But I'll tell you, riding at the beginning on the bumpy rough cobblestones is not fun! It is especially not fun returning on the same road when you're a little sore and tired.
This area's main agriculture is growing raspberries.
First, we went into the town of Jocotepec. They have built a beautiful malecon along the waterfront with lots of park space and greenery. Some of it is still being worked on. The entire malecon also has free wireless internet access. And the parking lot is such that you could probably overnight for free here in an RV. There looked to be 24 hour security, however we didn't ask. They also have rows of exercise machines that use your own body weight as the resistance. Pretty neat stuff!
Getting some exercise in the park.
If I lived here, I would be here every day!
The malecon in Jocotepec
Then we made our way through the town itself. Their main entrance road is under construction so it was a bit of a mess getting through it all on bicycles, but we made it to the highway. We knew that there is a "cyclopista" (bicycle path) along the highway, that's why we wanted to go there.
Ruth on the cyclopista.
As I've said before, the town of Ajijic and the Chapala region are popular expat areas. There is a fair bit of new construction going on, with the finished products being sold at gringo prices. That's the thing we don't understand about people who move here. I'd rather buy a nice place in a Mexican neighourhood for less than half the price.
New construction in a gated community is being built right up the side of the hill.
We've done all we want to do in this area, so we are heading to the RV park at Villa Corona's Chimulco waterpark. They have many hot spring pools and water fun. It will be very busy on a Sunday, so we're trying to get there early. It's only 37 kms (23 miles) away, but it'll probably take us an hour to get there!