Information on the Journey
This new trip is done by motorbike.
The first part of my trip by motorbike started by crossing USA from east to west using the Trans-America Trail. It's a very nice route that can be somewhat difficult, especially in the West. However, the scenery is spectacular.
This first part of the big trip will be done with my friend Thierry who came from France for 40 days.
Next, after this introduction to motorbiking, I continue my trip in solo. The ultimate goal is to reach Ushuaia, the southernmost city of South America. I am taking as long as it takes to get there. I wish to have a great motorbiking experience, but also, I would like to visit all the numerous countries that spans between Quebec and Patagonia where Ushuaia is located.
|Regions visited:||USA, Mexico, Central America|
When? From August 2017 (with a break in Quebec from April to October 2018)
|USA||Scenery and roads in the Appalachian Mountains - scenery in Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and Oregon (especially around Moab and toward the Grand Canyon) - night in Memphis - meeting some Mennonites.|
|Mexico||Copper Canyon (scenery and Batopilas), Paricutín Volcano, Guanajuato, Real de Catorce, Teotihuacán, turtles at La Escobilla, Cantona, Hierve el Agua, Oaxaca, Chiapa de Corzo festival, Chiapas region, Calakmul.|
|Belize||Lamanai, Belize Zoo, Caracol, Mountain Pine Ridge.|
|Guatemala||Tikal, San Miguel (Flores), Semuc Champey, Todos Santos Cuchumatán during the fiesta of November 1st... to be continued.|
|USA||The country's centre (at the heart of the Bible Belt) - the food.|
|Mexique||Nothing, except Mexico City traffic.|
|Belize||High prices, expensive fuel.|
(Note: in the USA, my trip was limited to the Trans America Trail and a few parks in the west. In other countries. I generally didn't visit any islands.)
Travellers with a Canadian passport. TIP = Temporary Import Permit. Petrol = 87 octane.
USA (August 2017)
|VEHICULE||No import document needed.|
|CURRENCY||US Dollar - $US 1 = 1.25 CAD|
|INSURANCE||Included with my Quebec insurance.|
|PETROL||$US 0.55 - 1.05 / litre|
Mexico (Octobre 2017)
|VISA||6 months, at the border, about $US 50 + $US 30 exiting.|
|VEHICULE||TIP at the border, $US 400 temporary bond.|
|CURRENCY||Mexican Peso - $US 1 = 18.5 MXN - $CAD 1 = 15 MXN|
|INSURANCE||Bought online before entering the country, 6 months $US 190.|
Belize (February 2018)
|VISA||1 month, at the border, free.|
|VEHICULE||TIP at the border, $CAD 3 fumigation, $CAD 10 road tax, $US 20 exiting.|
|CURRENCY||Belizean Dollar - $US 1 = 2.02 BZD - $CAD 1 = 1.57 BZD|
|INSURANCE||At the border, 1 month $CAD 40.|
Guatemala (March 2018)
|VISA||1 month, at the border, gratuit.|
|VEHICULE||TIP at the border, $CAD 5.30 fumigation, $CAD 30 moto, $CAD 1.80 bridge.|
|CURRENCY||Guatemalan Quetzal - $US 1 = 7.22 GTQ - $CAD 1 = 5.66 GTQ|
Guatemala (October 2018)
|CURRENCY||Guatemalan Quetzal - $US 1 = 7.70 GTQ - $CAD 1 = 5.87 GTQ|
|PETROL||$CAD 1.12 - 1.35 / litre|