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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

17 days
1620 km / 1007 mi
$ 0.-
  • Mayan culture
  • Oaxaca's cuisine
  • Day of Dead celebrations
  • Lake Atitlan amidst the volcanoes
  • There are 10 more sections. Deposit $170.- pp



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
1620 km / 1007 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
Basic hotel, full board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Not included
12 Nov 2025 - 26 Nov 2025
Tour price not available yet
Mexico City- Mexico
Antigua -Guatemala
Airport at start
Mexico City International Airport MEX
Airport at finish
La Aurora International Airport GUA

Prices *Please note the prices are subject to change depending availability*

Price per person / please note the prices are subject to change depending availability
The tour price per person
$ 0.-


Included / Not included

Mayan Adventure

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. Then arrive at the gorgeous colonial town of Antigua and the end of this beautiful section.

* 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.
14 Riding days, 2 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


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