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Colonial Mexico Guided Motorcycle Tour

Our Colonial Tour is a dramatic motorcycle ride through Mexico, with lush tropical vegetation, tall pines and awesome desert valleys. Each day presents a new look and scenic reward, and we bring you some of the very best riding in Mexico. It will introduce you to Mexico’s colonial history, beginning with the arrival of conquistadors from Spain in 1519 and lasting until the War of Independence in 1821. European colonists brought much of their tradition, creating a life-style in the image of their homeland. Everywhere are reminders of the Old World. Cathedrals, convents and monasteries, fashioned in styles of Baroque and Gothic, reveal the influence of religion. All of this is highlighted by the art community of San Miguel de Allende, a town you are guaranteed to fall in love with. Even the food and music are elements unique to the region.

 

Along the trail of the conquistadors, Mexico’s earliest cultures are also present. Before the blue-eyed conquerors there were, and still remain, the native indigenous peoples. At a time when Mexico is modernising, it still remains richly entrenched in its past with traditions and folklore that can be traced through the centuries. The Colonial Tour is truly an awakening for those whose knowledge of Mexico has been limited to the border and beach towns.

 

Old world elegance and native Indian colour, this is the Colonial Tour. The real Mexico brought to you by those who know Mexico best. We have long said that if you have only one Mexico tour to take, it should be our Colonial tour. Along these roads through Central Mexico you will discover a touch of Europe South of the Rio Grande. You will fall in love with Mexico!

 

Mileage (approx)
Longest Day: 450 km
Shortest Day: 160 km
Total Distance: 2650 km

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Highlights

  • The Central Regions of old Mexico, the Bajio - discover a flavour of Europe south of the Rio Grande with Spanish and Moorish architecture evident in churches, monasteries and fortresses
  • San Miguel de Allende, World Heritage Site - with Spanish colonial charm, a bit like Santa Fe (!) and known for great restaurants, art galleries, fun nightlife and a great blend of native Mexico and modern chic.
  • The Sierra Gorda - some of Mexico's finest motorcycling roads through arid desert encircled by jagged towering mountains, cool pine forests and an outstanding descent to the region inhabited by the Huasteca Indians.
  • Xilitla - a small village in the Sierra Gorda with enchanting, but bizarre, jungle art created by an eccentric English nobleman
  • Our great accommodation - often demonstrating the character of the regions, from old haciendas to boutique city centre hotels.
  • Our dining - forget Tex-Mex this is the real thing!

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive McAllen, Texas, Casa de Palmas
  • Day 2: McAllen, Casa de Palmas (free day), collect motorcycle and meet your fellow riders at 5 pm
  • Day 3: Hacienda Santa Engracia
  • Day 4: Jalpan
  • Day 5: San Miguel de Allende
  • Day 6: San Miguel de Allende
  • Day 7: Zacatecas
  • Day 8: Real de Catorce
  • Day 9: Santiago
  • Day 10: McAllen, Casa de Palmas, return motorcycle
  • Day 11: Depart McAllen

Our motorcycles

 

Suzuki V-Strom 650
Windscreen
3-pc luggage
Seat ht 82 cm
Tank 20 l

 

Honda Africa Twin CRF-1000L

BMW 1200GS

 

Dates & Prices
05 - 15 Oct 2018
14 - 24 March 2019
03 - 13 Oct 2019

 

Colonial Tour        
From / to Dates Rider on V-Strom 650 Passenger Single rm suppl.
McAllen 03 Oct – 13 Oct 2019 £4,345 £2,745 £495
Honda Africa twin upgrade Tbc
Extra night pre/post tour Tbc

 

Colonial Tour        
From / to Dates Rider on V-Strom 650 Passenger Single rm suppl.
McAllen 14 Mar – 24 Mar 2019 £4,345 £2,745 £495
Honda Africa twin upgrade Tbc
Extra night pre/post tour Tbc
Colonial Tour        
From / to Dates Rider on V-Strom 650 Passenger Single rm suppl.
McAllen 05 Oct – 15 Oct 2018 £4,345 £2,745 £495
Honda Africa twin upgrade Tbc
Extra night pre/post tour Tbc

 

 

 

What's included and What's not?

Our tour price includes

  • 8 days rental motorcycle including taxes
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 7 dinners
  • Entrance and walking tour of Las Posas
  • Unlimited mileage and insurance
  • Local transfers
  • Bilingual guide
  • Luggage/support vehicle and driver
  • Maps
  • Personalised tourbook
  • Assistance with Mexico travel and vehicle permits
  • Tour gift

OUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Mexican border fees and motorcycle insurance (to pay locally)
  • Fuel
  • Riding gear and helmets
  • Additional activities
  • Personal expenses, souvenirs, tips
  • Road tolls & entrance fees

Pre-bookable options

  • Flights (we are an ATOL bonded, UK company)
  • Specialist Travel insurance for motorcyclists (EU residents only)
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • UK airport hotels and parking

Our Accommodation

We shall advise our tour accommodation list when we quote your holiday

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