Belikin La Ruta Maya 2020 Belize River Challenge

February 27 19:56 2020 Print This Article

The Belikin La Ruta Maya is considered one of the longest canoe races in Central America that brings together professional and amateur paddlers from all over the world who take on the four day grueling challenge of paddling 175 miles of the Belize Old River against rapids and winds.


Day 1 goes from the Hawkesworth Bridge in San Ignacio to Banana Bank

Day 2: Banana Bank Lodge to Double Head Cabbage

Day 3: Double Head Cabbage to Burrell Boom

Day 4: Burrell Boom to Belize

The Belikin La Ruta Maya River Challenge is now become a major public and tourist attraction and the first canoes enter Belize City to cheering crowds at about 10:00 am on the last day which coincides with the National Heroes and Benefactors Day; a Public and Bank Holiday.

Paddlers are reminded that the deadline for early registration is end of the business day tomorrow, Friday, February 28, 2020. Have questions? Visit

Read more about the race.