In 2 weeks to the most beautiful corners of Nicaragua - my experience
If you want a genuine impression of the country and people of Latin America, emphasis on great photos and carefree and relaxed motorcycling with adrenaline share in off-road riding, I can highly recommend this tour through Nicaragua. Especially for people with little previous experience in Central America, little to no Spanish skills as well few off-road experience I can only recommend such a trip with bike Nicaragua with Jürgen Dano as tour guide.
I ride myself a BMW 1200 RT and have great respect for gravel and loose surfaces. It’s possible to ride the routes, chosen by Jürgen, even without off-road experience (if you approach it calmly). Also contribute to the lightweight Honda "Tornado", which are all in very good condition. But even off-road enthusiasts can get their thrill, because Jürgen has enough variants of tracks.
I myself prefer riding a moderate amount of daily kilometers to have sufficient time to see the country and people and take some beautiful pictures. As Jürgen was a professional photographer extra arrangements for "Images Stops" were not necessary. In addition, he still gave me good tips for the pictures. His fluent Spanish and his contacts with the people there have given me impressions and images which “normal travelers” would hardly have.
My tour included in addition to the rides through a wonderful nature, very much variety, such as a canoe trip through a river delta on the island of Ometepe, a visit to a coffee plantation on the border with Honduras or the trendy bars in Granada.
Beginning and end of the tour are always in Leon, a lively pretty town with remarkable markets, university and many churches. In the family atmosphere in the house of Jürgen and his wife Eli you immediately feel very comfortable. With good food, enough beer and / or rum, the evenings can be very long!
So if you like to ride a motorbike, sometimes off the road, who wants to get unforgettable impressions and still want to spend a relaxing holiday, I can only recommend the tour with Bike Nicaragua.
Ralf Petrausch, rpetrausch(at)t-online.de
We were from December - January in Nicaragua. We booked the trip over the Internet. They offered Spanish classes; organized motorcycle tours and you could also rent motorcycles to travel independently through the country, what we finally did.
If we let it all again reminisce, then there is really nothing you could have done better and we felt always good advised. The Spanish lessons were, as mentioned on the website, in a private, relaxed and friendly atmosphere and it was really fun. Elizabeth, which held the instruction was very well trained and has really explained everything simply and clearly - that we have not previously experienced like this.
As well the motorcycle rental, with many tips and information from Jürgen, was just perfect. Also the whole price-performance ratio simply superb and we believe that you won’t find an offer as good and of high quality like this anywhere. The local support was just awesome and the have really thought of everything. We can recommend the "Spanish School" and "Bike Nicaragua" in Leon just to anyone who wants to experience a very good and stress-free vacation, travel adventure inclusive.
Muchas gracias Eli and Jürgen for an unforgettable holiday.
Guido and Moni
from the Allgäu (Germany)
Jurgen and Eli,
It is now a month since I returned from Nicaragua, and it is difficult to believe I was ever there now that normal life is back in full swing.
I want to thank you for an absolutely fantastic tour of the country. From the moment I arrived, until the moment you dropped me at the hotel in Managua, you were excellent company.
Eli, your delicious food was very much appreciated, particularly after returning from eleven days on the road and tostones con queso every day. You made me feel so welcome as soon as I arrived from the airport, and I know you were working hard in the background whilst we were out on the road, making sure that everything would be in order at that night's stopover.
Jurgen, top man. I'm so glad I dragged you off of your normal routes and took you somewhere that you hadn't been before. Forever more, Bluefields will be the rum drinking capital of the world in my book (after Grenada of course).
With your years of travelling experience you know what is truly interesting and what is just gloss. There was at least one "wow" moment in every day, and no two places we stayed were remotely like each other - but were the best places available in the locality.
Thankfully I have your photos as well as mine to remember the trip by. With so much else of the world to explore I don't know if I'll ever be back in Nicaragua, but I know we'll stay friends. One day you will have to come and ride around the Scottish Highlands with me. That stuff you call rain on the Caribbean coast - that's nothing!
I hope you have a good season coming up, and reap the rewards of all the hard work you have put in.
All the very best,
Luton - England
Hallo Jürgen, hola Eli
I really enjoyed my trip in Nicaragua. Your help, information and additional gear was very appreciated!
Being back at work for one week I already begin to dream from other bike trips.
I just want to thank you for the good time I had. I had a good time riding the motorcycle to San Juan Del Sur, Masaya and Granada. I was very happy with how dependable the motorcycle was. Please thank Eli for hospitality and being a good cook. I would love to come back soon and see more of Nicaragua.
"Bike was ok, light and easy. It did the job even riding it 2 up.
Jürgen and Eli are a super friendly and beautiful companionship;
Eli is a very good cook too, while Jürgen has a secret stash of Flor De Cana, good to make the evenings the most entertaining. Actually not so secret.
We stayed only 10 days in Nicaragua this time, but we definitely want to go back."
Cristiano and Sabrina
Milano - Italia