Antigua

Rich in colonial history, La Antigua is a veritable garden - "the land of eternal spring" flowers bloom year-round here, and steep hillsides produce some of the best coffee in the world. Mountain biking in Antigua Guatemala is as good as it gets.

True to its name, “La Antigua” is a UNESCO world heritage site with loads of history to explore. Antigua was largely destroyed by an earthquake in 1773, but its principal monuments are still preserved as ruins.  A “valley of valleys” Antigua is positioned dangerously beneath 3 towering 3400m+ volcanoes, rich in topography and home to hundreds of kilometers of natural agricultural singletrack.

A “valley of valleys” Antigua is righ in topography and natural agricultural singletrack and home to some incredible mountain biking.

Antigua Guatemala Mountain Biking

The mountain biking in Antigua Guatemala can be described as “world class”.  Home to 2000m+ descents, natural pine forests and hundreds of kilometers of agricultural singletrack, local mountain bikers in Antigua have been racing and repurposing natural trails used by horses and Mayan farmers into a web of incredible riding to discover by bike.

The mountain biking in Antigua is varied and steep. Loose descents on volcanic soil, rocky and rooty forest riding, deep, eroded trails and enough high-altitude climbing to keep a cross country racer busy for months. Meander through coffee plantations, pick your way down technical-descents, cross a patchwork of agricultural pastures and finish the day with some at some of the finest restaurants in the country.

our tours in Antigua

Antigua Coffee Tour

Visit a working coffee farm and museum and ride through an historic finca on this Antigua Coffee tour! - This
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!
Multi-Day

Guatemalan Highland Tour

Our 7 day Guatemalan highland mountain bike tour is a one-of-kind introduction to the country and it’s amazing riding. Experience
Hard
4/5

Tierras De Lujo

Our beginner, shuttle supported cross country tour. Follow smooth, mostly flat agricultural singletrack through working farms of corn and vegetables.
Easy
2/5

Valle Escondido

A true backcountry loop - if you enjoy hiking with your bike, long, raw bushwack descents and a full day
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
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
2/5
Multi-Day

5 Day Enduro Tour

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

Agua Enduro

Ride a dry lava river and descend the steep slopes of the enormous Agua Volcano on this eduro tour in
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
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

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BEFORE YOU GO

Part of the reason Antigua was founded was due to it’s climate with cool nights and hot days – perfect for growing coffee. The Antigua valley connects to the ocean providing wider fluctuation in temperature then the rest of Guatemala – 10-27°C (50-80°F). Start your rides early because temps can get hot!

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 at a time.

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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