MTB Guatemala Day of the Dead Enduro 2022


10/27- 11/02    
All Day

Departure Location

MTB Guatemala Tecpán
km88, Tecpán, Chimaltenango, Guatemala

Event Type

Join us for 5 days of epic gravity assisted riding in Guatemala along with local celebration and culture!

November 1st in Guatemala is known as All Saints’ Day or Day of the Dead. The date is sacred to the Mayan people and in the weeks leading up to “Dia de Los Muertos” the country is alive with color and celebration. Kites are flown a way to communicate with the beyond. Cemeteries are turned into fiestas as relatives come to connive with the deceased.

We will start our tour in Antigua, the 16th century Spanish capital crossing the highlands in 5 jam-packed days of spirit chasing, town celebrations, and epic technical riding!

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10/28/2022 (Wednesday) Arrival

We will meet you at the airport transferring you to Antigua Guatemala for a special welcome dinner and celebration.

10/29/2022 (Thursday) Antigua Shuttle Day

We will shuttle up below Acatenango and active Fuego Volcano – beginning a day full of blistering descents coffee farms and milkshakes. 3 shuttles in three of the prominent ecosystems in the Antigua valley

10/30/2022 (Friday) Highland Traverse

We will follow a thousand year old route connecting mountain peaks starting high above Antigua and finishing in the mountain city of Tecpán. In the afternoon we will visit the Ruins of Iximche before shutting to a unique mountain lodge for the night at 2900m.

10/31/2022 (Saturday) – La Infinita

The glory day. One of the largest descents in the country La Infinita drops from icy alpine highlands to the hot coastal plains of the pacific. We will shuttle up to 3400m connecting a patchwork of technical trails. A second 4×4 shuttle brings us to the rim of the Lake Atitlán Caldera where we finish the day in a boat accessed hotel.

10/31/2022 (Sunday) – Rest Day

Today we will enjoy the beauty of Lake Atitlán and rest up with a day of swimming and relaxing. In the evening we will boat over to Panajachel for the town’s annual day of the dead fiesta in the cemetery.

11/01/2022 (Monday) Tecpan Enduro and Giant Kite Festival.

In the morning we will shuttle back up to the mountains of Tecpán where we will sample an an epic 1200m technical descent through steep pine forests. En route to Antigua we will attend the Giant Kite Festival in Sumpango in the afternoon.

The Festival de Barrialetes Gigantes is one of the largest day of the dead celebrations in Guatemala where locals display enormous 30m kites that they have been working on for many months. We will wrap up the week back in Antigua.

Tour Includes:

  • 6 Nights of Fine Accommodation
  • Expert Guides (1:4 ratio)
  • Dedicated driver / Shuttle Support
  • Entrance to local parks and festivities
  • Mechanical Support
  • Meals

About us:

We are a rider-run tour operator with expert guides, exclusive routes and a high standards for security and safety. Our tours are the result of years of riding and collaboration with local communities in Guatemala. Let us show you the the best riding in the country.