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North American Epic 9th section

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For cyclist who cannot cycle the whole tour but still want to ride a part of the North American Epic Ride, can ride the 9th section of our Epic Ride. The riders will spin out of Mexico City, towards the Great Pyramid of Cholula Tlachihualtepetl and UNESCO World Heritage site of Monte Alban. The route takes the cyclists through the Guatemalan highlands, past colourfully dressed locals and imposing volcanoes before dipping down to gorgeous, unforgettable Lake Atitlan

Recreational
15 days
1575 km / 979 mi
$ 3,150.-
  • 13 Riding days, 2 rest day.
  • 16 Nights in hotels.
  • Meals:Freshly prepared camp meals, Restaurant meals, Roadside lunches.
  • We do not provide food on rest days (and dinners coming into rest days).
  • Vehicle to carry your bags.
  • Experienced tour leader, Bike mechanic and medic.
  • Prices based on double occupancy at hotels. Solo riders will be paired with another rider of the same sex at no additional charge.
  • There are 10 more sections.
  • Registration fee $150

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Details

Type
Recreational
Duration
15 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Moderate
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
80-100 km / 50-62 mi
Total distance
1575 km / 979 mi
Lodging
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B
Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B
Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Basic hotel, full board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Not included
Dates
06 Nov 2019 - 20 Nov 2019
Start
Mexico City- Mexico
Finish
Lake Atitlan- Guatemala
Airport at start
Mexico City International Airport MEX
Airport at finish
La Aurora International Airport GUA

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 3,150.-
registration fee
$ 150.-

Itinerary

Aztec Aventura

The riders will spin out of Mexico City, cycling southeast across the plains towards the Great Pyramid of Cholula Tlachihualtepetl. From there they head south through the high Tehuacan Valley, home to over 200 species of cacti, many of them endangered. Throughout the ride, volcanoes line the horizon. Soon the cyclists approach Oaxaca, one of Mexico’s most fascinating cities – a vibrant mix of markets, artisans, cuisines and colonial architecture.

After a rest day touring the UNESCO World Heritage site of Monte Alban, sacred to the indigenous Zapotec peoples, the riders will pedal southeast down off the high plateau, enjoying a 20km downhill stretch just outside San Dionisio Ocotepec and eventually reaching sea level and the coast near the Laguna Superior, part of a system of lagoons running east towards the Guatemalan border.

From the small agricultural town of San Pedro Tapanatepec, the route turns away from the water and begins the steady climb up over the state border and into the green-clad hills of Chiapas. The riders will pedal through the rainforest and past the town of Ocozocoautla de Espinosa, famous for its Carnival based on pre-Hispanic local traditions. The final day of this stretch features a beautiful climb up onto the Central Highlands and into the captivating city of San Cristobal de las Casas.

After learning about the famous Zapatista uprising in 1994, the riders will head out towards Guatemala. Once across the border the route takes the cyclists through the Guatemalan highlands, past colourfully dressed locals and imposing volcanoes before dipping down to gorgeous, unforgettable Lake Atitlan and a the end of this beautiful section

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