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Dual Sport Motorcycle Tour in Mexico

Moto Verde Mexico invites you to ride 1,826 kilometers of secondary and dirt roads across Yucatán, Campeche, and Quintana Roo visiting a little bit of everything the peninsula has to offer! Several U.N. World Heritage Sites like the pre hispánic town of Uxmal; the Fortified Town of Campeche; the ancient Mayan city, and protected tropical forest of Calakmul; the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve; the prehispanic city of Chichen Itza; as well as beautiful colonial towns; pristine cenotes; awesome haciendas and breathtaking beaches of the Mexican Caribbean.

Key information

  • Terrain: mix of dirt road, backroads, secondary roads, and asphalt
  • Bike: rental bike (Honda XRE 300)
  • Mileage: 1,826 kilometers / 1135 miles
  • Daily rides: 91 - 375 kilometers / 57 - 233 miles
  • Riding gear: not included: full riding gear (armored jacket and pants, off-road motorcycle boots, full-face helmet, goggles or visor, gloves, and camel bag)
  • Meals: 9 lunches and 9 breakfasts

Meet the guides

Leonardo

Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Mérida
  • Visit some beautiful colonial towns
  • Experience a dual-sport adventure tour
  • Enjoy the astonishing Mayan ruins, pristine cenotes, and exotic Haciendas
  • Enjoy the breathless Caribbean beaches
  • Visit outstanding Bacalar lagoon
  • 11 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


10 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: 3-3 participants
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Accommodation

You will stay in various accommodations, all cleaned and comfortable on double occupancy.

  • Day 1 - Mérida, Yucatán: Hotel Victoria
  • Day 2 - Uxmal, Yucatán: La Casa del Mago
  • Day 3 - Campeche, Campeche: Hotel Plaza Campeche
  • Day 4 - Xpujil, Campeche: Hotel Xpujil
  • Day 5 - Xpujil, Campeche: Hotel Xpujil
  • Day 6 - Mahahual, Quintana Roo: Eco Cabañas Blue Key
  • Day 7 - Tulúm, Quintana Roo: Hotel Blanco Tulúm
  • Day 8 - Tulúm, Quintana Roo: Hotel Blanco Tulúm
  • Day 9 - Valladolid, Yucatán: Hotel Posada San Juán
  • Day 10 - Homún, Yucatán: Hameki Glamping
  • Day 11 - Mérida, Yucatán: Hotel Victoria

Program

Requirements

  • Valid motorcycle driver’s license (depending on state laws) or international motorcycle driver license
  • Credit card for a security deposit or cash
  • The minimum age is 21 years (exceptions could be done at the discretion of your tour guides)
  • Minimum three years riding experience with motorcycles on and off-road

Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome

Moto Verde México will pick you up at the Merida Airport, and take you to your hotel. You will meet for dinner to know each other and get briefing about the tour.

Day 2 - Mérida to Uxmal (110 kilometers / 68 miles)

  • 80% dirt roads, 20% backroads
  • 4 hours riding

Moto Verde México will ride the Periferico for a few kilometers until reach the two tracks and single-track dirt roads that leads to Uxmal. You are going to ride over former truck railroads. Truck railroads are 19th Century small railroads that use to connect the henequen crops with the haciendas. Through these truck railroads, small trolley trucks powered by mules or horses transport the Henequén from the crops to the haciendas, to begin with, the industrial process. On your way to Uxmal, you are going to stop in a cenote in the middle of the jungle to cool off a little bit.

After riding all morning, you will reach Uxmal at lunchtime. You will do the check-in at the hotel, do your meal and explore the Uxmal archeological site. After that, you can spend some time at the pool, or visit some of the venues around Uxmal.

Day 3 - Uxmal to Campeche (140 kilometers / 87 miles)

  • 50% dirt roads, 50% backroads
  • 4 hours riding

You are going to leave early in the morning after breakfast. You will ride a backroads from Uxmal to San Simón in the state limit between Yucatan and Campeche.

You will ride dirt roads and backroads to reach the Yalnón Mennonite Community and its corn, beans, barley, wheat, and sorghum fields.

You will ride off-road and visit two beautiful abandoned haciendas and the archaeological site of Kanki before heading to the U.N. World Heritage Fortified Town of Campeche, where we are going to do your check-in at the hotel, and have some time to walk downtown, and have dinner at the malecón.

Day 4 - Campeche to Expuji (320 kilometers / 199 miles)

  • 80% secondary roads, 30% dirt roads
  • 8 hours riding

Today will be a long riding day! Backroads and dirt roads all the way! Right after your breakfast, you will ride back roads to visit the astonishing ruins of Edzna. You will do your lunch at Hopelchén and cross Nuevo Progreso and Nuevo Durango, two ultraorthodox Mormon communities where you going to feel like traveling in time on Drs Emmet Brown Delorean to 18th Century rural Germany! In between those communities, you will visit one of the less known archeological sites in the peninsula, the beautiful Dzibilnocac Archeological Site.

You will finish your day arriving to Expujil for your check inn and a well deserve dinner!

Day 5 - Chicanná - Calakmul and the Bat Cave (180 kilometers / 112 miles)

  • 100% secondary roads
  • 3 hours riding

Breakfast and visiting the Chicanná Archeological Site in the morning will be your first move. Then you will ride to the U.N. World Heritage Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forest of Calakmul. This will be a nice ride into the deep of the forest. Calakmul is awesome and one of the very few Archeological sites that allowed visitors to walk the pyramids, where you will have a great view and enjoy the sounds of the jungle! Something very unique.

Right after Calakmul, you will do your lunch and visit the bat cave where you will see millions of several species of bats on their way out of the cave! This is a great natural show that can’t be missed.

Day 6 - Expujil - Bacalar - Mahahual (230 kilometers / 143 miles)

  • 100% highway
  • 3 hours riding

After breakfast, you will ride through the federal highway to the outstanding Bacalar lagoon. At the Panto Ha, an ecological resort you will have the chance to cool off in the fresh and pristine waters of the lagoon. Then more highway to the small Sea Village of Mahahual. After the check inn at the hotel, you will have the rest of the day free to relax in this breathtaking beach of the Mexican Caribbean.

Day 7 - Mahahual - Punta Herrero - Tulum (375 kilometers / 233 miles)

  • 40% sandy roads, 60% highway
  • 9 hours riding

Early in the morning, after breakfast, you will ride 80 Kilometers on a sandy road along the Caribbean Sea into the U.N. World Heritage Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, all the way until you reach Punta Herrero. You will enjoy outstanding views and a very fun and demanding sandy road.

Punta Herrero is a tiny lobster fisherman village in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve where will have lobster for lunch and enjoy this paradise village. You will return to Mahahual and take the highway to reach Tulum at noon.

Day 8 - Tulum - Punta Allen - Tulum (110 kilometers / 68 miles)

  • 80% dirt and sandy roads 20% backroads
  • 4-5 hours riding

You will ride from Tulum into the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve again, this time, you will approach from the north side. 50 kilometers of dirt and sandy roads along the coast of the Caribbean Sea, riding on a strip between the Caribbean Sea and the mangrove ecosystem, where you will enjoy the most beautiful beaches the Mexican Caribbean has to offer.

Of course, you can stop at many times you wish for a swim, or to take photographs. Once in Punta Allen, you will have time enough to enjoy one of the many tours offered. You will return to Tulum at noon.

Day 9 - Tulum - Valladolid (105 kilometers / 65 miles)

  • 100% highway
  • 1.5 hours riding

You will visit Tulum's archeological site! A beautiful ancient Mayan town in front of the Caribbean sea. Right after that we will depart to Valladolid, a beautiful colonial town where you will swim into its famous cenote, and walk its beautiful streets.

Day 10 - Valladolid - Chichen Itzá - Izamal - Homun (165 kilometers / 103 miles)

  • 80% secondary roads, 20% dirt roads
  • 3 hours riding

You will depart early in the morning to Kaua for a tasty traditional breakfast. You will continue to the world famous archeological site of Chichen - Itza. You will ride to the historical city of Izamal for a short visit and lunch at the Kinich restaurant, before heading through backroads and dirt roads to the small village of Homún, located at the edge of the Chicxulub crater in the ring of cenotes, where you will stay for the night at the Hameki Glamping Hotel.

Day 11 - Pixyah Cenotes - Hacienda Sotuta de Peón - Mérida (91 kilometers / 57 miles)

  • 100% back roads
  • 2.5 hours riding

Today is your last day of the tour. You will ride to Pixyah Village, where you will swim in its magnificent Cenotes. You will finish your tour at the Hacienda Sotuta de Peón, where you will learn about the green gold business, the henequen industry! You will return to Merida at noon. Later that night, you will have a farewell dinner.

Day 12

Moto Verde México will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the airport.

Skill level(s) required for this tour:

Intermediate:

  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Included excursions

The following entrance fees are covered

  • Uxmal archeological site
  • Dzibilnocac archeological site
  • Chicanná archeological site
  • U.N. world heritage ancient Maya city and protected tropical (forest of Calakmul)
  • Bacalar lagoon
  • U.N. world heritage Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
  • Tulum archeological site
  • Chichen - Itza archeological site
  • Hacienda Sotuta de Peón
  • Cenotes

Location

Moto Verde México is located in Northern Merida. A few blocks away from La Isla shopping mall.

During this tour, you will visit various locations in México such as Mérida, Uxmal, Campeche, Xpujil, Calakmul, Chicanna, Bacalar, Mahahual, Punta Herrero, Tulum, Punta Allen, Valladoli, Chichen Itza, Izamal, and back to Mérida.

Food

Another asset of the Peninsula is its unique gastronomy, even for Mexican standard! Purple onion, tomato, and coriander, or seasonings and spices such as pumpkin nugget, oregano, sweet chili, achiote, exotic chili, habanero chili, max chili, and citruses such as lime and sour orange, give that unique and special seasoning and flavor to the region. All of these exquisite and rare vegetables together create a mesmerizing and exquisite variety of colors, scents, and flavors fit for the most exclusive sybarite taste.

Be warn that you may fall deeply in love with a lime soup, or with the hearty piglet sandwich, the intriguing mixed flavors of the panuchos, or the citrus-pork romanza of Poc Chuc among many other regional delicacies not to be found in any other part of the world!

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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)

You will have the chance to hire a tour at Punta Allen (snorkel/dolphins/etc.).

What's included

  • The use of the motorcycle HONDA XRE 300
  • Fuel and oil
  • Motorcycle basic insurance
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Bilingual tour guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • 9 lunches and 9 breakfasts

What's not included

  • Flight to and from Merida
  • Dinners, alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tour guide at the archeological sites
  • Tour at Punta Allen
  • Tips for guides, drivers, etc.
  • IV.A. tax for Mexican customers
  • Water and soft drinks during the ride
  • Theft and damage waiver (a deposit of USD 2,500 per bike is required)

How to get there

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Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 3 participants

Wednesday December 1, 2021
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