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Motorcycle Tour in Uruguay

Located amidst the hills of Lavalleja Department, a few minutes from the small town of Mariscala, and only 184 kilometers from the capital Montevideo, El Balcon del Abra offers unique landscapes waiting for you to come and explore. El Balcon del Abra will take you to rediscover nature, history, and rural tourism in Uruguay on your two wheels. Come and let yourself be amazed by the beauty of nature and wildlife!

Key information

  • Terrain: asphalt / off-road / mix of asphalt and off-road, mostly on dirt roads and secondary secluded roads
  • Bike: personal or rental bike (BMW GS 1200, Royal Enfield Bullet and Himalaya, and Kawasaki Versys 650 and 1000)
  • Mileage: 870 kilometers / 1,800 miles
  • Daily rides: 124 - 400 kilometers / 77 - 249 miles
  • Riding gear: not included: boots, gloves, helmet, jacket
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, tea, and dinner at the posada

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  • Starts and ends in Lavalleja
  • Services of an expert guide to all tours
  • The topography of the area offers the best roads, paths, and circuits
  • Free use of the golf driving range, equipment and instructor available
  • Enjoy a swim at a large "biotop" ecological pool
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate


3 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: German, Portuguese, Spanish
Group size: Minimum of 1 participants
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  • Golf course
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Bicycle rental
  • Library

El Balcon del Abra offers unique landscapes, superb comfort, and the charm of a small posada with only eight rooms.

The posada El Balcón del Abra is located in a well-kept park with beautiful trees and tall palms. Deck chairs, that can be placed according to taste, forming small intimate islands for resting and enjoying the spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and hills.

In January 2010, a large "biotop" ecological pool was built offering the possibility of swimming in a totally natural environment. In the park, there are different possibilities for sitting at tables of different sizes, where you can have lunch or snack in a more intimate setting.

A covered barbecue area with oven offers multiple possibilities for cooking outdoors. In front of the barbecue, there is a long gallery, with jasmine-covered columns leaving a unique perfume in flowering season. A huge table with long benches allows a large group of people to enjoy great food during most months of the year. Also at the entrance there are two outdoor galleries with large columns, covered with climbing roses.

In the back of the main building, a convenient staircase leads to a balcony that offers unique panoramic views.

Behind the barbecue area, there is a large vegetable garden and three small greenhouses. The vast majority of the products for the posada's kitchen are organically produced there and harvested in season, making them as fresh as can be.

In the space between kitchen and dining room there is a round table for separate meals (maximum of six people). Moreover - as already mentioned - you can eat in an intimate setting anywhere in the park. The posada is happy to adjust to the wishes of their customers to provide you with a service that offers maximum comfort. The ample spaces of the main house and the park are the ideal setting to respect the privacy of guests in a warm and select atmosphere. Not forgetting to mention the extensive cellar of fine wines and spirits.

The comfortable lounge with its eye-catching fireplace, invites to you to relax, watch a large satellite TV, enjoy music, or engage in long conversations. The corner with the panoramic window, invites you to contemplate the landscape, read, or share moments that you might remember forever.


Day 1 (120 kilometers / 75 miles)

Explore the dirt roads and singletracks within the surroundings of the posada with barbecue at noon or picnic at the river.

Day 2 (400 kilometers / 249 miles)

Visit Punta del Diablo and Cabo Polonio.

Day 3 (120 kilometers / 75 miles)

Tour José Ignacio, Punta del Este, and Piriápolis.

Skill level required for this tour: Intermediate

  • can ride for three to four hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents


Diego Inzaurraga


El Balcón del Abra is located amidst the hills of Lavalleja Department, a few minutes from the small town of Mariscala, and only 184 kilometers from the capital Montevideo, Uruguay.


  • Montevideo, 184 kilometers



  • Golf course
  • Horse riding
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain walking
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Balcony
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Hammock


  • Bicycle rental
  • Library


The delicious homemade food with organic produce from the garden will stimulate the senses and help you relax and enjoy one of your best and most memorable vacations!

Only premium meats, fish and seafood.

All meals are generally served on a very long table (for a maximum of 12 people) in the main dining room. Joined by a doorway and a solid wooden counter, there is a very luminous dining room with large windows, with a table and comfortable chairs for a maximum of eight people.

Excellent wine selection is available.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Horseback riding

The posada has a well-trained herd of American Quarter Horses and different types of saddles to fit every rider needs. All the rides are guided by expert horsemen and there are different courses depending on riders skills level.

Visits to other farms

It is possible to arrange visits to neighbor’s farms to see cattle handling, cow milking, sheep shearing, etc. This activity depends on year time and the handling of each farmer


There are a lot of paths and circuits for trekking with or without climbing in the property and hills from the surrounding area. There are fantastic views along the different ways and is normal to see a lot of wild animals in their natural environment. Guided tours start from 30 USD.


A must for those who love nature, wildness, and peace. The quietness of the water allows the fast slide of the canoes on both ways of the river Aigua. The rowing is always done with guide, safety equipments and radio communication. The posada supplies a nice picnic which is usually taken in any of the hiding small beaches on the river side.

For well trained people, you will be taken to the faster river Cebollatí and the duration of the tours is adaptable to the customers.

Costs start from 40 USD per person, for a minimum of two pax, including transfers to the river, equipment, food, and hydration.

Mountain biking

The topography of the area offers the best roads, paths, and circuits for the practice of mountain biking. There are circuits for every skill levels. The posada provides some bicycles for rent and expert guides with well knowledge of the sport and the area. Guided tours includes rescue in case of mechanical problems or accidents.

Bike rental costs 20 USD, while a guided tour 25 USD.


The posada has a 200-yard golf driving range at El Balcón del Abra. You can take lessons with Ursula Heinen, owner of the posada and excellent golf player with a lot of experience and lot of prizes won in Spain. Cost of lessons is 35 USD. The use of the driving range is free for players with own equipment.

Free fly

There are some take off ramps for hang-gliders and paragliders in the posada's own hill and some other from the area. The posada offers transfers, take off assistance, and rescue service. They also have a hang gliding school with all the equipment and good training hills to learn this fantastic sport with safety. Book your paramotor tandem flight over the hills with an instructor! If you fly Ultralights, small planes, or aero models, the posada provides two runways of 300 meters each.

Off road tours

The posada offers tours to some touristic places such as Salamanca Caves, Penitente waterfall, Villa Serrana, and Cuervos Canyon. Also tours with fantastic views by quiet country roads in comfortable 4x4 vehicles. For those in search of adventure, the posada offers big trail motorcycle tours. They also teach off road motorcycle driving techniques.

Relaxing massages

Nothing better to finish an intense activity or sports day or just to make your rest even deeper than a good relaxing massage session. You can get it in your room or, in summer, under the shadow of a tree in the garden or beside the swimming pool. Prices start from 30 USD.

What's included

  • Breakfast, lunch, tea, and dinner when at the posada
  • The best mineral water from our own wells
  • The guide to all of the tours
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Guided Horseback riding

What's not included

  • Drinks

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Capitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport (PDP) and Carrasco Gral. Cesáreo L. Berisso International Airport (MVD).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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This trip requires a minimum of 1 participants

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