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 for mountain biking in Guatemala.

 

Brendan JamesLead guide

Why Ride With Us?

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

We are different – we think you are too 😉 All our rides have been designed to provide an experience that is unmatched and unadulterated with a unique perspective on Guatemala and it’s many cultures.

Mountain biking is one of the most immersive ways to see the country – providing a glimpse into living Mayan culture with an autonomy 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 who simply wants 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 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.

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Guatemala

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

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Most of our rides start above 1200m (4,000ft) with cool  4-24°C (40-75°F) temps year round. Numerous micro-climates and serious elevation mean you can start in your ride in the cold alpine and finish in the tropics.

Guatemala does not suck.

A mountainous country with a diversity of climates, Guatemala is a paradise for mountain bike exploration. Most people here live above 1200m (4,000ft) with cool  4-24°C (40-75°F) temps year round. Numerous micro-climates and serious elevation mean you can start in your ride in the cold alpine and finish in the tropics.

Check out our

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 medium level cross country mountain bike tour in Antigua.
Medium
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 very obvious from the moment we met them in the shop. 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, riping 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

Cultural

2019 Travesía de Los Cuchumatánes

Join one of Guatemala's oldest and most challenging group rides at 3200m.
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
Multi-Day

Lake Atitlán Enduro P2P

2 days of technical enduro riding around Lake Atitán with raw agricultural trails and cliff-lined singletrack with views that will most certainly make you say "wow"
Hard
3/5