This Mayan Backroads Bike Tour takes you into the forests, cenotes & cornfields of the Mayan villages of Yucatan. A real Mexico Biking Adventure in the jungle!
This Mayan Backroads Bike Tour is a magical tour that takes you into the forests, cenotes & cornfields of the Mayan villages of Yucatan. A real Mexico Biking Adventure in the jungle!
You will meet real sustainable communities that have been living off the land for generations, growing their own food and using the natural resources of the jungle to build their homes.
The setting is the lush forest of Punta Laguna: a jungle wildlife reserve inhabited by abundant fauna of the region: monkeys, deer, coati, birds, reptiles, insects, felines and much more. The jungle is full of life and the sounds of nature lead you into the heart of this vibrant ecosystem.
We meet rural communities who are working to protect their environment & culture, who lead us through the jungle searching for wildlife and teach us about medicinal plants & herbology, native beekeeping and the history of their families. The bikes allow us to move at a natural pace through the green backroads, taking in the landscape & the peace of this rural area.
We will visit a beautifully tended cenote, where you can jump off high ledges or climb down to the refreshing water; hike through the jungle on the lookout for monkeys in Punta Laguna; paddle a canoe, zip-line & swim in the wonderful waters of the lake; enjoy a delicious home cooked organic meal made from home-grown ingredients; all the while connecting with the natural world and a people who live in harmony with it.
This is an active & inspiring means to discover the Mayan world, where you will directly benefit 3 different groups of Mayan families who have turned to eco-tourism to maintain their traditional lifestyle, economy & culture.
TOUR PROGRAM :
7.30 - 8.00 am: Pick up hotel
Embark on your Mayan Backroads Bike Tour through empty roads & forest trails
Jungle wildlife hike
Traditional Mayan communities
The Punta Laguna nature reserve (home of the spider monkey)
Tropical lake canoeing
Delicious home made food
5:00 p.m: Drop off at hotel
WHO IS IT FOR ?
This Mexico biking adventure is an 'off the beaten path' experience
An active bike tour to enjoy nature & Mayan Culture
A true authentic experience
Distance on bike 20 km. /12 miles
Easy biking terrain but you must be comfortable cycling
Rural tourism, ecotourism, responsible tourism
Every Tuesday & Saturday or on demand.
WHAT TO EXPECT ?
Cultural exchange, traditional gastronomy, support of the local economy, exercise, education & more fun than on any other 'tour'.
If you are looking for a unique experience in the Mexican Caribbean, this is it.
TOUR RECOMMENDATIONS :
We recommend that clients bring:
- Comfortable clothes and sport shoes (closed sandals ok)
- Bathing suit, sun glasses, towel, camera, hat
- Sun protection (bio degradable, but preferably clothes to aid with sun protection)
- Insect repellent (eco friendly)
- Some cash
The guides, drivers and waiters appreciate tips for their excellent service.