From paradise to Magic Town, Puerto Vallarta-San Sebastián del Oeste Cycling Route

– The event that encourages sports tourism will take participants from the tropical jungle landscape to the cool mountain climate. From paradise to the Magic Town is the motto of the cycling tour that will take place from Puerto Vallarta to San Sebastián del Oeste, on a 70-kilometer route that will take participants from the Marina to 1,500 meters above sea level, next Saturday November 21 from 7:00 a.m., with an estimated arrival time of 3 to 6 hours.

The cycling event is open to all categories and ages, people aged 14 and over, from intermediate to professionals who have a road or mountain bike, and who are considered capable of meeting the challenge (training is recommended) may participate; there will be a police guard and an escort to attend to emergencies along the entire route, said Francisco Javier Ortiz, one of the organizers of the route.

The route offers various mountain landscapes on a panoramic route along State Highway 544, where it is possible to go from palm trees to pines as you climb the route, which also implies a notable change in the humid and tropical climate of the fresh mountain beach, in an experience for all the senses.

Along the route there will be six supply points, located in Las Palmas, Palmillas de Macedo, Puente Progreso, La Estancia, Crucero de San Ignacio and San Sebastián.


The realization of tourist circuits between the sea and the Magical Towns of the mountain is one of the objectives of the Ministry of Tourism of Jalisco, therefore in this Trust we join actions that help in the dissemination of this type of experiences, which we are insurance that will allow many foreign and local cyclists to discover new aspects of both destinations such as Puerto Vallarta and San Sebastián del Oeste, with their attributes of Magical Town, said Luis Villaseñor, Acting Director of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Promotion and Advertising Trust.

In addition, he added that this cycling route can favor sports tourism, since it is carried out on Saturday, so cyclists from the natural markets, Guadalajara or El Bajío, can take the opportunity to spend a weekend in the region, in which they can enjoy the tourist attractions and services of the beach and the mountains.

Registrations are already open on the portal.

With the registration, a kit will be delivered on Friday, November 20 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Marina Vallarta, this includes a commemorative medal, cotton shirt, participant number, medical insurance for accident, basic mechanical support, a coupon of discounts, food and bracelet for the raffle of a bicycle. Transportation back to the port is at the participant’s expense.

Likewise, there will be a special competition of 5.5 kilometers of chrono-climbing uphill, from the El Progreso bridge (made of glass) to La Estancia, with surprise prizes from the sponsors to the first three places, men and women.

If you are a cycling fan, do you accept the challenge?