Route: Central Mexico - Guanajuato to Cholula, April 16 to May 6, 2007



We enjoyed Central Mexico enormously, but as you'd expect when approaching the world's largest city, we did find some occasional irritating traffic situations.

Guanajuato to Querétaro was fine, and Dolores Hidalgo was quite enjoyable. The route we took from Querétaro to Tula also mostly worked out OK. Then from Tula it got a bit dicey at times, with sometimes too much traffic on too small roads. We took a bus into Mexico City from Teotihuacán and enjoyed the city that way.

The ride around the city from Teotihuacán to Amecameca was mostly OK, but we had some heavy traffic near where you cross Mexico 150, which is the main route to Puebla.

A real highlight of the trip was the last day of this section, climbing the Paso de Cortéz, the 12,000 foot saddle between the twin volcanoes Popo and Ixta. It was quiet, green, no traffic, absolutely glorious. But a big climb, of course. The Cholula side was dirt, but not bad.

Ridedatemiles/km Elev ft/mt
Guanajuato to Dolores Hidalgo2007-04-1635/562791/861
Dolores Hidalgo to San Miguel de Allende2007-04-1826/421122/346
Queretaro to Tequisquiapan, Qro2007-04-2340/651154/356
San Miguel de Allende to Queretaro2007-04-2340/651154/356
Tequisquiapan to San Sebastian2007-04-2435/562521/778
San Sebastian, Hidalgo to Tula, Hidalgo2007-04-2536/582000/617
Tula, Hidalgo to Teámac2007-04-2755/891998/617
Teámac to Teotihuacán2007-04-2814/23344/106
San Lorenzo Tlalmimilolpan, Edo de Mexico to Amecameca2007-05-0554/871486/459
Amecameca to Cholula, Puebla2007-05-0643/694096/1264