A legendary ride into the spectacular Copper Canyon region of Mexico’s northern Sierra Madre Mountains.
|per rider in shared twin/double room on own motorcycle (Only available for a booking of two persons. Single travelers need to choose the single room surcharge.)
|per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room (pillion passengers cannot book without an accompanying rider)
|per person single room (surcharge - only available with an additional selection of the basic price "per rider in shared twin/double room")
|Rental bike, Tenere 700, please enquire
|All rooms are shared, double occupancy. If you request to not share a room the single occupancy supplement applies. If we are unable to find a roommate for you, the single supplement will apply. No exception.
|8 nights best available lodging (double occupancy)
|8 dinners, 8 breakfasts, occasional lunch
|Entrances to National Park as required
|Experienced bilingual staff team
|Tour map and GPS waypoints
|Pre-tour information e-booklet
|Emergency evacuation insurance (mandatory)
|Motorcycle insurance (mandatory)
|Trip Interruption Insurance (recommended)
|Tips for staff or special requested services
|Inclusions other than those specified
|Country: destination Mexico
|Starts: El Paso, Texas
|Ends: El Paso, Texas
|Duration: 8 days/ 9 nights
|Style: Adventure, Some off road experience is required. Motorcycles of the 400 to 700 cc range are best suited for this tour. Large ADV motorcycles are suitable only for those with advanced off road experience and appropriate physicality.
|Total distance: 1200 miles/ 1,930 km
|Daily distance: 60 - 260 miles / 97 - 419 km
|Difficulty: Participants should have some off road riding experience. While it does not require Olympic fitness, you should have the physicality to manage riding a variety of what we consider to be only moderately technical road conditions.
|Weather: Altitudes range from high deserts of 4,000 feet to mountains reaching 7,000 feet and lower elevations in the canyons approximately 1,200 feet. Temperatures can range from cold mornings with rapid warming through the day.
|Safety: Over 30 million travelers come to Mexico on average each year. While we consider the safety question to be overblown, we still take it seriously and recognize that there are territorial criminal elements engaged in drug related activity in many parts of Mexico. These elements rarely bother tourists as this only brings unnecessary attention to them. It is a strange coexistence. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns knowing that at any time, anywhere, we feel your security is compromised , we will be honest and respond accordingly.
|Pillion friendly: Yes. But you may not want this to be your partner’s first adventure touring experience. Often passengers on the off road segments choose to ride in the support vehicle.
|Language: We have native speakers on all of our tours in Mexico. Many people in Mexico speak English. We encourage you to learn a few words and we will gladly provide some lessons along the way if you wish!
|Motorcycle: The bike that suits you best. But have the skills and the experience. Midsize bikes are perfect. Even smaller bikes in the 400-600 cc range work well, especially off road. Big Bikes such as the BMW GS1250 should only be used in the hands of those who know how to ride them off road.
|Documents: A passport, motorcycle registration, drivers license and a credit card for some temporary importation and tourist card fees should suffice.
|Accommodation: We strive to provide the best possible accommodations for our riding guests. Be mindful that “expedition” style travel often has us traveling in lesser developed regions. Therefore a degree of tolerance and flexibility when it comes to quality, is expected. Overall we find lodging on this tour to be very good.
|Food: We encourage ordering from an open menu and enjoy sharing with you a great dining experience. You won’t be disappointed. Those with special dietary requirements can count on our cooperation and satisfaction.
|Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. Please enquire for language options.
|Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.
Superb sporting mountain paved roads lead to an off road canyon descent and several exploratory unpaved routes into this culturally rich and historically fascinating region of Old Mexico. Unpaved roads represent only about 15% of the tour. Bring your own motorcycle or rent one of ours.
- The Tarahumara indigenous community. You may have heard of this primitive tribe, known as long distance endurance runners. Many still live in caves and shelters clinging to the remote canyon walls. Migrating with the weather, you are sure to encounter them on this Copper Canyon Mexico motorcycle tour.
- Nuevo Casas Grandes has layers of history dating back hundreds of years to the Paquimé Indian Pueblos. Mormon families immigrated to this desert valley in 1886 creating an enclave of Polygamist followers and building a prosperous agricultural community. Mennonites are also prominent. Black Jack Pershing and the Punitive Expedition constructed a large encampment with 11,000 troops staged to pursue Pancho Villa after the bandit raid on Columbus, New Mexico in 1916.
- Urique. It is an old mining town established by Colonial Spaniards over 300 years ago. Today it has only about 1,200 inhabitants. Most notable is the ride there as it is situated in the depths of the canyon sliced by the river of the same name. The views are spectacular and for the adventure rider, it presents an exciting and scenic ride, twisting from high pines to the warm chaparral country below.
- Pancho Villa. He’s known as a fierce guerilla military tactician, leading the Division del Norte, a force of 50,000, during the Mexican Revolution of 1910 – 1921. Prior to his military career however, he was known more as a bandit, cattle rustler and quick to draw his pistol on anyone who crossed him. This reputation would serve him well in creating an image that would have him feared as well as adored. Pancho Villa lived, worked, fought and died in the state of Chihuahua. His presence is felt to this day.
- The Copper Canyon. It is said to be over four times greater in size than the American Grand Canyon. It is actually a vast complex of deep canyons, towering mesas, pine covered forests and slicing rivers covering an area of over 25,000 square miles. For the motorcyclist it presents the best of riding opportunities, whether it be exploring its depths on challenging old mining roads or on the superb sporting twisting tarmac.
- The food. We have a reputation for fine dining. While the fare in this region is simple, our riders rave about the offerings. And for those with any special dietary needs, we have yet to not be able to accommodate, and do it well. You won’t be disappointed
- The Team. With over four decades riding the roads of the world, we have rightfully earned a reputation as being the best when it comes to your staff team. In regions such as Mexico we rely heavily on our multilingual guides to provide you genuine services, share the culture and history and above all provide a safe and memorable touring experience. It is more than a job. It is a duty and one joyfully embraced. That is how we do it.
- This tour is the ideal platform for a customized private tour just for you and your friends. Interested? Please just ask us about it.
Day 1: El Paso, Texas/ Arrival Day
Day 2: Sierra Chihuahua
Day 3: Creel
Day 4: Urique
Day 5: Batopilas
Day 6: Cusarare
Day 7: Nuevo Casas Grandes
Day 8: El Paso, Texas
Day 9: Departure Day