ABOUT US

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

We are a group passionate cyclists – eager to share the awesome riding in Guatemala with the world.

Mountain biking is one of the most immersive ways to see the country – providing a glimpse into local culture with 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. -Doesn’t that sound awesome?

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 eliminate the  language barrier – allowing you to relax and ride!

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

Allow us to design a stellar muli-day tour for you. Let us know what kind of riding you like and we will come up with a custom itinerary that connects cultural sites, awesome singletrack, and unique vistas only accessible by mountain bike.

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.

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!

Meet your new crew

OUR GUIDES

Andrea Barillas

Whether it is exploring a new route in the Cuchumatanes mountains or competing in Enduro, Downhill or XC Andrea has proven herself an outstanding all-around rider ready for any situation. Andrea has been passionate about cycling since a young age and enjoys sharing her beautiful country with others.

Current Sponsors: Race Face Products Total Bikes Guatemala.

Daniel Schwartz

“El Capitán de los locos” Daniel has been at the forefront on MTB exploration in Guatemala for many years and his knowledge of the country and terrain is unmatched.
Daniel has spent more time plotting courses on google earth, hiking his bike and backtracking down donkey and sheep paths than anyone. Accomplished racer turned trainer speaker and guide Daniel now coaches up and coming racers in all disciplines of cycling.

Ricky Gomez

The odd one of the bunch Ricky is a paint-ball master turned MTB enthusiast turned bike shop owner and now call center expert. Ricky and Tony grew up together – pushing each other on the bike and  establishing Monkey Bike Sh0p as the premiere bike shop for rentals and repairs in Antigua. Ricky is a qualified mechanic guide and has an awesome shot – don’t mess with him!

 

Tony Fortuny

With a background in motocross Tony immediately fell in love with enduro racing. In 2016 he opened Monkey Bike Shop with his lifetime friend – Ricky offering quality service representing the best gear in Guatemala.

Tony drives on the wrong side of the road, lives like a reggaeton star and has a lapdog named Cony.

Sebas Par

Native of Solola – Sebas grew up swimming and exploring in Lake Atitlan. An avid cyclist “Posh” has explored around the lake like very few have on two wheels. Founder of “Papa Bikers” cycling club – Posh has been integral in the organization of numerous events and travesias. Fluent in Spanish, english and Kaqchikel – the local Mayan dialect – his quick tongue is sure to help get you out of a bind!

Brendan James

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.

Monkeys Bike Shop

La Fuente, 4a Calle Oriente #14 Antigua, Guatemala

(Behind Choco Museo)

+502 7937 0232

 

Our headquarters and bike shop – come visit us in Antigua!

We live, breath, race and ride bikes. Specializing in equipment and apparel for the enduro rider we are distributors of Scott and Giant Bicycles.  We are the local’s bike shop in Antigua!

Stop in for a quick repair or complete overhaul.  We have helped many long distance bicycle tourists on their journey south.

We can special order just about any part for your bike – most international orders arrive within 10 days.

Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am-6:30pm Sat 12-3pm

Group Rides Tuesday and Thursday 6:00am Parque Central

Maglia Guesthouse and Café

2 Avenida sur No. 61 C Antigua, Guatemala

 

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

Yes, we have cafe too! – Stop in for some of the best espresso around as well as breakfast and lunch specials. Behind the cafe we have a small bed and breakfast with 5 rooms for rent by the night, week or month – it’s the perfect place to base out of while you explore Guatemala.

 

Special discounts for cycle tourists and long term stays.