Activities

Oaxaca 

Oaxaca is one of the most important destinations in Mexico due to its cultural, artistic, and culinary heritage. A walk through its historical center, designated as a World Heritage Site, will captivate you with its quaint streets, colonial architecture, markets, and restaurants. The Guelaguetza Festival is the major cultural event of Oaxaca, which takes place each July and has a nearly 100-year history. You will see the importance of this festival reflected in Oaxaca’s crafts, markets and art.

Oaxaca is located in the southern part of Mexico, lying in the Oaxaca Valley, in the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountains. Oaxaca's famous archaeological zones, such as the Ruins at Monte Alban and Mitla, and the spectacular surrounding landscapes are a must-see. Oaxaca is the land from which magueys (agave) originates and where the world's best Mezcal is produced.

While you are coming here to race GFNY, there are so many activities to enjoy during your stay. Whether you like adventure, history, nature, colonial architecture, or you are a food lover, you will fall in love with Oaxaca!

Walking tour

Definitely, something you should do in this amazing city is to take a walking tour, or to just do it during your own time. Walking in the Centro Histórico (Historic Centre)), will be an amazing experience while you enjoy the charm of the city´s colonial architecture, and a beautiful romantic atmosphere!

Getting lost in the colorful markets and plazas, discovering countless churches, visiting museums, art galleries, botanical gardens, enjoying shopping at craft and jewelry stores, will be an amazing experience you will definitely love! After a long day walking, you can then sit and relax on the Zócalo and enjoy a cool refreshing nieve, sherbet made with either water or milk, have a snack at a café or enjoy a whole delicious meal in one of the fantastic gourmet restaurants of this amazing city!

Mountain biking, hiking and tule tree

Experiencing mountain biking and hiking in the Valley of Oaxaca.  This will be an unforgettable experience if you are an adventure seeker. There are many options of guided mountain biking tours, with amazing views and the opportunity to discover the indigenous cultures and pristine natural environment of rural Mexico. You can enjoy the ultimate Oaxaca cycling expedition where you will see the wonders of Oaxaca, which can include the Monte Alban and Mitla archeological zones, and the world´s thickest tree, the ancient Tula Tree of Santa María del Tule.

Hierve el agua

Experiencing mountain biking and hiking in the Valley of Oaxaca. This will be an unforgettable experience if you are an adventure seeker. There are many options of guided mountain biking tours, with amazing views and the opportunity to discover the indigenous cultures and pristine natural environment of rural Mexico. You can enjoy the ultimate Oaxaca cycling expedition where you will see the wonders of Oaxaca, which can include the Monte Alban and Mitla archeological zones, and the world´s thickest tree, the ancient Tula Tree of Santa María del Tule.

Food/restaurants

If you are a foody you will love the Oaxaca cuisine which has been recognized by international food experts and is part of the state´s appeal to visitors. Here you will find the largest variety of delicious Mexican gourmet cuisine. The city has luxury restaurants run by world renowned chefs who combine Oaxacan cuisine with contemporary flavors.

The streets are lined with many regional and international gourmet restaurants where you will be able to have the most exotic and diverse dishes, and of course, don´t miss to get chocolate, mezcal, grasshoppers (Mexican prehispanic food), the best mole from the over 200 well-known preparations, and the famous tlayudas at the different markets and plazas in the Historic Center.

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