Where to walk off that big breakfast next time you visit San Miguel de Allende

I’ve described hundreds of great places to hike to inside the “Magic Circle” around Guadalajara. This week I’ll try to paint a similar picture for San Miguel de Allende, thanks to the help of local resident Randy Kremlacek, one of the leaders of the San Miguel Hiking Group.

“We’ve been doing this for at least 20 years,” Kremlacek told me. “In the beginning, I joined them because I thought it would be a good way to meet people, and to get to know the countryside. I had zero experience hiking.

“The first time I went with them, we were walking along and suddenly they started climbing up this mountainside. I thought, it’s perfectly flat to the left, why are we doing this? It took me a while to learn what hiking is all about.”

Below are descriptions of several hikes listed in the group’s “Guide to Walks and Hikes near San Miguel.” Download the guide from their English-language website Sanmiguelhiking.com, for links to maps, GPS tracks and contacts for local guides.

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