Hola Mexico! Four Active Vacation Ideas

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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

 Puerto Vallarta Bike Tour - El Tuito 

Puerto Vallarta Bike Tour - El Tuito 

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

 Gran Fondo Riviera Nayarit 2015

Gran Fondo Riviera Nayarit 2015


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


 Beach Vacation Rental Bucerias Mexico

Beach Vacation Rental 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!

Puerto Vallarta Cycling Tours

Puerto Vallarta Bike Shop and Bike Rentals

Bucerias Bike Rentals and Tours

Bucerias Vacation Rentals

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.  

 Velo Bike Time Trial Course - Bici Bucerias - Bike Tours - Bike Rentals - Puerto Vallarta

Velo Bike Time Trial Course - Bici Bucerias - Bike Tours - Bike Rentals - Puerto Vallarta

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

Tour de Bowness

Tour de Bowness 2016

 Tour de Bowness 2016 -  Higuchi Photos

Tour de Bowness 2016 - Higuchi Photos

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. 

CAT5 3 up hill climb trying to beat the rain and get the best time!
 Post cancellation photo in the BIci Bucerias car ;( 

Post cancellation photo in the BIci Bucerias car ;( 

Well, after packing up and getting in the car, it seemed like pizza and beer was in order. So off we went to Ripe Tomato in Marda Loop to pick up a few pies to go and have a beer while waiting and watching the rain.

 Had to seek some shelter from the rain

Had to seek some shelter from the rain

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

 Elite Women Competitor Kailee Boyle -  Higuchi Photos

Elite Women Competitor Kailee Boyle - Higuchi Photos

 Elite Women Ready to Roll

Elite Women Ready to Roll

 Elite Men CRIT -  Higuchi Photos

Elite Men CRIT - Higuchi Photos

 CAT 3 Presentation - KOM Jersey to Jacob Gaucher from Bici Bucerias Joel Goralski -  Higuchi Photos

CAT 3 Presentation - KOM Jersey to Jacob Gaucher from Bici Bucerias Joel Goralski - Higuchi Photos

 CAT 3 CRIT WINNER - Jacob Gaucher

CAT 3 CRIT WINNER - Jacob Gaucher

Cycling in Puerto Vallarta, Bike Rentals & Tours

We recently relaunched our Puerto Vallarta services (Bici Bucerias Puerto Vallarta) with a new location within the Specialized concept store located by the Marina. Are you travelling to Puerto Vallarta and staying in the PV area? We got you covered. Check out our list of tours available in all three of our locations HERE.

Getting to Puerto Vallarta from most Canadian and American cities is a snap. Once there, you have your choice of cycling tours and bike rental options with Bici Bucerias with locations in Bucerias, Sayulita and Puerto Vallarta.

Gran Fondo Riviera Nayarit 2016 - #GFRN2016

All of our winners won an entry to the #GFRN2016 which takes place December 4th. In addition we will be putting on an individual and team time trial on December 3rd. See the event website more details

Puerto Vallarta Bike Rentals

 Puerto Vallarta Bike Rentals - The Specialized Allez Comp

Puerto Vallarta Bike Rentals - The Specialized Allez Comp

Puerto Vallarta Bike Tours

 Puerto Vallarta Bike Tours with Bici Bucerias - Tour to El Tuito 

Puerto Vallarta Bike Tours with Bici Bucerias - Tour to El Tuito 

Bucerias Bike Rentals

 Bucerias Bike Rentals with Bici Bucerias - Specialized Allez Race Comp

Bucerias Bike Rentals with Bici Bucerias - Specialized Allez Race Comp

Bucerias Bike Tours

 Bici Bucerias Bike Tour - Bucerias to Fortuna

Bici Bucerias Bike Tour - Bucerias to Fortuna