The Nicaraguan and El
Salvador scenery of the Pacific is marked by an impressive chain of 27
Some of these volcanoes
are still active with spectacular eruptions. Most of these volcanoes have
an easy access and if we ride up, our efforts will be rewarded by the
unforgettable and breathtaking view at the top.
01: Arrival in San Pedro Sula ( Honduras )
Arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel in town. Greeting by our
tourguide and briefing of the motorcycle tour. Overnight in San Pedro
02: Transfer to La Ceiba / Rio Cangrejal
Transfer to La Ceiba and
handing over the motorcycles. After lunch we take a short ride from La
Ceiba into the „Pico Bonito" National Park to an impossibly green
canyon with jungle scenery . We follow a winding dirt road along the Rio
Cangrejal. This trip offers spectacular views: a waterfall plunging more
than 300 feet from the canyon walls and rapids sliding around sculptured
granite boulders. Late afternoon we return to La Ceiba which is a small
port town with caribbean nightlife. Overnight in La Ceiba .
Ceiba – Trujillo
For a while we stay on the highway to Trujillo before we turn off
passing vast banana plantations. We continue on a dirt road until we
meet the highway to Trujillo again. Trujillo was the first capital of
Honduras in the year 1525. It was here that Christopher Columbus landed in
1502 and the pirate William Walker was executed. We stay overnight in
04: Trujillo – Catacamas
Today we enjoy the longest dirt road part during our tour. We will
leave the humid climate of the Caribbean coast behind us when riding up
the "Sierra de Agalta" mountains through pine forest and
reaching the valley of Olancho, the biggest cattle farming area of
Honduras. Overnight in Catacamas.
On our way to the southern part of Honduras we have a mix of paved and
unpaved roads until we get into Danli, where they make world famous
handrolled cigars, because there is much tabacco grown in this area.
Overnight in Danli.
Nicaragua to Matagalpa
We follow a mountainous road towards Las Manos, the border of
Nicaragua Crossing the border from one country to
another in Central America is relatively easy except when it comes to
going into Nicaragua. They ask for a lot of paperwork, so take your time.
We will pass on to Jinotega and finally get to the cloudforest of
Matagalpa. Near the town of Matagalpa lies Selva Negra, which
means Black Forest. Selva Negra is a sustainable coffee
plantation founded by Germans in 1880 and named after the German black
forest. Overnight in Selva Negra.
In the morning we have time to join a coffee tour at the plantation.
Around lunchtime we leave the highlands of Selva Negra and head down to the
colonial town of Granada. It is a town known for its rich history,
dating back to the days of the spanish conquistadors and the days of
William Walker. Here you find unique colonial architecture with
horse-drawn carriages. Overnight in Granada .
08: Lagoon Apoyo and Volcano Masaya
Today we have the following daytrips on
our schedule: The Apoyo Lagoon, or Laguna de Apoyo, is one of the
most pristine lagoons in Nicaragua. The lagoon was created when a volcano
erupted hundreds of thousands of years ago. Then we go for a visit of Masaya
Volcano, once listed as “extinct,” Masaya volcano stands about
600 meters (2000 feet) high and lies some 30 kilometers away from Managua.
We return in the afternoon . Overnight in Granada
09: Leon de los Caballeros
new highway takes us to the city of León located about 100 km from
has always been one of the most important cities of Nicaragua, both from
economical as cultural perspective. The city functioned several times as
the capital city after Nicaragua’s independence from Spain in 1821. León
still has an architecturally interesting center with many old, colonial
houses, streets, monuments, and churches.Overnight in León.
10: crossing borders to El
our way to the border we pass a couple of majestic volcanoes. We continue
our ride on the Panamerican Highway CA 1 passing San Lorenzo at the Golfo de Fonseca. Having
crossed the border of El Salvador we turn to the South towards La Union and Intipuca
before we reach the Pacific beaches of
Playa el Cuco. Overnight in El Cuco.
11: From the Pacific Ocean to Perquin
leave the Pacific behind us and ride into the mountainous Morazan
department with the volcano San Miquel on our way.
Following the paved road from San Miguel and San Francisco Gotera
we enter the town of Perquin from the south. Perquin
is surrounded by coffee plantations and green pinegroves and is located
close to the honduran border.
Overnight in Perquin.
12: Border Honduras to Gracias
On a dirt road we will pass
the highest mountains from El Salvador to Honduras. This
road was the route used to supply the rebels during the El Salvador civil
Up to 1800m high we
enjoy the fantastic view over the region. We will pass the border, pass
Macala and get
to Gracias – a small attractive mountain town with cobblestone streets
and red tile roofs. Overnight in Gracias.
Lago de Yohoa
on weather and road conditions we turn off to Santa Barbara passing a mountainous dirt road
to Lago de Yoho splendidly set among tropical vegetation. We will stop at
the lake for lunch where many little restaurants offer a beautiful view
overlooking the lake. Spend the afternoon just relaxing at the lake.
Overnight at Lago de Yohoa.
After breakfast we take a trip on a paved road to the highest waterfall of
Honduras called „Pulhapanzak" with a magnificient cascade of 40m .
It is located in a kind of park with tropical plants and there is a place
to swim in the river. In the afternoon we ride back to San Pedro Sula
where the tour ends . Overnight in San Pedro Sula
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
extension of your vacation on the Bay Islands for snorkeling or
per day :
– 250 km
hope to join us ........Maya
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