I am researching about cycling in Mexico. Many cycle tourers complain about the traffic on the Mexican highways and some even cross the whole country on the toll roads, because they have less traffic and a wider shoulder. This is not how we want to travel.
I am sure that every country has a network of small minor roads, paved or unpaved doesn't matter. The problem is how to find those roads and how to put them together in a long route across the country.
We will probably cross the whole country twice, first on our way up to Alaska and a year later on our way down. We travel with small children in trailers, so really would prefer those quiet roads.
Now my question. Does anyone know about very good maps of Mexico that show the quiet roads, including unpaved ones? I already came across the Guia Roji in someones blog. Any experience with that one? Other suggestions.
Almost everyone seems to take the main highway across the length of Baja California and then cross by ferry to the main land. But most of them complain about the heavy and crazy traffic. Maybe mainland northern Mexico is overlooked as a cycling destination? Any experience in that area?
Any advice welcome,