After the planes, trains, and automobiles of Mexico City, we were excited to experience some older forms of transportation in San Miguel de Allende.
We spent an awesome afternoon exploring nearby Coyote Canyon via the aptly named Coyote Canyon Adventures.
Our day began with a lunch on the cooperatively owned ranch where were served some of the most beautiful food we've had in a long time; much of the ingredients were grown on site, and the cheese was made that morning. Scrumptious!
Then we hopped on our steeds and headed out.
We all got to try our hand at galloping.
I also got to try out GoPro's editing software which kinda makes some things seem more epic than they really are...
The whole experience was quite amazing and something we wholeheartedly recommend.
Upon reflection, we decided that perhaps the pack animals were doing too much of the work, so our next trip out of the city was self-propelled.
We booked a bicycle tour with Bici-Burro, and started our journey at the train station. Our guide (and the awesome owner of the tour company) Alberto led us first to Old San Miguel, established in 1542.
We then explored deserty scrub which reminded us of California, con más nopales.
There was also a fun excursion along some swampy bits. Although the river was too flooded to ride along the path Alberto prefers, our detour led us to some beautiful scenery.
All in all, SMA was a great little town, which seemed almost unreal in its adorableness. We had a good balance of adventurous days and more mellow town-exploring and shopping days. The plethora of expats meant that there were plenty of interesting ways to spend our time... and money.