For years MotoDiscovery has enjoyed the fun of riding to and participating in the annual Mexico BMW Clubs International Rally. For 2012 this event will be hosted by BMW Moto Club Paricutin and staged in the heart of the Bajio region, that part of central Mexico so rich in Spanish Colonial influence flavored with the still present traditions of the colorful indigenous Tarascan Indians. With access to exceptional riding roads this promises to be one of the best ever, combining a famous MotoDiscovery Mexico tour with a BMW rally. This rally limits participation to only 600 attendees allowing for some great entertainment, dining and give aways of up to three BMW motorcycles!
10 days (9 nights) 1,600 miles
Start in McAllen, Texas and end in Laredo, Texas
Rider on your own bike
3,289 USD (double occupancy)
$660.00 USD single occupancy supplement
$400.00 USD per person deposit
Upcoming Tour Dates
Ride Conditions This tour is intended to be purely on paved surfaces and can easily be piloted by any experienced motorcycle touring enthusiast on any style and design of motorcycle including side cars and trikes.
HighlightsThis video from MotoClub Parecutin shines a light on the beauty of where the rally will be hosted in 2012. Vamanos!
The rally location is one of the most charming regions of Old Mexico. The name of the host club, Paricutin, is in recognition of a unique place and event that took place in 1943. A corn field suddenly erupted to create a volcano that was highly active for over a decade and still is known to rumble and roar on occasion. It buried the small village of Paricutin located near the host rally town of Uruapan in the state of Michoacan.
Near Uruapan is one of MotoDiscovery' long time favorite destinations, the village of Patzcuaro situated on the lake of the same name. Here one can feel the influence of Old Europe. The early Spanish clergy taught the various villages surrounding the lake skills such as making of guitars, hand crafting copper vessels, weaving, wood working and agriculture.
Zacatecas is like many great Mexico destinations, a result of great silver and gold mining efforts the results of which had many tall sail ships making their way to Spain with rich bounty for the crown. Zacatecas is special with the La Bufa overlook giving great views of the Colonial city below.
Lake Chapala, less than an hour away from Guadalajara, is probably best known as an enclave for expatriates from the USA and Canada that number around 50,000. Of course the year round spring like climate here is a great attraction.
The Mil Cumbres Road (Road of a Thousand Peaks) is a sport riders delight, mile after mile of perfectly banked curves climbing through forests with breath taking views of cloud shrouded valleys.
San Miguel de Allende is home to many friends of MotoDiscovery including a number of our senior staff Another Colonial town that has many from the north gravitating to enjoy its art culture, great dining, cobble stoned streets and tranquility. San Miguel is the Santa Fe of Mexico and much, much more.
Style and service is what built MotoDiscovery and this tour will not be an exception. Count on some great accommodations, dining and if this is your first tour to Mexico with MotoDiscovery you can count on a truly authentic touring experience where you'll come to love Mexico just as we have for over thirty years.
Itinerary Day 1: Laredo, TX Day 2: Saltillo Day 3: Zacatecas Day 4: Lake Chapala Day 5: Uruapan Day 6: Uruapan Day 7: Uruapan Day 8: San Miguel de Allende Day 9: Hacienda Santa Engracia Day 10: Exit at McAllen
Rally registration (limited to 600 attendees) heavy with activities, meals, give aways and goodies
9 nights of accommodations of exceptional standard when and where available
7 dinners & 7 breakfasts
bilingual knowledgeable riding tour staff
support/luggage vehicle with bilingual staff assistant
pre-tour information booklet
consultation and assistance on obtaining insurance, travel and vehicle permits
excursion to the village of Santa Clara del Cobre to witness copper artisans practice their incredible craft
tour of the archeological sight Tzintzuntzan, a Tarascan holy city, remnants of a culture that was second only to their adversaries, the Aztecs.