Ewan McGregor takes the 'Long Way Down'

Star Wars adventurer Ewan McGregor, traveling with best pal Charley Boorman, trades a lightsaber for a BMW motorcycle in Long Way Down, a documentary series about biking from Scotland to South Africa that kicks off Saturday on Fox Reality Channel (9 pm ET/PT).

The 10-episode series retraces the pair's 15,000-mile, 20-country, 85-day journey, which took place last year. While no bikes are involved, California-based Adventure Center offers five African trips inspired by the series. Visit adventurecenter.com/longwaydown.