What is the Ruta Cemi?

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Like almost all-important projects in life, the Cemi Route has come to life from a dream, from the illusion of two friends who pursuit to show the beauty of the land that has welcomed us and to make it compatible with the sport we love, Mountain Bike.

Let me introduce ourselves, we are Germán and Jordi, two European who came to Dominican Republic decades ago and fell in love with this land. We have worked for many years in the tourism industry, Germán as a Hotel Financial Director of the largest resorts in Bavaro and Punta Cana, and Jordi as Director of Tour Operator, Transportation Companies, Aquatic and other Tourism Service Companies focused on preparing the best possible holidays for the thousands of people who visit us every year in this world-class touristic area.

Our extensive professional experience, our deep knowledge of the area and our passion for mountain biking has led to the project we want to present considered probably the best Caribbean Mountain Bike race: the Cemi Route.

To rescue the Taínos culture´s memory (the ancient inhabitants of the island before the arrival of the Spanish conquerors) the Cemí Route takes its name from the word Taínos designated their deities and spirits, among them those of nature. Reason why, in each of the five stages of the Ruta Cemí race, we will honor some of these cemis.

Dreamscapes, mountains, breathtaking ramps, rivers, tropical forests, palm groves, rice fields, pristine beaches, cliffs, autochthonous populations, and endless fields of sugar cane make up the almost four hundred kilometers of the race that runs through the provinces of La Altragracia, Hato Mayor and El Seibo, all of them part of the old chiefdom of Higüey, where the sun rises in the Taino language, and it´s one of the most beautiful areas on the planet.

This is a race that will make you prove yourself, but at the same time will combine the hardness of the route with the accommodation in one of the best hotels in the area, Hotel Bahia Principe Grand Punta Cana, a five-star all-inclusive hotel with breakfast, lunch and dinner in extraordinarily well-stocked free buffets, drinks included, entertainment for cyclists and companions, beach, swimming pools, numerous leisure options and luxury rooms to replenish you from the harshness of the race.

In the next posts we will be revealing more details of the race. We will introduce the team that will make it technically possible, the sponsors who will participate helping us with their background and experience, the stages, tricks to finish this challenge successfully and all the necessary information to bike in which will be, without a doubt, the best Mountain Bike race in the Caribbean.

 ¡ Welcome to the Cemi Road!

HOTEL UPGRADE PACKAGE

All TAINO PACKAGE racers and ACCOMPANYING PACKAGE subscribers may purchase accommodation upgrades within the Bahia Principe Resort.

On the same dates and conditions of the TAINO and ACCOMPANYING PACKAGES, you can upgrade to HOTEL BAHIA PRINCIPE LUXURY ESMERALDA, a beautiful beachfront hotel surrounded by beautiful views, gardens and pools. A unique place that will make you feel special.

What does the stay at HOTEL BAHIA PRINCIPE LUXURY ESMERALDA include?

  • Accommodation in double room for bike racer and companion.
  • Unlimited a la carte dinners in themed restaurants.
  • 24-hour room service.
  • Butler’s menu (upon request).
  • Pillow menu (upon request).
  • Exclusive beach bar service.
  • Fitness center, sports: bocce ball, soccer, basketball, volleyball, gym and mini-golf.
  • Free Wifi 24 hours throughout the hotel.
  • Diving in the pool.
  • 290 US$ per person.

SINGLE ROOM PACKAGE

For those bike racers who want more privacy, a single room option is available as long as both racers sign up for this upgrade.

  • Hotel Bahia Principe Grand Punta Cana 295 US$ per person.
  • Hotel Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda 490 US$ per person.

EXTENDED STAY PACKAGE

Taking advantage of the offer that the Bahia Principe Complex has made to participants and companions of the CEMI ROUTE, you can extend your stay for a very interesting price. Contact us for a personalized proposal.

  • DOUBLE ROOM
  • Hotel Bahia Principe Grand Punta Cana: 90 US$ per person/night.
  • Hotel Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda: 125 US$ per person/night.
  • SINGLE ROOM:
  • Hotel Bahia Principe Grand Punta Cana: 125 US$ per person/night.
  • Hotel Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda: 190 US$ per person/night.

COMPANIONS WITH CHILDREN PACKAGE

For those accompanying persons who want to come to cheer the bike racer with the whole family, the first child (2 to 12 years old) is totally free in TRIPLE room.

For a second child (2 to 12 years old):

  • Hotel Bahia Principe Grand Punta Cana: 425 US$.
  • Hotel Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda: 470 US$.


For children over 12 years old, the ACCOMPANYING PACKAGE applies.

MECHANICAL ASSISTANCE PACKAGE

For those riders who want expert care of their bikes, the MECHANICAL ASSISTANCE PACKAGE includes:

  • Assembly and set-up of the bike at the arrival and disassembly for packing at the start.
  • Assistance and set-up at the start of each stage.
  • Exhaustive revision of the bicycle at the end of each stage.
  • Check-up at the mechanical assistance points during the stages of the race.
  • Stock of some key parts according to the bicycle data provided at the time of the MECHANICAL ASSISTANCE PACKAGE contract and discount on the purchase of these parts.
  • For bike racers with the TAÍNO PACKAGE, the MECHANICAL ASSISTANCE PACKAGE is carried out within the facilities of the Bahia Principe hotel complex.
  • Package price: 150 US$ per person.

MASSAGE PACKAGE

Only applies to TAÍNO package.

Daily massage at the Bahia Principe resort SPA from the first stage until after the last stage. Recovery and regeneration massage after each stage.

  • Package price: 225 US$ per person.

TRANSFER PACKAGE AIRPORT - HOTEL - AIRPORT

If your flight arrives at any airport other than the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), we can quote the pick up service of cyclists, companions and bicycles from the hotel to the airport on the day of arrival and the same service on the day of departure.