OK, after much research, reflection and rolling of the dice I'm now pretty solidly looking at Belize for my next bike tour in January/February 2007. I've read some reports online and a female friend went there in January of this year for some cycling of her own. From what I've heard it meets a lot of my requirements.
SO. Have any of you been there? If so, what parts did you visit? Did you camp? I'm also interested in hearing general thoughts about Belize from those who've actually been there. I'm already aware that it's relatively expensive and that the overall value is much less than Mexico, Guatemala, etc. I'm also aware that most roads are not paved. I'll be travelling by mountain bike with camping gear for 3 weeks (possibly 4).
I'm also considering the option of flying into Cancun, cycling around the Yucatan, south to Belize (potentially by bus) and then explore Belize. The areas in Belize/Guatemala that interest me are the area around Caracol, the Hummingbird Highway, the coast from Belize City to the far south where the Mayan villages are, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve, Placencia, Caye Caulker and a few other spots in between including crossing the border into Guatemala to Tikal.
Has anyone cycled from the Belizean border near San Ignacio to Tikal in Guatemala? North of Tikal to Uaxactun?
Thanks for any input from those of you who've been there ...on bikes or otherwise.
I just found this forum site today in hopes of finding info for a Belize tour.
You might want to check out bicycling world.com that shows a tour for Feb '06.I don't know if that's a typo or last years post.I'm continuing to search and will reply with any help.
I'll be watching here,hopefully see you in Belize.
I spent a January in Belize back in 1997 for the military. We stayed around Belize City at a BDF base while building a school in Burrell Boom. I remember it was extremely hot and humid and I'm from Georgia so be prepared for the heat. The water was also a concern so be careful of that. Great people but everyone was trying to sell us dope. Have fun and visit the Belizean Zoo - it was great.
Hi Michelle, I´m presently in Mexico heading from Palenque S to Tikal to Belize, Should be there in 1-2 weeks. Biking with one gal, and a third is going N of Guat into Belize before we meet up again.
If you want to meet up, email back-Happy 2007,Joe