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Sidecar Copper Canyon Adventure 2023

DURATION

10 days/9 nights

DISTANCE

1,290 miles/2.076 km

COUNTRY DESTINATION

Mexico

STARTS

El Paso, Texas USA

ENDS

El Paso, Texas USA

TOUR STYLE

ADVENTURE

DATES

March 13 – 22, 2023

October 04 – 13, 2023

Open to all sidecar adventure enthusiasts and their friends

TOUR CHARACTER

With our introduction to the URAL Sidecar on the South America Ruta 40 Expedition 2022, we discovered the joy of sidecar adventuring. For 2023 we bring you a three-wheeling adventure in Old Mexico. This tour is classified as ADVENTURE, the route largely following lightly traveled paved roads, with miles of unpaved, but maintained roads in the Copper Canyon region. You can expect the URAL to be at home in this environment. There is no camping on this event.  Passenger participation is strongly encouraged as this is an event one will want to share with others.

Designed with the sidecar motorcycle in mind, the pace and daily distances are moderate, permitting time to enjoy the colorful culture and to learn of the history of the state of Chihuahua and the stunning Copper Canyon complex. This tour will offer a support vehicle to carry a limited amount of personal luggage and to help facilitate any roadside emergency and mechanical assistance. The vehicle will have the capacity to transport one sidecar motorcycle to a secure location should it be required.

Like all MotoDiscovery touring events, one can expect this to be much more than a ride. Our experience in Mexico is unmatched, having operated more tours in this country than any other motorcycle touring company in the world. This event is limited to only 12 sidecar motorcycles. Early commitments are encouraged in order that we may secure preferred accommodations and services. 

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 Mexico 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 USA / Arrival Day

Day 2:  Nuevo Casas Grandes, MEX

Day 3:  Chihuahua City

Day 4:  Hidalgo de Parral

Day 5:  Guachochi

Day 6:  Batopilas

Day 7:  Batopilas

Day 8:  Creel

Day 9:   Nuevo Casas Grandes 

Day 10:  Exit Mexico to El Paso, Texas USA

Day 11: Departure day

PRICES

Rider on personal bike   → 5,349 USD

Passenger    → 3,879 USD

Single occupancy supplement  → 685 USD

Tour Deposit per person  → 1,000 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.

(11/8/22)

DATES

March 13 – 22, 2023

October 04 – 13, 2023

INCLUDES

  • 10 nights’ select accommodations (double occupancy)
  • 8 dinners
  • All breakfasts with an occasional lunch
  • Bilingual riding Tour Specialist
  • Support/luggage vehicle with a staff assistant
  • Entrance to Paquimé UNESCO site, 
  • Tour map and GPS waypoints
  • Comprehensive pre-tour information e-booklet
  • MotoDiscovery apparel gift

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Mexico border crossing fees.
  • Mexico motorcycle insurance.
  • Road tolls
  • Fuel
  • Emergency evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • Trip Interruption Insurance (recommended)
  • Tips for staff or special requested services
  • Inclusions other than those specified

 

TOUR CHARACTER

With our introduction to the URAL Sidecar on the South America Ruta 40 Expedition 2022, we discovered the joy of sidecar adventuring. For 2023 we bring you a three-wheeling adventure in Old Mexico. This tour is classified as ADVENTURE, the route largely following lightly traveled paved roads, with miles of unpaved, but maintained roads in the Copper Canyon region. You can expect the URAL to be at home in this environment. There is no camping on this event.  Passenger participation is strongly encouraged as this is an event one will want to share with others.

Designed with the sidecar motorcycle in mind, the pace and daily distances are moderate, permitting time to enjoy the colorful culture and to learn of the history of the state of Chihuahua and the stunning Copper Canyon complex. This tour will offer a support vehicle to carry a limited amount of personal luggage and to help facilitate any roadside emergency and mechanical assistance. The vehicle will have the capacity to transport one sidecar motorcycle to a secure location should it be required.

Like all MotoDiscovery touring events, one can expect this to be much more than a ride. Our experience in Mexico is unmatched, having operated more tours in this country than any other motorcycle touring company in the world. This event is limited to only 12 sidecar motorcycles. Early commitments are encouraged in order that we may secure preferred accommodations and services. 

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 Mexico 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 USA / Arrival Day

Day 2:  Nuevo Casas Grandes, MEX

Day 3:  Chihuahua City

Day 4:  Hidalgo de Parral

Day 5:  Guachochi

Day 6:  Batopilas

Day 7:  Batopilas

Day 8:  Creel

Day 9:   Nuevo Casas Grandes 

Day 10:  Exit Mexico to El Paso, Texas USA

Day 11: Departure day

PRICES

Rider on personal bike   → 5,349 USD

Passenger    → 3,879 USD

Single occupancy supplement  → 685 USD

Tour Deposit per person  → 1,000 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.

(11/8/22)

DATES

March 13 – 22, 2023

October 04 – 13, 2023

INCLUDES

  • 10 nights’ select accommodations (double occupancy)
  • 8 dinners
  • All breakfasts with an occasional lunch
  • Bilingual riding Tour Specialist
  • Support/luggage vehicle with a staff assistant
  • Entrance to Paquimé UNESCO site, 
  • Tour map and GPS waypoints
  • Comprehensive pre-tour information e-booklet
  • MotoDiscovery apparel gift

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Mexico border crossing fees.
  • Mexico motorcycle insurance.
  • Road tolls
  • 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.