Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Atitlan tour 2010

The Lake Atitlan bicycle tour - 2010

Starting out with 27 participants the first year and 54 in the second, the event grew to 200 enthusiastic cyclers last year and they hope to reach the same amount in 2010. Many of these runners are nationals coming from around the lake or from departments like San Marcos, Huehuetenango, Totonicapán, Quetzaltenango, Chimaltenago and Guatemala City but every year a few participants from the United States, U.K., Canada, The Netherlands and other countries join up to the event and enjoy this beautiful bike ride around Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. The event is an opportunity for anyone to get to know and enjoy the astonishing views around Lake Atitlan, in one day, by bicycle, completely organized!
Boarding boat from Panajachel to Tzununa50 people of personal and over 100 extra volunteers will be working on the 5th of December to make this Lake Atitlan bicycle tour an enjoyable event for all the participants. Boarding the boat from 6:00 to 7:00 am at the Panajachel public beach will take the riders to Tzununa from where they will bike towards San Pedro la Laguna. Here lunch will be provided before continuing to climb half the San Pedro volcano and arrive in Santiago Atitlan (Lunch) and San Lucan Toliman where everyone will assemble and wait for the boat to San Antonio Palopo. From here they ride through Santa Catarina to arrive back in Panajachel.
Inscriptions are open! (most bike-shops in Panajachel, throughout November or you can join up as late as the day of the event itself here in Panajachel, very early then.)

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Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
View of Lake Atitlan and volcano from my apartment balcony in Panajachel. Taken by Catherine Todd June 2008.