Antigua

Rich in colonial history, La Antigua is a veritable garden - "the land of eternal spring" flowers bloom year-round here, and the steep hillsides produce some of the best coffees in the world. Antigua is positioned dangerously beneath 3 towering 3400m+ volcanoes.

True to its name, “La Antigua” is a UNESCO world heritage site with loads of history to explore. It was largely destroyed by an earthquake in 1773, but its principal monuments are still preserved as ruins. Most of the surviving civil, religious, and civic buildings date from the 18th and 19th centuries and constitute magnificent examples of colonial architecture in the Americas.

Tours:

Multi-Day

5 Day Enduro Tour

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

Los Nísperos Enduro Tour

Ride a dry lava river and descend the steep slopes of the enormous Agua Volcano on this eduro tour in
Medium
7/10
Multi-Day

Guatemalan Highland Tour

This XC tour connects the best of the Gutemalan highlands with the perfect blend of sights and singletrack.
Hard
7/10

La Mixqueña

Site of a local enduro course this route is fast, technical, and combines deep forests with an urban downhill.
Medium
Yes

Florencia XC

Earn your descent in this rugged and varied cross country loop from Antigua climbing to the pine forested mountain of
Hard
No

Florencia with Shuttle

A nice introductory ride to the pine forested singletrack above Antigua, Guatemala.
Easy
Yes

Dos Aguacates Enduro Tour

Our local favorite enduro that links a few of the classic descents above Antigua.
Medium
7/10

BEFORE YOU GO

Part of the reason Antigua was founded was due to it’s climate – cool nights, hot days – perfect for growing coffee. The Antigua valley  connects to the ocean providing wider fluctuation in temperature then the rest of Guatemala – but it 10-27°C (50-80°F).

Dry Season (Sept – May)

Smooth, hard-pack and fine volcanic sand. Trails cut through dry fields which remain bare for months.

Rainy Season (Sept – May)

Afternoon storms roll through the region around 3pm – very rarely does it rain in the morning or for more than 12 hours in duration.\

Recommended Bike

XC Hardtail or Full suspension 80-160mm of travel.

Maximum gear ratio for climbing. 28×42 or 32×50

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