The full tour will take 35 days, from November 17 to December 21, 2015 including 27 riding days & 8 rest days. The average riding day will be about 95 km in length. It will pass through 5 countries: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala & Belize.
Food Accommodations & Support
La Ruta Maya: The Doomsday Ride Bicycle Expedition includes:
- 3 meals per/day on riding days (except for dinner on the night before a rest day)
- Nutritious lunches on cycling days
- Sweep rider at back of group at all times for security
- Experienced staff including Tour leader, Medic, Bike Mechanic and Tour support as required. Staff includes Spanish speakers.
- Emergency communication systems
- Custom vehicles for transporting luggage and injured/sick/tired cyclists
On all nights we will be staying in mid-range hotels. Built into the entry fee are hotel accommodations in San Jose the night before the start of the tour and in Belize City on the night of the tour’s arrival. For sectional riders the entry fee includes hotel accommodation the night before and the night after your section.
The Freedom to Set your Own Pace
Our tours are designed to enable the participants to be independent and adventurous – with support staff available to provide assistance and advice whenever needed. You get the best of both worlds! On each riding day, small, but challenging situations will test your skills, like navigating your way through towns that you and your riding partners have never heard of. While some riders like to be the first ones to arrive at the hotel, others will cover the daily distances at a more leisurely pace, stopping to revel at beautiful mountain vistas, sample fresh cocnuts in Honduras, purchase souvenirs, or indulge in the local culinary delights at roadside stalls in Guatemala.
On the 8 scheduled rest days, you are free to create your own adventures – whether that means exploring UNESCO World Heritage sites, National Parks, museums, visiting gourmet restaurants, spas and hot springs, or just relaxing and sending mail home from the local internet cafe. You choose the activities that match your interests and your budget.
Short on holidays? – Join us for a few weeks instead
For those of you who have neither the time nor the inclination to cycle 2,700 km, La Ruta Maya: THe Doomsday Ride is also divided into 3 shorter sections, lasting from 10 to 14 days, each with its own character and adventure. Whether it’s the remoteness of Honduras the majestic vistas throughout Costa Rica, the stunning and surreal landscapes of Guatemala, the white sand beaches of Belize or the old colonial towns of Nicaragua that you wish to explore on your bike, this tour offers you all those opportunities to choose from.
A Cycling Tour unlike any other
Why cycle Central America with us?
We created the first ever organized tours across Africa, Asia, Oceania and Europe.
We have run over 30 successful expeditions on five continents.
We have been around for 11 years with an exceptional track record.
We have had participants from over 20 different countries with very high client satisfaction.
We have the best discount policies for returning clients.
Our per day costs when considering all services and amenities are less than any other operator.
We give you the freedom to explore and you ride at your own pace.
We provide staff sweep cyclists equiped with cell and satellite telephones for your security.
We employ highly qualified and experienced staff.
Our expeditions are fully supported with at least two vehicles.
Our tours create an unusual camaraderie and friendship that will last a lifetime.