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Info about hiking in Popo
Posted April 12th, 2010 - 5:35 pm by from Sao Carlos, Brazil (Permalink)
Hola todos!

I will be visiting Mexico from the 16th of April till the 5th of May - my third time already! - and I was thinking that I could do this time something less trivial, like e.g. visiting Popocatépetl ;)

I am collecting information about how one could take a big "tour" on Popo on foot OR mountainbike.

Everything that you might know about how, who, when, how long, how hard etc would be highly appreciated! Maybe, e.g. there is some club that organizes trips to the mountains.

I am generally interested in 1-3 days excursion of medium difficulty (I have some experience from greek mountains) and lots of adventure, beautiful and unusual places.

Drop me a line if you think you can help me finding my way there!


Thank you in advance,
Marios
gomarios@yahoo.com

Posted April 12th, 2010 - 5:50 pm by from Mexico City, Mexico (Permalink)
Hi Marios !

Welcome to Mexico, its a pleasure share a ride tour by the mountains in Mexico. so, Miguel is a guy that have experience in the Iztacihuatl and i believe also in the popocatepetl, i know that you can find answers with him.

this is his profile:

http://www.couchsurfing.org/profile.html?id=BGSJFMF


this a blog of Popo Bike tour of 5 days, is in spanish but you can use google traslator:

http://www.mochilarodante.com/greenstep/rutavolcan/



more info about the volcanos:

http://www.mexicodesconocido.com.mx/notas/15089-Parque-Nacional-Iztacc%EDhuatl%96Popocat%E9petl-(Estado-de-M%E9xico,-Puebla-y-Morelos)



enjoy your trip

R.

Posted April 12th, 2010 - 6:09 pm by from Prague, Czech Republic (Permalink)
Hi Marios,

Popocatepetl is largely closed because it is an active volcano, with a history of recent eruptions. I just rode from Mexico City to Puebla over the Paseo de Cortes and it's quite a nice ride but not really a mountainbike ride. The descent down towards Puebla is unmade road and a little rough but coming up on the Mexico City side it is all paved road. I'm not sure if there are any other dedicated mountain bike tracks in the area. There were a few dirt roads leading off the main road that could be explored, I guess.

The volcano to climb is Izta which is the other one of the pair. I would like to climb it sometime soon.

Anna

Posted April 14th, 2010 - 11:18 am by from Sao Carlos, Brazil (Permalink)
Sounds great, thanks!
As soon as I will find time (probably when i'm already in DF) I will try to arrange something.

Of course, if anyone wants to join...

m