Despite the fact that Tulum is one of the most desired and expensive destinations in the Riviera Maya, it continues to retain the charm of informal and relaxed towns. The surroundings of Tulum give a lot of game to rent a bicycle.

A Overall usually the traveler who flees from the all-inclusive hotels, a traveler who likes to discover places on his own. An excellent and economical way to get around the area is rent a bicycle and to know the incredible natural places with the calm of the rhythm of the pedaling, here you will enjoy a captivating nature.

Where and what price does a bike hire in Tulum?

On the federal highway that crosses the town of Tulum the services that the visitor may need come together. Here you will find several places to rent a bicycle. It is likely that in your own hotel they have this service. Prices they are around 170 pesos per day. Tips: always carry water and protect yourself with a good hat or sun hat, the neck, arms and legs too. The sun is very hard, especially the hot months of April to November.




The beaches of Tulum : There are different stretches of beach, known as Paradise Beach It is close to the ruins. Following the coastal road towards Boca Paila, a roundabout divides you by a cycle path towards Boca Paila, the entrance to the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, and another towards the ruins of Tulum. You can take both directions, there are few accesses to the beaches that are invaded and closed by hotels, but you find them. On the beaches there are restaurants and services. From the middle of May to November we are in turtle spawning season, It is relatively easy to see them in Tulum. Beaches of Tulum: 4 kilometers from the town on the road to Boca Paila there is a roundabout that diverts you to the beaches towards the Sian Ka'an Reserve on your right, and those near the ruins of Tulum on your left. There is a bike path.

Tulum Beach, Quintana Roo, Mexico.


Archaeological zone of Tulum: the great claim next to the beaches is the exquisite ancient Mayan city of Tulum. Another cycle path parallel to the federal highway leads you these scarce 3 kilometers to the entrance. Another entrance to the archaeological zone is on the beach, following the bike path towards the sea, at the roundabout take your left. The archaeological zone of Tulum they are located about 3 km towards Playa del Carmen on federal highway 307 of Riviera Maya. Schedules: open from 8 a.m. to 17 p.m. daily. Sundays are free for nationals and residents with official identification. For 220 pesos you can enter from 5 to 7:30 in the morning and visit it without the crowd. Entry price: 64 mxn. There is a cycle path to the roundabout.

The castle, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico.


Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve: I have not seen many venturing into the Reserve by bike and it is something that can be done perfectly if you are in good physical shape. During the journey you can enjoy rolling between the Caapechén lagoon and the Caribbean, cooling off in a wild beach, in the visitor center (15 km from the entrance) there is a watchtower with views that you will not want to miss, you can discover the lagoon in boat, rent a kayak, observe the different fauna of the place, from crocodiles, herons, coatis, gray pelican, frigates ... Try to rent a good bike. The route from Tulum to the Boca Paila bridge is 28 kilometers, and to the town of about 56. One option is to spend the night here and return the next day by bike, you need little luggage. The entrance arch to the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve is located about 15 kilometers from Tulum following the detour from the coastal highway to Boca Paila. > Entrance price: 35 mxn There is a bike path almost all the way to the entrance to Sian Ka'an.

Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve, Quintana Roo, Mexico.


Gran Cenote: one of the most beautiful cenotes in the area. One of its great advantages is the particularity of being able to swim through a part of the cave and through an open section, this combination makes you swim through tunnels between the different entrances to the cenote. The outer sections are beautiful due to the powerful nature that surrounds it. Gran Cenote It is located 4 kilometers from Overall, on the 109 road towards Cobá. Schedules: open from 8 a.m. to 17 p.m. daily. There are services in the entrance of food, bathrooms and showers (showers). Entry price: 150 mxn per person. They rent 80 snorkel equipment mxn, 30 the box office to store your things, to 50 weights the vest and they sell aquatic cameras to 250 pesos.

Great Cenote, Quintana Roo, Mexico.


 Crystal Cenotecenote Hidden: these two open cenotes in the jungle share the ticket office. Cenote Cristal is a few meters from the road to 2 kilometers south of Tulum, and cenote Escondido you must pedal an entertaining stretch of dirt track of 2 kilometers. Another good bike tour from Tulum. Cenote Crystal and Hidden They are located at 3 kilometers south of Tulum (Felipe Carrillo Puerto direction). The entry is on the right side, it is indicated. Schedules: Open from 8 to 17 daily hours. Price: 120 mxn general entry to the two cenotes and 200 mxn divers. The residents of Tulum have a discount.

Cenotes, Quintana Roo, Mexico.


Laguna kaan L'uum: 7 kilometers south of Tulum, we located this wonderful natural setting with a cenote inside. An ideal place to spend a relaxing morning recreating in this wonderful silent corner, a very magical place. Laguna Kaan L'uum It is located 7 kilometers south of Tulum towards Felipe Carrillo Puerto. From the entrance there is a scarce kilometer to the lagoon.

Laguna Kaan L'uum, Quintana Roo, Mexico.


Caleta Tankah: only 5 kilometers from Tulum is the entrance to the Tankah inlet, another one you will want to enjoy. A beach club and a hotel are the cement occupants of the cove. Up to this beach come the sweet waters flowing like underground rivers through the bowels of the Yucatan Peninsula: the natural freshwater pool is its beautiful feature of the Tankah cove. Caleta Tankah is 5 km from Overall direction Playa del Carmen by the federal highway 307 of Riviera Maya. From the road there is a kilometer to the beach. Recovery fee: 100 pesos.

Caleta Tankah, Quintana Roo, Mexico.


Akumal Bay: to 27 kilometers of the center of Tulum to the north by the federal one we find the bay of Akumal, one of the most coveted beaches. Turtles live in these calm waters, so swimming from the coast it will be easy to give you the luxury of swim with turtles in this natural environment. This experience is incredible. The downside is that not the entire journey from Tulum to Akumal has a bike path (something that could be encouraged), but the shoulder is wide. If you arrived in Akumal do not miss the Caleta YalKú, a few 3 kilometers from the entrance. Akumal Bay is 27 km from Overall direction Playa del Carmen by the federal highway 307 of Riviera Maya. From the road it is less than a kilometer to the beach.

Turtles swimming in Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico.


Soliman Bay: another one that I consider of the best beaches of Riviera Maya, where the luxurious Hotel Jashita is located. 11 kilometers north of Tulum this bay almost privatized by wealthy pockets, a luxurious place with a restaurant where you can enjoy the beautiful beach. It is a pity that it is increasingly difficult to find public access, the wealthiest want to possess public beauty in privacy. Bay of Soliman is at 11 km Overall direction Playa del Carmen by the federal highway 307 of Riviera Maya. From the road there is a kilometer to the beach. Turn at the Hotel Jashita sign.

Soliman Bay, Caribbean Mexico.


Xcacel-Xcacelito Beach: 18 kilometers away we find this virgin beach, sanctuary of the sea turtle, one of the magnificent beaches where you can enjoy the Caribbean. Look south for the Xcacelito cenote, one of the surprises of the place. During the spawning season there are programs to participate in the release of turtles, come in from September and ask. Xcacel-Xcacelito Beach is 18 km from Overall direction Playa del Carmen by the federal highway 307 of Riviera Maya. From the road there is a kilometer to the beach. There is a canvas sign with a turtle subtly indicating the entrance. Recovery fee: 20 pesos.

Mexican Caribbean beach. Quintana Roo


Cobá archaeological site: one of the great ancient Mayan cities that you can visit. It is about 45 kilometers, so as an option you can spend the night in the town of Cobá, a town with a lot of charm and cheap lodgings. On the way there are cenotes like the aforementioned Gran Cenote where you can take a dip. Cobá It is 45 km from Tulum following Highway 109. Schedule: open from 8 a.m. to 17 p.m. daily. Sundays are free for nationals and residents with official identification. For 220 pesos you can enter from 5 to 7:30 in the morning and visit it. Entry price: 64 mxn.

Pyramid. Ruins of Coba, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

If you are one of those who like the calm of the rhythm of the bicycle this is your destiny. There are several places on the Peninsula to travel by bike as Valladolid, Ek Balam o Sabacché, and Tulum without hesitation is one of the most requested.

If you want a good bicycle tour through the Tulum area I recommend you The one that sells GET YOUR GUIDE over the internet, is very complete, and you also have the opportunity to see spider monkeys in their natural state on a walk through the jungle. You can book it through the blog, it's easy and safe, and cancel for free up to 24 hour before.


Tulum, Quintana Roo


What to do in Tulum by bike? 1

Tulum by bike

LOCATION: Tulum is located 63 km south of Playa del Carmen, to 131 from Cancún by federal highway 307

HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? Salt ADO and collective transportation from Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos y CancúnTulum

ACCOMMODATION: There are all kinds of accommodations in Tulum, it is an expensive area, especially the hotels on the beach.

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