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Bike Ride

 Mayan backroads Bike Tour

mayan culture & punta laguna nature reserve

This is a magical tour that takes you into the forests, cenotes, and cornfields of the Mayan villages of Yucatan. You will meet authentic 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 and culture, who lead us through the jungle searching for wildlife and teach us about medicinal plants and 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 and 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. We hike through the jungle on the lookout for monkeys in Punta Laguna, paddle a canoe, zip-line and swim in the wonderful waters of the lake. You will enjoy a delicious home-cooked organic meal made from home-grown ingredients, all the while connecting with the natural world and the people who live in harmony with it.

This is an active and 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, and culture.

Itinerary

  • 7.30 - 8.00 am Pick up hotel

  • Bike empty roads & forest trails.

  • Jungle wildlife hike.

  • Traditional Mayan communities.

  • The Punta Laguna nature reserve (home of the spider monkey).

  • Tropical lake canoeing.

  • Zip-line

  • Delicious home made food.

  • 5:00 p.m: Drop off at hotel

Days we operate

  • Tuesday & Saturday

Included

  • Multi-language professional guide

  • Punta Laguna Nature Reserve

  • Cenote Esmeralda

  • Mayan family gardens & home

  • Organic Farm to Table Lunch

  • Quality Mountain Bike & Helmet

  • All Entry Fees & Equipment

  • Transportation in air-conditioned Van

  • Refreshments, Water & Snacks

Notes

  • The distance on bike 20 km.  / 12 miles.

  • Easy biking terrain but you must be comfortable cycling.

"Enjoy the landscapes of rural Yucatan and the hospitality of the Maya &

contribute to the conservation of a fascinating natural world & native culture."

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