2016 Ruta Maya Finish Line Moves to Caye Caulker
The 2015 Ruta Maya cycling expedition was a huge success. The 34 cyclists who took part in this incredible adventure were thrilled. Canadian Charles Feaver wrote “Good group, good leadership, good drivers. interesting route; lots of mountain country, some amazing country & spectacular views, very much off the beaten track, some great rest day places. This is a great ride in the hills of Central America. Enjoy the ride through traditional rural villages and farms in the mountains. Friendly people.”
German rider Juergen Willrodt thought that “It was a really tough ride with lots of climbing and lots of dirt road but you are rewarded with an incredible experience and stunning views of 5 different countries, beautiful places on the rest days and a a nice group of other riders.”
Nice reviews, certainly, but here at TDA Global Cycling we are always looking at ways to improve our expeditions. The two previous Ruta Maya tours both ended in Belize City, a city that despite being beautifully situated on the Caribbean, is somewhat lacking in charm. After doing a little research we discovered that it was possible for the 2016 Ruta Maya to ride into Belize City and then immediately catch a boat out to the laid-back, car-free island of Caye Caulker. As Lonely Planet puts it “there are no cars, no fumes and no hassles, just white sandy beaches, balmy breezes, fresh seafood, azure waters and a fantastic barrier reef at its doorstep.”
Once there the happy riders will check into the beautiful Island Magic Beach Resort. There they can enjoy some well-earned time off, swimming in the ocean or pool, sitting in the warm sun or sipping on a cold beverage while reliving their exciting ride across Central America.