This tour is limited to twenty privileged explorers who will cycle the Yucatan peninsula from the jungle to the Caribbean. Pedal through the thatched - roof villages of the contemporary Mayan and explore the 1500 year old shrines and pyramids of their ancestors, in a habitat sheltering birds, whale sharks and other fauna unique to the tropics. Indulge in the peninsula's water wonderland-- fresh pools, cenotes/sinkholes, all along the daily routes and the sea whose transparent waters are a living aquarium.
You will penetrate the jungle and view archaeological sites hidden in Mexico's second largest national park, 1.6 million-acre Sian ka'an Biosphere Reserve. With the explanations of qualified guides you will appreciate the amazing architectural and engineering skills manifested in the once great Mayan city states: Tulum, Coba, and Muyil.
Kayak or snorkel in your own private spot in the Mayan reef, the world's second longest coral reef. Day by day, stop and cool off in the crystal clear waters of the cenotes, nature's perfect swimming pools - blue holes in the peninsula's limestone crust fed by springs and underground rivers. Travelers will stay in four star hotels and inns, enjoy delicious Yucatecan cuisine such as orange marinated pork baked in banana leaves, fresh octopus, chicken and lime soup, authentic Mexican dishes, and the freshest seafood imagined.
Everywhere you go, you will be welcomed with smiles from the people of the Yucatan peninsula.
Arrival at Cancun international airport.
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by an RMBA representative then, along with any bike baggage, will be transferred to Cancun. We will have dinner, welcome, orientation to the area's attractions, climate and customs and briefing on the tour about routes/roads, rules, support facilities, food, lodging and entertainment.
Cancun - Isla Mujeres - Cancun. (20 miles)
After early breakfast, we will take a ferry to Isla Mujeres. Once there, we will bike around the island then take another boat trip to snorkel in part of the second largest reef in the world. After snorkeling, we will enjoy a great lunch buffet on site. After lunch, we bike back to take the ferry back to Cancun, then bike back to your hotel.
Tulum - Sian ka'an - Tulum (22 miles)
Early breakfast in your own hotel then travel by van to Tulum and visit this amazing archaeological site which is the only Mayan walled city overlooking the sea.
From Tulum, we will cycle to Sian Ka'an Biosphere reserve where you will have the chance to kayak in the wetlands and learn about environmental technologies. Enjoy the great view of the reserve from the 50 feet high observation tower. Enjoy lunch inside the reserve then bike back to your beachfront hotel in Tulum area.
Check in Los Lirios Hotel. Dinner in the hotel.
Tulum - Coba (40miles/64kms.)
Early breakfast in the hotel then bike ride to Coba. On the way, stop to snorkel in the amazing crystal waters of the Gran Cenote, which is located along today's route. Lunch in a hotel or any of the small restaurants of Coba town on your own, the choice of restaurants will be listed on the day's ride sheet. In the afternoon, we visit famous Coba archaeological site. Dinner in Club Med. Rest Stop in Gran Cenote and Lol Beh Shopping store. Optional night hike to go see crocodiles by the Coba lagoon.
Coba - Valladolid(38miles/61kms.) Optional bird watching hike in Coba. Early breakfast. Bike ride from Coba town to Valladolid colonial town passing several Maya villages on the way. We will also stop in a Cenote where we can cool off before finally arriving to Valladolid to check in our hotel, Meson del marques, situated in the main plaza.
In the afternoon, there will be a city tour to enjoy murals, the museum of Valladolid, the church and the great environment of this colonial city.
Valladolid - Chichen Itza (38 miles/61kms.)
Early breakfast. Bike ride from the colonial city of Valladolid to the most important archeological site of the Maya, Chichen Itza. We will cross unique Mayan villages and impressive churches and, in the afternoon, visit Chichen Itzá archeological site.
Check in Club Med Chichen. Optional light and sound show in Chichen Itza. Rest stop in Kauai Town (20 miles). Guide will be available to explain the archeological site at 15:00.
Xcaret - Puerto Morelos.
Breakfast in your own hotel then pack your bike in your air travel box. Take your swimming suit and a change of clothes and be transported to enjoy the day at Xcaret ("ESS-CAR-RET"), an "arco-eco" park famous for its water fun, its educational sections and its entertainment. Highlights are the park's two rivers, one with passages underground, the aviary, butterfly and mushroom farms, aquarium, turtle breeding and releasing area, and the outdoor entertainment.
In between activities, have a midmorning or a late afternoon snack on your own at any of the park's various restaurants or snack stands. A Mexican Fair will begin at 18:00 and the fabulous folkloric night show of Xcaret will show in the amphitheatre from 19:00 to 21:00.
Check out and transfer to airport.
Coffee will be available in the lobby of your hotel as you check out. Transfer of participants and bikes to the Cancun International Airport.
- Club Verano Beat
- Villas Delfines
- Los Lirios
- Costa del Mar
- Professional bilingual guides
- Transportation by buses and trucks/trailers for special transfer of participants and bikes
- Boat trips and snorkel equipment
- Meals included in description
- Entrance fees to archaeological sites and Xcaret
- Supporting vans, sag wagon during the biking
- Bottled water, sport-drinks, fruit in the support vans and rest stops
- Airport transfers to first hotel and from final hotel
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal expenses
- Optional activity costs
- Lunches for days 1, 2, 4, 5, and 7
- This tour has a 4 passenger minimum and 20 passenger maximum requirement and is subject to cancellation if minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.
- Our professional, bilingual guides can all speak English or Spanish.
- Tours for French, German, Dutch or even Italian languages can be arranged. Please inquire.
- Unused or partially used tour features and components are nonrefundable.
- We recommend bringing sun block, mosquito repellent, a hat, towel, swimsuit, long sleeve cotton shirt, long cotton pants and impermeable jacket.
- Comfortable and weather appropriate clothing recommended.
- There will be no refund for cancellations made 0 to 30 days prior to departure. Unused or partially used tour features and components are nonrefundable.
- Participants must be at least 12 years old.