Oaxaca Cycling Excursion

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Days: 7

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The Oaxaca Cycling Excursion provides you with the adventure to explore the amazing culture, cuisine, and landscapes of this spectacular area.

Oaxaca Cycling Excursion AdventureExperience a bike tour like never before. The Oaxaca Cycling Excursion will not only provide you with great routes to bike, but will give you the opportunity to explore the amazing culture, cuisine, and beauty of this spectacular area. Mix adventure with culture; embark on this cycling journey through the wonderful towns, cities, and forests of Oaxaca.

 

 

Highlights

Teotitlan del Valle – Visit the hub for the world-famous, traditional, woven, wool blankets and rugs of the state of Oaxaca

Llano Grande – Travel to a picturesque village of only 120 people

Lachatao – Explore an ancient town which features a XVI century church built by the Spanish Dominican priests

Oaxaca City –  Immerse yourself in the fascinating mixture of Colonial Spanish influence and indigenous cultures found in Oaxaca

Monte Alban -Discover this ruin site built by the Zapotecans after they moved into the Oaxacan valleys around 500 BC

Dates & Prices

Prices

Because this itinerary will be custom tailored to your liking, please inquire for pricing.

Dates

This trip can be customized for a private journey all year round.
Important: This is a sample itinerary. At the time of quoting with a Journey Mexico specialist, there may be changes due to product updates, route accessibility, and seasonal changes.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival to Oaxaca
Welcome to Oaxaca City, you will be greeted upon arrival at the airport and privately transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of your day exploring this beautiful colonial city. Its cobblestone streets will lead you past a multitude of historical buildings built in the XVI century, incredible museums, world-renown art galleries and regal cathedrals. Or head to the local market for a taste of Oaxaca’s arts, crafts, folklore and delicious cheese. If you are lucky, your trip could coincide with one of the many, amazing cultural events that take place here.

Day 2

Bike Ride – Teotitlan del Valle
This morning meet in the hotel lobby for breakfast and discuss your travel itinerary before heading to Teotitlán del Valle, the hub for the world-famous, traditional, woven, wool blankets and rugs of the state of Oaxaca. For generations, the locals have dedicated their lives to weaving rugs with 100% natural fibers and colors. The natural dyes used to color the fibers are a blend of fresh fruits, minerals, and cochinilla, an insect that produces a bright red tincture when crushed. After a couple of hours in Teotitlán, the van will take you up a winding dirt road to the town of Benito Juarez. Here we will unload bikes, have a quick snack and head out on our first mountain bike ride. Lots of single track and super enjoyable downhills on rolling terrain will take us to Latuvi, a small town deep in the Sierras.For lunch, a local family will prepare an authentic Oaxacan meals and serve it in the humble, comfort of their own home. There are two options for the remainder of the day: you may ride back to Benito Juarez on a variety of fire roads and single tracks, or the van will be available to drive you back.  Overnight accommodations are at Benito Juarez  Turis-Yu’u lodge which provides huts and rooms with bunk beds and shared bathrooms. These huts are the only lodging in the area. Río y Montaña always books accommodations here to support the sustainable development of the community as well as the ethics of their programs and efforts. Bike ride details: 13 miles/20 km, 80% technical single track and downhill, 20% dirt roads, elevation is 8,200 ft/2,500 m.

Day 3

Bike Ride – Llano Grande
Today, your adventure begins with some uphill pedaling before a long, downhill single track: a spectacular challenge for any level rider. After some amazing riding in the forests, lunch will await you in a prairie filled with meadow flowers where relaxing is a must in this dreamlike setting. After lunch, another hour and a half of riding will bring you to Llano Grande, a picturesque village of only 120 people. Three simple, wood cabins will be our home for the next two nights. These cabañas feature shared accommodations, restrooms and hot water showers.  Bike ride details: 14 miles/22 km, semi–technical downhill and single track, elevation is 8,200 ft/2,500 m to 10,200 ft/3,200 m.

Day 4

Bike Ride – Llano Grando
After a typical breakfast at the local comedor, hop on your bike and head for the surrounding slopes and valleys. An uphill ride will take us to some amazing rock formations and through pristine alpine forests. Yet another great downhill will lead us to Carrizal, where you will enjoy tostadas and tlacoyos in another Oaxacan family home. Following, its back to Llano Grande. Bike ride details: 19 miles/30 km ride, 50 % uphill and rolling terrain, mostly single track,  elevation is 8,200 ft/2,500 m.

Day 5

Bike Ride – Lachato
Today starts with a sweet downhill run as we drop almost 4,000 feet to a lower altitude. The route, mostly single track and some fire roads, will lead all the way to the town of Lachatao. Lachatao is an ancient town which features a XVI century church built by the Spanish Dominican priests. After a light refreshment, load the bikes on the truck and head to a nearby, very typical restaurant for lunch. After lunch, drive back to Oaxaca City. Bike ride details: 25 miles/40 km ride, 80% downhill, single track and dirt roads, elevation is: 8,200 ft/2,500 m to 4,600 ft/1,400 m)

Day 6

Monte Alban
After breakfast in the hotel, we will head off to the spectacular ruins of Monte Alban. In the afternoon you will be free to explore the museums, plazas, markets and art galleries of Oaxaca City.

Day 7

Departure from Oaxaca

Testimonials

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Oaxaca Weavers

Teotitlan del Valle

Cycling Excursion

Cycling Excursion

Monte Alban Ruins

Making Crafts

Market

Teatro Juarez

Weaving in Oaxaca
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Oaxaca Cycling Excursion
Oaxaca Lake Cycling Excursion
Oaxaca Culture Monte Alban
Oaxaca Family Crafts Culture
Culture Oaxaca Market Lady
Oaxaca Teatro Juarez
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