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Biking El Tule Tree & Lake Tomaltepec

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Biking El Tule Tree & Lake Tomaltepec

8 reviews
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Tickets, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Spanish
bike ride

Biking El Tule Tree & Lake Tomaltepec

bike ride

Biking El Tule Tree & Lake Tomaltepec

8 reviews
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Tickets, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

Enjoy the stunning beauty of Santo Domingo Tomaltepec lake, bike through an ancient village, and behold the greatness of “El Tule”; the widest tree in the world. We'll meet in downtown Oaxaca. Then, once we are geared up with helmets and our bikes, we´ll begin our journey to Santo Domingo Tomaltepec (90 min. moderate bicycle ride from downtown [15 km or 9 miles one way]). First, we'll ride on a safe bike lane covered with tree shades which is mostly flat. During our ride, you'll get to see the outskirts of the city, beautiful hills, and a few fields. After we arrive to Santo Domingo Tomaltepec town, we´ll get on a dirt road and start cycling uphill for the last 3 km. There will be some hills and slopes. Once we get to the lake, we´ll spend about 30 min. walking and looking around. We´ll start biking to Santa Maria del Tule. Once we arrive, we´ll go directly to see El Tule tree, the colorful church and the beautiful lush gardens. We'll spend about 30 min. here. Then, we'll go to the handicrafts market and the food market where we'll spend around 30 min. checking out the market shops, going to the restroom, and getting something to eat. We start our ride back to Oaxaca. *Contact me if you prefer a different date or time. **Check out my "Biking to El Tule" trip for a more relaxed and easier ride. Click on my profile.

Your host

Learn more about Ivan

Ivan

I'm passionate for the outdoors. I love biking and enjoy meeting new people while promoting sustainable ecotourism in Oaxaca. This is a very interesting route because it combines nature and culture. My goal is to provide you with an unforgettable experience. I would love to share this experience with you. I was born and raised in Oaxaca. I have lived abroad (in the USA) during my college years and I have also traveled to several countries. On my travels, I have experienced the need of local experts who can show you those "hidden gems", the sites that are off the beaten path in unique ways.

What's included

Tickets
Entrance fee to El Tule
Equipment
Bicycles with gears and suspension for a comfortable and easy ride, a helmet and a safety vest. First aid kit.

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Where you'll be

Santo Domingo Tomaltepec is known for its artisan bakery and leather work. It´s also a very ancient agricultural village. El Tule tree is located inside a gated churchyard in the picturesque town of Santa Maria del Tule. It is the widest tree in the world. It's 40 meters in height, 58 meters in circumference, and about 2,000 years old. The Baroque-style church is called Templo de Santa María de la Asunción and dates from the 18th century.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Do not forget your backpack to carry your belongings. Food is not included. Bring 1-2 lts. of water.

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Ivan
Biking El Tule Tree & Lake Tomaltepec
8 reviews
From $30/person
8 reviews
From $30/person