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Riviera Maya Bike Tour

Mexico

from $1,350* per person 8 Days Year-round
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: EcoColors Tours 20 people max
  • Cancun
  • Active & Adventure trips
Cycle the Yucatan Peninsula from the jungle to the Caribbean. Bike through the thatched-roof villages of the contemporary Mayan and explore the 1500 year old shrines and pyramids of their ancestors. This habitat is sheltering birds and here whale sharks can be observed as well as unique fauna of the tropics can be found. Indulge in the peninsula's water wonderland. There are many fresh pools, cenotes (waterholes) along the daily routes and there is the sea whose transparent waters provide big natural aquariums.

On this journey, limited to twenty privileged explorers, you will explore the jungle and visit archaeological sites, hidden in Mexico's second largest national park, the 1.6 million-acre Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. With the help of the explanations by qualified guides you will appreciate the amazing architectural and engineering skills, manifested in the once great Mayan cities: Tulum, Coba and Muyil.

There is time to enrich your cycling with multi-sport activities. Equipment will be provided so you can kayak or snorkel to your own private spot at the Mayan reef, the world's second largest coral reef. Every day, stop and cool down in the crystal clear waters of the cenotes - nature’s perfect swimming pools. These are 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, which is orange marinated pork baked in banana leaves, fresh octopus, chicken & lime soup, authentic Mexican dishes, and the freshest seafood you can imagine.

Above all, enjoy the welcoming smiles of the people of the Yucatan peninsula everywhere you go as they respect guests and are happy to meet you.

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Itinerary

Day 1
  • Participants will arrive at the international airport of Cancun. They will be greeted by a RMBA representative. Guests and any bike baggage will be transferred to Cancun and its resort area. That is half an hour south of the airport. Here, we will have dinner and with an welcome we will be giving an orientation and information on the area's attractions, climate and customs. Also, there will be a briefing on the tour discussing issus such as routes/roads, rules, support facilities, food, lodging & entertainment/diversions.
Day 2
  • Cancún – Isla Mujeres – Cancún. (20 miles)
    Snorkel the Reef. Early breakfast. Enjoy biking to the small port to take a ferry to Isla Mujeres. On Isla Mujeres cycle around the island. We will take a great boat trip to snorkel the second largest reef in the world. After snorkelling, enjoy a delicious lunch buffet. After lunch, we will return to the ferry. In Cancun we will be cycling back to your hotel.
Day 3
  • Tulum – Sian ka’an - Tulum (22 miles) Visit Tulum – kayaking in the wetlands.
    Early breakfast at your hotel. Van transfer to Tulum and visit to the amazing archaeological site which is overlooking the sea and is the only Mayan city that was surrounded by a wall.
    Bike tour from Tulum to Sian Ka’an Biosphere reserve where you will have the chance to kayak in the wetlands and learn about environmental technologies. Also, be astonished by the great view of the reserve from the 50 feet high observation tower. Enjoy lunch inside the reserve. Afterwards, we bike back to your beachfront hotel in the Tulum area. Check in at Los Lirios Hotel. Dinner in the hotel.
Day 4
  • Tulum-Coba (40miles/64km)
    Early breakfast in the hotel. 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, visit Cob's famous archaeological site. Dinner in Club Med. Rest stop at Gran Cenote and Lol Beh Shopping store. Optional night hike to go see crocodiles by the Coba lagoon.
Day 5
  • Coba-Valladolid (38miles/61km) Optional bird watching hike in Coba. Early breakfast. Bike ride from Coba town to Valladolid, a colonial town. On the way pass several Maya villages. Also, enjoy a stop to swim in a Cenote to cool down. Finally, arrival at Valladolid to check in at our hotel, called Meson del marques and situated at the main plaza. In the afternoon city tour to see murals, the museum of Valladolid and the church and to experience the great environment of this colonial city.
Day 6
  • Valladolid-Chichen Itza (38 miles/61km)
    Early breakfast. Bike ride from the colonial city of Valladolid to the most important archaeological site of the Mayan people, Chichen Itza, passing by unique Maya villages and impressive churches. In the afternoon visit the archeological site in Chichen Itzá. Check in at 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 3 pm.
Day 7
  • Xcaret-Puerto Morelos. Breakfast in your own hotel. Pack your bike in your air travel box. Then take your swimming suit and a change of clothes to enjoy a transfer to Xcaret, "ESS-CAR-RET," an "arco-eco" park. This park is famous for its water fun, its educational sections and its entertainment. Highlights are the park's two rivers (one with underground tunnels), the aviary, the butterfly and mushroom farms, the aquarium, the turtle breeding and releasing area and the outdoor entertainment. In between the different activities, have a midmorning or a late afternoon snack on your own at any of the park's various restaurants or snack stands. The evening entertainment is included in the admission and we recommend not missing out on the Mexican Fair that begins at 06:00pm and the fabulous folkloric night show that begins at 07:00 pm and ends at 09:00 pm at the amphitheatre of Xcaret.
Day 8
  • Coffee will be available in the lobby of your hotel as you check out. Transfer of participants (and your own bikes that you might have brought with you) to the Cancun international airport. Departure times are depending on the flights.

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