Hard
Difficulty
5/5
fitness
5/5
Technical
~968m 3,176 ft/ day
Ascent
-12906m (-42,343 ft)
Descent
3760m (12,336 ft)
Max Alt.

9 Day Highland Enduro Epic

Feb 13-21

One of the America’s best kept secrets: Guatemala is a mountain bike paradise home to incredible terrain, climate and culture. This  itinerary links together the biggest descents in the country connecting the highlands in 9 epic days of enduro riding.

This is our biggest enduro mountain bike multi-day tour of the year! Get on the bus!

Highlights

  • Connect the best technical trails in the country with a unique point-to point route
  • Shuttle Assisted averaging over 6,000ft of descent a day
  • See Lake Atitlán for the first time from the saddle of your bike
  • Stay in unique hotels and house rentals
  • Soak in volcanic hot springs
  • Finish with an epic descent from the summit of the 3,760 m Agua Volcano
8 Nights

2 Travel Days

6 Riding Days

2 Rest Days

San Pablo La Laguna, Guatemala (1797.1 m)

Brendan James / PICSPORADIC ©2017 Brendan James Photography MTBguatemala.com

A word from the Guide

By demand we have extended our popular 5 Day enduro tour for a full week of epic riding and sights. This route is as varied as Guatemala itself – with sandy volcanic descents, rocky, high and dry pines and rich tropical forests.

Riding a bike in Guatemala gives you a unique perspective to connect Mayan sights while riding ancient Mayan infrastructure on trails and footpaths.

This route connects the chain of Guatemala’s highest volcanoes crossing through several distinct regions Quiché, Quetzaltenango, Lake Atitlan and Antigua. The route includes the legendary la Infinita Descent and finishes with a horse-assisted climb and descent of one of Guatemala’s highest volcanoes: Volcán de Agua

Brendan James

Brendan James

Tour Details

ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE Guatemala International Airport Please schedule your flight dates for at least 24hrs before and after your tour. Let us know if you would like us to pick you up at the airport
INCLUDED
Meals Ground Transportation
Accommodation Professional guide
Park Entrances Driver
Bi-Lingual Mayan Historian Mechanical assistance / daily bike cleaning
NOT INCLUDED Airfare Bike Rental

ITINERARY

DAYBRIEFFEBHotel
SaturdayArrive in GuatemalaTRAVEL2/13Antigua
SundayAntigua Shuttle DayRiding 12/14Antigua
MondayTotonicapan – Culebra QuichélenseRiding 22/15Toto Mountain Cabin
TuesCantel / Xela Cerro QuemadoRiding 32/16Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs
WendsLa InfinitaRiding 42/17San Marcos la Laguna
ThursLake AtitlánRest Day2/18Tzunana
FriCerro TecpánRiding 52/19Antigua
SaturdayAgua VolcanoRiding 62/20Antigua
SundayFly outTRAVEL2/21N/A
MTB Guatemala Mountain Bike Tours - Lake Atitlan

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DATE BRIEF DESCENT
HOTEL
02/13

Thur 

Arrival  – Guatemala City

Shuttle to Antigua

Antigua
02/14

Fri

Dos Aguacates -Antigua

Two shuttle-assisted descents on steep terrain below the massive volcanoes of Antigua.  

-2122m

(-6,962ft)

Antigua
02/15

Sat

Totonicapán and Culebra Quichélense

Traverse unique 3300m alpine summit – drop down technical Mayan trails to Quiché. Lunch in family home. Ride through deep cypress forests. Mountain-top cabin and campfire overlooking Xela.

-2,242m

(-7,356ft)

Mountaintop Cabin
02/16

Sun 

Cantel / Cerro Quemado

Shuttle to 3200m – descend 1000m through virgin forest on technical footpaths. Shuttle #2  to Cerro Quemado Mayan Sacred Site drop through steep mountain top flower plantations – finish at volcanic hot springs.

-2230 m

(-7,316ft)

Fuentes Georginas
02/17

Mon 

La Infinita 

The biggest day of the trip – 2700m downhill on the backside of Lake Atitlán on trail through multiple climate zones

– 2hr 4×4 shuttle and finish in San Marcos la Laguna

-3,511m

(-11,519ft) 

San Marcos L.L
02/18

Tues

Lake Atitlán 

Kick back for a day at the world’s most beautiful lake at a unique boat-accessed hotel. Optional kayaking.

(Rest Day)
La Casa Del Mundo
02/19

Wed 

Cerro Tecpán

(Half Day Riding) Boat to Panajachel in the morning – shuttle up to 3200m mountain-top forest passing a 19th century sawmill finish with a 600 year technical trail and descent to Tecpán.

-1500 m

(-4,921 ft)

Antigua
02/20

Thurs

Agua Volcano

4am start – porters and mules will carry the bikes – 5 hour hike to the summit of the Agua Volcano at 3760m (12,337ft) Enjoy one of the longest technical descents in the country to the streets of Antigua Below.

-2263m

(-7,425 ft)

Antigua
02/21

Fri 

Departure



Totals:

-12,906m

(-42,343ft) 

 n/a

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