With the metropolis of Mexico City approaching quickly my worries also grew. I love riding a motorcycle but I prefer the more quiet roads, paved and the sun in my back. Mexico City appears to offer none of that. Looking at maps, I saw endless roads, flyovers, red markings for heavy traffic, and tons of road crossings and bypasses.
On top of all that I heard some pretty bad stories about riding a motorcycle in the Mexican capital. People told me I would be robbed while waiting for traffic lights and I would be pulled off my motorcycle.
Not the kind of stories I wanted to hear and that made me ride very stressed. I seriously considered taking down the GoPro and the GPS that day because they’re in plain sight. Me with my vivid imagination was totally worked up and nervous the night before.
Luckily for me the road towards the city was quite awesome. Arnan picked a twisting road through the mountains with lots of nature, forests and sunlight filtering through the trees. It was a good road too. You really had no idea that you were approaching one of the biggest cities in the world. Well, have a look for yourself.
After arriving safely at our hotel in the middle of Mexico City I realized that things weren’t as bad as people make it out to be.
In 2021 Arnan and I did a motorcycle trip through Mexico
Driving through Mexico City was but a small part of our large trip through Mexico.
- More than 9500 kilometers (~6000 miles)
- From Cancun to La Paz
- Avoiding toll roads where possible
- We drive through the heart of Mexico
- from north to south
- from the East coast to the West coast
- from state to state
- from Pueblo to Pueblo
You can download our routes from city to city Cancun to La Paz here. These routes include all the information you need for an amazing and hopefully safe road trip through Mexico in GPX files that you can import into most GPS systems.
Included with the routes you’ll get Points of Interest which include:
- Gas stations
- Lunch Stops
- Government checkpoints
- Illegal checkpoints and caution zones we encountered
- And for some segments; Road Conditions and warnings
The entire route is split up in segments which makes it easier to use the routes also for day trips.