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Copper Canyon 8 Day Expedition

Duration
8 days/ 7 nights

Distance
1200 miles/ 1,930 km

Country destination
Mexico

Starts
El Paso, Texas

Ends
El Paso, Texas

Style: 
Adventure

DATES
Oct 01 – 08, 2022

Mar 25 – Apr 01, 2023

An Adventure Riding the Wilds of Mexico’s Sierra Madres

TOUR CHARACTER

A legendary ride into the spectacular Copper Canyon region of Mexico’s northern Sierra Madre Mountains. 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.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Tarahumara Indian. 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 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. MotoDiscovery has 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, MotoDiscovery has 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 at MotoDiscovery.
  • This tour is the ideal platform for a customized private tour just for you and your friends. Interested? Fill out this easy Custom Motorcycle Tour Questionnaire, and let’s get started.

ITINERARY

Day 1: El Paso, Texas

Day 2: Nuevo Casas Grandes

Day 3: Copper Canyon Rim

Day 4: Urique

Day 5: Batopilas

Day 6: Creel

Day 7: Nuevo Casas Grandes

Day 8: El Paso

PRICE

Rider on personal bike   → 4,249 USD

Passenger    → 3,579 USD

Single occupancy supplement  → 520 USD

Tour Deposit per person  → 500 USD

Rental Deposit per bike  → 500 USD

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.

Prices are subject to change.

(04/04/22)

DATES
Oct 01 – 08, 2022

Mar 25 – Apr 01, 2023

INCLUDES

  • 7 nights best available lodging (double occupancy)
  • 7 dinners, 7 breakfasts, occasional lunch
  • Entrances to National Park as required
  • Experienced bilingual staff team
  • Support vehicle
  • Tour map and GPS waypoints
  • Pre-tour information e-booklet
  • MotoDiscovery apparel gift

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Airfare
  • Fuel
  • Emergency evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • Trip Interruption Insurance (recommended)
  • Tips for staff or special requested services
  • Inclusions other than those specified

TOUR CHARACTER

A legendary ride into the spectacular Copper Canyon region of Mexico’s northern Sierra Madre Mountains. 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.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Tarahumara Indian. 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 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. MotoDiscovery has 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, MotoDiscovery has 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 at MotoDiscovery.
  • This tour is the ideal platform for a customized private tour just for you and your friends. Interested? Fill out this easy Custom Motorcycle Tour Questionnaire, and let’s get started.

ITINERARY

Day 1: El Paso, Texas

Day 2: Nuevo Casas Grandes

Day 3: Copper Canyon Rim

Day 4: Urique

Day 5: Batopilas

Day 6: Creel

Day 7: Nuevo Casas Grandes

Day 8: El Paso

PRICE

Rider on personal bike   → 4,249 USD

Passenger    → 3,579 USD

Single occupancy supplement  → 520 USD

Tour Deposit per person  → 500 USD

Rental Deposit per bike  → 500 USD

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.

Prices are subject to change.

(04/04/22)

DATES
Oct 01 – 08, 2022

Mar 25 – Apr 01, 2023

INCLUDES

  • 7 nights best available lodging (double occupancy)
  • 7 dinners, 7 breakfasts, occasional lunch
  • Entrances to National Park as required
  • Experienced bilingual staff team
  • Support vehicle
  • Tour map and GPS waypoints
  • Pre-tour information e-booklet
  • MotoDiscovery apparel gift

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Airfare
  • Fuel
  • Emergency evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • Trip Interruption Insurance (recommended)
  • Tips for staff or special requested services
  • Inclusions other than those specified

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BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
By requesting a booking, you'll be able to reserve your spot on this tour. Closer to the tour date you will receive an email with payment information and you will be able to make a deposit or pay the entire balance.

CUSTOMIZE THIS JOURNEY
If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to our travel professionals.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
By requesting a booking, you'll be able to reserve your spot on this tour. Closer to the tour date you will receive an email with payment information and you will be able to make a deposit or pay the entire balance.

CUSTOMIZE THIS JOURNEY
If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to our travel professionals.