On this tour you have it all -
Explore the real Mexico in 10 days.
Jungle, Colonial Towns, Mexico’s Biggest Lake,
High Volcanoes and Beautiful Beaches.
This is the extended version from our 7-Days-Tour with the option to go 8 or 9 Days! Please call or email for further details if interested.
This tour is only on paved and cobblestone roads. You don’t need off road experience. But the bike has to be well controlled on winding mountain roads. And a short part of dirt road shouldn't be a problem for you.
It’s also possible to do this tour with a pillion rider (passenger).
Please note: We want to ride in a relaxed environment and not race. Our mission at Bike-Mexico is for everyone to enjoy the ride at a comfortable pace and insure a stress-free experience. This allows everyone to enjoy and truly take in this beautiful country. We focus and always insure there is enough time to stop, enjoy the scenery and take some memorable pictures or videos.
Wylie from Moab/Utah – USA wrote about this tour on TRIPADVISOR:
Jürgen and his wife Elly run a wonderful motorcycle tour & rental business in Puerto V. They are both the kindest, sweetest folks you’d ever meet and made my whole trip a great pleasure. Jürgen and I did a fantastic 10-day trip that passed through the beautiful valleys, mountains, villages, towns, & the Pacific coast, of Jalisco, Michoacan, & Colima. We had zero problems with anything, and visited several very interesting places such as the original tequila distillery, a pre-Aztec archaeological site, the Paricutin volcano, a marvelous botanical garden, and lots of baroque colonial churches. The tropical deciduous forests on the mountains are intact & really beautiful, and the remote beaches where sea turtles nest are a real treat. Lots of birdlife too, and of course excellent food everywhere. Jürgen arranged great lodgings for every night, and the whole trip really was nothing less than marvelous. Thanks to him & Elly! :) -WylieC
Puerto Vallarta - San Sebastián del Oeste - Mascota - Talpa de Allende
Starting in Puerto Vallarta we ride directly into the mountains passing through different vegetation zones. We stop and visit the old colonial village of San Sebastián del Oeste (Altitude 1400 m / 4600 feet). Leaving the village behind, we ride on spectacular curvy mountain roads up to more than 1800 m / 5900 feet towards the small old colonial town of Mascota (1240 m / 4000 feet).
After our lunch break we ride to Talpa de Allende, a famous and very important town for Catholic pilgrims. We have time to explore the wonderful colonial center with its plaza, awe-inspiring church and enjoy the special atmosphere on the streets in the evening.
Talpa de Allende – Ameca - Tequila
From Talpa de Allende we ride on spectacular roads with hundreds of twisting curves to the old colonial town of Ameca (1230 m / 4000 feet). We have time for a snack and visit the historical city center with its wonderful market and colonial buildings. We leave Ameca on a secondary but good road and cross a mountain range (1800 m / 5900 feet) before we arrive at our destination, Tequila. There we visit the world famous tequila distillery "José Cuervo". After the visit we have time to walk around the streets and experience the history and culture of this special place. And if you like, try some of the various tequilas. We stay overnight in a conveniently located hotel in the colonial Center of Tequila.
Tequila – Lake Chapala
We will have breakfast at the beautiful market in the old town of Tequila. We leave Tequila and cross the fertile farming land of the Mexican highlands and visit the prehispanic archaeological site “Los Guachimontones” with its unique round pyramids. Later we ride to “Lago Chapala”. The lake, situated at about 1500 m/5000 ft. is the biggest lake of all Mexico. We stay over night in the beautiful and charming town of Chapala.
Chapala – Morelia
Leaving Chapala we ride around nearly the whole Lake Chapala, which is aprox. 80 km/50 miles long. We ride on twisty roads into the pinewood forests of Michoacan up to 2500 m/8200 ft before we reach the beautiful colonial city of Morelia, which is the capital of the state of Michoacán. The city is one of the oldest cities of Mexico with many impressive buildings from the 16th century like the very impressive cathedral and beautiful plazas like in Italy. We will stay in a beautiful old colonial hotel.
We can stay in Morelia and explore this beautiful historic city, with more than 200 colonial buildings. Stroll through the streets and markets and just relax a bit after a long riding day we had before. Or we go on a spectacular day ride on a twisty mountain road up to 3000m/10.000ft.
Morelia – Volcán Paricutín - Mazamitla
From Morelia we ride about 1 hour before we reach the colonial town Pátzcuaro, situated at the lake with the same name. We have a coffee stop at the town plaza before we ride further to the Volcano Paricutin. This volcano is only about 75 years old! The lava destroyed the surrounding villages and you can still see the steeple of the church, which is still there. After lunch we ride further to Mazamitla, 2250 m/7400 ft. With its wooden houses, the town looks like we are in Switzerland or Austria. Here we stay over night.
Mazamitla – Colima – Comala – Manzanillo – Barra de Navidad
We leave Mazamitla and descend on twisty mountain roads. On our way to Colima we will have awesome views over the Volcano Colima and the Nevado de Colima (4260m/14000ft), which in wintertime can be snow-capped. We have lunch at another Pueblo Mágico (Magic Village), Comala. After a lunch break we are heading further towards the Pacific Ocean and it gets warmer again. We pass Manzanillo with its important port, before we reach our destination, Barra de Navidad.
Barra de Navidad
After all the days with a lot of riding it’s now time to relax a bit.
We can stay in the small and laid back beach town and just relax at the beach. Or if you wish we can go on a boat trip and visit the nearby bays or beaches as well as fishing and snorkeling.
Barra de Navidad – Costa Alegre
We ride north and explore some of the beautiful beaches, bays and fishing villages on our way. We will have our lunch break at a beautiful lake/dam, called Cajon de Peña. After lunch we ride again towards the beach. We stay overnight in a small and beautiful Hotel with nice bungalows, directly on the uninhabited beautiful beach. There is a nearby sea turtle sanctuary and miles of empty beaches.
Costa Alegre - Puerto Vallarta
We ride home to Puerto Vallarta and visit some places like the Botanical Gardens on our way home.
On demand.. We usually don’t go on Christmas to New Years Eve and Holy Easter Week (semana santa).
Unlike like nearly all motorcycle tour companies, we do not have only fixed tour dates. We go when YOU have the time. We also don’t ask for minimum of 4, 6 or even 8 riders. You can go even alone!
About 2000 km / 1250 miles
With HONDA XR 250 TORNADO
Solo rider in a shared room – 3200.00 USD
Solo rider in a single room – 3740.00 USD
Couple sharing bike and hotel room – 4320.00 USD
With SUZUKI DR 650 SE
Solo rider in a shared room – 3400.00 USD
Solo rider in a single room – 3940.00 USD
Couple sharing bike and hotel room – 4590.00 USD
With SUZUKI V-STROM 650 XT
Solo rider in a shared room – 3700.00 USD
Solo rider in a single room – 4240.00 USD
Couple sharing bike and hotel room – 4995.00 USD
With BMW R 1200 GS
Solo rider in a shared room – 3800.00 USD
Solo rider in a single room – 4340.00 USD
Couple sharing bike and hotel room – 5130.00 USD
Minimum Number of Participants: 2 Riders
It's possible to do for 1 Rider only with an extra charge of 35 %.
THEFT AND DAMAGE
$10.00 U.S. / DAY HONDA - XR 250 TORNADO
- Deductible $ 1000.00 U.S. for damages and theft. Deposit is $ 1000.00 U.S.
$15.00 U.S. / DAY - SUZUKI DR 650
- Deductible $ 1500.00 U.S. for damages and theft. Deposit is $ 1500.00 U.S.
$20.00 U.S. / DAY - SUZUKI V-STROM 650 XT + BMW R 1200 GS
- Deductible $ 2000.00 U.S. for damages and theft. Deposit is $ 2000.00 U.S.
Without THEFT AND DAMAGE WAIVER:
A deposit of ($ 2000.00 U.S.-HONDA TORNADO / $ 3000.00 U.S.-SUZUKI DR 650 / $ 4000.00 U.S.-SUZUKI V-STROM 650 XT + BMW R 1200 GS ) is required at the time of pick up and you are fully responsible for any damage to, or theft of, your rental vehicle.
Credit Card, Bank Account Deposit, Cash
What is included:
- Renting Motorcycle HONDA XR 250 TORNADO, SUZUKI DR 650 SE,
SUZUKI V-STROM 650 XT or BMW R 1200 GS
- Motorcycle Basic Insurance
- 9 Nights in good Hotels in single/double room or Bungalow with breakfast
- The Night before and after the tour in a private room with private bathroom
and AC/Fan at our place in Puerto Vallarta, including breakfast, if available.
- entrance fees in National Parks, boat tours
- Safety Gear, like DOT certified helmet, body armor or back protector
- Bilingual Tour Guide
- Water or soft drink during tour break
Valid drivers license (for Motorcycle, depending on state laws)
Credit Card for security deposit or cash
The minimum age is 21 years. Exceptions may be made for group bookings or if a parent wants to ride together with a son/daughter.
Minimum 1 year riding experience with motorcycles
What to bring:
Best is to bring your own riding gear. If this is not possible we have riding gear like helmets, body armor jackets, knee guards, gloves for you.
Windbreaker Jacket, sweater or something alike as it can get chilly in the mountains.
Footwear for riding (best are riding boots, at least hiking boots or something similar)
Sun protection (sun blocker, hat)
Money in Pesos for food, drinks, tips or souvenirs
"Bike-Mexico" reserves the right to modify the tour, in particular the tour route and the accommodation (if apply), provided that this is necessary and beyond the control of “Bike-Mexico”. The organiser shall thereby endeavour to maintain the tour’s characteristics and to provide equivalent services .