SIERRA GORDA MEXICO IMMERSION OFF-ROAD TRAINING TOUR

We make it easy. Full inclusive training and riding in one of the undiscovered jewels of central Mexico, The Sierra Gorda

Tour difficulty

Adventure Training> – Expect off-road challenges blended with training and a bit of pavement riding. For all skill levels of riders as you will be provided with friendly specially prepared Honda 150XR to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
Road Tour
Adventure
Adventure Plus

Days

8

nights

7

Dates

May 10 - May 17, 2024

Price

Rider on specially outfitted rental motorcycle 4,379 USD

MILES

350

About this tour

Picture yourself riding an off-road motorcycle in an astonishing range of ecosystems, spanning from low-lying desert to lush highland forests. With elevations ranging from 300 meters to a staggering 3,100 meters above sea level, it is a haven for biodiversity. In fact, the Sierra Gorda holds one of Mexico’s most diverse collections of plant and animal species, earning it the prestigious title of a biosphere reserve. Join the SIERRA GORDA MEXICO IMMERSION OFF-ROAD TRAINING TOUR and master the thrill of off-road riding amidst this breathtaking scenery. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or just starting out, this tour caters to all skill levels, offering expert guidance and personalized training to elevate your off-road experience.

All of our adventures are not just epic, They are climate-positive! This tour goes beyond carbon neutral, we’re talking 150% CARBON NEGATIVE. We remove 50% more carbon from the atmosphere than we emit during the entire trip – motorcycles, support truck, the whole shebang! Want to know how we pull off this eco-magic? Head over to our Carbon Partner page and see how we’re making a real difference, one adventure at a time!

Dive into the rich history of this region, where the echoes of the past reverberate through time. Explore ancient pyramids, remnants of a pre-Hispanic era, and wander through charming Franciscan Missions, declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sierra Gorda Mountains remains a tranquil haven. It’s a place where harmony reigns, and the warm embrace of its small, rural communities welcomes you with open arms.

NOTEThis tour, and all MotoDiscovery off-road tours are highly subject to itinerary changes, even last minute, due to weather, forest fire threats, landslide road closures and ongoing research. Please accept this as the nature of adventure travel and count on MotoDiscovery serving your best interests and that of the enjoyment and safety of the group.

Since 1987 Francois Deroeux has been captivated by the beauty of Mexico. After racing the Baja 1000 a few times he decided to share the wonders of Baja California during the ’90s. Francois has been living full time in the central part of Mexico for more than 2 decades and he’s eager to introduce you to the breathtaking Sierra Gorda Mountain Magic – the ultimate off-road motorcycle adventure awaits!
We’ve selected the perfect motorcycle for you – the specially prepared Honda 150XR. Whether you’re an expert racer or a beginner in off-road riding, this bike excels in every way. It’s ideal combination of weight, seat height, and engine smoothness ensures a safe and enjoyable experience.
Most of our journey unfolds at elevations exceeding 2,000 meters, higher than the ski stations in the Alps. We understand that many people aren’t accustomed to such altitudes and might tire quickly. However, our carefully planned stages are relatively short in terms of kilometers. This means you’ll never become too fatigued and will always be eager to explore more the following day.
While popular You Tubers and long-distance motorcycle travelers like Charly Sinewan and Itchy Boots have recently brought attention to the Sierra Gorda, they’ve only scratched the surface. We’ll take you on a truly remarkable journey, delving deep into this stunning region.
Embark on a journey that goes beyond mere tourism; here, you’ll truly experience the heart and soul of Mexico. Get ready to forge lasting connections with welcoming locals, immerse yourself in time-honored traditions, savor delicious cuisine, and groove to the rhythm of vibrant music.

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To ensure an intimate and unforgettable experience, we keep our groups small, with a maximum of just 8 adventurers. This allows us to tailor every moment maximizing your enjoyment, making the adventure truly exceptional.

  • This tour is the ideal platform for a customized private training tour just for you and your friends at a time that fits you the best. Interested? Fill out this easy Custom Motorcycle Tour Questionnaire, and let’s get started.
  • For women’s adventure riding groups, we offer customizable tour packages. This is ideal for small friend groups or motorcycle clubs seeking a collaborative experience that strengthens bonds and sharpens your adventure riding skills. We can accommodate small groups without surcharge! Contact us to discuss tailoring a tour that perfectly suits your group’s interests and skill levels.

What’s included

  • 7 nights accommodations single occupancy
  • Professional instructor
  • Staff assistant
  • Specially prepared Honda XR150, light off-road motorcycle rental
  • Motorcycle fuel
  • Transport from Queretaro hotel to San Joaquin
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • Entrances (example, national parks, archaeological sites, caves, swimming sites, etc.)
  • Customized riding training and curriculum
  • MotoDiscovery apparel gift

What’s not included

  • Air travel to Santiago de Queretaro (QRO)
  • Transport from airport to Queretaro hotel
  • Medical evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • Trip interruption insurance (recommended)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Staff gratuities and any fees for requested additional services

FULL PRICE LIST

Rider on a specifically prepared Honda XR 150cc
4,379 USD
Deposit per person
500 USD
Deposit for rental bike
500 USD

We recommend travel insurance. Evacuation policy is mandatory, you can find some ideas here. https://motodiscovery.com/motorcycle-travel-insurance/

Please be sure to read our cancellation policy! https://motodiscovery.com/Refund-Policy/

All prices are subject to change 02/16/2023

Day 1: Welcome to Queretaro Mexico

Day 2: Moto San Joaquin

Day 3: Moto San Joaquin

Day 4: Moto San Joaquin

Day 5: Moto San Joaquin

Day 6: Moto San Joaquin

Day 7: Wine & cheese in Queretaro

Day 8: Good bye Mexico Transfer to Queretaro airport. Or extend your stay.

FAQ

This question is always asked and the answer is always the same: The difficulty depends on your experience, physicality and spirit. This ride combines excellent dirt roads, single and two-track trails with twisty pavement sections that are not to be missed. The special off road motorcycle you will be provided with, will make your ride easy and enjoyable.

If you’ve never been on the dirt but have the desire and physical means to do so, then this is a great start. More experienced off-road riders will also gain from this training tour as we focus on the fundamentals often lost over time.

Francois Deroeux is an international off-road racer who has shined in the most demanding Enduros and Rallies. He is a GS Trophy final qualifier winner, but also excels in Trials, Supermoto, Motocross, and even Stunts, making him an all-around versatile and happy rider. Perhaps most importantly for you, he is recognized as the best instructor in Latin America, having shared safety knowledge for over two decades with +16,000 students.

We will begin with body positioning and some essential basic exercises so that we can enjoy riding from the very first day. Each day during the entire tour, we will incorporate fun exercises aimed at improving various techniques, ultimately making you a much better and safer off-road rider.

Now. For a better touring experience, we keep our groups small which frequently results in tours “sold out”.

There’s no need to worry if such a vehicle is still behind us. We return to the same hotel every night with nothing to carry, and in case of an emergency, help will quickly reach us. We have a chase motorcycle rider and most importantly, a satellite-based IDT global emergency connection.

Once you’ve considered basic factors, you can start searching for flights on a travel search engine like Google Flights, Kayak, or Skyscanner. Be sure to compare prices and amenities before booking your flight.

Here are some additional tips for finding the best flight to Queretaro:

  • There are many international locations that offer direct flights to Santiago de Querétaro (QRO)
  • You can consider flying into a nearby airport, such as Mexico City International Airport (MEX), and then taking a bus or taxi to Queretaro.
  • Sign up for email alerts from airlines and travel websites to be notified when there are sales or special offers.
  • Book your flight in advance, especially if you’re traveling during peak season.

Of course. You will remember your old skills and advance your riding quicker. You can then concentrate on those techniques that minimize stress and physical exertion, reducing fatigue, riding more smoothly and pushing the limits of your motorcycle. But, we must stress that this tour is not about speed. On the contrary; Slow speed maneuvering skills are essential. Managing all levels of terrain comfortably from rocky surfaces to loose sand is where we want to take you and even experienced riders will find this “tune up” to lead to more enjoyable riding.

In order to guarantee that each rider receives individualized instruction and guidance, our tours are capped at a maximum of eight participants. We are also happy to cater to small groups, allowing for an even more personalized experience.

This motorcycle tour is great for women riders, fostering a supportive and inclusive environment. Featuring lightweight, manageable motorcycles, the tour offers an ideal platform for both novice and experienced riders to hone their skills and embark on exciting adventures. The emphasis lies on fostering enjoyment and camaraderie, leaving any competitive or overly assertive tendencies behind to create a welcoming and empowering experience for all participants.

For women’s adventure riding groups, we offer customizable tour packages. This is ideal for friend groups or motorcycle clubs seeking a collaborative experience that strengthens bonds and sharpens your adventure riding skills. Contact us to discuss tailoring a tour that perfectly suits your group’s interests and skill levels.

Off-road (dual-purpose or enduro) gear, including a good quality pair of boots (waterproof is preferable). Keep in mind that you will not carry anything on your motorcycle since we return to the same hotel each night. This information will be covered in our pre-trip communication emails along with other valuable preparation tips.

Yes. Customized tours and training is a MotoDiscovery specialty. It requires time to schedule and prepare, so early planning is needed. The ideal season is spring and fall. https://motodiscovery.com/custom-tours/ or Contact us directly for consultation.

Don’t take our word for it

MotoDiscovery’s tour was an awakening for me. I discovered hidden terrains and experienced cultures so vibrant that I felt reborn. Every twist, every turn was a beautiful surprise.
- Sarah M., California

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.

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