Bicycle Touring Experiences from Belize


On this page we attempt to make available the experience of individual bicycle tourists who travel to Belize (you can share your experiences here).

Bike Rental -- Belize Islands

Belize Islands (Caye Caulker & Ambergris Caye) - Coral limestone islands along the barrier reef.

Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye are islands off Belize. They are flat and some villas have bicycles included.

On Ambergris Caye the main mode of transportation is golf cart. You can bicycle and not feel like you are taking your life in your hands by bicycling wherever you wanted to go.

Don Wiss, September 17, 1999

Bags vs. Boxes ... (a continuing debate)

Just a comment on taking bicycles on aircraft. We did a tour last year from London, Ontario to Belize through Mexico.

We used Air Ontario (Dash 8 aircraft) from London to Toronto, Air Canada (Airbus 320) from Toronto to Houston, and Continental (Boeing 737) Airlines from Houston to Cancun. There were six of us travelling at the same time.

All of the bikes made the journey (at the same time, I might add). All of the bikes were intact with some minor adjustments required on one rear derailleur, and one rear wheel which was out of alignment. Four bikes were shipped using ordinary plastic bicycle bags provided by the airline, and two were shipped in bike boxes which were packed by bike shops. The bikes in the boxes were the ones that needed the adjustments. The ones in plastic arrived in fine shape (maybe the handlers could see what they were shipping, I don't know). Continental was great, they even notified us prior to departure from Houston that all of the bikes were in fact on the aircraft.


Kevin Rodger, April 18, 1999

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