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Bespoke Motorcycle Tours and Rider Coaching

Dear all. Welcome to the Peak Rider website.

To paraphrase Shakespeare – the world is once again our oyster. After the lost years of the COVID pandemic it’s time to pry open new adventures and savour the discoveries.

Last year we eased out the clutch. This year we’re taking our travels to a higher gear. So, what’s on the menu for 2023 then? Plenty.

Due to insufficient interest – rendering it unviable – our annual 16 day, 3000 mile Magic Pueblo Tour, scheduled for 5 to 20 November, has been cancelled. We absolutely love travelling in vibrant Mexico. Hopefully we’ll be able to reboot this epic experience some time in the future.

How about Europe then? Well, let’s look back in time before we look forward.

The recent Spatugal Tour, between the 1st and 15th of May, was a massive success. This fantastic journey of discovery took us across incredible landscapes to numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites in north-central Spain and Portugal. If you’re inclined, you can see a record of our day-to-day happenings on the Facebook page.

What about next year you say, 2024?  We’re currently collating information for an all-new Pyrenees Tour. The calendar target is the first two weeks of September. Stay tuned.

Closer to Global Headquarters we continue to offer one-on-one advanced road-riding skills development. When was the last time, if ever, that you had your road-riding skills assessed, or sought to improve them? Every day is a school day. Have you been skipping class?

In the meantime, let’s not pay too much attention to everyday news feeds – generally a festering miasma of depression. Biking is a joyful activity and, as a notoriously gregarious and happy lot, we can share something everyone can use more of; kindness and laughter.

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Peak Rider Adventure organises and leads annual bespoke motorcycle tours; in Europe and from Southern California. Our goal is simple; to share the joy of discovery with you.

Looking to improve your riding, increase your confidence and sharpen your road skills? We can provide you with the right tools for safer and even more enjoyable road riding. Peak Rider delivers effective one-to-one advanced rider coaching. We also conduct classroom-based Roadcraft Safety Workshops for groups of 8 to 15 people.

Peak Rider Adventure is owned and operated by Mike Moloney, a RoSPA-certified advanced road riding instructor with over four decades of international experience. Get started on your next adventure! Get in touch with Mike today.

Upcoming

Magic Pueblo Tour
Previously scheduled for 5 to 20 November 2023
Cancelled (insufficient pre-registrations)

Over the Border Line – Crossing the Pyrenees
Tentative – September 2024
France to Spain – Spain to France
Towering peaks and breathtaking vistas
Epic riding and equally epic dining
An all-new, one-off, Peak Rider adventure – details to follow
We haven’t even confirmed this one,
and over half of the rooms are already spoken for!

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2023 Magic Pueblo Tour
16 days, 3000 Unforgettable Miles
5 to 20 November 2023

At the apex of our all-time best journeys of discovery, the Magic Pueblo Tour is an outstanding mix of mind-blowing scenery, vibrant and hospitable Mexican culture, and truly rewarding riding. This is a paved-road trip suitable for most street-going motorcycles.

Starting from the San Diego area we’ll get underway on Sunday, 5 November, and complete our quest when we return to the USA at the border town of Tecate, on Monday, 20 November. It’s a roughly 3000-mile round trip, not including any additional travel to and from your home.

The route runs clockwise, from San Diego to Nogales, Arizona where we cross the border into Mexico and travel southeast through parts of Sonora, Chihuahua, and Durango states. From Mazatlán, on the Pacific, we board an overnight ferry to La Paz, and then make our way north via the states of Baja California Sur and Baja California. As noted, the tour ends on 20 November when we reenter the USA at Tecate. Please note that this tour does not include Cabo San Lucas at the southern tip of Baja California.

The riding? In many places – particularly in southwest sections of the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Durango – it equals some of the very best we’ve experienced, anywhere, although with far less traffic. Scenic vistas – particularly in the vast Copper Canyons and along the Espinazo del Diablo – are stunningly grand. In other areas – such as parts of Arizona, and northern Durango – it may be flat and straight enough that you can almost see tomorrow, yet still stirs the soul. And in the sweeping landscapes of Baja California’s sublime Valle de Los Cirios, it’s as though your sense of time has been suspended.

Some tour highlights:

    • Kitt Peak Observatory, AZ…if the site has been reopened to the public
    • Magdalena de Kino – resting place of Padre Kino
    • Barrancas Del Cobre (Copper Canyons) – panoramas that are simply off the scale!
    • Batopilas – a former silver mining town, and Magic Pueblo, at the end of the world
    • Durango – like visiting Spain, without leaving North America
    • Espinazo del Diablo – the Devil’s Spine. 100+ miles, 2000+ bends
    • Mazatlan – steamy tropical climate, ice-cold beer
    • Overnight cruise ferry – from Mazatlan to La Paz, Baja California Sur
    • Loreto, Baja California Sur – dating from 1697, the first Spanish mission in the Californias
    • San Ignacio – the surprising desert oasis
    • Valle de Los Cirios – One of the world’s most beautiful deserts, home of the world’s largest cacti

 Included:

    • 14 hotel nights (middle range hotels)
    • Ferry passage from Mazatlan to La Paz, overnight, with cabin
    • 12 breakfasts, one lunch, and four evening meals
    • English-speaking tour leader (who, at present anyway, is almost useless in Spanish)
    • GPX route file with hotel destinations and key waypoints

Not included:

    • Motorcycle purchase or hire
    • Chase/cargo vehicle
    • Meals other than noted above
    • Drinks
    • Fuel
    • FMM tourist visa
    • Temporary Import Permit for bike (a type of bond) – call for details
    • Mexico motorbike liability insurance coverage – call for details
    • Medical or Medevac personal insurance coverage – call for details
    • Tips, road tolls, fines, etc.

Cancelled (insufficient pre-registrations)

Notes: In the Included list, above, we refer to middle range hotels. Although they vary in amenities there are only two hotels, in very small villages, which are basic. The rest are three-star, or better. You will like them all, you have no choice.

This tour is designed for seasoned touring riders. In addition to well-developed road riding skills, the length of the tour, and sheer number of bends on some days, require good physical and mental stamina. Roads conditions are generally very good, although in a few areas the paved surface is degraded. A bike with decent suspension is an asset.

As is the case for all Peak Rider Adventure tours there is no chase or luggage van, nor a designated sweep rider. For the sake of everyone’s health – Mexicans and those on the tour – we will ask you to confirm that you have been vaccinated against COVID prior to making your deposit.

2024 Over the Border Line
Pyrenees - France and Spain
September 2024 (tentative)

In the fine tradition of Peak Rider Adventure we’re in the early stages of collating information for another one-off, all-new odyssey. Based solely on our 2022 experience with Salade de Chêvre Chaud (well, okay, some rather fantastic mountain scenery and unbelievably good riding roads play their part) we think it’s probably worth going to the Pyrenees for a more detailed exploration. Watch this space.

Shared discoveries, plus skills development for safer and more enjoyable riding, are the hallmarks of Peak Rider Adventure.
For up to the minute information get in touch with us today.

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Michael Moloney and Brenda Scarth

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