Category Archives: Nicaragua

1 Border 4 Hours Now for Costa Rica


One thing I hate to drive in is wind and that means a wind farm is never a good sign.

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Gusting to 35mph. I guess it could be a lot worse it could be dark and raining. I really used to dread the border-crossing day, but as Guaterider says expect the worst, but hope for the best.… Read the rest

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Granada and San Juan del Sur Nicaragua



We had a very short ride past Volcano Masaya and on to Granada. We went up the volcano last time we were in Nicaragua and it is really worth it. I love the sign in the parking lot beside the active crater that says “ park facing out…just in case”.… Read the rest

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Matagalpa to Managua Nicaragua

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Leaving Matagalpa we opted for the long way round.

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There is a few km of dirt on the way to San Ramon. This is also a great ride! There is a fairly sketchy 20 km just past Muy Muy, but the rest of the road is good.… Read the rest

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Estali to Matagalpa Nicaragua

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Thanks to some local advice from Salvador who lives in Managua, but is currently riding from Cape Town to Egypt we headed off on the back roads thru the mountains to San Rafael del Norte, Jinotega, and to Matagalpa.

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This is a not to be missed ride.… Read the rest

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Leon & Estali Nicaragua

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Leon Nicaragua is just a short drive away for us since we needed to stop short last night with the dark and poor road conditions.

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We spent a few days there so we checked into a hostel and had a Tona to beat the heat.… Read the rest

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Two Borders One Day


Sadly we had to leave our “home” in Salvador, because Fernandita we have to head south again.

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We left early for the border, but the lure of “the new road” led us off track for an epic ride thru the hills and left us 90 min behind schedule on our dual border day.… Read the rest

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