Our Brazil Surf and Turf Explorer is designed for those who want to sample both the interior and coastal delights of this lively South American gem. Investigate the history of Ouro Preto, swim under waterfalls in the rolling hills of Minas Gerais, stroll the cobblestone streets of the UNESCO World Heritage town of Paraty and relax beach-side along Brazil’s scenic coast, this ride offers a little of everything. Our Explorer format features two and three night stays in regions that offer the rider a long list of choices that can only end up in fun. This is an all-paved itinerary.  Pack your mesh riding suit and your sunscreen and swim suit.  Brazil’s summer awaits you, while winter closes in at home.



Road Conditions: All paved, delicious roads, with optional dirt surface roads.



Arrival Departure *Double Occupancy *Single Occupancy *Couples Package
December 01, 2024 December 14, 2024 $9,650 $11,500 $16,700

*Double Occupancy - Base Bike with a Shared Room
*Single Occupancy - Base Bike with Your Own Room
*Couples Package - Two Participants on One Base Bike in One Private Room


Triumph Tiger 660 $0
Triumph Tiger 900 $600
BMW R 1250 GS $1,860
Triumph Tiger 1200 $1,860



DAY 1 - Arrival in São Paulo at Guarulhos International Airport (GRU), transfer to Campinas. Welcome Dinner this evening. Stay in Campinas.

DAY 2 - Campinas to Alfenas - 180 miles

We get on the bikes this day and choose some fun back roads to Pouso Alegre. Stay in Pouso Alegre

DAY 3 - Alfenas to Tiradentes - 140 miles

Ride the back roads of Minas Gerais through hills and mountain country to the small historical city of Tiradentes. Stay in Tiradentes.

DAY 4 - Tiradentes to Ouro Preto - 100 Miles

Again we will enjoy some great back roads all the way to the UNESCO world heritage site of Ouro Preto. This fascinating city was the fountain of gold throughout the Portuguese colonization. Its baroque architecture makes it stand out amongst the historical cities in Brazil. Stay in Ouro Preto.

DAY 5 - Ouro Preto Free Day - Up to 150 Miles

Again you are faced with tough choices: go riding, go exploring or both. You’ll have the opportunity to tour the old gold mine, an experience not for the faint of heart. Stay in Ouro Preto.

DAY 6 - Ouro Preto to Aiuruoca - 180 Miles

We set our sights on riding the backroads of pastoral Brazil today and stay in the countryside. Stay in Aiuruoca.

DAY 7 - Aiuruoca FREE DAY - Up to 150 Miles

Ride, relax, or both. There are waterfalls and caves and roads to explore. Stay in Aiuruoca.

DAY 8 - Aiuruoca to Paraty - 200 Miles

Get ready to descend to the coast and begin the "Surf" part of your quest. The ride itself to Paraty is a delight, and what awaits is a very special nook of Brazil rich in history. Paraty is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was the depot for all of the gold collected in Ouro Preto to send to Portugal. This picturesque sea side town is the launching pad for a plethora of boating, beaching and riding opportunities. Stay in Paraty.

DAY 9 - Paraty Free Day - Up to 150 Miles

We have two free days here, so you can opt to go snorkeling, boating, relaxing, or riding (we have a great ride in store for you up the coast to Angra dos Reis. Stay in Paraty.

DAY 10 - Paraty Free Day - Up to 150 Miles

If you didn't go riding, you should. If you didn't go boating, you should. Make sure to stroll the town center while you are there. This place is made for relaxation. Stay in Paraty.

DAY 11 - Paraty to Ilhabela - 95 Miles

Ride from one paradise to another. Enjoy coastal riding for a few hours before loading your motorcycle on a ferry and arriving at Ilhabela. If you like the beach lifestyle, coastline and islands, you have arrived. Stay in Ilhabela.

DAY 12 - Ilhabela Free Day - Up to 150 Miles

Again, tough choices abound. Beach, Boat, or Ride? Or All?!

DAY 13- Ilhabela to Campinas - 170 Miles

Don't think that just because this is the last day of the ride, its going to boring. Oh no. Get ready for more great tiding as you head to Campinas. Farewell Dinner in Campinas. Stay in Campinas.

DAY 14 - Departure Day

Head home or keep the dream alive.



MotoQuest guides wear KLIM helmets, jackets, pants and gloves, and we outfit our motorcycles with luggage and accessories from Twisted Throttle. You can view and download our complete MotoQuest packing list here.


Tour Info

Starting Price for This Tour: $9,650
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Total Miles for this Adventure: Up to 1,700

Difficulty: Is this tour right for me? Contact us with any questions

MotoQuest Staff on Tour

Motorcycles Included

Motorcycles Available

Included With the Tour

  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Premiere Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Professional MotoQuest Guide(s)
  • Support Vehicle
  • Support Vehicle Driver
  • Staff Trained in First Aid with Satellite Phone
  • MotoQuest Swag Bag
  • Photos Taken on the Trip
  • Automatic Enrollment in Global Rescue

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Meals on the Road
  • Gas
  • Alcohol
  • Alternative Tours
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • National Park Entrance Fees