A small country with a big heart

 

A mere 200 miles wide, Guatemala is home to incredible terrain, culture and biodiversity. Two oceans, 14,000ft volcanoes, and 21 Mayan languages make for a country that is far from ordinary.

Cycling culture is exploding here with numerous races and events each weekend. I believe that now, more than ever is the best time to visit Guatemala with your bike.

 

Brendan JamesLead guide

Why Ride With Us?

With years of experience riding, racing and exploring in Guatemala our guides know the trails better than anyone.

Come travel with us as we connect the country “off the map” using a network of Mayan foot and horse paths, many of which are hundreds of years old.

Mountain biking Guatemala is one of the most immersive ways to see the country – providing a glimpse into living Mayan culture with autonomy you simply can’t get from traditional travel.

We tailor tours that provide exceptional experiences. Challenging you as a rider and connecting you with local cycling culture.

Nobody knows the trails like the locals. Whether you are an experienced rider who wants to shred 8,000ft+ of descent in a single day or a casual athlete who simply wants to escape the tourist trap we provide expert-led tours to suit your riding style.

Our bi-lingual guides break the language barrier – connecting you with local riders and the best routes and sights that the country has to offer.

There is no better way to see a country than by bike. 

Let us know your interests and we will design a stellar muli-day tour that balances technical singletrack, volcanic vistas and connects Mayan sites throughout the country.

Looking for an all-inclusive multi-day point to point epic? Contact us and we will put together a package that will fit your ability and budget.

Our guides and rentals are top notch providing an un-paralleled level of service  – keeping you safe, on track and having fun.

As riders ourselves we know how tough it can be to travel in foreign country with your bike. Transportation, orientation, and the time it takes to become become familiar with new terrain and customs.

We won’t slow you down.

We know what it is like to only have a few days to experience a new place to the fullest. When timelines and punctuality matter we cut the riff-raff and get you out and riding!

Learn More About

Guatemala

Explore

Throw all the preconceptions you have out the window. Guatemala is awesome.

Most of Guatemala is extremely mountainous and above 1200m. Here can enjoy spring-like climate year round 4-24°C (40-75°F). Numerous micro-climates mean you can start in the cold alpine and finish in the tropics.

Throw all the preconceptions you have out the window. Guatemala is awesome.

Most of the country is mountainous and above 1200m. You can enjoy spring-like climate year round 4-24°C (40-75°F). Numerous micro-climates mean you can start in the cold alpine and finish in the tropics.

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POPULAR TOURS

Cultural

2018 Travesía de Los Cuchumatánes

Join one of Guatemala's oldest and most challenging group rides at 3200m.
50.2 km (31.19mi)
1,766m (5,794ft)

The world's cheapest tour

, Guatemala (3276.4 m)©2018 MTBguatemala.com
Entra Bosque
Cultural

Travesía Campanabaj Totonicapán

Community group ride on jeep roads through protected pine forests.
Medium
5/10
Multi-Day

5 Day Enduro Tour

The best enduro rides in Guatemala in 5 jam-packed days.
Hard
7/10

Who we are

Tony Fortuny

Shop Owner

With a background in motocross Tony immediately fell in love with enduro racing. He opened Monkey Bike Shop with his lifetime friend – offering quality service representing the best gear in Guatemala.

Tony is an avid enduro racer, he drives on the wrong side of the road, lives like a reggaeton star and has a lapdog named Cony.

Brendan James

Lead Guide

Raised in Vermont Brendan built trails and raced mountain bikes from an early age. An accomplished photographer, and bike racer he settled down in Guatemala in 2014 “MTB paradise in the mountains“.

Brendan knows Guatemala like few locals do – with over 5 years exploring the country and 120 guided trips under his belt.

Jorgi Rodriguez

Director

Native Antigüeño, Jorgi is an avid cyclist and coffee shop owner. He brews the best cup in town! Jorgi also runs a small bed and breakfast Maglia Coffee and Guesthouse. Jorgi has been a cycling fanatic his entire life and co-ordinates rides with the local mountain bike club MTB Antigua.

reviews

"Tony and the crew at Monkey Bike Shop provided high end bikes tuned and ready to ride. Tours led by Brendan (who has mapped, photographed and ridden several hundred miles of trails) will ensure that you have the best day imaginable. "

– Damien (Whistler, Canada)

"Brendan's knowledge of the local geography, history and people is second to none. Whether you're climbing through lush forests, riping down ancient Mayan trails or catching breathtaking volcano, ocean and countryside views your mind will be blown! "

– Emily (Whistler, Canada)

"Monkey Bike Tours is the only option for high-quality mountain biking adventures in Guatemala. Professional, reliable and affordable is the best way to describe their team. They provide quality bike rentals with amazing guides who will show you the ultimate riding zones while educating about the local area along the way."

-Josh (Colorado)

Our Bike Shop

Monkey Bike Shop

Callejón del Sol Antigua, Guatemala
Specializing in equipment and apparel for the enduro rider. We are the local’s bike shop in Antigua!

Stop in for a quick repair or complete overhall – we work on bikes new and old.  Due to our convienient location we have helped dozends of long distance bicycle tourists on their journey south.

Ask us about special order any part for your bike – most international orders arive within 10 days.

Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-7pm Sat 12-3pm

Group Rides Tuesday and Thurdsay 6:00am Parque Central

Gusthouse and Café

Maglia Cafe

2 Avenida sur No. 61 C Antigua, Guatemala

 

Hours: Mon-Fri 7-12 & 2-7pm

Group Rides Tuesday and Thurdsay 6:00am Parque Central

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