The Copper Canyon region of the Sierra Tarahumara mountains located in Chihuahua, Mexico is the a playground for the dual sport enthusiast. Located 400 miles southwest of El Paso, Texas, the area offers unlimited motorcycle riding with majestic views into a canyon system that is deeper and wider than the Grand Canyon of Arizona. The core system of the canyons is created by six different canyons that are communicated by dirt roads/trails. The roads give a chance to two wheeled travelers to explore the areas indigenous people, the Tarahumara Indians. Travel along these roads will take us from an elevation of 7,800 ft. in the pine and oak forest, to the bottom of the canyon at about 1,000 ft, in a subtropical climate with avocado, grapefruit and lime trees.
With the recent “gold rush” in the area and the push from the state government, new roads have been cut deeper in the canyon to create shortcuts for the locals and also for tourist. For the second time visitor our ride will include two new days of riding, the first is a new road from the top of the Batopilas canyon to the town of Urique. This road travels along the southern side of the Copper Canyon proper. The second new route is the road from Urique to Batopilas. This road has been in the works for almost seven years but is now complete. What use to take seven hours is now cut down to three hours, riding among some of the most pristine areas in Mexico.
Accommodations on this tour will be the finest available in “old Mexico”. The pueblos / villages are the real deal, the people here survive on tourism, not like the resort cities where tourist arrive in the hundreds. If you like Mexican food, imagine handmade tortillas along with fresh salsa and authentic dishes.
Our tour will include the following: hotel with double occupancy, breakfast and dinner, lunch when available, support truck that is capable of carrying you and your bike in the event of a breakdown, experienced bilingual guides who have lived in the area. Our support truck will carry the following: five gallons of gas, chain lube and various other lubricants, spare tubes: 17, 18 and 21 inch, a complete metric and standard tool set, air compressor and experienced mechanic to help with issues.
This trip has been called “life changing” and “unforgettable” by many. We will experience the best riding, food and friends the area has to offer. This is a first class operation with a third class price tag. Don’t miss out as limited space is available.
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