Adventure in Mexico City

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About Adventure in Mexico City

Mexico City is no health-obsessed Los Angeles, but like any giant city it has a niche for every activity. Hikers can scale the mountains that ring the capital below, bikers have free reign of major throughways Sunday mornings, and yogis can find their zen at studios in posh Polanco and other neighborhoods.

Hiking

El Ajusco
Mountain biking, horseback riding, motorcycling, hiking and climbing are all popular at this 13,000-foot peak.
Get there: Rent a car or take the subway to the last stop on the 3 line (Universidad) and hire a taxi.
Mexico Tourism Board
5278 4200

Nevado de Toluca
A 15,000-foot-high extinct volcano about an hour’s drive from the capital. Lodging is available on weekends at low prices.
Get there: Rent a car or bus to the city of Toluca and take a taxi to the mountain.
Mexico Tourism Board
5278 4200

Iztaccíhuatl
The third highest mountain in Mexico at 17,000 feet, this peak is a two-day hike. Guides available.
Get there: Rent a car or bus to Amecameca and hire a taxi or guide.
Mexico Tourism Board
5278 4200

Walking Routes

Avenida Mexico
The circular route surrounding Parque Mexico is popular with dog walkers and parents out for a stroll.
Avenida Mexico
Condesa

Running

Bosque de Tlalpan
A clay and gravel track with marked trails allow you to run amidst the pine trees.
Calle Camino Santa Teresa
Pedregal
5606 3980

Chapultepec Park
The 2K path (lovingly known as "El Sope") is one of the most popular places to run in Mexico City.
Avenida Paseo de la Reforma
www.meetup.com/The-Mexico-City-Running-Group

Viveros de Coyoacán
A nursery and garden make a charming backdrop to a good jog on the 2.1K course.
Avenidad Universidad and Madrid

Swimming

Sport City Fitness Club, Club Mundet, YMCA

Gyms

Polanco: Club Mundet, Away Spa and Fitness Center (W Hotel), Gold's Gym; Roma: Centro Caba; Condesa: Condesa Gym, Centro Qi; Las Lomas: Hard Candy Gym (owned by Madonna)

Biking

Though there are few bike lanes in Mexico City, on Sunday mornings the beautiful Paseo de la Reforma is closed to traffic for cyclists. There is also a bike sharing program known as Ecobici. More info: www.ecobici.df.gob.mx

Yoga

Agoralucis yoga studio, Namaste Yoga & Pilates, Centro Budista de la Ciudad de Mexico, Centro Qi, Power Flow Yoga, Equilibrium, Gold's Gym

Parks

Bosque de Chapultepec, Bosque de Tlalpan, Viveros de Coyoacán, Xochimilco, Jardin de Arte, Alameda Central, Ajusco National Park




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