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post #1 of 17 Old 07-29-2014, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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Any Stromtroopers want a Great Moto Vacation in the Dominican Republic?

Last year the pillion and I went down to the Dominican Republic and did an awesome tour with Motocaribe (MotoCaribe Motorcycle Adventure Tours). They have a fleet of 650 V-Stroms, and the riding and the accommodations were incredible. It’s an absolutely unique and wonderful way to explore the country. We liked it so much we’re going back this January to do a different tour – an 11-day tour of the eastern part of the Island, including a day checking out Carnaval. The tour starts in the mountains, works its way down to the ocean and jungle, and even gets us on a smaller island to do some snorkeling, etc.

Here’s the kicker: Motocaribe will offer Stromtroopers $400 [Edited] off what is already a very affordable vacation. The dates are January 23 to February 2nd, and the costs include everything. They even pick you up and drop you off at the airport!

So, we extend the invite to join us on a great adventure! Here’s the link:

Stromtrooper 11-Day East Carnival Tour *New for 2015!* | MotoCaribe Motorcycle Adventure Tours

Here are some of my photos from our last trip that will give you a sense for how awesome it is:
Singlespeed Photography | Motocaribe's North Coast Tour 2014

The highlights of the trip include:

o Carnival in La Vega!
o Jarabacoa mountains
o Monte Plata
o Bayacanes (beach resort)
o Hato Mayor
o Sabana de la Mar (coolest resort EVER!)
o Los Haitises National Park (boat excursion)
o Punta Cana/Bavaro (beach resort)
o La Romana/Bayahibe (beach resort)
o Altos de Chavon
o Isla Catalina (boat/snorkel/scuba (optional)/beach & buffet excursion)
o Cueva de las Maravillas (caves)
o Juan Dolio (beach resort)
o Approx 900 riding miles

Stromtrooper cost:

o Rider $2895 (regular $3295)
o Pillion: $2195 (regular $2595)
o All-Inclusive except for souvenirs, alcohol & personal items

Also, feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

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post #2 of 17 Old 07-29-2014, 07:32 PM
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Many StromTroopers have been down for the North Coast & SouthWest tours. The East Tour is new for this coming season, and this east Coast Carnival Tour of for V-Strommers.

It's the middle of summer now and everybody is blasting all over their home turf. But you know when it gets cold...and it will...the thought of riding in a warm tropical paradise sounds rather..."I NEED that."

So plan ahead, and let's ride with some fellow Stromtroopers this winter! It's not that far away!

(BTW, it's a $400 Stromtrooper discount. That'll put a big dent in airfare...)

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I've had two fun tours with Robert and Alida. My wife was a van passenger on one of the trips. Recommended. (Took my custom seat along in a duffel bag, and a set of Grip Puppies that I left on the bike.)

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I have ridden the Motocaribe North Tour with Robert and Alida. They are excellent hosts and the DR has some really incredible roads to ride along with some great scenery. The extra day for Carnival is well worth it too!

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It's been a while since I posted this. It's a really great deal and a REALLY nice winter vacation. If you have any questions, post away.

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Sweet deal...looks interesting!

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My 40th bday is next December. I'm looking for epic ride to help start the next 40 years. I'd love to hear more about the trip you took pmk.

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The trip avoids the two big cities and spends minimum time on the high speed highways. Great mountain road riding. Beautiful beaches. Friendly people. Good local chow...not spicy. Good local beer & rum. Best hotels in each small town...remember, this is the third world. The best hotel is perfectly OK, and ain't the Hilton. Robert and Alida are great folks. Flight connection through San Juan didn't work well for another trip member, luggage came the next day. I used trip insurance broker insuremytrip.com to find insurance with high lost luggage coverage and good foreign medical repatriation, and didn't need it. Travel tip--for each flight, put your destination address on your luggage tags, for sample, when you leave home, put the name and the street address of the Jaracaboa hotel. For your return, make new tags with your home address--where ever you want the luggage delivered at that time. If you go, ask Robert if you can bring them anything. Some simple things there are hard to get.

One day on my second trip I was on a two lane country road and about to pass a bus. The driver waved me back. OK, I dropped back. Nothing but potholes for the next several hundred yards. The road got better, the driver waved me forward, I passed the bus and gave him a wave. Riding through the towns become easy, think of the traffic like water flowing down an irregular stream bed. Give a little and take a little. No one has a sense of ownership of their space in the road. It works. I enjoyed my two trips there. This winter?...skiing Whistler twice, Schweitzer (Sand Point, ID), maybe Fernie or Red Mt., Snowbird & Alta, Big Sky, MT, maybe Powder Mt. & Snow Basin, UT...no time for a motorcycle trip.

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talking with my wife about this tomorrow.
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Here is my Photo / Blog recap of our last trip with Robert and Alida.

SUPER fun!

Singlespeed Photography | Motocaribe's North Coast Tour 2014 | Motocaribe 8-Day North Coast Tour Review

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