Join us on the La Ruta Maya – The Doomsday Ride: a 2300km bicycle expedition from San Jose, Costa Rica to Belize City, Belize. The Mayan calendar predicts that the world will come to an end on December 21, 2012 and what better way to experience that event than from the seat of your bicycle at the historic Mayan Temple at Lamani, Belize just outside the capital city.
Experience the end of history! Discover for yourself the mystery that is the Mayan Calendar. An experience never to be repeated…
On the way cycle through Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala & Belize. Amble through the Mayan ruins at Tikal, Copan & Lamani. Pedal through small villages, colourful markets, the amazing architecture of Granada, Nicaragua’s former capital, rainforests and bustling cities. Gaze up at towering volcanoes – some currently active like Costa Rica’s Volcan Arenal. Laze away on sun-drenched beaches or try your luck at spotting the most beautiful of birds, the Quetzal, Guatemala’s national symbol.
The cycling will be challenging with many gorgeous climbs and, thankfully, an equal number of stunning descents. Our route takes us through misty rainforests, and past smoking volcanoes, roaring waterfalls, crater lakes, hot springs & deserted beaches; largely along little-used back roads, many of these unpaved.
The expedition features 28 cycling days, averaging 90 km each, broken up by 7 rest days for a total of 35 days.
Accommodations are a mix of camping and mid-range hotels.
All riders must pay a US$150 registration fee. This is in addition to the entry fee.
The entry fee is due August 17th for full tour riders or 90 days before the start of a section for sectional riders.
Sectional riders will receive a 10% discount if they do more than 1 section. This does not apply to full tour riders.
Alumni receive a 5% discount.