, Guatemala

Changing the stereotypes of Guatemala for the better.

Over the past few years Mountain Bike Guatemala has had a chance to touch many people’s lives with our Guatemala cycling trips– showing a side of the country beyond the tourism map.

Mountain biking in Guatemala is always a cultural experience, and many of our testimonials speak to the incredible beauty and warmth of the country as well as it’s people.

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+ 5 Star Reviews!

GOOGLE REVIEWS


We had a great time! Brendan is an excellent guide and showed us some top notch trails. I highly recommend biking with this company. Without a doubt we will be back to ride some of the other trails they offer. We rode the Valle Escondido and Pacaya Volcan tours. Two rides with different sceneries but equally enjoyable.

Mauricio Menard Avatar Mauricio Menard
March 17, 2024

MTB Guatemala 🇬🇹 was the best choice we made to have 3 tours in different parts of this beautiful country. These guys are super reliable and knowledgeable. They will take you to the real MTB trails with the best views. They did earn each of these stars, my respect and admiration. I recommend MTB Guatemala 🇬🇹 for your next real adventure.

Oscar Avatar Oscar
February 28, 2024

Spent an amazing few days with Brendan, Maria and the rest of the mountain bike Guatemala crew. They toured us around the amazing (and diverse) riding that Guatemala has. Would highly recommend for a once in a lifetime experience!

Kurtis Friend Avatar Kurtis Friend
February 11, 2024

Mountain biking in Guatemala was an experience of a lifetime! We loved it here and were so happy to get to see so many different ecosystems.

Sidney Roy Avatar Sidney Roy
February 10, 2024

I fortunately managed to get a short notice tour with MTB Guatemala and it was awesome. The bikes and gear were great and they really know what they are doing. I really wish I had more time to take another trip with them while we were there, particularly up around Tecpán. The team were amazing in that they adjusted our tour on the day to suit the skill and fitness of everyone in the group, and it made for a super enjoyable day for us all while also challenging everyone at the correct level. I would highly recommend using MTB Guatemala if you’re shopping around, they were great!

Liam O'Byrne Avatar Liam O'Byrne
January 9, 2024

If you’re into mountain biking, don’t pass this up! We booked the 2 day enduro ride around Lake Atitlan and had an absolute blast. We do a lot of downhill biking back home in Canada, and we loved the rugged trails in Guatemala. Brendan, Maria, and Erick were all great. They plan trails depending on your skill level, to ensure everyone is comfortable. Get ready for a bit of pedalling, lots of shuttles, and learning about Guatemalan culture/history. Our fave part- the little kids running down the street yelling “cyclista en la vista!”

Lindsay Gervais Avatar Lindsay Gervais
February 11, 2023

Our 2 day trip around Lake Atitlan was one for the books. The planning done by Brendan, Maria and Erick was spectacular and they ensured all our needs were met. They showed us many riding areas and villages around the lake. Maria was a top notch guide and took the time to share the history of her country along the way. Both days were packed from start to finish and the team made sure that we squeezed in all the riding time possible. The combination of the trails, the views, the lunches and the MTB Guatemala crew made this a wonderful experience. Thanks again guys!

Cedrick Gagnon-Ratelle Avatar Cedrick Gagnon-Ratelle
February 11, 2023

Highly recommend! 10 out of 10 would do again!

Wilcor_Shane Avatar Wilcor_Shane
February 11, 2023

A truly amazing way to see Guatemala. The guides, gear, and itinerary are top notch. I was on a nicer bike than the one I own at home! I would recommend this to any group at any skill level. Rides can be customized to the group’s skill level to ensure everyone has a comfortable adventure. We were stoked on the chill trails that showed off epic views and ended the day with an awesome rowdy trail to give us a taste of the gnarly downhills that Guatemala offers. We’re already convincing our friends to plan a trip so we can hangout with the MTB Guatemala crew again. Truly impressed by this company and all they’ve built here. Woooot!

sarah schu Avatar sarah schu
January 28, 2023

First class operation, goes above and beyond. Unbelievable place to ride. Can't say enough good things.

Art Fowler Avatar Art Fowler
November 18, 2022

My daughter and I enjoyed an action-packed 2-day tour in mid-June in the Atitlan/Tecpan/Chimaltenango triangle and lucked out with no rain during our tour. Brendan had custom-designed our time to maximize the riding and the views. He is really knowledgeable on the region and the terrain, and made sure we hit multiple viewpoints and cultural interest points along the way. Seeing the indigenous pueblos and farms made all the climbing worthwhile. It absolutely wouldn’t have been possible to see what we did by just driving around. It was a great combination of a cardio workout, appropriate technical level and colorful culture. The bikes and the crew were top-notch and took good care of us, and the photos we received afterwards brought back lots of great moments from the ride. Highly recommend!

Marika Yuma Avatar Marika Yuma
November 18, 2022

It's like biking with your best friends, who are amazing guides too! Good bikes, Beautiful views, and lots of laughter. Also learned a lot of Guatemala, local communities, biking culture, and much more. 100% would recommend!

Toon Peeters Avatar Toon Peeters
October 18, 2022

What an epic MTB adventure! Brendan, Maria and the team took us out for 7 days of grinding uphills, zoomy downhills, Mayan ruins, wildlife, waterfalls, remote villages, visits with remote school kids, great food, glamping, hot showers and more. They worked hard, thought of everything, navigated across terrain that we never could have accessed on our own, and were a real joy to ride with. Loved it!

Jason Garman Avatar Jason Garman
September 18, 2022

Absolutely epic riding!! Incredible routes that show the diversity of terrain and the cultural history of the country. I did Tecpan Pana and found it to be the perfect combination of technical single track and cultural touring. Brendan and María were excellent guides and a ton of fun. This is a great way to explore the less touristy towns. Can’t wait to come back and do a longer route!

Morgen Harvey Avatar Morgen Harvey
May 18, 2022

Muy buen servicio por parte del equipo, con tres guías que en todo momento están pendientes de uno, no fue un colazo exigente, pero aun así se disfrutan las vistas como ninguna otra forma. Mucha coordinación.

Markos Azurdia Avatar Markos Azurdia
February 18, 2022

Buen colazo, muy buen conocimiento de las rutas, eso da confianza

Cesar De leon Avatar Cesar De leon
February 18, 2022

Absolutely amazing two days of riding around Lake Atitlán! Wouldn't want to miss it! 🙂 Thanks to Brendan and Neftali for this great adventure. 🤙

Daniel Gangl Avatar Daniel Gangl
February 18, 2022

Just had the most amazing day with MTB Guatemala. I am an ex-pat and I live in Antigua Guatemala and have explored the fantastic trails around Antigua quite a bit on my mountain bike but I wanted to explore Tecpan which is just one hour from Antigua. So I book a Full day tour for myself and my friend and wow what a great day we had. It was superb and I cannot wait to book my next trip with them. Everything was perfect Thank you MTB Guate,

fiona brander (fionaB) Avatar fiona brander (fionaB)
February 18, 2022

Had such an awesome day of enduro riding and would highly recommend it as a unique way to explore and experience Guatemala. The trails were rad!!!

Tom Goodwin Avatar Tom Goodwin
February 18, 2022

MTB Guatemala is awesome!!! These guys are really hard workers and work to make sure that you also have the best experience as possible. I did three separate private tours with them. Two out in Antigua and one in Pana with my GF. The tour guides I had where Erick and Neftaly. They were welcoming and receptive. They really worked hard to tailor the experience you wanted. These guys know what they’re doing, love mtbing, and have a strong passion for their country. For anyone looking to have an amazing time mtbing in a beautiful country that flies under the radar then this is the place for you.

dreamseelive Avatar dreamseelive
February 18, 2022

I did two very different tours with the MTB Guatemala Team and both were just amazing! It is the best way to combine sport, advanture and unique exploration of backcountry Guatemala. Both trips are memories for life! Thanks to the team, spirit and atmosphere. Brendan is also an technical very skilled rider and can design also advanced tours for riders who look for real technical challenges in enduro and freeriding. Thanks a lot and hope to see you soon again!

Okko Hellweg Avatar Okko Hellweg
February 18, 2022

Lo mejor de lo mejor 100% recomendados.

Oscar Hernandez Avatar Oscar Hernandez
February 18, 2022

MTB Guatemala es de lo más TOP en Guate, mi experiencia con el equipo realmente fue gratificante, no hay palabras para describir los lugares que se conocer por medio de bicicleta, el equipo de MTB sumamente cordial, súper amables, realmente vale la pena compartir con ellos porque también se logra afianzar una bonita amistad, la verdad podría repetir mil veces el ride de Chichicastenango el cual tiene unas vistas increíbles!!! Y el apoyo que el equipo da es increíble, realmente vale la pena vivir la experiencia con ellos! Súper recomendados!

Alejandra Arroyo Zaldaña Avatar Alejandra Arroyo Zaldaña
February 18, 2022

Wow, what a mountain bike vacation. I took the custom 8-day tour with MTB Guatemala in March of 2021. I have not traveled out of the country before, and I cannot think of a better way to do it. Brendan and his crew were outstanding hosts. They always brought a positive attitude that made it feel like we were on an adventure of a lifetime! I have lived in Colorado my entire life and spent the last 7 years mountain biking often. I have been to destinations across the USA and I have to say that Guatemala contained some of my very favorite rides to date. The local knowledge of the area and elaborate trail networks allowed the MTB Guatemala crew to hand select amazing rides for all the members in the group. We barely scratched the surface on the rides in Guatemala, but we experienced a great range of riding from rocky technical descending to fast flowy ripping. The single track always included incredible views! I can’t describe the amount of value that was packed into this trip. The riding was incredible, and the cultural experience centered around Mayan tradition was exceptionally interesting and valuable. Brendan and his team worked tirelessly to provide excellent meals and accommodations. Bouncing from location to location made the trip feel like the ultimate adventure. I cannot recommend a trip with MTB Guatemala enough and I am so grateful for the years of work put in to accomplishing such an amazing itinerary. You need to go check it out for yourself; I can guarantee that if you love mountain biking and adventure, you will love this trip.

Gavin Conner Avatar Gavin Conner
February 18, 2022

My birthday was amazing! Tks tks A good tour and very professional Tks to Brandon and Neftali. We will back soon!

Fabiola Gonzalez Avatar Fabiola Gonzalez
February 18, 2022

Servicio y atencion profesional en rutas increíbles. Todo el equipo de MTB Guatemala estuvo a la altura.

Info General Avatar Info General
February 18, 2022

Gracias a este grandioso equipo, mi esposo y yo conocimos Guatemala, sus pueblos, su cultura , su belleza de una forma que no hubiese sido posible como turistas comunes. La mejor forma de conocer un país, es en bicicleta. Brendan, Neftalí y Erick son un equipo maravilloso nos hicieron sentir en familia desde el primer momento. “Lo importante no es el destino sino el recorrido” Neftalí. MTB Guatemala.

Alejandra Tattenbach Avatar Alejandra Tattenbach
February 18, 2022

If you are visiting Antigua getting on a Mountain Bike with Brendan, is an absolute must! Not only is his team, equipment, and knowledge top notch - they are all incredibly fun to spend your day with! Me and 9 friends spent the day on the Bike & Coffee Tour and enjoyed every moment (including the uphill climbs). Brendan went above and beyond in communication before our tour and I will be recommending Mountain Bike Guatemala to anyone and everyone!

Zach Ham Avatar Zach Ham
November 29, 2021

Had an amazing private tour over two days. I am a beginnger/intermediate rider and our tour guide was great at adapting the routes to my comfort level but also pushed me to try new things. One of the best experiences of my life.

Susanna G. Avatar Susanna G.
November 15, 2021

Just had the most amazing day with MTB Guatemala. I am an ex-pat and I live in Antigua Guatemala and have explored the fantastic trails around Antigua quite a bit on my mountain bike but I wanted to explore Tecpan which is just one hour from Antigua. So I book a Full day tour for myself and my friend and wow what a great day we had. It was superb and I cannot wait to book my next trip with them. Everything was perfect Thank you MTB Guate,

fiona brander (fionaB) Avatar fiona brander (fionaB)
November 6, 2021

I had a great time riding with Brendan and his crew. My trip was very last minute and he did a great job putting everything together for me. What is nice about riding with Brendan is that he can customise the trip for you according to what it is you are looking for. The trails in Guatemala are so diverse that you can have everything from cross country riding to enduro riding in the same area. The staff were all very professional and the accommodation we stayed in was very nice. We changed the itinerary to add a rest day in between some of the rides and it was great to have that flexibility and to be able to explore some of the other activities around the beautiful Lake Atitlán as well. I would definitely recommend mountain biking in Guatemala with Brendan. My rental bike that they gave me to use was also a very good quality carbon enduro bike.

Miroda Otto Avatar Miroda Otto
November 6, 2021

Positive: Professionalism ,  Quality ,  Responsiveness ,  Value

Juan Diego Coronado Avatar Juan Diego Coronado
October 6, 2021

excelente ride!

Mark Tenenbaum Avatar Mark Tenenbaum
October 6, 2021

MTB Guatemala is composed of an awesome team - Brendan, the Director, Eric, MTB Guatemala's awesome and safe driver, and Alfredo, the team guide. I contacted Brendan on Instagram and was very swift with his reply. Initially, I wasn't sure if the 2-day Tecpan - Pana trip was going to happen because I was a solo rider, but I informed him about my travel dates and he coordinated to find other riders for the trip and it worked out perfectly. He provided great equipment in the package and took care of all the logistics. He also has E-bikes! The meals included were traditional Guatemalan cuisine and Brendan selected great rest stops to enjoy our meals. Overall, the trip was solid and full of adventure with endless views. Brendan is very knowledgeable in not only Guatemala's best backcountry riding routes, but also in the Mayan history pertaining to the country. He emphasized on sharing about the history and the culture throughout the many stops we made on the riding route. Although I was traveling with my family, only I decided to book a tour. I recommend this MTB crew to any Women on the fence about booking an MTB Adventure in Guate! These guys work as a team and in communication at all times, as safety was never a doubt. MTB Guatemala Also has a cabin base in Tecpan, near where we initiated our ride. There is also a wine bar currently in the works near his Tecpan base cabin, that's owned by his friend, a sweet Dutch Guatemalan lady that's worth checking out if you stay at cabin. Key thing to know, the ride is rain or shine, so make sure you pack a nice rain jacket. It did rain on us towards the end of our trip, but Riding In the rain was fun. I would definitely book again!

Wendy S Avatar Wendy S
September 6, 2021

MTB Guatemala is an incredible team of skilled cyclists and tour guides. I highly recommend them. My husband and I are both road cyclists that wanted to experience biking trough Antigua area on bikes. We don't have much experience mountain biking and Brandon and his team were very patient in teaching us the techniques and we felt very successful and got to enjoy riding bikes on trails, single track, up hill, down hill... and got to learn about Guatemala's culture with talking to locals. We cannot wait to come back and enjoy anther MTB Guatemala experience! We enjoyed the Tierra de Lujo and would highly recommend it to get a taste of Mountain Biking and learning from a pro cyclist himself, the owner of the business Brandon. We were very impressed with him and his team.

Esther Collinetti Avatar Esther Collinetti
August 6, 2021

Positive: Value Had such an awesome day of enduro riding and would highly recommend it as a unique way to explore and experience Guatemala. The trails were rad!!!

Tom Goodwin Avatar Tom Goodwin
August 6, 2021

MTB Guatemala is awesome!!! These guys are really hard workers and work to make sure that you also have the best experience as possible. I did three separate private tours with them. Two out in Antigua and one in Pana with my GF. The tour guides I had where Erick and Neftaly. They were welcoming and receptive. They really worked hard to tailor the experience you wanted. These guys know what they’re doing, love mtbing, and have a strong passion for their country. For anyone looking to have an amazing time mtbing in a beautiful country that flies under the radar then this is the place for you.Services: Group tours , City tours , Private tours

dreamseelive Avatar dreamseelive
July 6, 2021

MTB Guatemala 🇬🇹, deja experiencias inolvidables mostrando desde otra perspectiva los bellos lugares de nuestro pais, llenos de adrenalina y mucha emocion, por senderos poco explorados lo que lo hace mas emocionante. Cuenta con una buena logística en sus viajes y guías experimentados para que hacer de tu experiencia mas gratificante. Espero con ansias su próxima actividad. 💪🇬🇹🚵

Rene Diéguez soto Avatar Rene Diéguez soto
February 18, 2021

I don't often do MTB tours with group where I rent a bike. Often these services do have great equipment for rent and sometimes the level of the riding is aimed more at beginners or weekend warriors. That's NOT the case with MTB Guatemala. I rented an amazing Giant Trance trail bike which was almost new! Brendan and the team offered an incredible service in all areas. Amazing equipment, incredible riding, next level support and just all around an amazing team. It's some of the best biking I've done and can't wait to ride with them again. Thank you

Gareth Pickering Avatar Gareth Pickering
February 18, 2021

Increíble! Celebré mi cumpleaños en tour privado guiado por Alex es un excelente guía, súper recomendado. Las vistas son hermosas y ellos son un excelente equipo.

Amanda Vargas Avatar Amanda Vargas
February 18, 2021

Soy de San Diego, CA y hago MTB regularmente los fines de semana. Estoy en Guateala de vacaciones. Fui con el guía Brenden en un tour privado que empezó en Parque Florencia, muy cerca de Antigua. Fueron 4-5 horas de increibles paisajes, rutas bien mantenidas y el terreno en buenas condiciones para MTB. El guia conoce muy bien la zona. Recomiendo ampliamente esta actividad.

JONATHAN SALOMON Avatar JONATHAN SALOMON
February 18, 2021

Awesome! Awesome experience! Willing to go back and enjoy another group tour!

Carlos Paniagua Avatar Carlos Paniagua
February 18, 2021

I don't often do MTB tours with group where I rent a bike. Often these services do have great equipment for rent and sometimes the level of the riding is aimed more at beginners or weekend warriors. That's NOT the case with MTB Guatemala. I rented an amazing Giant Trance trail bike which was almost new! Brendan and the team offered an incredible service in all areas. Amazing equipment, incredible riding, next level support and just all around an amazing team. It's some of the best biking I've done and can't wait to ride with them again. Thank you

Gareth Pickering Avatar Gareth Pickering
February 15, 2021

The best tour I’ve been on, ever! Branden and his team were exceptional in every way. An inside look on what Guatemala has to offer. Thanks for an awesome weekend!

olivia Kelley Avatar olivia Kelley
February 9, 2021

Had a great time riding! Brendan was an awesome knowledgeable guide. I highly recommend to ride in Guatemala and hit up MTB Guatemala to show you the ropes. I wish I could stay longer and go on some more trails. Guatemala is beautiful, this is your sign to come on down and to shred the gnar!

MTB Trail Explorer Avatar MTB Trail Explorer
January 14, 2021

If I could give more than 5 stars, I would! Communication with Brendan was prompt and professional. He set us up with an excellent guide, Alex, who gave us the experience of a lifetime. The riding was excellent, the food was exceptional, the accommodations were quaint.... I can't say enough good things about these guys and our time with them.

Kristina Nance Avatar Kristina Nance
January 5, 2021

Great experience, guide and owner dedicated to give the best possible tour. For us it was all inclusive, guide, bike, lodging, food, and exclusive routes. You can forget about everything and just ride. Without a doubt I would recommend them.

dieter block Avatar dieter block
November 4, 2020

Awesome ride! We had a private tour and it was everything and more than we expected. Fun, perfectly paced, ee even had an extra bit of trail since our guide saw we could handle it! Some very shiny five stars! 🙂

Maria Jose Marcet Avatar Maria Jose Marcet
October 12, 2020

the experience was amazing, MTB has a very professional team !!! the views are very beautiful and the climate of the mountains wonderful, you have to live the experience when you visit Guatemala. Brendan and Naftalí are very nice people. Damis

Damaris Tinti Avatar Damaris Tinti
September 28, 2020

I went to El Paredon from Tecpan with Brendan (Mountain Bike owner) and the whole experience was very professional, starting with the registration, I was asked for very specific details about my health, my tastes for food, my weight, etc. Also, in the trip I noticed that the guides were experienced people that know a lot about mountain bike. Brendan and his team were always looking out for our safety in the trip in all aspects, I would definitely take another trip with Mountain Bike Guatemala.

Marlon Ordonez Avatar Marlon Ordonez
January 30, 2020

Great day trip outing led by Marcos. We got to travel down trails and roads I would never have found on my own and the bike I rode was very high quality and fit like a glove. The scenery was beautiful and everyone we ran into along the way were very friendly. Would highly recommend to anyone traveling in Guatemala!

Emily Bartlett Avatar Emily Bartlett
January 25, 2020

Best experience for my first time mountain biking ever! Choosing to do the 2 day Tecpan - Lake Atitlan tour— I admit, I was nervous in the beginning, since I road bike when I’m at home—also going with my brother who is on another advanced level than I am— but our guides Alex, Nefta, and Eric made this trip such a great learning experience for me that I will return for more! Knowing their backyard well and studying what I could / could not do they guided me into the next turns well. I did have a few minor spills but nothing enough to make me want to stop—also, first aid skills, on point. Not only do they take you into secluded places that only people on foot go— they also teach you about the history of Guatemala, taking you into numerous eco systems that pass through ancient Mayan sites, routes, that head straight into breathe taking views. Pictures don’t do it justice I promise— Even if you choose to do a beginner, intermediate or advanced ride, you will not regret it. This is the best way to discover the beauty and culture that Guate has to to offer. I feel closer to my parents country more than ever. Unforgettable trip! Bravo! Era espectacular!! Gracias por todo muchachos ^.^ Marii

Mariisa Solorzano Avatar Mariisa Solorzano
January 21, 2020

Our Peru Mtn bike trip was very well organized and a once-in-a-lifetime experience! The rides and scenery were a perfect level for advanced riders (not always the case with tours in my experience). Miky the guide is extremely knowledgeable of not only the rides, but the history & culture of the people and places we visited. He also know great restaurants and ice cream shops in all the villages! I highly recommend planning a Peru Mtn bike trip with this group, you will not be disappointed!!

mary jannik Avatar mary jannik
December 3, 2019

Awesome experience. I was surprised by the background work and preparation behind every one of his trips. He reaearches ans develops his own trails. Highly recommended

Bruno Mendoza Avatar Bruno Mendoza
November 30, 2019

Our group of 5 were practically beginners at mountain biking and Brendan was able to customize the experience to our level. The views and trails were well worth the effort and gave a unique perspective of the towns. Great tour guide and I always felt safe.

Joanna Marie Bolosan Avatar Joanna Marie Bolosan
November 19, 2019

Had a great ride with Brendan and Alex. They were very knowledgable about the terrain and Guatemala and we saw some fantastic sights. Loved the occasional "off piste" way the trip unfolded as we saw some really cool stuff in out of the way places. Sweet rides too, which was much appreciated. We rode with another company and this was much better. Not cheap but worth the extra cost. I would definitely tour with them again because we feel we only scratched the surface of what the area has to offer. Randy

Randy Schmidt Avatar Randy Schmidt
November 5, 2019

Brendan James is an experienced mountain bike guide with a wealth of knowledge of trails, Guatemalan culture, and a great personality to boot. You will NOT be disappointed or bored on one of his tours. MTB Guatemala is a great place to get more information on mountain biking in the area whether you're a new rider or an experienced one and meet local riders and truly get immersed in the growing and awesome mountain bike community.

Sydney Belyayev Avatar Sydney Belyayev
November 5, 2019

Just got back from a custom two day Highland tour with Brendan and crew... and was absolutely blown away! I was expecting the typical “here’s your bike, here’s this trail, here’s some lunch” kind of “tour” experience... but what I ended up getting was a whole other animal! Brendan knows Guatemala like the back of his hand... and took us out on some gnarly trails in really remote areas that few people (let alone tourists) will ever get to see. It was the perfect blend of culture, history, incredible landscapes, adventure and adrenaline. This is my second time in Guatemala... and I firmly believe there is no better way to get off the tourist route and truly see Guatemala... than on two wheels! Highly Highly recommend!

Emaleigh N Avatar Emaleigh N
April 18, 2019

Rad bike tours in Guatemala’s less travelled highlands. The raw landscapes and trails will not disappoint. Brendan does a great job of guiding; making sure everything is taken care of, from top notch bikes to custom built routes and comfy hotels.

Ricky Watkins Avatar Ricky Watkins
April 18, 2019

Brendan has put together an unbelievable collection of tours to choose from throughout Guatemala. No matter your experience or interests, MTB Guatemala has rides perfect for you. I was extremely impressed with Brendan's knowledge and professionalism as a guide. If you are even thinking about riding Guatemala, go ride with these guys! You won't be disappointed.

Dustin Nere Avatar Dustin Nere
March 5, 2019

Brendan James is an experienced mountain bike guide with a wealth of knowledge of trails, Guatemalan culture, and a great personality to boot. You will NOT be disappointed or bored on one of his tours. MTB Guatemala is a great place to get more information on mountain biking in the area whether you're a new rider or an experienced one and meet local riders and truly get immersed in the growing and awesome mountain bike community.

Sydney Karpowich Avatar Sydney Karpowich
February 15, 2019

Awesome crew. Brendan was our host while we stay in Antigua. He is the best! Always scouting for new routes, sharing places to eat, drink coffee or just go for a beer. He really loves cycling as much as we do. David the bike mechanic help us a lot with our bicycles. He rebuilds a rear wheel in a few days and also fixes our stove, brakes, transmission. Everything! Thank you guys! we had an amazing experience.

Victor Barra Avatar Victor Barra
February 15, 2019

Mountain Bike Guatemala is the best company in Antigua. They tours, guides and bikes are terrific. The business offers tours and routes that no body else knows about, plus the tour guide "Brendan" is really knowledgeable and will tell you all you have to know about Guatemala from his prospective.

Lesly Aguilar Avatar Lesly Aguilar
February 14, 2019

Hands down best mountain bike tours in Guatemala, and all of Central America! Brendan and his guides know the single track staches of Guatemala better than anyone and love sharing it! The guiding was well organized, professional and fun. We got to see people and places in the country we would never have discovered on our own and travel by mountain bike is the best way to do it! Be prepared for steep climbs, roaring descents and fabulous vistas!!

Scott Pauker Avatar Scott Pauker
February 14, 2019

One of the best things I did in Guatemala was ride with these guys. They're a professional outfit with apparently intimate knowledge of all things mountain bike in the region. The trails were amazing, along with the cultural insights. Would have ridden again but my trip was over.

Mark Watson Avatar Mark Watson
February 13, 2019

If you are looking for adventure and if you want to see Guatemala off the beaten path, then MTB Guatemala is the place. Deeply rooted in sincere passion for mountain biking and the culture of Guatemala, MTB Guatemala not only brings you on the best rides in the country, but they also ensure that you get a taste for what Guatemala is really about. From ancient Mayan trails to sandy volcanic terrain, through rivers (literally) and old forests, breezy highland villages and high mountain avocado farms; they offer something for everyone. Aside from the epic descents, what I most enjoyed was the interactions with the local people. We ended up in places far, far away from the tourism hot spots at which locals were enthralled by our presence. It made for countless phenomenal interactive experiences with the 'real' Guatemala that ended up being the highlight of my whole Central America trip. When you're on a mountain bike way off the beaten path you see, hear, smell, and taste all sorts of things you wouldn't otherwise experience. I think that a mountain bike is the best way to experience a foreign culture, and the diverse, all-encompassing MTB Guatemala tours are perfect examples of that. I consider myself a moderate mountain biker (but I'm a much stronger mountain biker after Guatemala!). I've been shredding for a couple of years, mostly in the Pacific NW United States. I am no expert by any means. We did two tours: the Dos Aguacates Enduro Tour Antigua (day trip) and the Lake Atitlan Enduro Tour (two days, takes you from Antigua to Lake Atitlan). I was a little worried going into it knowing that I am not an expert, but in the end I was immensely happy with my experience. There is plenty of expert terrain but with help and advice from MTB Guatemala and my fellow riders, I was able to overcome any apprehension I had and fully send it. The majority of the terrain is unlike anything I had ridden before. The Antigua Enduro was a blast. It was a lot of riding in somewhat loose volcanic sand (in the dry season), so it made for some really fun descents. You will learn to skid turn, for sure. Coming from Montana I was not used to the loose sandy terrain but I had it down pretty well by the end of the day. I am not the fastest climber so I was relieved that the expert riders on the tour waited up for me on the climbs, and they never made me feel uncomfortable or embarrassed whatsoever. The shuttle support was a game changer and allowed us to reach really high places without having to ride up thousands of feet. At the end of the day we had lunch at a small local spot where we experienced delicious Guatemalan cuisine unique to the village and the surrounding area. I really loved the Lake Atitlan Enduro. In the grand scheme of our trip my brother and I were headed to Lake Atitlan after Antigua, so we used this ride as our means of getting there. Typically you'd ride to the lake, have lunch at the overlook, descend down to it, stay in a hotel (included in the tour), wake up the next day and shred more around the lake, then ride back in the shuttle to Antigua. What we did instead was send our luggage with the shuttle and continued our journey from the lake after the second day's ride. It made for a really cool and tremendously satisfying way to get there. The views on the Lake Atitlan tour are insane. Descending from the top of the mountain overlooking the lake into the village below and then to the waterfront was an unforgettable experience. The tour also comes with another delicious local Guatemalan breakfast on day 2 and a midday lunch (on both days). 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 and it was really cool to see what they have done. They are building something really fantastic and I can't wait to go back and shred some more with them. Absolutely recommend to anyone and everyone. You will NOT be disappointed.

Chase Bjornson Avatar Chase Bjornson
February 1, 2019

MTB Guatemala is the shop in Antigua for a unique mountain bike adventure. Brendan and the squad have an impressive depth of knowledge when it comes to the abundant trails in Guatemala. Top that off with dialed-in logistics and authentic experiences in the many remote villages that you'd never otherwise see. Together these elements created the highlight of our trip to Guatemala! Thanks for the good times and one of the best days of my life!

Blake Bjornson Avatar Blake Bjornson
January 28, 2019

Brendan is really enthusiastic and loves riding, sightseeing and to empathize with people. The bike tour was just a unique experience, I got to feel the real Guatemala!

Daniel Rybnik Avatar Daniel Rybnik
January 19, 2019

Amazing MTB experience! They have a lot of different detailed trails for beginners and experienced riders. Very good quality bikes. Also during the ride you get snacks and information about the mountains you are riding. Definitly recommending those guys!

Kevin Rupprecht Avatar Kevin Rupprecht
January 7, 2019

Highly recommend these guys! I came to Antigua as an avid cyclist looking for cycling adventures that reached above the usual tourist-geared bike tours--you know, the ones my mom loves that involve more wine than biking--and MTB Guatemala definitely delivered. My first ride, Brendan (yes, he's an American expat and speaks English and Spanish fluently) took me out to the coffee fields of Volcan de Agua, where I ripped around volcano farm single track on a hardtail. The trails were insanely fun, the farmers we met were friendly, and the views were stunning. The tour was accurately listed as intermediate. I had tons of cycling experience and little mountain biking experience, so I was able to get by for most of it. If you're a tourist walking in off the street with very little experience on a bike, do yourself a favor and choose a beginner route, or else you will be walking your bike down technical sections. If you're an experienced trail rider from Colorado, advanced will be advanced, and technical will indeed be technical. I was somewhere in between, and Brendan gave me a lot of pointers that allowed me to dramatically improve my MTB skills in just a few hours. I had such a good time on Agua that I hired Brendan for a 2-day Lake Atitlán tour from Tecpan to Panahatchel. I was at first hesitant about the price, but by the end of it, I was surprised it was so cheap! I got more from that two day tour than I did from my 10-day stay in Antigua. It was a magical experience. He set me up with a high-end full suspension trail bike with a dropper post, 27.5 wheels and 150mm of travel. After beating on that thing for two days, I'm not sure how he made any money off me. The climbs were challenging, the downhills were a good mix of technical and fun, the villages were remote, and the views were surreal. Everything about that tour was surreal and provided me with a lot of insight into Guatemala and where it's at in its history. It left my first-world brain buzzing for the next couple of days. I'm also a much more skilled and confident mountain biker as a result. Can't say enough good things! Money well spent! Best of luck to you, Brendan!

Colin Marx Avatar Colin Marx
January 3, 2019

Absolutely superb. The guide listened to my needs and tailored a trail for my skill and fitness levels. If I had more time in Antigua I would definitely book one of the other trails. Highly recommend.

Jonathan Hughes Avatar Jonathan Hughes
December 4, 2018

TRIP ADVISOR REVIEWS


star rating  Excellent setup. Our guide team consisting Neftali head biking guide, Erick the driver and Billy, the Spanish culture guide. An email incredible team who showed us Mayan culture up... read more

572oles
May 8, 2021

star rating  Excelente servicio. Guías profesionales y rutas muy bonitas para varios niveles. Una experiencia genial.

Excelent service. Professional guides and beautiful scenic trails for all levels. Overall, an amazing experience.... read more

rub_nm566
December 14, 2020

star rating  Absolutely amazing two days of riding around Lake Atitlán! Wouldn't want to miss it! 🙂 Thanks to Brandon and Neftali for this great adventure. 🤙

Daniel
December 1, 2021

star rating  This was a very well organized bicycle experience. Brendon tailored the trip to our experience level. We saw wonderful vistas, and rode through some of the small towns... read more

HarryZS
November 24, 2019

star rating  Had an awesome and breathtaking experience riding a bike through Guatemala’s Cuchumatanes!!

Exclusive and secret tracks!!

Team was phenomenal...

Billy M
November 24, 2019

star rating  MTB Guatemala may pretend to be a MTB bike guiding company, but it's really an ambitious attempt to make Guatemala an MTB mecca and, in the process, make significant positive... read more

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November 21, 2022

star rating  For those traveling to Antigua and looking to go off the beaten path, I highly recommend booking a bike trip with MTB Guatemala. Brandon and his team are very... read more

Esther C
July 1, 2021

star rating  Excellent service from the guys at MTB Guatemala, the best trails for mountain biking and best views I have ever seen.Everything was organized from the very beginning. Great trip for... read more

Ajmorel88
November 24, 2019

star rating  First rate equipment and guides and a ride on the lower flanks of the Acatanango Volcano that was consistently interesting and provided a wide variety of riding.

656dickb
January 27, 2022

star rating  The tour was such a good experience and brilliant way to experience Guatemala. The tour guide was super fun and the trails were rad!!! Bike was a bit small

Tom G
July 3, 2021

star rating  Wow, what a mountain bike vacation. I took the custom 8-day tour with MTB Guatemala in March of 2021. I have not traveled out of the country before,... read more

Gavin C
March 1, 2021

star rating  We did two days of riding, one to the kite festival (FESTIVAL DE BARRILETES GIGANTES) during day of the dead, and a second day of mountain biking (dos aquacates tour).... read more

lillianlax
November 25, 2019

star rating  Had a great day trip outing led by Marcos. We rode down scenic trails and roads I would never have found on my own. I'm petite (5'2") and was very... read more

Wanderer615932
January 25, 2020

star rating  For those traveling to Antigua and looking to go off the beaten path, I highly recommend booking a bike trip with MTB Guatemala. Brandon and his team are very... read more

esthercL1019GJ
July 26, 2021

star rating  This tour is absolutely first class.

Brendan is a professional mountain biker that has carefully curated and mapped out the best MTB trails Antigua has to offer. The... read more

532harveyy
February 6, 2020

star rating  Je suis arriver au Guatemala avec mon velo sans avoir rien planifier. J’ai alors contacter Mtb Guatemala qui ma aider et ma donne un excellent service. J’avais des besoins et... read more

nrobitaille88
March 5, 2020

star rating  Just had the most amazing day with MTB Guatemala. I am an ex-pat and I live in Antigua Guatemala and have explored the fantastic trails around Antigua quite a bit... read more

fiona b
October 1, 2021

star rating  Three days of pure enduro on the guatemalan highlands. Xela, Huehuetenango and Todos Santos. With the best enduro day of my life on saturday... 11 hours on the bike!! Starting... read more

pabbeza
December 15, 2019

star rating  The tour was such a good experience and brilliant way to experience Guatemala. The tour guide was super fun and the trails were rad!!! Bike was a

Tom G
July 1, 2021

star rating  Me and a friend decided to give it a try for the dos aguacates enduro tour. Despite we had no experience in mountainbiking, it was a tremendous day. Really nice... read more

Goma151
March 1, 2020

star rating  Brendan’s team, guide, driver and bikes stuff are perfect. It was a real pleasur to run the pro rental bile to this country. Merci beaucoup. Francois V. Québec, Canada... read more

QuebecNumber1
February 16, 2020

star rating  I brought my two children (ages 11 and 13) and my father on a seven day custom tour with MTB Guatemala. We did several of the standard rides, but also... read more

mel4593
December 17, 2019

star rating  If you wanna see Guatemala out of tourist route..this is the best way!!
Look for Alex and Neftjin...the best guides in the world!!
Amazing tour!! They made everything simple,... read more

DeniseRosseto
February 18, 2020

star rating  Amazing Tour, best spots in whole country and the work they have done on the local trails. Highly recommend.

jdcoronadov51
October 4, 2021

star rating  Awesome experience, great guides, high quality equipment and bikes. The best way to see Guatemala and experience landscapes, villages, and cultures you otherwise would not visit.

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January 22, 2023

star rating  For those traveling to Antigua and looking to go off the beaten path, I highly recommend booking a bike trip with MTB Guatemala. Brandon and his team are very... read more

Esther C
July 26, 2021

star rating  This was one of the best trips I've taken in my entire life. Brendan and his team had every single detailed planned to perfection from excellent lunches waiting after... read more

jbgregory26
April 2, 2021

star rating  Do this! I had an Amazing experience:
Got picked up at my hotel
Drove to the base of the biking trails
Had a tasty breakfast
Climbed.....and kept climbing... read more

shawn1970
March 3, 2020

star rating  Absolutely amazing two days of riding around Lake Atitlán! Wouldn't want to miss it!

Thanks to Brandon and Neftali for this great adventure.

Roving36284330771
December 12, 2021

star rating  What a great day I had with Brendan exploring the old Mayan trails in the hills about Antigua. We got way back into areas that don't see a lot of... read more

Scott O
February 26, 2020

star rating  Having ridden with a couple of outfits, let me say without hesitation that if you want to go mountain biking in Guatemala, you definitely want to choose MBG. The bikes... read more

A2878ZNcarll
February 28, 2020

star rating  Brendan did a great job on our tour. I really enjoyed riding through the varied microclimates and terrain all in one ride. Would definitely go again!

Dan
March 1, 2020

star rating  Brendan did a great job on our tour. I really enjoyed riding through the varied microclimates and terrain all in one ride. Would definitely go again!

DcB104
March 17, 2020

star rating  MTB Guatemala is composed of an awesome team - Brendan, the Director, Eric, MTB Guatemala's awesome and safe driver, and Alfredo, the team guide. I contacted Brendan on Instagram... read more

wendysG410WA
August 18, 2021

star rating  Absolutely epic riding!! Incredible routes that show the diversity of terrain and the cultural history of the country. I did Tecpan Pana and found it to be the perfect combination... read more

morgenh721
April 27, 2022

star rating  The best MTB experience! The weekend was incredible starting with the staff and overall organization, complemented with an amazing scenery and exclusive trails. Definitely coming back for other trips with... read more

ianpeterwgr
November 24, 2019

star rating  Excellent setup. Our guide team consisting Neftali head biking guide, Erick the driver and Billy, the Spanish culture guide. An email incredible team who showed us Mayan culture up... read more

Ole S
May 1, 2021

star rating  During my 3 month stay in Guatemala ive been after some mountainbike tours, Ive read about its growing popularity and i was exicted to get down there and on some... read more

RJH88ner
January 29, 2020

star rating  My husband and I squeezed two days of biking during our (short) trip to Guatemala. We choose MTB Guatemala based on the amazing pictures, very detailed trails information on their... read more

Rrramona101
December 8, 2019

star rating  Brendan was super accommodating and patient with our group who were of varied interests and skill. He was constantly altering the itinerary to meet our needs. The guides,... read more

NatureWanderer78
March 16, 2020

star rating  This was one of the best trips I've taken in my entire life. Brendan and his team had every single detailed planned to perfection from excellent lunches waiting after... read more

jbgregory26
March 1, 2021

star rating  Great organization and the best trails! Trully profesional work, have done several Xc in tecpan and antigua as well as Enduro trips

F5055XVjavierv
February 22, 2022

star rating  MTB Guatemala is composed of an awesome team - Brendan, the Director, Eric, MTB Guatemala's awesome and safe driver, and Alfredo, the team guide. I contacted Brendan on Instagram... read more

Wendy S
August 18, 2021

star rating  I am an avid Road cyclist and Intermediate MTB rider with family ties in Guatemala. I found these guys through a country of Guatemala instagram page and their pictures stood... read more

S3515HAmichaels
February 6, 2020

star rating  First rate equipment and guides and a ride on the lower flanks of the Acatanango Volcano that was consistently interesting and provided a wide variety of riding.

Dick B
January 1, 2022

star rating  Wow, what a mountain bike vacation. I took the custom 8-day tour with MTB Guatemala in March of 2021. I have not traveled out of the country before,... read more

Gavin C
April 1, 2021

star rating  I want to thank you for an amazing adventure that we experienced with you. I would rate it as one my best adventures ever.

I5087SPdustinh
September 18, 2022

star rating  Excelente servicio. Guías profesionales y rutas muy bonitas para varios niveles. Una experiencia genial. Excelent service. Professional guides and beautiful scenic trails for all levels. Overall, an amazing experience.

Rubén M
December 1, 2020

star rating  This was one of the best trips I've taken in my entire life. Brendan and his team had every single detailed planned to perfection from excellent lunches waiting after... read more

jbgregory26
April 1, 2021

star rating  The tour was such a good experience and brilliant way to experience Guatemala. The tour guide was super fun and the trails were rad!!!
Bike was a bit small

J916WNtomg
July 3, 2021

star rating  If you are visiting Antigua getting on a Mountain Bike with Brendan, is an absolute must! Not only is his team, equipment, and knowledge top notch - they are all... read more

zham54
November 23, 2021

star rating  If you wanna see Guatemala out of tourist route..this is the best way!!
Look for Alex and Neftjin...the best guides in the world!!
Amazing tour!! They made everything simple,... read more

RBDenise2014
February 18, 2020

star rating  MTB Guatemala is composed of an awesome team - Brendan, the Director, Eric, MTB Guatemala's awesome and safe driver, and Alfredo, the team guide. I contacted Brendan on Instagram... read more

Wendy S
August 1, 2021

star rating  So after procrastinating in the writing of a review, it is quite apropos that I find myself compelled to to do so now, on New Years eve when many look... read more

CheHiggins
December 31, 2019

star rating  Our Peru Mtn bike trip was very well organized and a once-in-a-lifetime experience! The rides and scenery were a perfect level for our advanced riders (not always the case with... read more

COMaryjane
December 3, 2019

star rating  Brandon and his team put on a really amazing trip for us, customized for our skill and fitness level. Truly an amazing experience. We saw things that very few... read more

dennismO6963EG
January 28, 2020

star rating  2 day custom mtb tour
Great experience, good and plenty food, adventure, awesome place for the overnight stay. Thanks for everything!

415janinam
May 15, 2022

star rating  Absolutely amazing day with Mountain Bike Guatemala. I live in Antigua Guatemala and ride with my friends around the Antigua area but we wanted something different so booked the easiest... read more

fiona b
January 1, 2022

star rating  Wow, what a mountain bike vacation. I took the custom 8-day tour with MTB Guatemala in March of 2021. I have not traveled out of the country before,... read more

gavinc341
April 13, 2021

star rating  If you are visiting Antigua getting on a Mountain Bike with Brendan, is an absolute must! Not only is his team, equipment, and knowledge top notch - they are all... read more

Ham
November 1, 2021

star rating  Awesome!! We went on a 5 day Enduro tour. Somewhere north of 100 miles in total. Everything exceeded expectations. Brenden and his guides Alex and Nefta are very knowledgeable of... read more

67jasonw
February 23, 2020

star rating  Amazing Tour, best spots in whole country and the work they have done on the local trails. Highly r

Juan Diego C
September 1, 2021

star rating  An incredible experience in all regards - the mountain biking, the cultural exposure, the landscape, and the guides.
We felt like we fit so much into 5 days and... read more

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March 3, 2020
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