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Destination » Mexico » Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary & Colonial Mexico Road Tour

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Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary & Colonial Mexico Road Tour

Colonial Mexico Tour with Monarch Butterflies

This Mexico tour is designated LIGHT ADVENTURE, only due to foreign riding conditions. It is a ROAD TOUR meaning the route is entirely on paved roads of varying quality and is perfectly suited for singles or couples who have prior road touring experience. This is a “fly-n-ride” tour, with convenient flights available into the Central Mexico city of Queretaro (QRO), you will land in the country’s charming Bajio region known for historical European and early Spanish Colonial influences.  Using BMW rental motorcycles, you’ll appreciate starting this event in the heart of some of Mexico’s best riding and cultural attractions.

This tour provides a unique opportunity to experience the gathering place of millions of migrating Monarch Butterflies. To get there we ride one of Mexico’s premier touring roads, the Mil Cumbres; Thousand Peaks! Expect exceptional accommodations and fine dining to compliment this MotoDiscovery Mexico tour.

MotoDiscovery is the most experienced and longest running operator of motorcycle tours in Mexico, since 1981. Make your reservation early as groups are small to afford participants the best service on this romantic South of the Border tour. This tour also makes a great platform for a private customized tour. Contact us for details.

Rider on 700/750 BMW GS (double occupancy)

Rider on 1250 BMW GS

Rider on HONDA Africa Twin


Single occupancy supplement

Deposit per person

Deposit per rental motorcycle

5,849 USD

add 560 USD

add 560 USD

4,529 USD

980 USD

1,000 USD

500 USD

All rooms are shared, double occupancy. If you request to not share a room the single occupancy supplement applies. If we are unable to find a roommate for you, the single supplement will apply. No exceptions.

Prices subject to change.


By requesting a booking, you'll be able to reserve your spot on this tour. Closer to the tour date you will receive an email with payment information and you will be able to make a deposit or pay the entire balance.

If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to our travel professionals.

Tour Style

Light Adventure - This category of MotoDiscovery motorcycle tour is likely to involve at least some unpaved surfaces that can be navigated easily by cars and other vehicles. Dual purpose (on-off road) motorcycles are most suitable for this environment and having prior off road riding experience is suggested. No single track.


9 days/8 nights


Prices Start at:

Rider on 700/750 BMW GS 5,849 USD


How difficult is this ride?

This is a MotoDiscovery Road Tour Light Adventure. It’s paved all the way and suitable for any experienced motorcycle touring enthusiast.

How is the weather?

MotoDiscovery travels during what we consider to be optimum riding seasons. Altitudes range from high deserts of 4,000 feet to mountains reaching almost 9,000 feet. Temperatures can range from cool mornings with rapid warming through the day. Weather updates are provided in a MotoDiscovery e-mail Communique right before the tour.

Is it safe?

Know that we consider this a priority. Over 30 million travelers come to Mexico on average each year. While we consider the safety question to be overblown, we still take it seriously and recognize that there are territorial criminal elements engaged in drug related activity in many parts of Mexico. These elements rarely bother tourists as this only brings unnecessary attention to them. It is a strange coexistence. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns knowing that at any time, anywhere, we feel your security is compromised , we will be honest and respond accordingly.

Is this suitable for a passenger?

Yes. Definitely!  The Colonial Tour has long been a couple’s favorite with romantic accommodations, delightful dining, a moderate pace and the discovery of exciting cultures. The natural phenomenon of the gathering of many millions of butterflies, is something you will want to share.

I don’t speak Spanish.

No worries. We have native speakers on all of our tours in Mexico. Many people in Mexico speak English. We encourage you to learn a few words and we will gladly provide some lessons along the way if you wish!

How long are the riding days?

Longest day is about 185 miles. Shortest day is approximately 150 miles. Do the days seem short? In miles, yes. Small villages, curvy mountain roads and our desire for having a relaxed pace will easily fill your day. So much to do and see along the way.

What documents are required to enter Mexico?

A passport, drivers license and an easily obtained online Mexico tourist permit for a modest fee. Simple. We will go into more detail on this matter in pre-tour Communiques.

How are the accommodations?

MotoDiscovery strives to provide the best possible accommodations for our riding guests. This tour is no exception.  Overall we find lodging on this tour to be very good. In our attempt to seek unique lodging in the centro, the group may be separated in San Miguel, staying in small boutique hotels.

What about the food?

As is the usual MotoDiscovery policy we encourage ordering from an open menu and enjoy sharing with you a great dining experience. You won’t be disappointed. Those with special dietary requirements can count on our cooperation and satisfaction.  

Can MotoDiscovery design a private tour just for me and my friends?

The Colonial Mexico tour is a great model for us to build you a private and customized touring experience, just for you and your friends. Contact MotoDiscovery for consultation.

Will I get more information?

Tour preparation is important. You will receive, electronically, a comprehensive tour booklet that will address all your questions. You are encouraged to call or send us an email at any time if you have additional questions. We welcome your inquiries.

When should I sign up?

Now. Please. Early sign ups are essential in order that we can secure the best of high demand accommodations during this holiday period. Organize a group. Start your planning today.