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MEX - Copper CanyonNever ridden in Mexico? Want to give it a try? Here is a fun and hassle free way to discover Mexico!

This is a road tour on particularly nice, lightly travelled roads offering a tremendous variety of scenery. Although it's a short Mexico tour, it's long on fun, quality, culture and activities.

When you ride through the state of Chihuahua, you can't help but sense the presence of Francisco Villa. It was here, after the turn of the century, that ‘Pancho’ gained early notoriety. A boy forced into a life of banditry for avenging an assault on his younger sister, Pancho later rose through the ranks as a powerful and charismatic guerrilla leader, commanding an army that numbered 50,000 during the Mexico Revolution of 1910-1921. A tour of Chihuahua City will reveal more about the history of the region, and of course, the impact that Villa had on Old Mexico and even the United States!

Another highlight is the Copper Canyon region where, until recently, the train was the principal mode of transportation. Today, new paved roads are etching their way through the mountainous region and one can ride to the rim of the great Barranca del Cobre (Copper Canyon) overlooking the confluence of five canyons. Just as fascinating are the region's inhabitants, an aboriginal people known as the Tarahumara, many of whom still live in caves. Over 50,000 Tarahumara use the canyon region as a cultural fortress preserving their centuries old lifestyles and traditions.

Our Copper Canyon tour is timed to run during the best climate conditions of the Chihuahua desert and Sierra Madres. Convenient, affordable and stress-free, this is one tour for all motorcycle-touring enthusiasts. Viva Villa, Viva Chihuahua!

The Copper Canyon has been our stomping grounds since we first toured Mexico. Our guides know the region better than anyone  When we first started riding in this region of Chihuahua state, there were few paved roads. What was once dominated by those who enjoy getting dirty in the dualsport motorcycling world, today is shared by those who prefer to stay on the pavement. With lightly travelled, scenic and sporting roads now lacing through the Sierra Madres, you can enjoy this tour on any kind of motorcycle.

Highlights

  • The Copper Canyon, said to be four times greater in size than the Grand Canyon in the USA.
  • Our ride from Parral to Creel is exceptional, filled with awesome scenery and mile after mile of enjoyable bends. The ride is capped with an overnight stay on the rim of the canyon.
  • Meet the Tarahumara Indians, known worldwide for their long distance running abilities and aboriginal traditions.
  • Overnight in the capital city of Chihuahua and visit the once home of Pancho Villa, now a museum.
  • Nuevas Casas Grandes is a community that seems fairly mundane on the surface. But its history speaks volumes. Casas Grandes was founded by Mormons, was once occupied heavily by Chinese, is known for an artistic pre-Hispanic culture called the Paquime and as the bivouac area for 11,000 gringo troops who chased but never found Pancho Villa during the Punitive Expedition of 1916. Like many H-C Travel destinations, this one is not high on the tourist list but is a landmark of both Mexican and USA history.

Itinerary

Day 1 Depart UK, arrive El Paso, Texas
Day 2 El Paso (free day), collect motorcycle
Day 3 Casas Grandes, Hotel Hacienda
Day 4 Creel, Hotel Pueblo Viejo
Day 5 Copper Canyon, Hotel Divisadero Barrancas
Day 6 Hidalgo de Parral, Howard Johnson Hotel
Day 7 Chihuahua
Day 8 El Paso, return motorcycle
Day 9 Depart El Paso
Day 10 Arrive UK
 

Mileage (approx)

Longest day: 390 km
Shortest day: 240 km
Total distance:  1920 km

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Tour Includes: 8 nights lodging; 6 breakfasts and 6 dinners; tour of Chihuahua city; 6 days rental motorcycle including taxes, unlimited mileage and insurance; bilingual staff; luggage/support vehicle; staff assistant* (minimum participation required);maps, road log and tour preparation literature; assistance with travel and vehicle permits; Tour apparel gift; biker’s rucsac.

Tour excludes: Flights and travel insurance (arranged by H-C Travel at time of booking); other meals and drinks; souvenirs; tips; entrance fees, fuel

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El Paso

17 Apr - 26 Apr 2010

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2,225

2,325

1,575

325

El Paso

18 Jun - 27 Jun 2010

2,125

2,225

2,325

1,575

325

El Paso

03 Sep - 12 Sep 2010

2,125

2,225

2,325

1,575

325

 

 | Copper Canyon Tour | Colonial Tour | New Year in San Miguel Tour | Carnival in Veracruz Tour |
| El Diablo Tour | Baja and Copper Canyon Tour | Copper Canyon Adventure |
|Road to Real Adventure| Rental | FAQ |

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