BMW’s The Great Getaway Motorcycle Tour, Day 1 - 2022

Ride through Costa Rica with us during Day 1 of the BMW Motorcycle The Great Getaway Tour.

We participate in BMW Motorrad’s The Great Getaway R 18 cruiser motorcycle tour in Costa Rica.Hermann Köpf

BMW Motorrad has entered the motorcycle touring and travel segment with the introduction of The Great Getaway Tour. This all-inclusive seven-day tour crisscrosses the Central American country of Costa Rica on BMW’s R 18 cruiser.

Sandwiched between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, this isthmus nation has become a popular destination thanks to mild tropical weather, carefree vibes, and scenery featuring everything from volcanoes to monkeys. Costa Rica’s Elephant Moto, a local motorcycle rental and tour company, plays host to the tour. Representatives of the motorcycle media experienced it in a condensed four-day format (normally eight days), which we recorded in daily vlogs.

Day 1 began from San José (arrival city and the capital) to Playa Herradura. It’s a 94-mile trip that takes you away from the urban hecticness of the city toward the cool blue water of the Pacific Ocean. We also made a couple of sightseeing stops and got a taste of Costa Rican culture. But enough preamble; watch the video and stay tuned for the next three episodes later this week.