The biggest challenge with this route is gasoline. Specifically, the lack of gasoline. There are no Pemex gas stations in the approximately 350 miles between Acuna and Manuel Benavides, beyond the fuel capacity of most motorcycles. Which means you either have to carry extra fuel or find it somewhere along this route.
The re-opening of the border crossing at Boquillas has revitalized that town, making it a reliable (for Mexico) source of gasoline. But it also means a 50 mile detour to get that gasoline.
I’m pleased to report that we found a new source of gasoline in the small village of San Miguel. This was a wonderful discovery since the route passes directly through San Miguel, allowing you to avoid the multi-hour round trip detour to Boquillas if you want.
How do you find gasoline in San Miguel? Just look for this sign on the east side of town.