View to Guatemala @ Xunantunich
With a 3-hour drive up the Hummingbird Highway to Cayo, Belize's most Western district. The Hummingbird Highway is considered to be the most scenic drive in Belize, winding its way through the Maya Mountains. You will pass many small villages and pass the bustling market town of San Ignacio, which sits high above the Macal River.
The journey continues west and brings you within a few miles of the Guatemalan border. Here you will cross the Mopan River in a hand cranked ferry to access the large Mayan site known as Xunantunich (pronounced shu-nan-tu-nitch). This fascinating ruin has several plazas and a large selection of classic period structures, it is a major ceremonial center situated high on a limestone ridge. Those ambitious enough to hike to the top of El Castillo, the tallest structure on the site, will be rewarded with panoramic views of Belize and Guatemala.
Ride Belize, east to West!
Bring: Closed shoes, Sunscreen, Insect Repellent
How far away: 100 miles, 3 h ride from Hopkins
Difficulty level ride: Medium
Difficulty level tour: Easy/Medium
Percentage off-road: 0%
Bike required: Dual-sport or Cruiser
Tour Duration: 1-3 hours