How to BYOB (BringYourOwnBike) to Playa del Carmen, Mexico?
BYOB – That’s easy – There are many international moving specialists that freight motorcycles; Canada, the U.S., Europe, South America, Australia etc. They supply full coverage insurance, temporary importation permits etc. See “Amigos” page links. For you to enter the country you need a valid passport or a certified birth certificate with photograph identification. Arrive to your hotel with an airport transfer www.cancunairporttransfers.com, a taxi or on a bus. NOTE! Before or after your ride we recommend you spend some time in Playa del Carmen. (The next answer explains why…)
How safe is Mexico and what is “Playa” like?
This area of Mexico is very safe, there is very little traffic and the roads are good. People come to ride from the U.S., Canada, Europe and South America. We know what biker people look for on their vacation so let us suggest the interesting places to visit. Questions? Drop us a line: info(at)harleyadventures.comMexico forms part of North America. To the North it borders with USA, to the South with Guatemala and Belize, to the East with the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, while the Pacific Ocean defines its territorial limit to the West. Mexico is a country of history, culture, folklore and color. Before the Spanish Conquest, Indian cultures prevailed and left their mark in such marvels as the incredible Aztec Calendar and the architectural masterpieces in the Mayan Ruins of Chichén-Itzá and Uxmal on the Yucatan Peninsula. This was the home of the Mayans, the most advanced civilization on the continent before European colonization.
Playa del Carmen has become a place where young and old alike are coming to fulfill their dreams. Imagine the beautiful, warm, turquoise Caribbean sea, white sandy beaches, and some of the finest women and food in the world. The ocean currents in Playa are very mild, as Cozumel and the coral reef act as a breakwater for the strong Atlantic Ocean, making it an ideal area for scuba diving and snorkeling. www.abyssdiveshop.com | www.playa.info
What condition are the motorcycles in?
Our bikes are late model (2006 to 2012) bikes in good condition – You’ll agree once you see and ride them…
What are the hotels like?
There is a great variety of hotels in Playa del Carmen and Mexico. You can pick from a 3 Star small and medium sized, nice and cozy “Hacienda” style hotel or cabaña, to a 5 Star Luxury All Inclusive Resort.
How is the food?
One thing you will notice in this area is that the meals are excellent. The food is always tasty whether it is Mexican, Argentinean, European or Chinese. IMPORTANT! You decide where you want to dine.
Can the ride be too long when riding “two-up” for 7-days?
How long a ride is too long for you? Only you can answer that. Our longest tour day is about 400 kilometers, 250 miles. The shortest is about 80 km. Guided tours leave at 9:00 in the morning and arrive to the hotel around 5:00 in the evening, with 3 to 6 hours of riding. We guarantee that you will feel like you are getting enough time on the bike and you will sleep well at night so you enjoy your days. Even if your passenger is inexperienced, it is not a problem because we take days off on the longer tours. There is also room for your passenger in the chase vehicle that always follows the group on the longer tours.
What is the best thing about the tour?
Can we really answer that? Everyone’s likes are SO different. There is no one thing that stands out because everyday offers something amazing. If you like riding, that will stand out for you. Or if you are “Indiana Jones”, the one who loves adventure, seeing and experiencing new places, traditions and people, then that will remain in your memory. Whichever way you look at it, this is an adventure and every turn in the road makes for something exciting and new – and don’t forget the nights…
Are there any helpful hints or suggestions that we should consider?
Can we really answer that? Everyone’s likes are SO different. There is no one thing that stands out because everyday offers something amazing. If you like riding, that will stand out for you. Or if you are “Indiana Jones”, the one who loves adventure, seeing and experiencing new places, traditions and people, then that will remain in your memory. Whichever way you look at it, this is an adventure and every turn in the road makes for something exciting and new – and don’t forget the nights…www.bikerkiss.com