Today, I started on the mountains. For the first 25 kms, it was all uphill, and I cycled into the state of Chiapas. Then, there was a small downhill section which led to a plateau where there was 10 kms of flat, and finally, the last 35 kms of rolling hills.
As the gradients weren’t too bad, and I kept most of the height I had gained, it all made for a pretty good ride. I ended up in the town of Cintalapa, which is at about 1000 metres. The town was more modern than I had pictured it in my mind, but there wasn’t a great choice of places to stay in the centre. There were two cheapy places where it would have been a great deal of hassle lugging the bike and trailer through someone’s living room to the rooms at the back (yes really), and one overpriced hotel, which is where I ended up. It was a nice enough room though, and the temperature was pleasingly cool.