An old “Banana Road” that used to connect La Ceiba with Olanchito is still operational between La Ceiba and the town of Yaruca. This is a dirt road with little motor vehicle traffic, winding curves and plenty of ups and downs offer the ideal Pico Bonito mountain biking option. The views of both the mountains as well as of the Cangrejal River rushing towards the Caribbean are stunning.
The two “Atlantida” tour operators that offer this tour are Omega Tours and Jungle River Tours. Omega tours includes lunch and Jungle River does not. The tours typically will begin in their Cangrejal River Valley headquarters. Please call in and reserve the tour in advance, as they need to schedule the guide and the use of their vehicle for the tour.
The Pico Bonito mountain biking tour is a great way to explore small rural communities in Honduras, take in great scenic views of nature, and discover the remnants of an old civilization. Since the road follows the Cangrejal River, you will be actually be biking in both Pico Bonito and Nombre de Dios National Parks.