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 rich 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

9 Day Highland Enduro Epic

We have extended our popular 5 day enduro tour  to include a full week of enduro mountain bike riding connecting the
Hard
5/5

Cumbre al Mar - El Paredón

Nearly 3000m (10,000ft) of descent from the chilly mountains of Tecpán to the surf town of El Paredón on the
Adventure
Medium

Pacaya Overnight Epic

New for 2020! Enjoy two days of mountain bike riding, campout and Guatemalan BBQ on the volcanic sands of the
2/5
3/5

Day of the Dead Enduro

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

Fall Highland Tour

5 days of fantastic intermediate cross country mountain biking culminating with a visit to the travesía Campanabaj.
Cross Country Mountain Bike Tours
Medium
Antigua Coffee Bike Tour Antigua Sacatepéquez, Guatemala

Antigua Coffee Tour

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

Volcán de Agua Super Enduro

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

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
Cross Country Mountain Bike Tours
Hard

Tierras De Lujo

Our beginner, shuttle supported cross country tour. Follow smooth, mostly flat agricultural singletrack through working farms of corn and vegetables.
Cross Country Mountain Bike Tours
Easy

Valle Escondido

A true backcountry loop - if you enjoy hiking with your bike, long, raw bushwack descents and a full day
Adventure
Hard

Los Nispéros XC

Meander through coffee and fruit plantations and climb steep agricultural singletrack at the foot of the Auga Volcano. This cross
Cross Country Mountain Bike Tours
Easy

Top of the world

Shuttle supported Cross country tour to the top of the world! - Big views of 4 volcanoes await on this
Cross Country Mountain Bike Tours
Medium

5 Day Enduro Tour

The best enduro rides in Guatemala in 5 jam-packed days. Cloudflare Features Proxied HIT MISS External Railgun Minify Polish Resized
Enduro
Hard

Sumpango Giant Kite Festival

Fixed departure Nov 1st - Mountain Bike to the giant kite festival in Sumpango!
Cultural
Easy

Agua Enduro

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

La Mixqueña

Site of a local enduro course this route is fast, technical, and combines deep forests with an urban downhill.
Enduro
Medium

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
2/5

Dos Aguacates Enduro

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

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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