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Route

Technical Characteristics:

Route Profile: Medium. This area of the country tends to be hilly, and combined with the daily distances, can be challenging. You ride mostly on paved roads.

Distance: 338 km

Travel Season: Departures on request, minimum of four people

Accommodation:

Category: 3* and 4* hotels

Immerse yourself in the state of Oaxaca, one of the most complete tourist destinations of Mexico! This state has it all: beaches, mountains, valleys, pre-Colombian villages and cities. It has a wealth of old traditions and endless folklore. Get familiar with all these old traditions and the local life of Oaxaca by bike! One of the towns you will visit is San Bartolo Coyotepec, the place where the famous Oaxaca black pottery is made. Discover the amazing local way of life by bicycling through the streets of the old towns and villages.

Itineraries

Day 1

Arrival in Oaxaca

Arrival to Oaxaca and depart to your hotel. This wonderful city is located in the center of the central district of the state that is found in the southern part of the country. Oaxaca, the historic home of the Zapotec and Mixtec peoples, contains more speakers of indigenous languages than any other Mexican state.

Day 2

Oaxaca City

Today you have the opportunity to get to know Oaxaca City better and join a city tour. Enjoy the highlights and most impressive buildings of this colonial town.

Day 3

Oaxaca City - Atzompa - Oaxaca City 25 km + 463 m - 464 m

Today we ride from Oaxaca to the archeological site of Monte Albán. Monte Albán is a large pre-Columbian archaeological site in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. The present day state capital Oaxaca City is located approximately nine kilometers east of Monte Albán. Visit the site and then ride towards Atzompa town where you can see the production of green clay handcrafts. After visiting the market and stores ride back to Oaxaca.

Day 4

Oaxaca City – San Bartolo Coyotepec - Oaxaca City 37 km + 140 m - 141 m

Ride to San Antonio Arrazola (town where many wood handcrafts are produced) and amaze yourself at the handmade art products in this town. Afterwards ride to Cuilapan where an impressive church can be seen. Follow your bicycle to Zaachila where an interesting market can be enjoyed. Finally visit the town of San Bartolo Coyotepec where the famous Oaxaca black pottery is produced. After visiting this town cycle back to Oaxaca.

Day 5

Oaxaca City - Mitla 54 km + 495 m - 95 m

Bicycle towards El Tule tree (a huge tree located in the church grounds in the town center of Santa María del Tule), approximately nine kilometers east of the city of Oaxaca on the road to Mitla. Follow your bicycle to Mitla town and check in your hotel. Visit the archeological site which is located in the town of San Pablo Villa de Mitla. It is famous for its pre-Columbian Mesoamerican buildings.

Day 6

Mitla – Xaaga - Mitla 49 km + 1212 m + 1212 m

Bike towards Hierve el Agua petrified waterfalls in the mountains. Enjoy this unique attraction and then follow to Xaaga to see prehistoric murals in the mountains also. Bicycle back to Mitla.

Day 7

Mitla – Cuajimoloyas 48 km + 1985 m - 484 m

Bike towards Cuajimoloyas town in the mountains which is an uphill ride with great scenery. Van support will be available for people who do not want to climb all the way to Cuajimoloyas. On the way, we will stop over in Teotitlan de Valle. Overnight in the cabins in Cuajimoloyas, enjoying the forest.

Day 8

Cuajimoloyas - Oaxaca 41 km + 52 m + 167 m

Bike back to Oaxaca enjoying a great downhill road, great scenery and photo opportunities during today. On your way to Oaxaca you will pass Tlacolula town where we suggest entering the town to enjoy the market where many exciting things are sold. It is just fun and interesting to see. Follow after visiting Tlacolula to Oaxaca on your bicycle.

Day 9

Oaxaca - Ecoturixtlan

Van ride to Ixtlan town. After 17 km there is a long (11 km) and steep climb to La Cumbre. Finally arrive to Ecoturixtlan and enjoy staying in the cabins in the mountains. Today we will be passing by Guelatao town, the place where Benito Juarez was born.

Day 10

Ecoturixtlan 22 km + 573 m - 575 m

Bike to small town of Xiacui and some trout farms to catch your lunch. Enjoy optional activities in Ixtlan such as rappelling, zip line, hiking, etc.

Day 11

Ixtlan - Oaxaca 62 km + 1762 m - 2360 m

Biking back from Ixtlan to Oaxaca, first you will have a downhill but then a steep uphill to then have a downhill again. Van support will be available for those who need it.

Day 12

Oaxaca

Relax and enjoy Oaxaca. In the afternoon, a city tour including a visit to the Santo Domingo church, which is located next to the Santo Domingo Ex-Convent and Cultural Center. The exterior faces a large esplanade planted with row upon row of an unusual desert succulent, around and through which run wide walkways. It is located on the corner of Alcalá and Cinco de Mayo Streets in Oaxaca City. Seat of the Dominican Order in Oaxaca since the 16th century, the Temple and ex -convent of Santo Domingo form a stately and imposing complex of amazing beauty and interest.

Day 13

Departure

Transfer to the airport for flight home

Prices

    Included:

    • 12 nights' accommodation in selected hotels
    • Breakfast
    • Transportation
    • Entrance Fees to sights
    • Bilingual Guide
    • Equipment

    Not Included:

    • Beverages
    • Lunch and Dinner
    • Personal Expenses
    • Tips

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