Bicycle Touring Mexico

Mexican Bicycle Tour

Mexico Bicycle Tour

Although Bicycle Touring in Mexico wasn’t on my radar, given the circumstance with COVID, my travel options as an American were minimal.

After finishing my Morocco Bicycle Tour, I was eager to get back on the road. I couldn’t wait to start my next cycling adventure. Once I heard Mexico was again open for tourists, I began to give it serious consideration.

Having already had the Coronavirus and knowing I could no longer contract or spread the disease, at least for a few months. So in the middle of a global pandemic, I decided to go for it. Of course, even with my immunity, I would wear a mask whenever I was in public, continue to social distance, and practice good hygiene.

I bought my ticket to Playa Del Carmen, and in August 2020, I was off on my Mexico Bicycle Touring Adventure.

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The two-lane road to Chichen Itza was extremely overgrown. The jungle had completely taken over the shoulder. Every time I heard a car or truck approaching from behind, I had to pull off to the side of the road and let them pass.

The heat was also a major issue. Mid-day, I had to pull to the side and sit under a tree. Again, I was suffering from heat exhaustion.

I was eventually able to continue but decided to stop for the night in the colonial city of Valladolid.

Bicycle Touring Mexico

Once back in Playa Del Carmen, I decided to take the ferry to Cozumel and bicycle tour around the island.

I was off to an early start. Even though the ferry was crowded, it was mostly locals. When I arrived in Cozumel, it looked like a ghost town. I later found out; the typically popular tourist destination usually hosts thirty-nine cruise ships a week. Due to COVID, they haven’t had one visit in 5-months.

Shortly after arriving, I started my counter-clockwise circumnavigation of Cozumel, and the small town of tourist shops, bars, and restaurants quickly faded away.

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