MEXICO BIKE TOURS - BIKING THE ROUTE of monastaries
The Convent Route leads through Morelos and Puebla, the most important historic regions of Mexico. The area, where the first convents were founded in colonial times, lies between 1600 and 2000 meters above sea level. Since it belongs to the moderate climate zones it offers the perfect conditions for a bicycle ride. The 4-day long tour starts in Tepoztlán, 60 km south of Mexico City and ends near Puebla in Cholula.
The tour will lead you through wonderful landscapes with a beautiful view of Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl, both more than 5000 meters high and over quiet country streets, through fields and meadows. Mextrotter will provide you with comfortable allround bikes.
This cycling tour in Mexico is the perfect program before a group tour, a rental car trip or a bus tour.
Day 1. Transfer from Mexico City (airport or hotel, if you are already in Mexico) to Tepoztlán. If you have time, we recommend an Aztec sauna (Temazcal) to relax (optional).
At night, you will meet your bicycle guide in your hotel to discuss the tour.
Hotel Posada Tepoztlán (4****/Boutique).
Day 2. Breakfast at the market of Tepoztlán. Today's you go from Tepoztlán to the convent towns of Yautepec and Oaxtepec. The final destination is Cocoyoc, one of the oldest hacienda's from colonial times. It was founded as a sugar cane hacienda, and today it is the enchanting location of a hotel where you will spend the night!
Hotel Hacienda Cocoyoc (4****)
Day 3. Today you will visit Augustinian convents. First you will go to Atlatlahuacan and from there to Yecapixtla, a place well known in Mexico, thanks to a beef speciality called "Cecina". After a refreshment, you will continue to Ocuituco, and further to Tetela del Volcán. Tonight's accommodation is a little more basic; if you wish you can sleep in a tent, including romantic campfire.
Posada Suiza (2**) or night in a tent
Day 4. Hueyapan lies already in the state of Puebla. From there you will continue to the little town of Tecuanipa and to the impressive convent in Tochimilco. Afterwards you will visit the church of Atlixco and you will marvel at its detailed decoration. Tonight you will again sleep in a very nice Boutique Hotel:
Hotel Boutique Antigua Alquería (4****)
Day 5. The last day you will go on a bicycle ride from Atlixco to Cholula, on the outskirts of Puebla. There you will visit the largest pyramid of the country, on top of which the Spanish built a church. If you don't wish to spend the night in Cholula, you can be brought back to Puebla or Mexico City
with 2 participants, per person... 950,00 USD
with 4 participants, per person... 695,00 USD
with 6 participants, per person... 595,00 USD