Do you love a challenge? Do you love to climb? This is the ride for you. This mountainous tour rivals some European climbs and takes you into the Sierra Madre Mountains. You must have an advanced fitness level for this adventure. The tour includes premium bike rental, transportation to/from your hotel in air conditioned comfort, water and snacks. This tour is an 83 kilometer round-trip into the Sierra Madre Mountains that features approximately 3,600 meters of elevation. There are sections with gradients of up to 12 percent (just for fun). This is an advanced level ride and you must be comfortable riding in traffic.
You will be picked up in air conditioned comfort at your hotel or condo, and drive to the ride site. The recommended pick up time is 8am. You will receive all equipment including premium Shimano 105 - 11 speed road bicycle rental, helmet (if required) , plus snacks, hydration, and vehicle support where indicated. Please bring with you - your own clipless pedals, shoes, helmet, water bottles and your favorite cycling snacks. The ride is approximately 83 kilometers in length and the duration is approximately 5 hours - depending upon rider speed and number of stops along the way. This ride is rated as advanced. On this ride you will be doing lots of climbing. First, you will be driven out to the town of Las Palmas which is about 25 kilometers from Puerto Vallarta. Once you reach Las Palmas, the ride begins and you will start climbing to the lookout of La Virgen. You will be riding on a relatively quiet rural country road on good pavement, one lane each way. After the ride, you will head back to your hotel.