Lately, the government encourages cycling, especially in big cities like Mexico City. In parts of this city there are cycling lanes and people are riding their bicycles.
Most cities in Mexico are not yet made bike friendly, but in the villages where there is not a lot of traffic people often use the bike. In Oaxaca, foreigners cycle in the downtown area but it can be dangerous and you need to have an adventurous spirit to go cycling there! Every Friday a bike tour is organized in Oaxaca. Some streets in the centre get blocked for traffic and for one hour a parade of people are cycling through downtown.
Cycling in Mexico is very nice because the nature is very beautiful. You can see mountains, fields of cactus and other enormous trees! You can go outside the city and visit small villages where there’s not so much traffic and it’s easy to go from one village to another. You can also cycle through the mountains. As I´m from Holland, I miss my bicycle, especially because I used it every day. This is why here in my free time, I go cycling outside the city. We go from one village to another. It’s nice to see everything, specially the people and how they live. People are very friendly here in Mexico. They are often curious where you´re from and like to have a small talk. Sometimes they invite you in their house and offer you food!
In Oaxaca we offer different cycle routes. We have several day tours. In one of our day tours, you cycle from village to village, you visit old zapotec ruins, you see people working on their fields, and you have a lunch with a local family. It´s a combination of a little adventure and culture. On the other hand we offer tours that are more advanced, for example, we offer a two day tour through the mountains or a 4 day tour to cycle from the city to the coast. For every person we organize a unique bike experience!
(Cycling through the mountains of Oaxaca, pictured.)cling in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico