Cycling in Chiapas.

Cycling in Chiapas.

I just spent the past 8 days cycling from Tapachula and Salina Cruz. Here are a few photos and stories from the trip. And some info for those who might be cycling this way in the future.

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Fantastic breakfast in a small Chiapas restaurant.

Fantastic breakfast in a small Chiapas restaurant.

Yesterday morning I stopped by a little roadside restaurant in southern Chiapas to have breakfast and that turned out to be a real treat. Both from a food perspective and a human perspective.

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My bike is packed and ready to go slow cycling.

My bike is packed and ready to go slow cycling.

 

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.

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Mexican food rocks.

Mexican food rocks.

I have been to 75 countries during my travels. I am quite happy with the food in pretty much all countries. A few countries really stick out when it comes to having fantastic food though. These are my 3 favourites.

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Cycling mexican pilgrim

Cycling mexican pilgrims.

“If you are going by bicycle to Puerto Escondido today then you will meet many fellow cyclists”, says the receptionist at my hotel. I’m a little surprised to hear that comment as I have so far only met a handful of cyclists when cycling from Mexico City to Oaxaca. The mountain road from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido is not a very used road from what I understand.

I soon learned that there is an annual pilgrimage to the small mountain town of Juquila . These days most of the Mexican pilgrims do that 2×200 kilometer trip by bicycle.

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