Spanish Immersion in Guadalajara

City Biking Trip

La V a RecreActiva, a bicycle and recreational route closed off to traffic every Sunday morning from 8 A.M. to 2 P.M., crosses the cities of Tlaquepaque, Guadalajara, and ZFree Bike Trip - Tlaquepaqueapopan.

Whether you decide to cycle a short section or the entire route, you re sure to have fun and get some good exercise. There are two official event stations where you can borrow a bicycle: in Tlaquepaque, on Avenida Hidalgo near its intersection with Pe a y Pe a, and in Guadalajara, at 8 de Julio and Avenida Ju rez.

You must leave a form of identification with event officials; your ID is returned to you upon dropping off the bicycle. Walkers, runners, roller skaters, and those on wheel chairs may also participate in this wonderful event, which promotes healthy living and a sense of community.

In Tlaquepaque, La V a runs through the city s main shopping district and gathering area. If you decide to take La V a from Tlaquepaque to downtown Guadalajara, you ll pass the bustling, multi-level market known as Mercado de San Juan de Dios (or Mercado Libertad). At Avenida 16 de Septiembre, you ll be rewarded with a view of Guadalajara s stunning Catedral, which was built in the 16th century.

Free Bike Tour Guadalajara - Tlaquepaque

Along Avenida Vallarta, you travel past the cultural center Ex-Convento del Carmen as well as the historic church Templo Del Carmen. Next to Parque de la Revoluci n on Avenida Vallarta, there s a V a RecreActiva trailer with event brochures and staff members to answer your questions.

With plenty of park benches and lawn space, Parque de la Revoluci n is a perfect place to take a break. Or you may decide to stop along another part of the route for a coffee or some Mexican cuisine.

La V a RecreActiva offers a diverse array of attractions and allows foreigners to mingle with the locals and experience the vibrancy of Mexico.

For an overview of the route follow the following link which will show you a map of the route

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