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North American Epic 8th section



For cyclist who cannot cycle the whole tour but still want to ride a part of the North American Epic Ride, can ride the 8th section of our Epic Ride. From Mazatlan to Mexico City.

17 days
1270 km / 789 mi
$ 4,050.-
  • Puerto Vallarta
  • Lake Chapala
  • World Heritage towns of Guanajuato & San Miguel
  • Mexico City
  • There are 10 more sections.

    Deposit $170.- pp.

    Full vaccination with an approved COVID-19 vaccine is required for participation on this tour.



17 days
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Daily distance
80-100 km / 50-62 mi
Total distance
1270 km / 789 mi
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B
Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B
Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Camping, full board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Not included
22 Oct 2022 - 06 Nov 2022
Mazatlan- Mexico
Mexico City- Mexico
Airport at start
La Paz International Airport LAP
Airport at finish
Mexico City International Airport MEX


Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 4,050.-


Included / Not included


The next section of our trans-continental odyssey on two wheels begins in the Sinaloa state port of Mazatlan, which is famous for its Aquarium, and Pacific Ocean beaches. Enjoy lagosta al ajo (garlic lobster) washed down with Corona and Tequila during a day off.

The next 5 days feature several Unesco World Heritage sites before we head back to beautiful Puerto Vallarta. We then bid adios to palm grove playas and freshly caught fruta del mar and begin our ascent into the Sierra Mascota and the Mexican plateau.

Next, we pass through the Sierra Verde and central valleys of Jalisco state. We begin the final stretch of the tour by cycling along the shores of the Laguna de Chapala where Canadian and USA expats winter. After a breakfast of huevos rancheros in Ocotlán we follow secondary roads towards the colonial towns of Guanajuato state, which include the heritage sites of old Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende.

The historic monument zone of Queretaro city is worth a visit, before we cycle triumphantly as a Convoy de los Conquistadores y Cyclistas into Mexico City.

* This is a general itinerary. Tour itineraries are subject to change based on the group, available accommodations and other unforeseen circumstances such as the weather, local conditions, government intervention, that may affect the quality of the trip and/or safety of the participants. Please view this itinerary as an outline as to what to expect on this tour.

Level: intermediate

Some long and tough days with shorter less challenging days mixed in. Environment (sometimes including wind and heat) and terrain (including some significant climbing) are more of a factor. Some unexpected challenges may creep in from time to time.

Prices based on double occupancy at hotels. Solo riders will be paired with another rider of the same sex at no additional charge.
13 Riding days, 3 rest day.


17 Nights in hotels
Most dinners
Most breakfasts
All roadside lunches
Experienced chef
Vehicle to carry your bags
GPS tracks & route notes
Experienced tour leader
Sweep rider
Bike mechanic
Tour jersey
Pre-tour information bulletins

Not included:

Flights and transfer to and from the tour
Food on rest days plus dinner on nights before rest days
Gratuity guides

Map & Routes



For this section, we recommend a touring bike with 35-40c
For more information see PDF file below


choosing a bicycle
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