Mexican Backroads by Motorcycle 2008 travel blog

Mexican Backroads by Motorcycle 2008

Bill & Janine travel blog
Exploring Mexico's backroads by motorcycle is the 4th leg of our ongoing journey.

During 2007 we traveled over 40,000 km by motorcycle exploring North American backroads from the Arctic Ocean in Alaska to the North Atlantic in Newfoundland & Labrador.

It has been an amazing journey for us so far! To view the journals from our previous 3 legs please click on the following links: Alaska Expedition 2007, Backroads Across Canada 2007 and Dash to Tucson 2007

We flew to Tucson January 9th, 2008 to pick it up our motorcycle. I had ridden it down to Tucson in early November to beat the snow.

From Tucson we planned on spending 3 months or so exploring backroads throughout Mexico. As has become our practice, we did not have much in the way of a planned itinerary or any specific routes selected.

In general we expected to start by traveling south along the Baja peninsula, cross over to mainland Mexico by ferry, then travel south to visit friends in Manzanillo.

From Manzanillo we planned to continue down the pacific coast to the south west corner of Mexico, turn east above the border between Mexico and Guatemala and head to the Yucatan peninsula at the south east tip of Mexico.

We also thought we may opt to cross into Belize and perhaps into Guatemala while exploring the Yucatan area before turning back north through mainland Mexico.

On the way back, we were going to explore the Copper Canyon area in northern Mexico. The plan was to ride back home to Canada in the spring, likely towards the middle of April.


Well, plans can change very quickly. We left Tucson and did explore Baja Norte. Just into Baja Sur we had a minor little fall. Unfortunately, my leg was caught under the bike and it turned out to be broken. The detail are in our journal entries but suffice to say here, we have a delay.

Stay tuned for Mexico, Take 2, in the fall of 2008.

To view the journal entries and photos click on the links to the right of the map below.

Click here to return to Home and the complete list of our journals.

Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

The Stage Is Set
Off to Tucson
Back in the Saddle Again
Packing Day in Tucson
Tucson, Arizona to El...
El Centro, California...
Learning day in San Felipe
Good News, Bad News, Good...
San Diego, California
San Diego to Ensenada,...
Ensenada, Baja, Mexico
Ensenada to El Rosario,...
El Rosario to Bahia de...
Bahia de Los Angeles to...
San Ignacio, Santa...
San Ignacio to Loreto
Back on my own two feet
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