Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
- Difficulty Level
Level 1: Occasional
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain with a few small hills—all very manageable for people trying their first biking trip.
Walking – 6-10 km (4-6 mi.) a day on country lanes, footpaths and coastal or forest trails, all on relatively flat terrain, perhaps with an occasional hill.
Level 2: Recreational
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over terrain that’s relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.
Walking – 8-12 km (5-7 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain, with occasional steeper climbs.
Level 3: Enthusiast
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day in gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.
Level 4: Avid
Biking – Roughly 50 km (30 mi.) a day in consistently rolling countryside, with repeated climbs and longer options available.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) over terrain that varies between rolling and hilly, with a few steeper climbs.
Level 5: Expert
Biking – 50-60 km (30-45 mi.) a day over both level and tougher, hillier terrain with multiple 100 km (62 mi.) options. The routes are designed for avid cyclists and include plenty of chances to push yourself.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over fairly hilly terrain offering lots of challenges. Routes are along high meadow paths and/or well-maintained cliffside or alpine trails, with a few steep ascents to make you feel invigorated.
Let the flavours of Mexico guide you
Spicy chalupas, creamy paletas and smoky mezcals… send your taste buds into overdrive on this food-fuelled journey through Mexico’s culinary hotspots. From cosmopolitan Mexico City to Oaxaca, the heartland of Mexican cuisine, savour the spices, sauces and seasonings that lend to the country’s bold tastes and intoxicating aromas. Peruse mouth-watering markets where renowned chefs gather their ingredients, venture into the locals’ territory for the best-grilled tlayuda in town, cycle between street food vendors to nosh on tacos and tortas and try your hand in the kitchen by whipping up your own 3-course feast.
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Day by Day
Upon arrival in Mexico City, you will be met at the airport and driven to your hotel. Kick off your journey with a guided walk through the historic center to learn about the Aztecs' beginnings.
Sample traditional Mexican tortillas and select fresh ingredients from the Medellin market for the 3-course lunch menu you’ll prepare in a restored mansion accompanied by a chef.
Catch the sunrise over the Valley of Teotihuacán in a private hot-air balloon ride. Hop on your bike for a street food tour through one of the best locations for tamales and tacos.
Head to the airport for the quick flight down to Oaxaca. Tonight, venture off the tourist trail with locals for mezcals and grilled tlayuda that the downtown restaurants can’t match.
Visit the Sanchez Pascua market and gather ingredients to concoct your own salsas, tortillas and chileajo. Sip on some mezcal, Oaxaca’s prize libation, and learn about the different varieties.
Work off some mole with a bike ride through the picturesque villages and forests that surround Oaxaca City. Take a tour of Monte Alban, a sacred ancient village nestled upon a mountaintop.
This morning we will drive you to the airport for your departing flight.
Take a bite out of burgeoning Mexico City.
Las Alcobas, Col Polanco
This boutique hotel offers a sleek and modern design with warm tropical touches like white stucco facades, plump cacti and fresh flowers in the guestrooms. Equipped with a luxurious spa, two restaurants, a fitness centre and in-room rain showers and jacuzzis, Los Alcobas provides a balmy respite in the heart of Mexico City’s entertainment district.
Casa Oaxaca, Oaxaca
Intimate and chic, Casa Oaxaca’s seven rooms are stylishly designed to combine modern-day comforts with Oaxacan flair through local artworks and artisan products. For quiet evenings, cozy up in their charming library, brimming with literary greats from Oaxaca, or relax by the outdoor pool beneath the ever-beaming Mexican sun.
I can't identify a 'most memorable' B&R moment because they were each so memorable. Each day was even better than the previous day and they were ALL spectacular. And our guides were THE BEST.—Lynnis Gendron
The hotels were wonderful, meals incredible, guides over-the-top capable. We love having no responsibilities for planning anything! Truly painless holidays are hard to come by, but B&R provides them time after time.—Betty Hess
This trip is appropriate for people who enjoy a good walk or ride and feel comfortable while on the move. Walks are typically only up to 5 km (3 mi.) and rides range between 10 to 30 km (6-19 mi.).
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation
- Meals as indicated with wine
- Services of B&R-trained local guide(s)
- Detailed maps and water bottle
- All special events and private tours
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-of
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