“In the Fall of 1841, John Lloyd Stephens left his home in Brooklyn, New York and sailed to the Yucatán port of Merida in Mexico. The Yucatán, which sits like a thumb apart from the main body of Mexico, was rumored to be home to an astonishing civilization that had disappeared into the jungle. Circling the Yucatán, just as we plan to do, only in our case on comfortable hybrid bikes (included) and on paved roads, Stephens discovered the lost civilization of the Maya. On par with the pyramids of Egypt, Yucatán sites like Chichen Itza are stunning to see and experience and visiting by bike allows us to arrive early before the tourists.
Part of the disbelief at the time that the Yucatán could be home to a massive lost civilization was the fact that the Yucatán has no rivers — but the truth is the Yucatán has no above ground rivers — and Stephens and his team discovered that wherever they found large ruins they also found ‘cenotes’, underground pools and rivers. Fortunately, our guides know where many of these cenotes are so pack your swimsuit on the bike!
Cycling, world class Mayan remains, cenotes swimming, beautiful beaches along the coast — come join us from Nov 28th to Dec 11th for what will be a remarkable cycling journey.”
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