Ruta de Las Flores, El Salvador
A winding ride through the heart of coffee country, this 36km stretch linking Sonsonate and Ahuachapán is named for the explosion of wildflowers found between October and February. Wander the colonial-style villages where chatty locals are quick to smile and coo over the novelty of blue eyes and backpackers.
While locals consider the region perfect for lazy Sunday excursions, the adventure-minded can discover great hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. Bus 249 runs frequently between Sonsonate and Ahuachapán, stopping in all the towns along the way, including Juayúa, Apaneca and Ataco