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My bike is packed and ready to go.

My bike is packed and ready to go.

 

This morning I just started a 6 week journey by bicycle through Mexico. I’m not in a hurry and not out to set any speed records. Exploring Mexico and meeting Mexicans while cycling slowly around the country is my goal.

I just spend a few days in the Mexican town Tapachula. Finding a suitable touring bicycle was my goal. After looking around malls and bicycle shops, I finally found the right place. A tiny little repair shop, where the local bicycle enthusiasts are meeting in Tapachula. After talking a bit to the guys, one of them told me that he had a good second hand Trek mountainbike for sale. I had a look at it and it was in very good condition. The guys at the repair shop spend an hour going through the bike, to make sure it was all ok and then I bought it. Very nice guys at the bicycle repair shop and a very nice guy who sold me the bike. Should you ever be in Tapachula on a bicycle journey, then Unibike is a good place to meet local cyclists. 

Unibike in Tapachula is a great place.

Unibike in Tapachula is a great place.

I have already been to Mexico several times and really like the country. So my journey is not about seeing the biggest sights. It’s more about getting to know a country deeper. And I love cycling as a way to travel. It’s healthy, it’s great mental therapy and it makes me travel at a nice slow pace. Something I am not doing when I work as a tour guide. My job can often be very stressful, so when I am not working, then I try to take it slow. This is why I am slow biking through Mexico this summer.

I love Mexican food.

I love Mexican food.

 

What parts of Mexico will I cycle?

I started my trip this morning in Tapachula in the very south of Mexico. My plan is to bike north up through Chiapas and end up in Puerto Escondido after some days of biking. How many I do not know. I do not want to make any set plans or set any distance for the day. For me it’s important that I can just cycle the amount of kilometers I feel like every day and when I think it’s enough for today, then I will stop and find a hotel. Slow cycling it is this summer.

After slow cycling the coast of Chiapas, I plan to head to Mexico City for a few days. And after that I will cycle around another part of Mexico that I have not decided yet. I will sometimes put my bike on the bus to move from one part of the country to another. I do not just want to cycle one part of Mexico this time. And remember that Mexico is a huge country that you do not just cycle all around in a few weeks.

 

I’m cycling through Mexico in rainy season.

Right now it’s rainy season. That does  not mean that it rains every day though. Mornings are usually dry and hot. The rain tends to arrive at some point in the afternoon, or early evening. Because of that I will try to get the cycling done early in the day. Then I can spend the afternoon and the evening exploring. Maybe in the rain and maybe not in the rain. One good thing about being here in the rainy season is that there are fewer tourists and you do not really need to book accommodation in advance.

So if you happen to be in Mexico this summer and want to meet for a few beers and some tacos, then feel free to drop me a mail. Then we will see if we happen to be in the same part of Mexico. And if not, then you can just follow my trip here on the blog. Right now I am off to get some sleep, so I can get ready to roam the roads of Mexico tomorrow. See you later 🙂

Ready to explore Mexico by bicycle.

Ready to explore Mexico by bicycle.

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2 Comments

  1. Looking forward to following you on this journey

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