Long time lurker, but finally got to do my first REAL ADV style riding! Full write up below! I was able to have the opportunity last week to be able to fly down to Mexico. I'm not really the beach-y type guy. Dont know how to swim, and looking at the ocean gets boring after a while. So, I immediately started looking for motorcycle rentals. I looked at flying to Baja California, and riding all the way down to Cabo, but the only rentals I saw were of the big BMWs, and cost was absurd. Then i stumbled across Puerto Vallarta. I came across pretty much only one company. Bike Mexico. Emailed them and figured out dates etc. He had a few different routes, cobblestones/paved roads or dirt/off-road. I decided to do the off road. Cost was pretty reasonable, and he would come as a guide with you. I let him know, that I would have my GF with me, and she would be on the back. He asked me how much experience I had going 2-up off road. None. He said good luck lol! He has different packages,but I worked out a deal with him to do the 4 Day Adventure tour. And so it begins: Jurgen was nice enough to let us stay at his house the first night, so we could leave directly from there the next morning. He took us to downtown PV, and toured us around the boardwalk. Beautiful views. We leave PV and ride up towards Caule. He said he had just ridden this route 10 days ago, and it was pretty challenging. The day we went, it looked like construction crews had cleared some of the road. The roads were pretty much like this the whole time, seemed it would turn from dirt, to rocks, to gravel, to sand at any given moment. For having very little off road experience the riding was pretty tough, in my opinion. Especially, with a passenger. We reached Caule, and had lunch at this ladies house that hand made everything for us. food was incredible! Jurgen walked around the village with us and gave us a real tour. Didnt get too many pics, as I was more concentrated on the riding. After lunch I seemed to be getting ALOT of cramps. We stopped and figured the knee gaurds I was wearing were too tight. Ended up loosening them, and putting them outside my jeans, and that did the trick! We arrived at Talpa de Allende to spend the night. Nothing major in Talpa, just a little beautiful village way up in the mountains. Day 2: We left Talpa and headed towards Mascota. The road seemed to get more bumpy, more dirt-y, more sandy, more twisty. Jurgen told us we climbed 8000 ft+ about 3 times. Which meant we had to climb down them as well. Pretty nerve racking coming down hill, and being used to sport bikes, and not really touching rear brakes - to not touching front brakes at all, and to add to that, have a passenger on the back! We kept moving, and rode through alot of cobblestone roads. My wrists felt that. We Sat down in Moscota for lunch. Blue Skies above us, and great weather! Amazing. Around 4pm, we arrived at San Sebastian del Oesto. Jurgen asks if I wanted to ride a little bit more, or alot more. We rode alot more. Did another hour or so going up this steep mountain, with cobblestones, and dirt, and gravel. Arrived at the top to an INCREDIBLE view. You could see the ocean far away ahead, and the village we just came from down below. I was too busy absorbing all this to take any pictures unfortunately. Day 3: Holy COW Twisties. We rode back towards Puerto Vallarta, did abit of highway riding through the mountains. Pretty intense twisties. At one point, a huge black cow appeared in the middle of road. Just looked at us, like WE were going to be hamburgers today. After lunch we do some more off roading through the mountains to arrive at this amazing overview overlooking Yelapa beach. Jurgen said the road to get down to Yelapa was pretty tough, and would be much tougher with a passenger. We decided to keep moving. It got HOT as we were heading farther inland. But almost INSTANTLY i felt a dramatic change in weather when we got close to the beach again. Spent the night at a little place called El Cielito. I think there were maybe 2 families there. Such an amazing beach and views. Day 4: We woke up not too early, and just hung out a bit. There was a little river right next to the beach, and they had canoes you could take out for free. Just hung around on the river a bit in the morning. Went to another beach location right after, looked like a dock for little boats. GF decided to do some yoga on the beach... lol. Last day was pretty un eventful. After lunch we just pounded through some highway to get to Puerto Vallarta so we could get some rest. Jurgen helped us make accomodations at his friends hotel that was BEAUTIFUL! Overall, this was one of the most amazing experiences in my life. If you ride motorcycles, and happen to be going to Mexico. Do yourself the favor and give Jurgen a call. Hes just a cool guys to be around, and genuinely has the love for motorcycles and traveling. Im definetely going back. Hopefully, for 2 weeks next time!