa.
Alicia Sornosa, an adventurous Spanish biker, traveled 15,000 km on her Urban Enduro Scrambler®, crossing the backbone of East Africa. The journey, which Alicia carried out for solidarity purposes, started in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and crossed Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Lesotho, up to Cape Town in South Africa.
Many adventures and emotions, which they allowed Alicia to live an incredible experience and make a challenging but rewarding journey, drawing attention to the problems that, unfortunately, afflict the African continent. Alicia’s enterprise has had a strong echo in Spain, so much so that she was awarded by the Spanish Geographical Society as “Journey of the 2018”, a prize given personally by King Philip VI of Spain, during a public ceremony.
Alicia has traveled 15,000 kilometers in the company of another great Spanish traveler, Polo Arnaiz (already a protagonist of the world tour by motorcycle in 2013-2014), also riding a Scrambler®, a Desert Sled to be exact. The bikes have tackled and passed the route to the great and, apart from the change of tires at mid-course and two punctures, they had no other inconvenience or technical problem, allowing them to reach Cape Town and successfully complete the adventure.
The purpose of the trip was also to raise funds and, once it reached its destination, Alicia was able to donate 5,000 euros to a humanitarian NGO operating in Africa (Amigos de Silva) and make this great motorcycle experience even more “special”.