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Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary & Colonial Mexico Road Tour

DURATION
9 days/8 nights

DISTANCE
620 miles/997 km

COUNTRY OF DESTINATION
Republic of Mexico

STARTS
Queretaro, MEXICO

ENDS
Queretaro, MEXICO

STYLE
LIGHT ADVENTURE
Road Tour

DATES
March 18 – 26, 2023
March 16 – 24, 2024

Colonial Mexico Tour with Monarch Butterflies <

TOUR CHARACTER

This Mexico tour is designated LIGHT ADVENTURE, only due to foreign riding conditions. It is a ROAD TOUR meaning the route is entirely on paved roads of varying quality and is perfectly suited for singles or couples who have prior road touring experience. This is a “fly-n-ride” tour, with convenient flights available into the Central Mexico city of Queretaro (QRO), you will land in the country’s charming Bajio region known for historical European and early Spanish Colonial influences.  Using BMW rental motorcycles, you’ll appreciate starting this event in the heart of some of Mexico’s best riding and cultural attractions.

This tour provides a unique opportunity to experience the gathering place of millions of migrating Monarch Butterflies. To get there we ride one of Mexico’s premier touring roads, the Mil Cumbres; Thousand Peaks! Expect exceptional accommodations and fine dining to compliment this MotoDiscovery Mexico tour.

MotoDiscovery is the most experienced and longest running operator of motorcycle tours in Mexico, since 1981. Make your reservation early as groups are small to afford participants the best service on this romantic South of the Border tour. This tour also makes a great platform for a private customized tour. Contact us for details.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

      • The Monarch Butterflies. This reserve in the highlands of Michoacan attracts many millions of these creatures, flying and floating upwards of 3,000 miles each autumn from the USA and Canada, only to return northward in the spring. You will witness an amazing cycle of nature.
      • San Miguel de Allende has gained international prominence, awarded the most desirable city in the world by readers of Travel & Leisure Magazine. It’s Colonial flare and reputation as an art community and zealously maintained Old World style will enchant you. 
      • Patzcuaro is one of our longtime favorite Colonial era towns. With its quaint sprawling plazas, native Tarascan influences and the legendary lake, you will find today’s ride along back roads well rewarded once you arrive at this destination, staging you for one of Mexico’s greatest motorcycling (and Carrera Panamericana Race) roads.
      • Mil Cumbres. It means Thousand Peaks. For motorcyclists it is one of the top five riding roads in Mexico along the old Highway 15 through the state of Michoacan. You will see why it is legendary among racers of the La Carrera Panamericana vintage car race, one of the few remaining open road races in the world.
      • Queretaro offers convenient flights from major USA hubs, landing you in the heart of Mexico not wasting any time getting you to the best riding. 
      • The food. MotoDiscovery has a reputation for fine dining and few countries offer such culinary excitement as Mexico. Foodies will be delighted!  
      • 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:  Queretaro, MEX

Day 2:  Patzcuaro

Day 3:  Patzcuaro

Day 4:  Zitacuaro

Day 5: Hacienda Galindo

Day 6:  San Miguel de Allende

Day 7:  San Miguel de Allende

Day 8:  Queretaro

Day 9:  Fly out

PRICE

Rider on 700/750 BMW GS (double occupancy) → 5,649 USD

Rider on 1250 BMW GS → add 460 USD

Rider on HONDA Africa Twin add 460 USD

Passenger → 4,329 USD

Single occupancy supplement → 940 USD

Deposit per person → 1,000 USD

Deposit per rental motorcycle → 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 exceptions.

Prices subject to change.

(12/6/2022)

DATES
March 18 – 26, 2023
March 16 – 24, 2024

INCLUDES

  • 8 nights stylish accommodations (double occupancy)
  • 7 dinners, a la carte, order off the menu
  • All breakfasts
  • Bilingual riding guide
  • Support/luggage vehicle with staff assistant
  • Maps and GPS waypoints
  • Entrance and guide to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary
  • MotoDiscovery apparel gift
  • Arrival airport transfers
  • Pre-tour information packet (digital)
  • Basic Rental of BMW GS motorcycle with tail trunk
  • Full coverage Mexico insurance

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance (MANDATORY)
  • Trip cancellation/interruption insurance (RECOMMENDED)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Airfare
  • GPS rental
  • Inclusions other than those specified
  • Departure airport transfer

TOUR CHARACTER

This Mexico tour is designated LIGHT ADVENTURE, only due to foreign riding conditions. It is a ROAD TOUR meaning the route is entirely on paved roads of varying quality and is perfectly suited for singles or couples who have prior road touring experience. This is a “fly-n-ride” tour, with convenient flights available into the Central Mexico city of Queretaro (QRO), you will land in the country’s charming Bajio region known for historical European and early Spanish Colonial influences.  Using BMW rental motorcycles, you’ll appreciate starting this event in the heart of some of Mexico’s best riding and cultural attractions.

This tour provides a unique opportunity to experience the gathering place of millions of migrating Monarch Butterflies. To get there we ride one of Mexico’s premier touring roads, the Mil Cumbres; Thousand Peaks! Expect exceptional accommodations and fine dining to compliment this MotoDiscovery Mexico tour.

MotoDiscovery is the most experienced and longest running operator of motorcycle tours in Mexico, since 1981. Make your reservation early as groups are small to afford participants the best service on this romantic South of the Border tour. This tour also makes a great platform for a private customized tour. Contact us for details.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

      • The Monarch Butterflies. This reserve in the highlands of Michoacan attracts many millions of these creatures, flying and floating upwards of 3,000 miles each autumn from the USA and Canada, only to return northward in the spring. You will witness an amazing cycle of nature.
      • San Miguel de Allende has gained international prominence, awarded the most desirable city in the world by readers of Travel & Leisure Magazine. It’s Colonial flare and reputation as an art community and zealously maintained Old World style will enchant you. 
      • Patzcuaro is one of our longtime favorite Colonial era towns. With its quaint sprawling plazas, native Tarascan influences and the legendary lake, you will find today’s ride along back roads well rewarded once you arrive at this destination, staging you for one of Mexico’s greatest motorcycling (and Carrera Panamericana Race) roads.
      • Mil Cumbres. It means Thousand Peaks. For motorcyclists it is one of the top five riding roads in Mexico along the old Highway 15 through the state of Michoacan. You will see why it is legendary among racers of the La Carrera Panamericana vintage car race, one of the few remaining open road races in the world.
      • Queretaro offers convenient flights from major USA hubs, landing you in the heart of Mexico not wasting any time getting you to the best riding. 
      • The food. MotoDiscovery has a reputation for fine dining and few countries offer such culinary excitement as Mexico. Foodies will be delighted!  
      • 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:  Queretaro, MEX

Day 2:  Patzcuaro

Day 3:  Patzcuaro

Day 4:  Zitacuaro

Day 5: Hacienda Galindo

Day 6:  San Miguel de Allende

Day 7:  San Miguel de Allende

Day 8:  Queretaro

Day 9:  Fly out

PRICE

Rider on 700/750 BMW GS (double occupancy) → 5,649 USD

Rider on 1250 BMW GS → add 460 USD

Rider on HONDA Africa Twin add 460 USD

Passenger → 4,329 USD

Single occupancy supplement → 940 USD

Deposit per person → 1,000 USD

Deposit per rental motorcycle → 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 exceptions.

Prices subject to change.

(12/6/2022)

DATES
March 18 – 26, 2023
March 16 – 24, 2024

INCLUDES

  • 8 nights stylish accommodations (double occupancy)
  • 7 dinners, a la carte, order off the menu
  • All breakfasts
  • Bilingual riding guide
  • Support/luggage vehicle with staff assistant
  • Maps and GPS waypoints
  • Entrance and guide to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary
  • MotoDiscovery apparel gift
  • Arrival airport transfers
  • Pre-tour information packet (digital)
  • Basic Rental of BMW GS motorcycle with tail trunk
  • Full coverage Mexico insurance

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance (MANDATORY)
  • Trip cancellation/interruption insurance (RECOMMENDED)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Airfare
  • GPS rental
  • Inclusions other than those specified
  • Departure airport transfer

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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.