Copper Canyon

You will arrive at the international airport in Chihuahua. We will meet in the hotel at night to talk about the trip.

Day 1

We will leave very early in the morning and head toward the mountains, stopping on the way to have breakfast. Once we arrive in Creel we'll check in to our hotels and start our riding right from the hotel doors. The single track we have chosen for today is intermediate level and it will show us magnificent views of the mountains and give us the opportunity to ride through the paths that the Tarahumara Indians use to communicate between their towns.

  • Riding distance: 32km
  • Transfer before riding: 3:00 hours
  • Optional transfer after riding: 00:15 min
  • Accommodation: 4 star hotel.
  • Meals included: B,L,D

Day 2

After our Mexican breakfast we will ride towards the famous Rukiraso waterfall which is an impressive 20m fall at the start of Tararecua Canyon. Also at this breathtaking place we will stop at a rock shelter with some rock art paintings made by the Tarahumara when they occupied the area.

  • Riding distance: 24km
  • No support vehicle.
  • Accommodation: 4 star hotel.
  • Meals included: B,L,D

Day 3

Now it's time to move along and see new places. Today is one of the most challenging days in incredible single track riding that will take us to a hidden cabin in the woods that has all the luxuries of modern life. The cabin is an incredible way to meet the Tarahumara because they run the hotel. In the afternoon, we can visit the Mission and Museum of Cusarare, which is a great way to learn about the Tarahumara.

  • Riding distance: 34 km
  • No support vehicle.
  • Accommodation: rustic cabin with all services.
  • Meals included: B,L,D

Day 4

Today is the big drop. We will start riding at 5400 ft and end the day at 800 ft, and all this in 60 km. The ride of the day will be on a double track dirt road, with a lot of mostly downhill turns, but it also has its ascents. We will be able to appreciate the magnificence of the Copper Canyon, the breathtaking views and the almost endless sections of downhill. At the end of the day we will arrive at Batopilas: a hidden place that is isolated but very rich in history.

  • Riding distance: 60 km
  • Transfer before riding: 1:00 hour.
  • Support vehicle.
  • Accommodation: 3 star hotel
  • Meals included: B,L,D

Day 5

An optional ride is waiting for us before breakfast. Today we will ride along a nice road, on and off a single-track, following the original aqueduct of the town. The road goes along the river, crossing it several times. For this ride we should leave the hotel early in the morning to avoid the heat. Once in Cerro Colorado we will eat in a local house where a very welcoming family will cook for us. In the afternoon there is an optional ride towards the lost mission of Satevo, a spectacular construction built by the Jesuits in the middle of nowhere.

  • Riding distance in the morning: 24 km.
  • Riding distance in the afternoon: 16km
  • No support Vehicle
  • Accommodation: 3 star hotel
  • Meals included: B,L,D

Day 6

After an early breakfast we start riding out of the canyon. We will start working out, climbing halfway until we arrive at a forgotten town named La Bufa that was once a crowded mining town. We will spend the evening on a great balcony enjoying the ever-changing colors of the sunset reflected on the canyon walls.

  • Riding distance: 22 km
  • Support vehicle.
  • Accommodation: Guest house with all services.
  • Meals included: B,L,D

Day 7

An early call, today we start the real challenge; we need to get out of the canyon and back to 5400 ft. The start is the hardest part of the day. The first 10km are straight uphill switch-backs. Once we clear that we will be out and ready for lunch. After lunch we will finish the ride of the day as soon as we get to the pavement, where we will load the bikes and transfer to our hotel in Chihuahua City, where we will enjoy our farewell dinner.

  • Riding distance: 34km
  • Support vehicle.
  • Transfer after the ride 4:00 hours.
  • Meals included: B,L,D