Biking Puerto Vallarta

Wed. Oct/25th/2017.

For A Better You

Not only is Puerto Vallarta one of the Mexican coast's most walkable cities, with many of the area's popular points of interest located within the heart of town, its array of natural scenery along with a year-round supply of beautiful weather also gives the area a strong biking culture as well. Human-powered vehicles dominate landmark public spaces like the Malecon waterfront entertainment complex, and the variable terrain of the region also offers a thrilling challenge for experienced cyclists.


For A Better You - Health The Puerto Vallarta area offers an incredible range of unique sites best experienced by bike, and long-term visitors can discover more of the city they plan to call home by taking advantage of an Eco-Tour of this diverse locale. Riders mount full-suspension professional grade mountain bikes and take to the charming streets off the well-worn tourist path on the shores of town.

The rides are offered at difficulty levels from casual touring through the city's residential areas to adventurous exploring in the rolling hills of the Sierra Madre, leading cyclists through the area's smaller villages south of Puerto Vallarta proper and the open fields, rushing creeks, and back roads known to locals as some of the most picturesque promenades on the Banderas Bay.

As part of this amazing tour of the area, riders will pass refreshing waterfalls and swimming holes tucked deep into the jungle, where they can cool off with a rejuvenating dip in the brisk waters. Riders will also be offered the chance to stop and enjoy local foods along the way, and some tours even offer an opportunity to explore the process of producing tequila at a facility outside nearby Mismaloya.

Fat Tire Bike Art Tour

For A Better You - Diet Puerto Vallarta has a deep appreciation for the visual arts as well as a love for cycling, and the two meet in a one of a kind experience as part of the city's fat tire bike tour. These specially built bikes are designed to deliver a smooth, leisurely ride on the cobblestone streets of the citys most historic neighborhoods, inviting guests to discover the area's extensive collection of murals and street art in the open air freedom of a seaside bike ride. The tour also includes refreshments and snacks to help power riders through this vibrant excursion through the streets.

Litibu Singletrack Trails

For A Better You - Weather About an hour north of downtown Puerto Vallarta lie the trails of Litibu, far removed from the area's bright lights and big city buzz. This pristine nature untouched by modern development makes it an appealing destination for veteran mountain bike riders, featuring modified dirt roads and horse trails that give experienced cyclists a challenging ride and unbeatable scenery on the Banderas Bay.

The preferred pathway of the area takes cyclists up the steep Monkey Mountain trail, demanding a high level of physical fitness from its riders but rewarding them at the summit with stunning 360 views of the surrounding landscape at the summit. The trail also includes a highly technical and adrenaline pumping downhill descent into the nearby surf town of Sayulita, and so this advanced trail should only be attempted by longtime mountain biking enthusiasts.

Cyclist culture is strong in the Puerto Vallarta area thanks to the extraordinary selection of scenery, range of bikeworthy pathways and ideal weather for two-wheel cruising practically year round. The area is also home to a number of bike rental services and cyclist shops, and so the opportunities to independently explore the city by bike are nearly limitless!

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