The 4 Best Summer Bike Rides In Riviera Maya

Rolling through paradise

You will fall in love with these places

 

One of the things I love the most is riding my bike, that feeling of freedom that I get when I’m cycling it’s unbeatable; the wind in my face, there is nothing that distracts me and my only worry is admiring the road. That’s why every time I travel, I try to visit places where I can go with my own bike or at least rent one as soon as I get there. Quintana Roo is by far a beautiful choice for this, and I can swear that these four places were made for bicycle lovers

Holbox 

One of my favorite destinations in Quintana Roo. This small island is just a few hours away from Cancun, and it’s perfect for those who love bike rides: no cars, no traffic, only sand roads that will take you directly to one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen.

 

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Photo by: dronepicr

 

Most of the hotels have bicycle rental service, renting one can cost you from 2 USD an hour to $15 USD per day. An excellent choice for those who wish to get to know the island at their own pace and discover the hidden treasures of this tropical place. 

 

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Photo by: Ann-Dabney

Coba

One of the highlights of my visit to this archaeological site was riding around the jungle and exploring the road: watching beautiful butterflies of different shapes and colors, listening to cicadas sing while I was heading to the highest pyramid of the Yucatan Peninsula. 

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Photo by: karagdur

 

Lucky for me, the tour I chose already included the bike, so I could move around at my own pace through all the ancient Maya city. There are also places inside Coba where you can rent a bike for $9 USD an hour.

 

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Isla Mujeres

Discovering this place in a bicycle was quiet an adventure! I was amazed by the surroundings, the colorful houses, and the happy people living in this paradise. While I was heading to the south of the island I could watch the different shades of green and blue in the ocean and at the same time feel the fresh breeze of the sea in my face.

 

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Photo by: annasombor

 

When I visited Isla Mujeres I took my own bike on the ferry, but there are tons of choices where you can rent a bicycle from $15 USD an hour or $40 USD all day, either way, it’s completely worth it!

 

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Photo by: MexicoDesconocido

 

Boca Paila

One of the places I love the most for disconnecting from everything and getting in touch with nature. To enjoy Boca Paila with a bike it’s necessary to rent one in Tulum or to bring your own. It’s located approximately one hour away from Tulum, inside the Sian Ka’an biosphere.

 

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Foto por: YucatanProductions

Once you get there, you’ll realize why I love this place. It’s like a huge natural marine where you can enjoy bird watching while you’re peacefully sitting by the dock between the Caribbean Sea and the Muyil lagoon. It’s simply a dream!

 

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Photo by: TulumBikeRides

 

Don’t forget that we are in the Caribbean, and the sun is our best friend, I suggest you wear a hat, sunglasses, biodegradable sunscreen and always staying hydrated.

Have you visited any of this places on a bike? 

Take a look at other amazing places in Mexico, read: A Journey through the Yucatan Peninsula