|Oax 1||July 15-22||Sat-Sat||Oaxaca (non-cycling)|
|Day 0||July 23||Sunday||Oaxaca to Mitla to Oaxaca|
|Oax 2||July 24-29||Mon-Sat||Oaxaca (non-cycling)|
|Day 1||July 30||Sunday||Oaxaca to Mihuatlán|
|Day 2||July 31||Monday||Mihuatlán to Candelaria|
|Day 3||August 1||Tuesday||Candelaria to Puerto Ángel|
|Day 4||August 2||Wednesday||Pto Ángel to Pto Escondido/Rio Grande|
|Day 5||August 3||Thursday||Rio Grande to Pinotepa Nacional|
|Day 6||August 4||Friday||Pinotepa Nacional to Cacahuatepec|
|Day 7||August 5||Saturday||Cacahuatepec to Putla|
|Day 8||August 6||Sunday||Putla|
|Day 9||August 7||Monday||Putla to Tlaxiaco|
|Day 10||August 8||Tuesday||Tlaxiaco to Teposcolula|
|Day 11||August 9||Wednesday||Teposcolula to Nochixtlán|
|Day 12||August 10||Thursday||Nochixtlán to Oaxaca|
|Oax 3||August 11-12||Fri-Sat||Oaxaca (non-cycling)|
This trip report was transcribed from the hand-written diary of my trip to Mexico in 2006. I went for a two-week Spanish study program in Oaxaca city at the Instituto Cultural de Oaxaca, sponsored by the Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC), and then stayed an additional two weeks to do a self-supported bicycle tour around the state of Oaxaca.
The first two weeks of the trip did not involve cycling. I was living with a local family while studying Spanish at the Instituto. However, the main purpose of this web site is to document my bicycle tours, so I wasn't sure how much of the non-cycling part of my diary to include. I finally decided to go ahead and include most of it. Anyone not interested can just skip the portions labeled (non-cycling) in the table above.
The reason I keep mentioning prices in the report is not that I am obsessed with money but so that others reading this will have an idea of what it costs to travel in Mexico. The guidebook that I mention from time to time is Moon Handbooks' Oaxaca. It's a fat (over 475 pages), highly-detailed guidebook devoted entirely to the state of Oaxaca. The route I followed is from Bicycling Mexico by Ericka Weisbroth and Eric Ellman. It's out of date (1990) but still useful.
Last updated March 3, 2011