Why Take a Guided Motorcycle Tour vs DIY?

Jan 18, 2016 View Comments by

We came across this info from MotoQuest, one of the best motorcycle tour operators in the biz. We couldn’t agree more with Phil, so here’s some info for you to consider over the weekend and as you plan your next adventure.


You’ve probably wondered “Why Take a MotoQuest Tour Instead of DIY?” Well let me tell ya…As a do-it-yourselfer myself, I know the choice between going on a guided tour with a group or planning a trip by yourself can be a tough one. People often wonder about whether they should take a guided motorcycle tour or go it alone. There are pros and cons to both but today I’d like to share with you, why we, at MotoQuest, believe that taking a guided tour might be the best choice for you.

To be honest, we have plenty of riders who take our trips, who are perfectly capable of doing it on their own. We have had pilots, ex SEAL team members, and even movie stuntmen among our past MotoQuesters. The main reason many of them opted for the guided tour was because they did not have the time to put the whole trip together, including the bike maintenance, hotel arrangements and preparations for whatever else could’ve happened on the road.

Here are more reasons why you would take an organized tour:

Airport Pick Up/Drop Off: Your experience on a MotoQuest Adventure destination starts at the airport. Someone from our team will meet you at the airport and then you and your luggage are whisked away, straight to the hotel. At the end of the trip, you are taken back to the airport. You don’t have to worry about getting a cab or figuring out a way to get to the airport.
Social Value: You will make friends for life on these trips. Riding and making friends from all over the world and the laughter that ensues at the dinner table, especially after the inside jokes start to permeate, are priceless.

Dan and Group in Alaska
Experienced Guide: Our guides are experts. They know where to ride, where to eat, etc.. That resource simply does not exist when you do it on your own.
Global Rescue: We enroll everyone on the trip in a worldwide extraction service in case of emergency. We don’t fool around when it comes to ensuring your safety. We get you to where you need to go immediately.

Global Rescue
Bike issues: Our guide and support vehicle driver are very capable mechanics and will fix anything on the road, to ensure you are actually riding and not having to fix a problem on your vacation.
Support Vehicle: We have a pick-up along with the trip, carrying all the luggage and any extra people. The vehicle is driven by a mechanic. I don’t even know how to quantify how important this is to make the trip run smoothly.

Life is short. Make the most of every moment. You will enjoy the journey of a lifetime, while MotoQuest takes care of the details.

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