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If you're looking for a mountain bike and surf adventure with fresh sights and epic experiences, then there is no better destination than the scenic mountain trails and the panoramic surf spots on our western Mexico bike and surf tour. Our Mexico bike journey begins in Mascota, a historic mining town in the Sierra Madre mountain range, and winds its way through remote villages linked together by single track trails through lush pine and oak forests. After exhilarating rides, we take a well-deserved plunge into the crystal-clear waters of the Pacific Ocean for world class surf lessons at our National Geographic recognized top 10 surf school. And when you're not on your bike or board, our local guides give you unique access to a region of Mexico rarely explored by tourists, allowing you to experience life in picturesque Mexican villages while staying in charming and traditional accommodations.
In Mascota, we leap off the beaten path of tourists and immerse ourselves in an area that still largely shuts down for mid-day siestas (which you may need after some incredible rides!). Historically, Mascota was connected to surrounding towns by a network of single track trails, meant for horses, donkeys, carts, and travelling villagers. We bike these same trails, exploring five different colonial mining villages, challenging ourselves with strenuous ascents only to be rewarded with exhilarating, technical downhills. Most times, we’ll enjoy these amazing rides all to ourselves, sharing them occasionally with only local cattle ranchers and farmers.
Sayulita, an eclectic fishing village, is built along a curved, white-sand bay that's dotted with colorful fishing boats & palm trees. This charming town also retains a traditional Mexican atmosphere (think dirt roads, donkeys, beach stalls & festivals) but offers an array of opportunities to shop or hang out in beachfront restaurants and cafes. More importantly, it also happens to be home to excellent beginner & early intermediate surf breaks, making it the ideal place to hone your surfing skills whether at Sayulita Beach or one of our local surf guide’s “secret” spots.
INSTRUCTION - MEXICO BIKING & SURFING
Our Mexico Bike & Surf Trip is ideal for advanced beginner and intermediate mountain bikers who wish to develop their all-round riding skills, and for novice to intermediate surfers. If you're new to these sports, our experienced instructors will teach you the basics of each sport and will provide you with the foundation you need to try them on your own upon returning home. If you have some experience in mountain biking or surfing, our instructors will provide you with tips and advice so you can take your performance to the next level.
ITINERARY - EXPLORE MEXICO BY BIKE & BEACH
DAY 1: Arrive and Transfer to Mascota Pick-up from Puerto Vallarta Airport. Transfer to Mascota. Welcome dinner. Stay in a boutique hotel.
DAY 2: Mexico Bike Tour Begins Warm-up ride in Mascota, then ride single track and practice skills. Cool off in Mascota Dam and ride back to town. Stay in a boutique hotel.
DAY 3: Bike Mexico's Thrilling Single Track Epic day of riding thrilling single track trails that connect historic mining towns. Stay in a boutique hotel.
DAY 4: Bike Mexico's "La Favorita" Trail & Transfer to Beach Challenging and satisfying bike ride. Lunch in Mascota, then transfer to Sayulita Beach. Stay in relaxing and charming surf hotel.
DAY 5: Surfing & Relaxing Morning surf lesson. Afternoon free to relax, explore or try additional water sports like SUP or kayaking. Stay in relaxing and charming surf hotel.
DAY 6: Bike Sayulita & Surf One last day of Mexico bike riding. Afternoon surf session at secluded La Lancha. Delicious farewell dinner. Stay in relaxing and charming surf hotel.
DAY 7: Our Mexico Bike & Surf Tour Ends We'll drop you off at Puerto Vallarta Airport for your flight home.
Our Mexico Bike & Surf Trip is ideal for advanced beginner and intermediate mountain bikers who wish to develop their all-around riding skills, and for novice to intermediate surfers. It’s the perfect way to explore the real Mexico by bike and beach, with expert local guides.
Spectacular and diverse scenery: mountain towns, forest & beaches.
Excellent single track rides in the unspoiled Mexican Sierra’s mountain towns.
Expert biking instruction and guiding from a local with close community ties.
Surf coaching team rated top 10 by National Geographic.
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Paul (USA): I really like the way Steve in the office emailed me almost every day up until the start of my trip to gather all the information he needed to ensure I had a great time on the trip. It felt very inviting and it made me exciting about going with Access.