We ride this tour on 200 cc United Motorcycles.
Level of Difficulty
We will not encounter high altitude or extreme isolated regions. Distances travelled per day are not long so there will always be sufficient time to stop for photo opportunities or visit villages.
About 30% of the tour will be on unpaved roads or tracks. The majority of these routes are not very difficult and are reasonably easy to do without off-road experience, but there are some parts that will benefit from some off-road experience or training. Even an encounter with unforeseen weather can prove troublesome for some off-road days. We therefore recommend an off-road training course. It will certainly increase the enjoyment of your ride.
Nicaragua’s climate consists of a variant of 3 tropical climates. The north west and the east have a tropical rainforest climate, in the central area and the southwest we see tropical monsoon climates and savannah climates. Central Nicaragua is familiar with a rainy season, with precipitations mainly during the summer season (May – October); the period from November to April inclusive is a lot drier. Our trip definitely gains intensity after rainfalls and what were nice bits of off-road can change into difficult bits. On the coast it is normal to see 35°C all year round. In the mountains temperatures can get down to 15°C , especially at night.
Mandatory items are a helmet, a warm armoured motorcycle jacket, gloves, good quality armoured motorcycle trousers or pants with loose knee-armour, and sturdy, high (mountain) boots. It can get very warm in the lower regions of the tour. So a summer bike jacket with protection is advisable. Then you can then wear extra clothing underneath your jacket, if needed, during colder parts of the trip. Also very useful a good pair of sunglasses and a helmet with visor to protect against dust. Where possible we plan our tours to take place outside of the rainy season, but even then it’s possible we get rain, so lightweight rain suits are also recommended.
For most nationalities you do not need a visa. You pay $10 on arrival for which you receive a stamp in your passport, this allows you to remain in the country for three months. To be sure, please check the visa requirements for Sri Lanka for your nationality.
You are covered for third party damage to a maximum of 5000 USD. Third party physical injury is covered up to a maximum of 5000 USD. In case of an accident the insurance will cover approx. 60% of damage to the motorcycle. In case of theft the insurance will cover approx. 55% of the value. Maximum pay-out for damage to the motorcycle is 1000 USD. In all cases your excess payment is 100 USD.
More details about the trip and items to bring can be found in the tour’s handbook which you will receive approximately one month prior to departure.
TourdetailsTourcode:NICCategory:AdventureGroup size:6 - 10Days:17Price:From 0,-