Without a doubt, this is the best way to experience real Mexico and all of its breath-taking beauty, rich history, and warm culture.
2019 PIY 17 Day Mexico Interior Adventure Itinerary
Saturday, Sept 21 Meet in Tucson, AZ (Group Dinner)
Sunday, Sept 22 Tucson –Hermosillo 241 Miles – Get Visa and TVIP
Monday, Sept 23 Hermosillo – El Fuerte (Pueblo Magico) 300 Miles
Tuesday, Sept 24 El Fuerte – Cosalá (Pueblo Magico) 278 miles
Tuesday, Sept 24 Off-Road El Fuerte – Copper Canyon
Wednesday, Sept 25 Cosalá – Mazatlan 110 miles (Lunch in El Quelitle)
Thursday, Sept 26 Mazatlan Rest Day (Ride to Puente Balluarte)
Friday, Sept 27 Mazatlan – Durango 200 miles (Via El Espinazo del Diablo)
Saturday, Sept 28 Durango – Parral 255 miles
Sunday, Sept 29 Parral – Batopilas (Pueblo Magico) 212 Miles
Monday, Sept 30 Batopilas – Creel (Pueblo Magico) 140 Miles (Meet Off-Road Group)
Tuesday, Oct 1 Creel – Day at Barrancas del Cobre (Copper Canyon)
Wednesday, Oct 2 Creel – Chihuahua 160 Miles
Thurs-Sat Oct 3-5 XXIII Convención Internacional Chihuahua 2019
Sunday, Oct 6 Chihuahua – Basaseachi 180 miles
Monday, Oct 7 Basaseachi – Hermosillo 260 miles
Tuesday, Oct 8 Hermosillo – Tucson, AZ 244 miles
Motorcycle Requirements and Practices
Riding in Mexico requires an intermediate skill level or better to be safe. We ride at or slightly faster than the flow of traffic. Therefore, please be comfortable traveling on highways at speeds of 85 mph.
Lane sharing is commonly practiced in Mexico. We will keep lane sharing to a minimum. If traffic becomes stopped, the leader will look for a safe means to get through and past the obstruction. It’s better for us and Mexican traffic is comfortable with it.
Please be comfortable passing slower vehicles on the left. Make your passes quickly and safely. Please keep full visual contact and make sure you have plenty of room to overtake the slow car or truck safely.
Authentic Moto Travels practices a relaxed formation for group riding. We don’t use dozens of cryptic hand signals. We also don’t treat riders like cattle, on a drive to auction.
In cities, we ask that the group stays somewhat tight together. Please be courteous and let a merging car in. Don’t hesitate to move around other vehicles, when safe, to rejoin the group. Stop lights are a great place to do this.
On the open highway, keep a relaxed staggered formation with a minimum of 2 seconds behind the bike in front. Please, don’t put a considerable distance between you and the rider in front of you, because it will place a significant burden on the leader to keep the group safe.
When riding on curvy roads, please ride single file. Try to keep the rider in front and behind you in regular visual contact.
Rider safety is the primary concern. Authentic Moto Travels enjoys a stellar safety record because the emphasis is always on safety first.
All riders are expected to ride within their skill level. Riding in Mexico is a little looser and free than in the USA, it’s critical that you remain well within your skill set.
All of Authentic Moto Travels adventures are on-road and on-pavement. Occasional detours and specific excursions on hard packed gravel or dirt may occasionally happen.
Please note that topes (speed bumps) are used to control speed on many streets. There is no standard in size. Many are marked, but some are not. Some bikes with a low clearance may have difficulty clearing the apex of some topes. Most of the topes are no problem, but an occasional few may require some finesse or specialized tactics. The same also goes for distressed roads. Every effort is made to warn riders of upcoming topes, obstructions, or surface irregularities.
The route and itinerary are subject to change based on weather, safety, or road conditions.
Authentic Moto Travels is honored to be the Official Motorcycle Travel Company of the XXIII Convención Internacional Chihuahua.
For all of Authentic Moto Travels current offerings, please visit the Upcoming Trips page.