International
 Continental Divide Adventure Route
Adventure Motorcycle or Overland Jeep, you pick the adventure
Mexico, USA, Canada, 8875 miles (14,282 km)
About the International Continental Divide Adventure Route
This all new route for 2018 was designed for adventure minded explorers seeking to discover the best and most remote areas of North America.  The route is custom designed for both adventure motorcycles and Overland style 4x4s. The route objective is to follow the Continental Divide as closely as possible and to cross the Divide as many times as reasonable.  The route is split into 3 sections, one for each of the three countries that it traverses: Mexico, USA and Canada.  You will find that each country has a very rich and different adventure and personality, sometimes very scenic, sometimes very remote, sometimes challenging and always spectacular.
This adventure qualifies for the "ride of your life" bucket list.

About the Continental Divide (You should understand this, it's fun)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_divide#/media/File:NorthAmerica-WaterDivides.png
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Sidebar FAQ:  So why is this route great?
A: Well really, the International CDR is really the line down the top of the mountains that defines the split in the nations. That's Great!

Original Continental Divide Route or International Continental Divide Adventure Route
The Original Continental Divide is also a great adventure route. It is based loosely on the mountain bike route for the Divide. The route sections for bicycles only were modified to accommodate motorized vehicles.  The route has become quite popular with Adventure Motorcyclists. This route however minimized the number of times it crossed the mountain peaks and sought to be efficient so that bicycle riders could ride it in one season.  If you are interested in this Original or Classic route you can find information here: Original Continental Divide Route

Route Options (You Choose)
This adventure can be done all at once or in any part you like.  It can be tackled by spending each evening in a hotel or one can camp remotely along the trail.  This adventure belongs to you and it's up to you. You can make it great.
The main route in shown as a bold Blue line.  There are often both easier choices and harder choices. The Green lines are paved or easy options and Red lines are the hardest, more challenging options.
Support vehicles should follow the Green Options.

Canada Section
The route length is 2,783 miles
Recommended as a 15 day adventure
Best done in summer or early fall
Route ends in Tuktoyaktuk on the Arctic Ocean

USA Section
The route length is 3,082 miles
Recommended as a 15 day adventure
Best done in summer or fall
Crosses the Divide 67 times

Mexico Section
The route length is 3,010 miles
Recommended as a 16 day adventure
Best done in spring, fall or winter
Route ends at the Guatemala border


Self Guided Adventure
The International Continental Divide Adventure Route is designed to be a self-guided adventure.This route can be navigated entirely by GPS. As GPS units have become both more powerful and easier to use, it has enabled anyone to be able to easily find their way along the trail.  For many, this allows them to just experience the trail without the burden of getting lost.  Offered below you will find custom GPS cards for your Garmin GPS units and daily printed maps along with hotel choices and gasoline stations.

Buy the GPS Card and Rider Maps:  
You can order a microSD Card for your Garmin GPS and a complete set of maps.  The maps include large 11x17 daily section maps and quick reference cards for your Jeep or motorcycle tank bag. These maps are designed in combination with the microSD card and match the information in your GPS.  

Canada Section
Canada Section
The route length is 2,783 miles
Recommended as a 15 day adventure
Best done in summer or early fall
Route ends in Tuktoyaktuk on the Arctic Ocean

ICDR CAN Choice (Scroll Down Menu)



USA Section
USA Section
The route length is 3,082 miles
Recommended as a 15 day adventure
Best done in summer or fall
Crosses the Divide 67 times

ICDR USA Choice (Scroll Down Menu)



Mexico Section
Mexico Section
The route length is 3,010 miles
Recommended as a 16 day adventure
Best done in spring, fall or winter
Route ends at the Guatemala Border

ICDR MEX Choice (Scroll Down Menu)



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Notes:  I suggest you plan and order early.  Normally I ship within a week.  But sometimes I run out and it can take me several weeks to get new cards and maps.  And sometimes I am out riding and building new adventures so that can be hard too. I list the Option for 2 SD cards because many riders like to carry a backup card or a cheap backup gps in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

View and study the ride maps
OK since many of you like to study more detail about the ride, below are the ride maps.
I put these ride maps on the web page because I know a few of you love looking at the ride detail and dreaming about the ride.  At first glance these maps do not look so impressive, but they are way cool.  If you start zooming in, you can see the ride in incredible detail.  I have spent a ton of hours sorting through the details of the ride for each day, so for those of you that enjoy this sort of thing, well enjoy!
Legend:
Yellow Line is the Continental Divide Watershed Line 
The Blue lines are MAIN ICDR routes
The Red lines are Harder option routes
The Green lines are Easy options and the best route for support vehicles
The Black lines are the out and back viewpoints

International Continental Divide Ride


Status of this ride 2018
This is not a fully proven ride. Riders are encouraged to report any deviations or issues with the routes.  Some parts are untested and left to the adventurer to figure alternate solutions if necessary. You are encouraged to report any errors or issues so that following revisions may be continually improved.

Instant GPS Download:
Want to download the Complete set of Tracklogs and Waypoints.  Maybe you want to edit them and download them to your gps yourself?  Below you can get an instant download in either Universal (GPX) format or Garmin Basecamp and Mapsource (GDB) format. These are high resolution tracklogs and Waypoints for all section of the adventure ride and its options.
(This option is not recommended if you have not worked with tracklogs before, tracklogs do not work in all gps units and often must be modified to fit your gps.  We cannot offer any tech support for your gps unit. We recommend you buy the Micro SD card) 

Note: After you complete your payment, Select "Return to Merchant" Button to be directed to the download link.


ICDR Canada Complete GDB ($38.00)

ICDR Canada Complete GPX ($38.00)



ICDR USA Complete GDB ($38.00)

ICDR USA Complete GPX ($38.00)




ICDR Mexico Complete GDB ($38.00)

ICDR Mexico Complete GPX ($38.00)



How does the ride navigation work?
This is a self-led GPS ride; all riding is on your own.  You are responsible for your own riding.  You are given a GPS map file and instructions on how to use your Garmin GPS unit. You are responsible for your own adventure and yourself. 
 (see my ride Navigation Video) 

How do we make the GPS stuff so easy?
We develop very high quality ride maps custom for our ride. They come from much of what I and others have ridden.  I take the best from all the rides and make new ones. 

Caution in Mexico:  
Mexico has some of the best riding and spectacular sections of this adventure.  However the political situation can change and some sections can become unsafe.  It is advised that you study the local conditions before proceeding.