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 Guatemala Highland Enduro Epic

One of the America’s best kept secrets: Guatemala is a mountain bike paradise home to incredible terrain, climate and culture. This jam-packed enduro itinerary links together the biggest descents and most scenic trails. in the country. We have hand-picked the best routes that connect the highlands in 9 epic days of epic enduro riding.

This is our biggest, baddest enduro mountain bike multi-day tour of the year averaging over 2000m of descent a day. 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

Brendan James

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


ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE

Guatemala City International Airport
Please schedule your flight dates for at least 24hrs before and after your tour.


What’s Included

  • Meals
  • Accommodations
  • Private shuttle and driver
  • Expert Mountain Bike Guide with international certification
  • Fruits & Snacks
  • Filtered water
  • Park Entrances
  • Airport Pickup and Dropoff
  • Vehicle and 4×4 Support
  • Mechanical assistance
  • Access to pro tool kit.
  • Picnic Lunches
  • First-aid kit, two way radio Communication, Satellite locator
  • 1:4 Staff
  • Exclusive House / Cabin Rentals
  • Pre-departure info package
  • Complementary MTBG hatt
  • Daily Bike Cleaning

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Bike Rental
Guatemala Mountain Bike Tours - MTB Guatemala

Mountain Bike Guatemala

Guatemala Highland Enduro Epic!

ITINERARY

DAYBRIEFJANHotel
FriArrive in GuatemalaTRAVEL2/11Antigua
SatAntigua Shuttle DayRiding 12/12Cabaña Tecpán
SunTotonicapan – Culebra QuichélenseRiding 22/13Santa Cruz del Quiché
MonCantel / Xela Cerro QuemadoRiding 32/14Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs
TuesLa InfinitaRiding 42/15Santa Cruz la Laguna
WedLake AtitlánRest Day2/16Santa Cruz la Laguna
ThursCerro TecpánRiding 52/17Cabaña Tecpán
FriPacaya VolcanoRiding 62/18Antigua
SatFly outTRAVEL2/19N/A

Sights on this tour

Communal forest of the 48 Cantones

Parcialidad Vasquez Otz’iles

Parcialidad Vasquez Otz’iles The Communal Forest of Totonicapán represents the largest and most well-preserved coniferous forest in all of Central America.

Lake Atitlán , Guatemala

La Casa Del Mundo

Unique boat-accessed cliffside hotel on the shores of Lake Atitlán.

Cerro Quemado Sunset

Cerro Quemado

Extinct volcanic cone and Mayan religious site.

Fuentes Georginas.  Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Fuentes Georginas

Natural Volcanic Hot Springs and Spa.

Ruinas de Ixímche Ruinas de Ixímche Chimaltenango, Guatemala

Mayan Ruins of Iximché

Archeological site and former capital of the Kaqchikel Maya built in the 14th century.

Los Riscos de Momostenango, un bello capricho de la naturaleza  Totonicapán, Guatemala

Quiché

The Mayan heartland. High, pine forested mountains descend into a network of steep, dry canyons loaded with trails to explore.

Rad volcanic views en route to Lake Atitlán.  chimaltenango, Guatemala

Lake Atitlán

More than a lake – a region! Living Mayan culture and challenging mountain biking.

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Antigua

Located in a valley of Volcanoes Antigua Guatemala is home to hundreds of kilometers of steep agricultural singletrack.

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MTB Guatemala Mountain Bike Tours - Lake Atitlan

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Detailed Itinerary – Guatemala Highland Enduro Epic

DAY 1

Arrival

Hotel: Antigua

Welcome to Guatemala! We will meet you at the airport where our private transportation will take you to nearby Antigua, about an hours drive.  We’ll check you into your hotel and meet you for a group dinner where we will meet and discuss the rest of the week.


UNESCO world heritage site, Antigua is the former Spanish colonial capital of Central America. Throughout its 500 year history the city has been wrecked several times by earthquakes, and is an open-air museum of Spanish colonial architecture, cathedrals, parks and ruins. The city is a major tourism destination and is home to the best restaurants and luxury hotels in the country.

DAY 2

Antigua

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

2122m (-6,962ft) DecentHotel: Cabaña Suiza

MTB Guatemala Cabaña Suiza

MTB Guatemala Base Camp

La Cabaña Suiza

We moved to Tecpán for a reason. An hour drive from Antigua, the area has unprecedented access to trails and nature, as well as dozens of routes that connect to nearby Lake Atitlán. 

We’ll be staying at our cabin for just one night but we’ll be back to sample the riding in Tecpan on day 7!

DAY 3

Totonicapán

La 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) DescentHotel: Santa Cruz del Quiché

DAY 4

QUETZALTENANGO

Shuttle to 3200m – 1000m decent through virgin cypress 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) DescentHotel: Zunil Hotsprings
Fuentes Georginas.  Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Fuentes Georginas 

Natural hot springs on the flanks of the Zunil Volcano in Quetzaltenango framed by a steep, high wall of tropical vines, ferns and flowers. The setting is intensely tropical, an elevation (2550m) and keeps the air cool. 

DAY 5

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 Santa Cruz la Laguna

-3,511m (-11,519ft)Hotel: San Marcos L.L

DAY 6

Lake Atitlán

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

Rest DayHotel: La Casa Del Mundo

DAY 7

Highlands / 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)Hotel: Tecpán Cabin

DAY 8

Volcano Ride

-2263m (-7,425 ft) DescentHotel: Antigua

Freeride the active pacaya Volcano

Day 9 – Departure

Mountain Bike Tours on Volcán de Pacaya Unnamed Road Escuintla, Guatemala

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Riding Time6 Days

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