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World Tour // North & Central America: Los Angeles - Panama City 1LP

Costa Rica   |  Guatemala   |  Honduras   |  Mexico   |  Nicaragua   |  Panama   |  United States

Hollywood, Beverly Hills, the Walk of Fame, Universal Studios ... You’ve guessed it, we’re in Los Angeles. The list of attractions carries on and on, and we take the chance to visit them as we acclimatise to the American Continent.

The open road beckons and as soon as our bikes have cleared customs we head south along the coast. Riding through National Parks just north of the Mexican border it’s easy to imagine oneself on a set of one of the many thrillers set in this area.

Baja California is next on our route as we head south from Ensenada. This fascinating peninsula combines the best of sandy beach holidays with the stark beauty of a John Wayne Western. Arizona is just around the corner! Smooth tar roads intermingle with twisty gravel tracks, a huge playground for bikers. La Paz marks the southern tip of Baja California and the start of our ride on the Mexican mainland and our immersion into its fascinating culture. Our ride will take us through a seemingly endless series of “bucket list” names, such as Guadalajara (birthplace of the Mariachis), the old town of Oaxaca and the ruins of Palenque. And somewhere along the way we will ride past mystical Popocatepetl.

It’s time to pick up the pace with a new country every two to four days. Along the way another sheer endless list of famous names: ancient Antigua in Guatemala, the ruins of Copan in Honduras, “La Gran Sultana”, the colonial city of Granada in Nicaragua ...

Enchanting towns and twisty roads through the Central American Jungle, riding between the Atlantic and the Pacific, life doesn’t get much better than this. As we ride south on the famous Panamericana we head for one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with a name that speaks for itself: Costa Rica.

After a few days on the Pacific coast we enter our last country of this section: Panama, and past the bustle of the Miraflores locks, Panama City. As we cross the Panama Canal with its millions of tons of transported cargo we think back to the myriad experiences along one of the most varied and impressive sections of the WORLD TOUR.


Special Challenges

  • A large amount of border crossings demand a lot of patience.
  • Heat and humidity will have you sweating almost as much as the traffic in the cities.
  • Never trust the roads – potholes, gravel, humans and animals demand your constant attention.
  • Rice and beans might not be everybody’s idea of balanced and varied diet. Expect exotic food!

Your expedition vehicle

To participate in the Edelweiss World Tour sections you will need to bring your own bike. If you prefer to join with a rental motorcycle we can send you an offer on request!


Karin and Gerhard from the World Tour Management will be available for you for any questions or concerns at expedition@edelweissbike.com!



Start/Finish: Los Angeles / Panama City
Nearest airport: Los Angeles / Panama
Duration: 43 days vacation, 41 riding days
Route: Total distance: 6510-8400 km, 4045-5220 miles
Daily distances: 210 km, 130 miles
Accommodations: The quality, facilities and service of hotels will vary considerably depending on regional and national differences. Our goal is to book all stays in comfortable 3-5 star hotels. However, this is not always possible. Certain facilities might not be available, especially in regions with poorly developed infrastructure.
Rest day: Los Angeles
San Ignacio
Puerto Vallarta
Antigua Guatemala
Granada
David
Panama City
Highlights: Hollywood, Baja California, Palenque, Oaxaca , Popcatepetl , Antigua Guatemala, Panama City, Los Angeles, Copán , Granada, Miraflores
Minimum number of participants: 8
Please note paragraph 4.2. a) of our terms and conditions of travel to find out more about the cancellation of tour through Edelweiss Bike Travel when the minimum number of participants is not reached - Terms and Conditions

Tour prices & motorcycles 2020

Included services

Price for rider in double room
Own Bike
$ 18.270,-
Price for passenger in double room$ 11.360,-
Single room supplement$ 3.300,-

Tour prices & motorcycles 2021

Included services

Price for rider in double room
Own Bike
$ 18.840,-
Price for passenger in double room$ 11.720,-
Single room supplement$ 3.410,-

Prices start at $ 18.270,-

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Included services

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