About Our Tours


All of our rides begin and end in the mountain town of Ajijic, a thousand kilometres south of the US border and a thousand north of Guatemala and from there we explore the heart of Mexico in all its variety. We enjoy the beautiful mountain roads full of sweepers and twisties on good two lane blacktop. On most of the days we ride at 4,000' -7,000' above sea level so the climate is cooler and less humid than in the coastal regions - perfect for riding.

All our accommodations are at the upper end of Mexican hotels, not just clean and comfortable but often beautiful. Mexico is world famous for its cuisine and we have searched out many delicious options from fresh seafood and Mexican specialties to bacon and eggs.

The courses are laid out by our veteran Mexico scouts who have had decades of touring experience here and have logged tens of thousands of miles exploring this country's seemingly endless great riding roads. The weather is reliably excellent for riding between November and April and the beautiful vistas will leave you awestruck. All our tours are led by mature, American and Canadian guides who live in Mexico and, where appropriate, are supported by a vehicle to carry luggage and supplies.

Whichever tour you choose you’ll find that the perfect climate, spectacular scenery, great riding, friendly people and the Mexican mystique all add up to an exhilarating experience. No matter how often we ride in Mexico, we still call it "Motorcycle Heaven"


What to expect upon arrival


After being greeted at the international airport in Guadalajara, you will be taken to your accommodations in the charming, cobblestoned town of Ajijic, on the north shore of Lake Chapala, a short ride of just 25 minutes.  We will provide free pick up and returns for flights arriving between 8 am to 8 pm.  

Depending on guest arrival times we often get together to walk through the cobblestone streets of Ajijic to get acquainted with the town and perhaps visit a local restaurant.

Tomorrow morning,  we meet at our tour center at Casa Sierra to complete any administrative matters. You will have the opportunity to get acquainted with your bike and fellow travelers and enjoy a hacienda-style dinner.

 

What's Included / What's Not


Your tour includes accommodations at the upper end of Mexican hotels with hearty breakfast, motorcycle rental with liability and theft insurance, transportation to and from the Guadalajara airport between 8 am to 8 pm, plus Welcome and Farewell Dinners, two experienced guides and support vehicle with driver (for Into the Heart of Mexico and Adventure Classic Tours).

Not included is airfare, riding helmet/apparel, most lunches and dinners, gasoline, sites, personal spending and tips

The Double Devil


7 night vacation; 6 touring days
1,950 kilometers (1,211 miles)

Known in Mexico as “El Espinazo del Diablo,” the Devil’s Backbone is one of the world’s greatest but least publicized routes for motorcyclists. We have connected a series of jaw-dropping mountain and canyon roads to create the Double Devil, a magnificent loop of almost 2,000 kilometers (1,211 miles) through western Mexico. All roads are paved and packed full of untamed mountain riding at its best. Combined with three nights at beautiful Pacific coast beaches for some rest and relaxation, the Double Devil is without doubt a “rider’s ride” which requires advanced mountain riding and cornering skills.

The trip begins in our home town of Ajijic, at an altitude of 5,000 feet, located on the edge of the Western Sierra Madre range. Our first day takes us through the farm-rich hills surrounding Lake Chapala, Mexico’s largest lake, and into the Southern Sierra Madre mountain range to an excellent hotel near the classic town of Mascota. The abundance of curves and elevation changes in this range provides us with a fitting warm-up for the days ahead.

Our second day on the road takes us past villages which, until a few years ago, were accessible only by mule train and, more recently, aircraft. Then it’s down the western slope to the Pacific playground of Puerto Vallarta and along the coast to the beautiful but little-known beach town of Guayabitos for the night. From Guayabitos we will follow the foothills to the base of the Devil’s Backbone itself and our comfortable resort hotel in Mazatlán, our home for the next two nights.
In years past, the Devil’s Backbone was a remote road, difficult to get to and often blocked by slow-moving trucks making the arduous trip up the steep and narrow trail into the backcountry of Mexico. It was the only passable route in 500 miles through the jagged mountains from the coast to the interior of the country. This situation has recently changed dramatically with the completion of a $2.2 billion (US) superhighway connecting the port of Mazatlán to the industrial heartland of Mexico through 63 tunnels and over the world’s tallest suspension bridge. Our first day of riding the Backbone begins by travelling up the spectacular new highway, then looping around and down the original, beautifully maintained, twisty road to the coast. The following day, we will ride up the original Backbone again, this time continuing on to the famous city of Durango for the night. The next stop is Zacatecas, once a wealthy silver-mining town, and one of the most important colonial cities in New Spain. The United Nations has designated Zacatecas a World Heritage Site because of the spectacular architecture in the historic city center. Our final day on the road will take us home to Ajijic by way of our favorite burrito restaurant in the town of Moyahua and through the stunning canyons on the outskirts of Guadalajara.

The Double Devil   Nov 12 - 20, 2017
(8 hotel nights;  7 riding days)
Sun (Nov 12)  Guests Arrive
Mon (Nov 13)  Warm up ride/Registration & Welcome Dinner
Tues - Sat (Nov 14 - 18)  Ride
Sun (Nov 19) Ride & Farewell Dinner
Mon (Nov 20)  Guests Depart

The Double Devil   March 3 - 11, 2018
(8 hotel nights, 7 riding days)
Sat (Mar 3) Guests arrive
Sun (Mar 4) Registration, Ride & Welcome Dinner
Mon - Fri (Mar 5 - 9) Ride
Sat (Mar 10) Ride & Farewell Dinner
Sun (Mar 11) Guests depart





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