A Bespoke Oaxaca Dia de Muertos Adventure for BMW MOA 2024

A BMW-MOA Mexico Fly-n-Ride motorcycle tour filled with colorful traditions and fantastic riding. Paved all the way. Join us!

Tour difficulty

Road Tour – Tour is for experienced road touring enthusiasts, suitable for any style motorcycle and is routed on paved roads throughout.
Road Tour
Adventure
Adventure Plus

Days

13

nights

12

Dates

Oct 28 – Nov 9, 2024

Price

Rider on a BMW GS 750 or GS 850 8,475 USD

MILES

1,155

About this tour

MotoDiscovery has enjoyed exploring the roads of Mexico with devout and loyal BMW riding enthusiasts since 1981.  What better way to observe this over four decade long relationship with BMW, than to join a Mexico tour, specially crafted exclusively for members of the MOA? Embark on a bespoke Mexico adventure designed for MOA members; a tribute to the unwavering bond with BMW.

 

Motorcycle tours - Screenshot 2024 01 16 144449

This is a road tour meaning you can expect it to be paved all the way. You will fly into Mexico City where the group officially gathers. No need to worry about riding in the city. A private transfer is arranged to link up with your BMW motorcycles conveniently staged well south of the capital in the Valley of Tepoztlan where we will start our riding adventure.

To enhance this unique touring experience, leading the MotoDiscovery team will be BMW MOA hosts, Dustin and Janel Silvey. As seasoned world travelers and acclaimed video documentarians, they will be sharing the tour experience in the pages of BMW Owners News. As a special bonus, Dustin, a world-renowned adventure photographer and motorcycle enthusiast, will be generously offering tips on how to hone your photography skills to fully capture the magic of this unique event.

Please note that on this tour like every other tour, flexibility in the schedule is essential to ensure the best possible experience. There might be a change in day to day schedule as well as lodging locations. We are constantly monitoring conditions and local details.

 

 

  • Mexico. If there is road-worthy riding in this country, we’ve probably done it. When it comes to motorcycle touring in Mexico, no one does it better than MotoDiscovery and no better transport than BMW.
  • Oaxaca (Wua-ha-ka) is located about 300 miles southeast of Mexico City and possesses all of the colorful character, pre-Columbian archeology, native indigenous traditions and Spanish Colonial heritage that makes Mexico such a fascinating travel destination. It is the capital city of the state that bears the same name and is famous for its rich and unique cuisine as well-known chef and restaurateur, Rick Bayless will testify. It is also known for one of the most interesting traditions, celebrated by native Zapotec tribes, Día de los Muertos…Day of the Dead.
  • The MOA Oaxaca Day of the Dead tour originates with your arrival by air into Mexico City. Many excellent international flight options are available. You will be met and transferred to the Valley of Tepoztlan. Aztec folklore venerates this scenic area as the birthplace of Quetzalcoatl; the prominent feathered serpent god of Mexico’s native inhabitants. The ride then takes advantage of great secondary roads to the city of Tilapa. Let’s hope the Aztec gods are pleased as we’ll be traveling in the shadows of the frequently rowdy volcano of Popocatépetl. At nearly 17,700 ft.,“Popo ” is a prominent snow capped feature of the landscape. Ending a superb day of riding, we’ll overnight in the authentic and luxurious Hacienda Rijo with a history dating back to 1684 during the Spanish colonial period.
  • Taking the most direct route to Oaxaca City, we’ll be conveniently located within walking distance of the centro and main plaza. Oaxaca has earned a worldwide reputation for its cuisine rooted in native dishes passed along and often fused with modern culinary creations. It is also home to mezcal, the high octane nectar of the gods. Cemeteries come alive with the setting sun, indigenous natives gather around the graves of loved ones and give offerings to the spirits. So much to do and see! We’ll be enjoying Oaxaca for three nights.
  • Reuniting with the motorcycles, we’ll ride what is arguably one of the finest riding roads in Mexico. Descending from the heights of the Sierra Madres to the Pacific Coast, we’ll enjoy two nights right at the ocean’s edge. Quinta Bella Huatulco.
  • The Oaxaca Day of the Dead motorcycle road tour is on paved roads throughout. Exciting culture and history, incredible dining, superb accommodations, idyllic beaches and,of course, excellent riding. Our service is genuine and legendary. This will be a holiday to remember.
  • A selection of the popular BMW GS model motorcycles are available. You will want to share this one with your friends. Advance bookings are required due to the demand for accommodations in Oaxaca during the Day of the Dead.

What’s included

  • 12 nights best available lodging (double occupancy)
  • 9 dinners, all breakfasts, occasional lunch
  • Experienced bilingual staff team
  • Transfers from Mexico City to Tilapa, and back
  • Oaxaca State Day of the Dead Celebration
  • Monte Alban Archeological Tour
  • Support, luggage vehicle and staff driver assistant
  • Experienced bilingual riding staff
  • Tour map and GPS waypoints
  • Pre-tour information e-booklet
  • MotoDiscovery apparel gift
  • Professional Photography assistance from Dustin

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Membership to BMW MOA
  • Airfare to Mexico City
  • Road tolls, fuel
  • Emergency evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • Trip Interruption Insurance (Highly recommended)
  • Gratuity for service beyond expectations
  • Services,meals or inclusions not specifically indicated

FULL PRICE LIST

Rider on Rental BMW 750GS or 850GS
$8,475 USD
Rider on Rental BMW 1250GS
add $390 USD
Passenger
$5,670
Single occupancy supplement
$1,400 USD
Tour deposit per person
1200 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.

Day 1:  Arrive Mexico City

Day 2:  Tepoztlán

Day 3:  Tilapa

Day 4:  Mitla about 40 km west of the capital city

Day 5:  Mitla

Day 6:  Oaxaca (itinerary change possible, San Joaquin del Pacifico)

Day 7:  Huatulco

Day 8:  Huatulco

Day 9:  Oaxaca

Day 10: Tuxtapec

Day 11:  Tehuacan

Day 12: Tepoztlán

Day 13: Departure Mexico City

FAQ

Yes! You will want to share the experience with your riding partner. Roads are paved all the way. The services, quality of accommodations and uniqueness of the Day of the Dead tradition in Mexico make this a fascinating and romantic riding holiday experience.

A selection of BMW motorcycle rentals are made available for this tour.

Expect road conditions to be varying quality of paved surfaces. From open multilane toll highways to some of the best sporting and scenic mountain roads in the country. The riding will be memorable.

As with any MotoDiscovery tour, count on the service to be the best. Groups are limited to 12 motorcycles and traditionally run small to permit a more relaxed pace and intimate touring experience.

MotoDiscovery travels during what we consider to be optimum riding seasons. Altitudes range from sea level to high altiplano and the mountains of the Sierra Madres reaching 8,000 feet. Temperatures can range from cool mornings with rapid warming through the day. Rain is always a possibility. Weather updates with temperature ranges are provided in a MotoDiscovery e-mail Communique right before the tour.

Know that we consider this a priority. Over 30 million travelers come to Mexico on average each year. While we consider the safety question to be overblown, we still take it seriously and recognize that there are territorial criminal elements engaged in drug related activity in many parts of Mexico. These elements are not known to bother tourists as this only brings unnecessary attention to them. It is a strange coexistence. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns knowing that at any time, anywhere, we feel your security is compromised , we will be honest and respond accordingly.

For all international tours we recommend that everyone take advantage of the State Department’s Smart Travellers Program. The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Click the link below to enroll.

https://step.state.gov/step/

No worries. We have native speakers on all of our tours in Mexico. Many people in Mexico speak English. We encourage you to learn a few words and we will gladly provide some lessons along the way if you wish!

A passport is required when entering the country. Should you be bringing your own motorcycle, original title, Mexico insurance, a credit card and driver’s license is also required. Contact MotoDiscovery for more details.

Tour preparation is important. You will receive, electronically, a comprehensive tour booklet that will address all your questions. You are encouraged to call or send us an email at any time if you have additional questions. We welcome your inquiries.

Now. Please. Early signup is essential in order that we can secure the best of accommodations and make certain you receive the motorcycle of your choice. Call your friends. Organize a group. Start your planning today.

Don’t take our word for it

From bustling streets to serene landscapes, each day of the tour felt like a chapter from an adventure book. The MotoDiscovery team made every experience seamless and enriching.
- Sophie T., UK

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. Your tour’s go/no-go decision depends on reaching the minimum number of riders. We’ll let you know once confirmed. Minimums vary by destination. In the event a tour is cancelled due to not meeting minimums, a refund will be provided. Alternatively, riders may opt to transfer their deposit to another available tour, if applicable.

To avoid potential changes and rebooking complications, we kindly request you hold off on booking flights and other non-refundable tour arrangements until we finalize the tour’s go/no-go decision.

Domestic tour go/no-go decisions are made no later than 30 days prior to departure date. International tours: 45 days prior.

CUSTOM TOUR

If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, we will be happy to help. Click here to inquire, or call us to speak to our travel professionals.

tour gallery