Remarkably, cyclists rate Honduras as the best Central American country to tour by bicycle. The main highways are in decent condition and are relatively wide, and highway traffic is low.
Bicycle touring may seem specialized, but it’s actually a wonderful way to really see a country. There’s no need to race—determine a comfortable pace for your group and plan your journey accordingly. Drawbacks to biking in Honduras include the extremely mountainous terrain, which will wear you down, and the lack of good quality spare parts. Riding in a group is best.
Mountain biking is a nascent but growing sport among the wealthy in Honduras. Few trails have been developed, but there are plenty of rugged logging roads to explore. Both the Sierra Merendón, right behind San Pedro Sula, and the mountains north and west of Tegucigalpa are fantastic for mountain biking, crisscrossed with trails and dirt roads through pine, tropical, and cloud forests and rural farming country.
© Chris Humphrey and Amy E. Robertson from Moon Honduras, 5th Edition