Ewan McGregor and best mate Charley Boorman circumnavigate the globe on their motorbikes. These long time friends hit the road from the top of Scotland to the bottom tip of Africa and we’ve included over two hours of unseen footage. Traversing more than 24,000 kilometres of tough terrain – crossing over dangerous roads and into bandit country – Ewan and Charley set off on the adventure of a lifetime.
The boys push themselves to the limit, spending three months challenging their physical abilities and their spirits in Long Way Down. Biking through a Libyan sandstorm, traveling with armed guards in Egypt, flying over the plains of Kenya, hiking in the Ugandan mountains and riding along the South African coastline, Ewan and Charley introduce themselves to a new side of Africa.
While the landscape is rugged and beautiful, the trip is riddled with potholes – on and off road. Tensions reach breaking point midway through the trip when Ewan and Charley spar over structuring the rest of the journey. The boys must work out their tensions or else risk serious damage to the trip and, possibly, their friendship. By the time Ewan’s wife, Eve, joins the team in Malawi, the boys are all smiles and ready for any difficult biking that comes their way.
Through video diaries, and helmet cameras and microphones, ride alongside Ewan and Charley, experiencing the journey through their eyes. Despite the difficult times, the entire team maintains a sense of humour and an infectious enthusiasm throughout their long adventure.