Puerto Vallarta Cycling Experience

CYCLING PUERTO VALLARTA AND BUCERIAS

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March 1, 2015/in Country CycleRoad Cycling /

I had the chance to get away on a warm holiday this past January.  We stayed in Bucerias Mexico.  It was the perfect destination because I could both relax with my family and experience some amazing road rides.  I found a tour and bike rental outfit called Bici Bucerias.  They hooked me up with a bike and gave me personal tours of the roads in the area.  Once familiar with the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ of road riding in rural Mexico, I set off on my own.  The highways are without a proper shoulder but found the drivers to be courteous and willing to share the road.  I didn’t experience any ‘close calls.’  Overall the highways are in very good shape.  The scenery is stunning.

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Puerto Vallarta Bike Shops and Puerto Vallarta Bike Rentals

Are you travelling to Puerto Vallarta and want to keep your riding fitness? Check out our Puerto Vallarta Bike Tours and Bike Rentals HERE

Road Bike Tours and Bike Rentals in Puerto Vallarta

 Specialized Allez Road Bike Rentals in Puerto Vallarta Mexico - Bici Bucerias

Specialized Allez Road Bike Rentals in Puerto Vallarta Mexico - Bici Bucerias

HOLA MEXICO! An Active Vacationers Paradise

Where do I go for a winter vacation? 

Challenge your expectations with an active Mexican Vacation at maraVilla Nayarit in Bucerias

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Mexico? Montezuma’s revenge? Pushy timeshare salesmen? An all-inclusive bonanza of burritos, Tequila cocktails and sunburn?

Maybe it’s time to discover a whole different side of Mexico – the side that’s perfect for the active adventure-seeker.

After three years of pursuing our vacation rental and cycling tour business in Bucerias and Puerto Vallarta Mexico, we’ve seen a big shift in who’s vacationing here. More and more, it’s “active” vacationers who’ve discovered there’s far more to Mexico than meets the eye. Opportunities for adventure – and some of the best cycling you’ll ever experience – abound here!

If you find yourself in Puerto Vallarta, Bucerias, Punta Mita or Sayulita, join us for a road ride complete with bike and guide. If you’re looking something more all-encompassing, here are four vacation ideas to immerse you in a side of Mexico you never expected!  For more details, visit www.BiciBucerias.com

Four Active Vacation Ideas CLICK HERE

Where do I vacation in Puerto Vallarta?

Where do I go for a winter vacation? 

Challenge your expectations with an active Mexican Vacation

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Mexico? Montezuma’s revenge? Pushy timeshare salesmen? An all-inclusive bonanza of burritos, Tequila cocktails and sunburn?

Maybe it’s time to discover a whole different side of Mexico – the side that’s perfect for the active adventure-seeker.

After three years of pursuing our vacation rental and cycling tour business in Bucerias and Puerto Vallarta Mexico, we’ve seen a big shift in who’s vacationing here. More and more, it’s “active” vacationers who’ve discovered there’s far more to Mexico than meets the eye. Opportunities for adventure – and some of the best cycling you’ll ever experience – abound here!

If you find yourself in Puerto Vallarta, Bucerias, Punta Mita or Sayulita, join us for a road ride complete with bike and guide. If you’re looking something more all-encompassing, here are four vacation ideas to immerse you in a side of Mexico you never expected!  For more details, visit www.BiciBucerias.com

Four Active Vacation Ideas Puerto Vallarta Mexico

 

Gran Fondo Riviera Nayarit 2016 & Time Trial Dec 3-4, 2016

The Gran Fondo Riviera Nayarit and Time Trial is the perfect way to cap off your 2016 cycling season - a fondo weekend in paradise!

The new route for 2016 has over 1800 meters of elevation gain. The 15.2 km time trial circuit, while short, will put you to the test. For more details visit: GranFondoNayarit.com

 

Mexican Yoga & Cycling Retreat! Soul Ride Nov 19-26, 2016

Absorb the ocean breeze and mountain air of Nayarit, Mexico during a week long retreat combining adventurous road cycling tours and recharging yoga practice

Hosted by Randelle Lusk and Bici Bucerias, this retreat is open to all levels and ability for both yoga and cycling. Visit: BiciBucerias.com

 

Puerto Vallarta and Bucerias Weekly Cycling Tour 2016/2017

From the start of November until mid April, we run regular weeklong cycling tours. Our tours include accommodations, airport transfers, breakfast, five amazing

guided rides and more. Looking to come to the Gran Fondo? Join our pre fondo tour from Nov 26 to December 5, 2016 to fully prepare for the big event. Visit: BiciBucerias.com

 

Riviera Nayarit ( Nuevo Vallarta) Half Marathon Nov 19, 2016

Just when the snow is starting to fly, you can get away from it all and do one of the most popular and well organized half-marathons in Mexico. Visit: BiciBucerias.com

Where to stay in Bucerias Mexico?

Whether you choose the traditional charm of Victoria Villas with its large shared pool, comfortable loungers and covered palapa or the new and more contemporary maraVilla Bucerias, you will enjoy all the comforts we have to offer.  Our developments are more than just vacation properties – they are immersed in the local neighbourhoods. All of our locations are within a block to the awesome Bucerias beach, coffee shops, restaurants, local shops and the Art District.  Come see and feel the magic!

Where do I Rent a Bike in Puerto Vallarta?

Are you looking to rent a road bike, FAT BIKE or cruiser while you are in Puerto Vallarta? Bici Bucerias is your go to tour operator. We specialize in bike rentals and tours throughout Puerto Vallarta. Contact us HERE

Gran Fondo Riviera Nayarit Mexico 2016 #GFRN2016

Road Cycling in Mexico - A Gran Fondo in Paradise 

Our second annual Gran Fondo is approaching and will take place on December 4th. As a special surprise, we will soon be releasing details of a new Individual Time Trial and Team Time Trial to take place the day before on December 3rd. 

The Velo Bike Time Trial course will have incredible views and challenging roads. There will be an Individual Time Trial (ITT) and a Team Time Trial (TTT) category to choose from. The course is a 15.2 km loop that starts and finishes in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. This challenging loop has a total elevation gain of 189 meters. It will be especially challenging for those who opt to do the 4 up TTT as it will require teams to stay together over several up and down sections along the coast as well as a final climb and descent back to La Cruz. 

 PUERTO VALLARTA GRAN FONDO RIVIERA NAYARIT TIME TRIAL COURSE

PUERTO VALLARTA GRAN FONDO RIVIERA NAYARIT TIME TRIAL COURSE

Bici Bucerias Puerto Vallarta KOM Competition

In addition to the time trial, we will be offering prizes to the top climbers during the Gran Fondo. Sponsored by Bici Bucerias Puerto Vallarta, male and female riders in the Gran Fondo distance will received points for reaching the top of the initial climb on each and every lap. Points will be awarded as follows:

  • 10 Points - First 
  • 5 Points - Second 
  • 3 Points - Third 
  • 1 Point - Forth

Prizes - Top male and female rider

  • Bici Bucerias Puerto Vallarta KOM Jersey
  • One week accommodations at Casa Victoria Villas in Bucerias

MaraVilla p/b Bici Bucerias KOM (Segment) Competition 

Sponsored by MaraVilla, a spectacular new vacation rental property in Bucerias, all competitors in both the Gran Fondo and Medio Fondo will be eligible for two KOM awards. Riders must record their own ride rides and upload to STRAVA. We will be awarding prizes for any competitor who takes away the existing KOM records on two climbs (segments) during the actual event. Both segments are named "MaraVilla p/b Bici Bucerias KOM". They are the north and southbound climbs leading to and out of Sayulita. Riders will have until NOON following the day of the event to upload their data to STRAVA. 

Prizes - Available for each segment

  • Bici Bucerias KOM Jersey*
  • One week accommodations at MaraVilla in Bucerias*

For more details visit the website at www.GranFondoNayarit.com

ROAD BIKE RENTALS BUCERIAS

ROAD BIKE RENTALS PUERTO VALLARTA

BUCERIAS CYCLING TOURS AND VACATIONS

PUERTO VALLARTA CYCLING TOURS AND VACATIONS

VRBO BUCERIAS Vacation Rental by Owner at maraVilla

EPIC Puerto Vallarta Cycling Tour with Bici Bucerias

Bici Bucerias Epic Climbing Challenge

La Bufa - Beyond Epic Puerto Vallarta Cycling Tour

The Start

I have always wanted to ride La Bufa which is a climb in of itself out of San Sebastian del Oeste in Jalisco Mexico.  The elevation chart really puts things in perspective. We started just north of Guayabitos. The first 5 km is on nice pavement and is basically a gentle steady climb to Alta Vista. From there, we crossed over 20 km of gnarly cobble including some sharp 12 - 18% gradients to zap the legs.

Gravel Cycling and River Crossings

Now that we were good and warmed up, we crossed the Ameca river and road several km of gravel before entering the cobble streets of Las Palmas. From Las Palmas, it is a steady 28 km climb to La Estancia. It is easy to put too much effort in this part of the ride. We road smart and we rolled steady.

Climbing to San Sebastian del Oeste

The climb to San Sebastian starts in La Estancia. While this is not a long climb, there are around 3 km of double digit paved grades to deal with before you finish with a leg busting final section completely made up of Mexican Cobble.

The Climb to La Bufa

Words really do not describe what you are to expect on the climb to La Bufa. Now, if you showed up on a mountain bike with some low gearing, you could eventually spin yourself to the top. We electected to do the entire ride on cross bikes. The best gearing we had was a 39 on the front and a 32 on the back. While this would be ok on 12 - 15% paved grades, try mashing that gear ration on 25% sections of cobble! My goodness... there were times we just could not peddle and had to walk the bikes to a more gentle section of 18%!

Conquering La Bufa

I have to admit, the last few km I found myself actually being angry at this climb - It was so demoralizing. That being said, once we reached the summit, there was such an amazing sense of accomplishment. This is definitely one of the toughest non-racing rides I have ever done. I will be back! 

Puerto Vallarta Cycling Tours with Bici Bucerias

Video of our ride to La Bufa

ROAD BIKE RENTALS PUERTO VALLARTA

FAT BIKE RENTALS PUERTO VALLARTA

PUERTO VALLARTA CYCLING TOURS 

Bici Bucerias Puerto Vallarta & The Tour de Bowness 2016

Bici Bucerias Hill Climb - Tour de Bowness 2016

We were honoured to be a part of the 2016 Tour de Bowness this year. While we were originally to have sponsored the KOM and QOM competition for the hill climb at the Canada Olympic Park, the drastic weather caused the event to be cancelled shortly after the CAT 5 competitors finished. 

 Bici Bucerias Puerto Vallarta Hill Climb - Tour de Bowness 2016

Bici Bucerias Puerto Vallarta Hill Climb - Tour de Bowness 2016

 Tour de Bowness CAT 1/2 CRIT

Tour de Bowness CAT 1/2 CRIT

Tour de Bowness 2016 - CRIT - Sunday Aug 1

Bici Bucerias KOM Moves to the CRIT!

All was not lost. As I woke up at 6:00 am Sunday morning, the sun was shining and it was looking to be a perfect day for a bike race. Since we the KOM competition was canceled the day before, we decided to move our prizes to the CRIT. The winner of the CAT 1/2/3 women and the CAT 1/2 men won a week at the amazing maraVilla in Bucerias, a weekly bike rental, gran fondo #GFRN2016 entry and the KOM jersey and shorts sponsored by Bici Bucerias Puerto Vallarta. A big congrats to Meghan Lemiski and Amiel Flett-Brown for taking the big wins.  

In addition, all the other category winners received a Gran Fondo Jersey & entry, $250 credit toward a stay at maraVilla as well as a discounted bike rental with Bici Bucerias. Congratulations to all of our winners! Here are the results of the CRIT

 CAT 1/2/3 Women - Tour de Bowness - Kailee Boyle - Bici Bucerias Puerto Vallarta

CAT 1/2/3 Women - Tour de Bowness - Kailee Boyle - Bici Bucerias Puerto Vallarta

 CAT 3 CRIT PODIUM - Tour de Bowness 2016 - Bici Bucerias Puerto Vallarta Cycling Tours

CAT 3 CRIT PODIUM - Tour de Bowness 2016 - Bici Bucerias Puerto Vallarta Cycling Tours

 Getting ready to roll! Women CAT 1/2/3 CRIT

Getting ready to roll! Women CAT 1/2/3 CRIT

 CAT 3 CRIT - Tour de Bowness 2016 - Bici Bucerias Puerto Vallarta Cycling Tours & Bike Rentals

CAT 3 CRIT - Tour de Bowness 2016 - Bici Bucerias Puerto Vallarta Cycling Tours & Bike Rentals

Puerto Vallarta Cycling Tours with Bici Bucerias

 Puerto Vallarta Cycling Tours with Bici Bucerias

Puerto Vallarta Cycling Tours with Bici Bucerias

Puerto Vallarta Bike Rentals with Bici Bucerias

 Puerto Vallarta Bike Rentals with Bici Bucerias - Specialized Allez Comp

Puerto Vallarta Bike Rentals with Bici Bucerias - Specialized Allez Comp

Puerto Vallarta Bike Shop - Specialized Puerto Vallarta / Bici Bucerias

 Visit the Specialized Puerto Vallarta Bike Shop to book your Puerto Vallarta Bike Tour

Visit the Specialized Puerto Vallarta Bike Shop to book your Puerto Vallarta Bike Tour

Bici Bucerias Impact Magazine Profile

Puerto Vallarta Cycling Tours and Bike Rentals

Here is a great article on our adventure in Mexico. Click Here to read! 

Puerto Vallarta Cycling Tours with Bici Bucerias

 Puerto Vallarta Bike Tour - El Tuito

Puerto Vallarta Bike Tour - El Tuito

 Puerto Vallarta Bike Rentals - Specialized Allez Comp

Puerto Vallarta Bike Rentals - Specialized Allez Comp

 Puerto Vallarta Bike Tours - Riding the cobble of el Tuito

Puerto Vallarta Bike Tours - Riding the cobble of el Tuito

Road Cycling in Puerto Vallarta

Awesome Road Cycling Tour to El Tuito

Wow... who would have thought that right outside the city of Puerto Vallarta that there is such amazing riding? If you like to climb, we have a ride for you! If you don't consider yourself a pure climber but you are relatively fit, this is the perfect profile. We start off with a nice 16 km rolling ride along the coast. Once we pass Boca de Tomatlan, we head up into the jungle from sea level to around 750 meters. This is a steady but gentle climb. At the top, you move into another eco system and will be surrounded by a beautiful pine forest (pinos). Below is a video of some of what to expect!