This 13 DAY tour makes a huge loop through Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. You’ll ride to some of the highest peaks in all of Central America on a mix of dirt and pavement. We’ll see ancient ruins, natural wonders, and incredible vistas. If you daydream about the ultimate dual sport tour, this is it!
Welcome to Guatemala! We meet you at La Aurora Airport (GUA) in Guatemala City with a private shuttle and bring you to the historic town of Antigua for the night (45 minute drive).
Volcanoes of Antigua
5 hours, 0-35% off pavement
We will meet at our shop where we will familiarize you with your bike and have a briefing about the tour. We’ll then go on a Cultural ride in the foothills and villages surrounding Antigua. We’ll have nice volcano views and make several unique stops at places tourists rarely see. Today will be a mixture of road and off-road riding and will allow you to get comfortable on the bike before we depart on the trip. The rest of the afternoon will be yours to wander the beautiful cobblestone streets of Antigua and explore the town. We will help you get local currency today if needed.
Rip to the Coast
8 hours, 0-25% off pavement
We’ll drop 5,000 feet of elevation in the first hour of riding as we leave town and wind down the volcanoes. We’ll ride by an active volcano on our way towards the Pacific Coast. We will cross into El Salvador today and wind along the coastline ducking through tunnels carved into the mountains. We’ll stay the night in a beachfront hotel and have some fresh caught fish.
7 hours, 0-25% off pavement
Today we have the option for some great dirt tracks. We’ll hug the coast in the morning, and then split off through the farm lands and climb up along a large volcano. We’ll have lunch overlooking the gorgeous Coatepeque, which is a volcanic caldera. As we continue North we’ll drop down into hot valleys, then ride back up into the Mountains. We’ll stay the night in a Mountain Lodge close to the border of Honduras.
7 hours, 0-60% off pavement
In the morning we’ll crest El Salvador’s highest peak at over 9,000 ft, (weather permitting), and then head for the border of Honduras. In Honduras we’ll have the option of riding on dirt through mountain ridges, or along a twisty pavement sections through the valley. Both options have beautiful views and quiet roads. We’ll stay in the historic town of Copan for the night.
Day off in Copan
Today is our first day off the bikes, after 4 days of back-to-back riding. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the Mayan ruins of Copan as well as the option to visit some hot springs in the hillside for a natural spa experience. Copan is fun little town with cobblestone streets and many little shops to visit on foot.
6 hours, 0-25% off pavement
Early in the morning we’ll cross the border back into Guatemala. We’ll have some great riding through the hills in the morning, then a little be of slab hauling in the afternoon. Our destination for the day is Rio Dulce where we’ll spend the night in cabins in a Jungle Lodge on the water.
Over to Lanquin
6 hours riding, 75% off pavement
We’ll cruise along the coast of Lake Isabal on a mix of pavement and gravel roads. When we reach the end of the lake the road begins to narrow as it winds us up the mountains of Alta Verapaz. Today will be mostly dirt riding and an incredible thrill. The roads are very twisty with great vistas from all the mountain peaks – this is always one of our favorite days on the bikes. Tonight we will again stay in another nice Jungle Lodge and relax by the river.
Today is our second day off the bikes. We’ll relax in the natural blue pools of Semuc Champey, a National Park of Guatemala and one of the most popular destinations in the country. There is a cave system to explore, waterfalls, and even natural water-slides. Make sure to pack a bathing suit and suitable footwear for a bit of hiking.
Across the Northern Range
8 hours, 30% off pavement
After a big breakfast we’ll be on the road early on our way across the Northern regions of Guatemala. The roads today are beautiful and wind up and down through the hills. If you liked the previous day riding, then you’ll love today! We’ll have great climbs, great views, and thrilling descents. There is a good mixture of pavement and off-pavement riding today. We’ll ride through a cloud forest, a huge landslide, and countless farmlands. Tonight is the most memorable night of the trip – we’ll be on a cheese farm way out in the remote Cuchumatanes Mountains. We’ll stay in private cabins on the farm and have dinner with the family in the farmhouse. It is a truly unique experience.
The Wilds of Guatemala
6 hours, 25% off pavement
As we leave the farm we’ll be heading back up the mountain ridges and down the other side. Make sure you have a warm layer as part of your riding gear, because it can sometimes be cold in the morning here. Throughout the day we’ll be dropping into valleys, zig-zagging through canyons, and stopping for breathtaking photos at great lookout points. The destination for today is the famous Lake Atitlan, a tranquil lake surrounded by volcanoes on all sides.
Back to the Volcanoes
6 hours, 0-30% off pavement
We’ll depart early today and have a great ride back towards Antigua. We’ll ride along the coast of the lake and take a series of switchbacks to the upper edge. We’ll then drop down through coffee fields with long sweeping curves. We have a couple options of roads today and we can mix it up depending how the group feels. There are great winding pavement roads, or long dirt roads with a series of river crossings. Both routes take us back up the sides of the volcanoes surrounding Antigua. The hotel in Antigua has a great terrace with volcano views, so we’ll enjoy an ‘end of the tour’ beer looking out over the town. We’ll have a final group dinner tonight once everyone has decompressed from the ride, and sadly, say our goodbyes.
Today you are heading to the airport, and we’ll get you there. Our shuttle takes you to the airport for your departure. If you prefer to stay in Antigua an extra day or two that is no problem at all – just let us know what your flight plans are and we’ll make the necessary arrangements.
NOTE: Each tour we offer can be customized depending on your riding ability and your interests. Please contact us with any questions about this tour.
Honda Tornado XR250
Park Entrance Fees
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Personal travel insurance
Per Rider: $2999 USD
Price includes double occupancy hotel rooms. Single room surcharge is $350 per rider.
9 Days Riding, 12 Nights
13 Days Total
1368 km, 850 miles
258 km, 160 miles
Total Riding Time:
0 – 2740 meters
0 – 9,000 ft
25,979 meters, 85,323 ft
Tropical Beach, Volcanic Lake, High Mountains, Tropical lowlands, Cloud Forests, Jungle, Desert-Like Mountains, Steep Mountain Ranges
This tour runs December through April which is the ideal weather in these regions. Our upcoming tour dates are as follows:
 Jan 27 – Feb 8
 Feb 21 – Mar 5
This tour is run on request for groups of 3+.
-Motorcycle License or Endorsement
-Must be 18+ years of age
-Must have sufficient riding experience to complete a multi-day tour on mixed terrain.
We also require a $1000 USD security deposit on a Credit Card at the time of pick-up. You are responsible for damage to the bike and equipment up to that $1000 limit. The deposit is refunded upon your safe return of the bike and equipment.
Please contact us if you have any questions.