Tour de Zack: Stage 5: Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador & Honduras AKA Operation: Jungle Boogie!

Going over the pass near Sacapula in Guatemala.

Stage 5 Summary:

Stage 5 of the Tour de Zack y Tony took the tour into Central America carving an 1800km serpentine path through Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.

The main theme of this stage was one of perseverance.  The 2 month long journey to the border of Nicaragua put both our bodies and our travel spirits through the toughest trials of the tour.  After a near emotional breakdown in Belize though we pushed on and steadily knawed our way through the backroads of Guatemala- the most consistently difficult hills and roads of the tour.  Along these backroads we got to know rural Guatemala with an intimacy that both delighted and saddened us.  Eventually – shortly after celebrating 10,000 kms – we arrived in Antigua, the former colonial capital, where we passed a couple weeks resting, dancing, and studying before returning to the road.  From Antigua it was all easy sailing the rest of the way to Nicaragua and we blasted through El Salvador and Honduras in just 9 days.

Now , with savage hills of Guatemala far behind us and just 1500 km of relatively easy roads separating us from Panama City we are having trouble keeping the grin of self-bewilderment off our faces.

Photos from Stage 5: Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras AKA Operation: Jungle Boogie!!!

Blog Entries

  1. Central Ameri-WHERE?
  2. Stage 5: Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras AKA Operation: Jungle Boogie!
  3. A Bad Day in Belize
  4. Traveler’s Fatigue: It’s Complicated
  5. Day One in Guatemala
  6. Is it rainy season yet!?
  7. The land of a thousand villages.
  8. The US Peace Corps in Guatemala
  9. 10,000 KM PARTY!
  10. The tough life in Antigua.
  11. Breakfast in El Salvador
  12. Life Cycles – What we think about on the bike
  13. The Gringo Trail
  14. Roadside Advice: Free in Honduras
  15. Blasting through El Salvador and Honduras – The End of Stage 5


But WAIT! There is more!


Bike Buddies


Want to keep going? Go on to Stage 6: Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama AKA Operation: Enduring Freedom!

Missed Stage 4?  Back to Stage 4: Southern Mexico AKA Operation Glorious Ruination!


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