Long Way Up

10 Best Episodes of Long Way Up

Follow Ewan McGregor and his friend Charley Boorman as they travel on electric Harley-Davidsons 13,000 miles through Central and South America. A follow up to previous series Long Way Round and Long Way Down.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jun 02, 2022.

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#8 - Southern Patagonia (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Heading through Patagonia, Ewan and Charley stay at an eco-lodge in one of the world's remotest areas with people that live off the grid.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 160 votes.

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#7 - The Andes (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Crossing back into Chile, the team arrives just in time to celebrate Chilean Independence Day before riding across the high Andes.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 150 votes.

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#6 - Ushuaia (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Ewan, Charley, and the team land in Ushuaia, the southernmost tip of South America, but tensions arise due to snow and mechanical issues.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 173 votes.

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#5 - Atacama Desert Into Bolivia (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Ewan and Charley head through Argentinaโ€™s red rock landscape while a member of their team copes with altitude sickness.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 129 votes.

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#4 - Ecuador (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Ewan and Charley experience the beauty of Ecuador, the sixth country on their trip, before facing a travel setback in Colombia.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 87 votes.

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#3 - Preparation (Season 1 - Episode 1)


Ewan McGregor reunites with his best friend, Charley Boorman, to evaluate what's important in their lives following a life-threatening accident.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 194 votes.

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#2 - Bolivia (Season 1 - Episode 6)

The struggle in the extraordinary Bolivian desert continues. Ewan and Charley stay in a hotel made entirely out of salt before riding to La Paz.

The episode was rated 8.15 from 131 votes.

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#1 - Peru (Season 1 - Episode 7)


Reaching the halfway point of their trip, Ewan fulfills a childhood dream by climbing Machu Picchu before traveling deep into the Amazon.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 127 votes.

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