“To study and open new tracks, traveling the globe wherever the wind leads us ... To be on the road, exploring and trying to exceed our limits ... Share the world as we discover it ... That's what thrills us!”

Gauthier Deschamps, founder

MONO 500 SPIRIT

Lovers of great outdoors, travelling and discovering the globe is part of your life, you are looking for roads out of the beaten tracks and immersion in ancestral cultures… Mono 500 will accompany you on exclusive rides with the legendary Royal Enfield or by 4WD.

This initiative is the result of 10 years of experiences around the world in the motorized expedition’s activity. Since 2011, our agency is focused on developing quality tours for bikers and travelers in small groups on the South American continent.

At MONO 500, you will find a committed team of professionals who are able to provide you with tailor-made solutions and itineraries.We create unique experiences matching every of your requirements : roadmap, timing, rythm of travel, group size, choice of vehicles, accommodations, mechanical support and logistics.
Our ultimate goal is to bring you beyond your expectations while being in your comfort zone. Take time to contemplate natural beauties and landscapes but also to share unique moments and smiles with those crossing our path.

Our values are dedicated to an unforgettable riding experience!

THE CONCEPT

Exclusive itineraries

As every kilometer matters, every single path is selected to deliver the most beautiful, intense and exotic places in the country. Every roads have been tested and carefully chosen, that is why our leitmotif is: quality, rather than quantity.

A Human experience

Travelling in small groups in order to allow and share a better experience. The limited size of our groups helps to get to know your travelling companions faster, to develop new friendships and to have a better access to local people.

A team of specialists

All our team members are skilled and experienced professionals with a genuine passion for their field of work.

Legendary vehicles

Made for wild exploration, the Mono 500’s fleet arouses curiosity and encourages the best encounters on the road. Atypical vehicles and mechanical challenges are integral part of our adventures.

Safety as a priority

We travel with trained staff and reliable materials on environments that we control at selected periods. No sport challenge or competition spirit has its place on such trips.

Charming accommodations

Get another idea of comfort, prefer charm over luxury. From the hacienda in Argentina (Ranch) to eco-lodges nestled in the amazonian jungle (Ecuador), accommodations are selected for their authenticity, character and cultural interest.

3 OPTIONS TO JOIN US

PRIVATE RIDE

Create a unique adventure that meets all your requirements: itinerary, duration, period, group size, types of accommodation and logistics… Our agency will advice and accompany you from the first phone call until your arrival.

RIDES AT FIXED DATES

Mono 500 optimizes some rides with selected departure dates and conditions for participation. This is often the best option for individual travelers looking for a great human experience.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Be on the lookout ! Mono 500 is constantly working on unique expeditions with new destinations. These special events are offered in priority to our regular travelers as places are limited.

THE ENGINE WORKSHOP

The Royal Enfield Classic 500cc

With its retro look, its distinctive engine drone, its ease of handling and legendary robustness, Royal Enfield was able to pass through periods and fashions since its creation at the beginning of the last century.This single cylinder of 500cc is the only bike still assembled by hand, which gives it authenticity without equal and a character of legend. Light, handy and suitable for every kind of roads, the beautiful Royal Enfield is undoubtedly our best ally for surveying the altitude tracks and small steep paths.

EXPLORE

4X4 Toyota

For your safety, and to ensure a successful trip accross the Altiplano’s highlands and down the Calchaquies valleys, Mono500 puts at your disposal a range of sturdy and comfortable  4WD vehicles. Vehicles are equipped with powerful engines from 180 to 210 HP. Mono500 favours 4WD pickup vehicles to drive accross gravel roads and increase its storage capacity. All vehicles at your disposal are less than 3 years old and are maintained in the agency’s workshop.

EXPLORE

THE TEAM

GAUTHIER DESCHAMPS
Co-founder

For more than 10 years this passionate autodidact spends most of his time on the roads of the whole world. Organization of expeditions and atypical motorcycle travel expert, Gauthier draws trip itineraries, tests them and guide travelers on all fronts. When he’s not on his bike, Gauthier oversees the teams on the ground and coordinates the various development projects.

CHLOÉ ALONZO
Co-founder

Her professionalism and her attention to details allow her to prepare the tours with enthusiasm and confidence. One foot at office, the other one on the road, Chloe puts her field experience and her organizational skills to passengers’ service, for travel planning and groups support.

YVES DU PARC
Director Associate in Ecuador

Fascinated by old mechanics and by adventures, this entrepreneur is living since more than 11 years abroad where he produces and guides journeys with motorcycle with or without side-car. In 2015 he launched naturally the Mono 500 agency in Ecuador located in Guayaquil. He divides his time between the road and the agency, where he organizes and guides motorcycle tours throughout the year.

SIMON COURRIER
Head mecanic and tour guide in Argentina

He is a passionated motorcycles rider with more than 10 years of experience as a professional mecanic across the world. He escorts bikers groups on the most beautiful roads in the argentinian north-west region. His deep knowledge of the country, his good mood combined with his capacity for adaptation make him the perfect travelling mate. Based in Salta, he is also our engine workshop manager and is in charge of the maintenance of our motorcycles fleet.

CIRA DU PARC
Coordinator in Ecuador
From Ecuador, Cira shares her unconditional love for her country, its culture, and traditions. She is an essential support for the well being of our motorcycle tours in Ecuador. She manage the logistic of our tours and she’s keen to welcome you in our beach front lodge.
JULIEN COMPAIN
Coordinator and tour guide in Argentina

After a decade exploring the four corners of the world, Julien comes to widen our team in order to unite his logistics skills with his passion for travels and for the Royal Enfield. Experienced biker, he is your first contact touch to set up and organise your itinerary. Then he welcomes you in Salta before to take you explore and ride the most beautiful off-road tracks of the region.

Nico BERRUEZO
Mechanic and tour guide in Argentine

Nico is a native from Salta, keen on vintage mechanics, he has always worked on motorcycles, cars and trucks. He shares with us his expertise about the chassis part and welding. Since 10 years he dedicates himself to the old British motorcycles (Norton, Triumph, Royal Enfield). He is a great technical support to take bikers on the high roads of the Andean Mountains.

JUSTINE COLLON
Bookings and production coordinator

She fall in love with the north-west area since 2 years ago, Justine has adopted the argentinian rhythm of live. Based in our Salta agency, she manages on a daily-basis all the hotel bookings and coordinates with all our service providers. She is permanently in touch with the field, our workshop and all the team members in order to ensure the perfect coordination and organisation of your trip.

Walter ZELAYA
Mechanic in Argentina

Walter alias Poppy, has already 20 years experience of mechanics in his hands. He accompanies the motorcycles and 4WD expeditions in Argentina. Specialist in engine tuning and electricity, since his first road trip he has never let down a motorcycle on the side of the road. Based in our engine shop in Salta, he maintains and improves the reliability of Mono 500’s fleet.

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