Make a road trip by motorcycle in Mexico

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28 January 2016
Make a road trip by motorcycle in Mexico

Like many French, you may also be a motorcycle enthusiast and you want to travel and escape from the country , a road trip somewhere on another continent. Think about Mexico! Your bike will be a great way to browse your dream destinations; a trip that you can take “solo” or in a group.

Before setting off, consider the necessary equipment, preparations and of course to establish a list of places to visit. These are procedures that will make your road trip to Mexico an unforgettable vacation.

What equipment?

A road trip is only successful if you prepare the necessary equipment. Choose the bike for you (your own or rent) road, enduro, vintage,….

Then think about your equipment: jacket, pants, shoes (riding, boots …), backpack, tank bag, gloves (depending on the season: airy, mid-season or heating), motorcycle helmet , (With visor and smoke screen, preferably removable), on-board camera (to take videos, all along your road trip by motorcycle).

What preparations should you take for your road trip to Mexico?

To plan your road trip in Mexico on your motorcycle, remember that it will be an adventure. If the trip is organized by a tour operator, officials will handle the transportation and paperwork, so, be sure to choose your partner. If you are going on your own, make sure you prepare.

The preparation of the motorcycle:

There are checks to make before going on your road trip in Mexico: brakes, tires (quality, pressure), loading the bike (tank bag, suitcase, lights..)

After these checks, prepare for your bike to be transported to Mexico. Let the tank drain, disconnect the battery, remove the windscreen, position on a transport base …

Administrative procedures:

  • Transport insurance on the value of your motorcycle, as estimated by an expert (no deductible)
  • Take out civil liability insurance, valid for Mexico
  • Complete customs procedures (export and temporary import).
  • Prepare the necessary documents for your road trip by motorcycle: passport, Mexican visa or permit , and international license.
  • Other preparations:
  • Having an idea of the route you will take, so that you can browse what it will be like during your road trip by motorcycle (mileage, level of difficulty, accommodation, type of roads and trails, local leadership, …)
  • Choose a tour operator (avoid intermediaries). Making a motorcycle road trip in Mexico is a project carried out for the sake of riding, but also to discover new places. This country offers a beautiful panorama of places to visit. Here is an overview:
  • Places to Visit in Mexico
  • Turquoise waters and port cities : Tulum, Puerto Vallarta, Isla Espíritu Santo, La Finisterra, Veracruz, …
  • Culture, history, and crafts : Mérida, Guadalajara, Oaxaca, Guanajuato, …
  • Mayan Sites : Tulum, Chichén Itzá, the pyramids of Teotihuacán, Palenque, …

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