Guatemala: the Frontier of Mountain Biking

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 go mountain biking in Guatemala!

Brendan JamesLead guide

2019/20 CONFIRMED DEPARTURES

Join us this season for an expertly planed Mountain Bike Guatemala adventure! Our multi-day itineraries include all meals, lodging, transportation, guides and cultural sights. These trips are custom and one of a kind – with some of the best shuttle-supported singletrack throughout the country.

 

Oct 27 – Nov 4, 2019Day of the Dead EnduroHardBook Now
Nov 6 – 11, 20195 Day Highland tour (XC)IntermediateBook Now
Nov 19 – 24, 2019Travesía Cuchumatánes  and EnduroExtremeBook Now
Dec 14 – 21, 20198 Day Highland Tour (XC)IntermediateBook Now
Dec 28 – Jan 2, 2020Año Nuevo Enduro TourHardDetails Soon

**Use the code MTBEARLYB to get 25% off of any single earlybird registration.

Why Ride With Us?

With years of experience riding, racing and exploring we know Guatemala.

All the routes we guide are exclusive to Mountain Bike Guatemala. Each tour has been designed tested, and redesigned to provide a unique perspective on Guatemala and it’s many cultures. Check out our amazing list of Antigua day tours as well as our Multi-Day Epics

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

We tailor tours that challenge you as a rider and connect you with local cycling culture.

Whether you are an experienced rider who wants to shred 8,000ft+ of descent in a single day or a cycle tourist simply wanting to escape the tourist trap we provide expert-led tours to suit your riding style.

We are not cheap. We rent nice equipment and we pay our employees well. 

The routes we guide are a result of years of exploration and collaboration with the local cycling community in Guatemala.

Learn about our sustainability initiatives and how our efforts are changing the stereotypes of Guatemala – for the better. 

Custom Mountain Bike Tours. 

Let us know your interests and we will design a stellar muli-day tour that balances technical singletrack, volcanic vistas connecting 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.

Learn More About

Guatemala

A mountainous country with a diversity of micro-climates, Guatemala is quickly becoming a mecca for adventure mountain biking.

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Antigua day tours

Antigua Coffee Tour

Visit a working coffee farm and museum and ride through an historic finca on this Antigua Coffee tour! - This is an easy tour for all biking abilities.
Easy
1/5
New!

Volcán de Agua

A true mountain bike test-piece. Agua Volcano at 3760m (12,337ft ) is a high altitude epic with an incredible descent.
Hard
6!

Tierras De Lujo

Our beginner, shuttle supported cross country tour. Follow smooth, mostly flat agricultural singletrack through working farms of corn and vegetables. Enjoy a fast descent down to Antigua on a thousand year old trail.
Easy
2/5

Valle Escondido

A true backcountry loop - if you enjoy hiking with your bike, long, raw bushwack descents and a full day in the mountains where very few go -untouched cloud forest and incredible views await.
Hard
4/5

Los Nispéros XC

Meander through coffee and fruit plantations and climb steep agricultural singletrack at the foot of the Auga Volcano. This cross country tour has an enjoyable balance of climbing and descent.
Easy
3/5

Top of the world

Shuttle supported Cross country tour to the top of the world! - Big views of 4 volcanoes await on this intermediate cross country mountain bike tour in Antigua.
Medium
2/5
Cultural

Sumpango Giant Kite Festival

Mountain Bike to the giant kite festival in Sumpango!
Easy
2/5

Agua Enduro

Ride a dry lava river and descend the steep slopes of the enormous Agua Volcano on this eduro tour in Antigua.
Medium
2/5

Cerro Cucurucho

Earn your descent in this rugged and varied cross country loop from Antigua connecting some of the best XC trails above town.
Hard
4/5

Florencia

A nice introductory ride to the pine forested singletrack above Antigua, Guatemala.
Easy
5/5

Dos Aguacates Enduro

Our local favorite enduro that links a few of the classic descents above Antigua.
Medium
3/5

reviews

Brendan and his team’s deep passion for the culture and inspirational vision for MTB Guatemala was obvious from the moment we met them. They have been identifying, studying and developing these routes for several years. Absolutely recommend to anyone and everyone.

Chase –  (Montana)

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

– Emily (Whistler, Canada)

“MTB Guatemala is 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)

Go deep into the country on one of our point-to-point itineraries

Multi Day Epics

Multi-Day

2 Day Atitlán XC (Hard)

An amazing way to discover Lake Atitlán. Remote, canyons deep forests and rugged agricultural singletrack.
Hard
5/5
Multi-Day

2 Day Atitlán XC (Med)

Conecting the best views of the lake, local sites and culture. Old logging roads and singletrack.
Medium
3/5
New!

Tecpan-Pana Route of the Kaqchikel

Follow the path of the Kaqchikel Maya in this new multi-day mountain bike route for 2019! With high-altitude pine forests, a rich Mayan history, and tons of agricultural singletrack to explore Guatemala is an amazing place to ride a bike.
Hard
4/5