How to choose a motorcycle tour – MotoBirds classification

Jan 21, 2023

Are you trying to choose a motorcycle tour that will meet all of your expectations and provide a balance of driving and relaxation? At MotoBirds, we understand that your free time is valuable, and we want to make sure you have the best possible experience on our expeditions. With a variety of tour options available, it can be overwhelming to decide which one is right for you. That’s why we’ve carefully divided our motorcycle tours in three different categories to cater to a variety of interests and skill levels, ensuring that you find the perfect tour to suit your needs and dreams. Keep reading to learn more about how MotoBirds can help you choose the ultimate motorcycle adventure – that is right for you!



At MotoBirds, we prioritize rider satisfaction above all else. That’s why we’ve carefully designed our tour offerings to cater to a variety of interests and skill levels. To ensure that riders who come with us find the perfect tour for them, we’ve introduced a detailed classification system. Each tour is first evaluated based on its difficulty, which we rate on a scale of 1 to 10. This rating helps riders determine if a given tour is suitable for their skill level and type of riding they wish for. 

In addition to the difficulty level, we’ve also considered the diverse expectations of riders, when it comes to the nature of the tour. That’s why we offer three categories of tours, which correspond with the level of difficulty but also take into account factors like the amount of riding time, time spent off the motorcycle, and the luxury level of the accommodation offered. We aim to provide something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a more relaxed ride with enough time off the bike to enjoy a restful vacation, or a more hardcore off-road adventure. 



Mixed groups



Gravel Heroes




Gravel Heroines

Difficulty Level

1 – 3

4 – 7

8 – 10



Difficulty level from 1 to 3. Tours in this category are suitable for all rider levels, ranging from beginner (level 1) to more advanced (level 3). These tours offer a balance of on-bike and off-bike activities, with shorter, leisurely rides through beautiful regions. In addition to the scenic routes, we prioritize comfort and luxury by staying at hand-picked high-class hotels and resorts that are not available on our other tour itineraries. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or new to the sport, these tours offer an enjoyable, exclusive and relaxing experience for all. Those tours are for riders wanting a very comfortable vacation, with some great motorcycling on tarmac roads, but with an extra touch of comfort and luxury


Central America & Asia

Motocyklisci na Kostaryce z MotoBirds
Sunset in Costa Rica
Przejazd motocyklem przez rzeke na Kostaryce
Przejazd motocyklem przez rzeke na Kostaryce


The “Explorer” tours (mixed groups and Women-Only)

The ‘Explorer’ tours are designed for experienced riders, with a difficulty level ranging from 4 to 7. These tours take you off the beaten path and into the heart of a region or country, with a mix of paved and unpaved roads. Along the way, you’ll face riding challenges and may encounter temporary discomfort due to climate, distance, and road conditions. Accommodation is provided in lodges, comfortable pensions, or boutique hotels (3-star or equivalent). These mixed group and Women-Only tours offer a true exploration and adventure for those who are ready to take on the challenge.



Motocyklisci na Kostaryce z MotoBirds
Motocyklisci na Kostaryce z MotoBirds
Przejazd motocyklem przez rzeke na Kostaryce
Przejazd motocyklem przez rzeke na Kostaryce


The “Gravel Heroes/Heroines” expeditions (mixed group and Women-Only)

Our ‘Gravel Heroes/Heroines’ expeditions are for experienced riders seeking exceptional off-road adventures – with a difficulty level ranging from 8 to 10. These are our most demanding rides, with a combination of challenges such as long distances, high altitudes, harsh climates, rugged track conditions, and remote locations. These mixed group and Women-Only tours are for those who are looking to check an epic ride off their bucket list and don’t mind getting dirty in the process. While we don’t offer hard-enduro bootcamps, these expeditions will test your endurance, effort, skill and require teamwork. Accommodation is a combination of comfortable guest houses, 3-star hotels, with a few nights in basic accommodations if no other options are available and camping. These tours are too challenging to undertake on your own and offer a true adventure, even for the most experienced riders.


Africa & Asia

motocyklistka jadąca motocyklem przez świat
Żyrafy w Tanzanii podczas wyprawy motocyklowej po Tanzanii
Motorcycle tour in the Himalayas

As you browse our tour catalog, you may notice that not all trips are available in all three categories. Don’t stop just here, as you try to choose your motorcycle tour! This is because there may be logistical limitations in certain countries. If you see that a tour is fully booked, don’t give up just yet! It’s always worth reaching out to us in case of any last-minute cancellations. Keep an eye out for any available spots and don’t miss out on the opportunity to join us on an unforgettable adventure! Keep reading to see how understanding the difficulty level also helps you choose a motorcycle tour which is right for you!

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From 1 to 2:

These tours are accessible to all riders, including new riders. They are perfect for riders of all skill levels, including beginners! The entire route is on paved roads, so no special riding endurance or skills are required. No need to worry about rough terrain or challenging off-road conditions.

From 3 to 4:

These tours are suitable for riders of all skill levels, with some basic experience. Most of the route is paved, but there may be short sections on well-maintained gravel roads. The riding days are longer than in our previous category, with some days covering distances over 250 km. Get ready for some longer rides through beautiful landscapes, winding roads and a memorable adventure!

From 5 to 6:

These tours are perfect for riders with experience tackling longer days in the saddle, with ideally some previous gravel riding experience. Most of the route is paved, but there may be some longer sections on variably maintained gravel roads. The riding days are typically over 200 km, with some days reaching over 350 km. In some cases, climate and altitude can also play a role in the difficulty of the tour. If you’re not using a rented bike organized by Motobirds, be sure to choose your tires carefully and be prepared for local driving customs that may differ from what you’re used to back home! Get ready for an unforgettable journey!

From 7 to 8:

Are you ready for an epic off-road adventure? These tours are not for the faint of heart. Most of the route is unpaved, with long stretches of deep sand, possible challenging river crossings, and also technical sections. Some of the tracks we follow may not be maintained. Climate and altitude can also play a role in the difficulty of the tour. On some riding days, you’ll cover over 400 km, so a good riding endurance level and off-road experience are a must. If you’re not using a rented bike organized by MotoBirds, make sure to choose your tires carefully and be prepared for local driving customs that may differ from what you’re used to back home. Get ready for an exciting and challenging adventure that might push you out of your comfort zone.

From 9 to 10:

These expeditions are our most demanding tours, with long distances and most of the route on unpaved terrain. You may encounter all kinds of riding conditions and the added challenge of high altitude and harsh climates. Some riding days will be over 450 km or 8 hours, so a good experience in various terrains and conditions is essential. These trips are not designed for big trail bikes, so be prepared to take on the challenge with the right gear. Don’t forget that local driving customs may also be different from what you’re used to back home. Pack your motocross boots, body armor and join us!

We hope that the combination of our tour categories and difficulty levels will help you make better decisions and choose the expedition that is right for you. If that’s not enough, we’re just a few clicks or a call away from all your questions!

Looking for the ultimate motorcycle adventure, struggling to understand how to choose a motorcycle tour? Look no further! Our tours offer a range of difficulty levels and categories to choose from, ensuring you find the perfect ride. A ride that will always keep you at the center of your very own adventure. But don’t just take our word for it – if you have any questions or need help choosing the perfect motorcycle adventure, just give us a call or send us an email (you’ll find contact details here).

We’re always happy to help you plan the most exciting and memorable motorcycle vacation!

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