Hard
Difficulty
6!
fitness
6!
Technical
34.7km (23.24mi)
Distance
1727m (5,666ft)
Ascent
-2263 (-7,425 ft)
Descent
3760m (12,337 ft)
Max Alt.

A true adventure MTB test-piece. Mountain biking Agua Volcano at 3760m (12,337ft ) is a high altitude epic that very few have done by bike. We start before sunrise with a shuttle to Santa Maria de Jesús – transferring the bikes to horse porters which accompany us to the summit. The hike takes approximately 5 hours – from the crater it is all downhill back to Antigua!

Volcán de Agua is home to one of the longest technical descents in all of Guatemala ~2300m of rocky, steep terrain that follows eroded trails from the rim of the summit crater and finishing on the cobblestone streets of Antigua. This tour is for riders looking for an extreme volcano mountain bike adventure that is unique to the Americas!

*please note that on our scale of 1-5 this tour garners a 6 in both fitness and technicality.

Highlights:

  • One-of a kind high altitude volcanic mountain bike experience
  • Horse-assisted bike shuttle accompanied by local security
  • Sunrise views of the pacific coast, Antigua, Acatenango and active Fuego Volcano
  • Over 2000m (7000ft) of descent in one monster downhill
  • A full day of adventure on the bike – approximately 7 hours

Group Rates

2 PPL3-5 PPL6+ PPLPrivate
$225 USD
/person
$215 USD
/person
$200 USD
/person
$250 USD
/person

Why Ride with Us?

With years of experience riding, racing and exploring in Guatemala our guides know the trails better than anyone.

Ride like a local. We can connect you with local cycling culture and cycling events like no other travel company.

We are direct. When you book a trip through us there are no middlemen – no “in country partners”. We work directly with all accommodations and keep our costs honest.

We are reliable. When timelines and punctuality matter we cut the riff-raff and get you out and riding.

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Have a Question?

If you need any clarification on details of this tour – just reach out!

Elevation

DistanceAscentDescentMax Altitude
34.7km 23.24mi1727m 5,666ft-2263 -7,425 ft3760m 12,337 ft

INCLUDES

  • Full Suspension bike rental
  • Guide
  • Private Driver / Shuttle uplift from Antigua
  • Mules to carry the bikes
  • Local security
  • Breakfast / Lunch
  • Mechanical support

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have to carry all my stuff with me for the whole trip?

Nearly all of our trips are accompanied by support vehicle and professional driver  who will meet with us at checkpoints throughout the day.  The support vehicle will carry supplies / spare parts and water. If you would like to leave anything in the vehicle such as extra layers rain gear camera etc. you are more than welcome.

 

Where will my bike be kept overnight?

All of the hotels that we partner have a storage area where we will secure the bikes overnight. If you are especially attached to your bike you can bring it into your hotel room at night.

 

Are food/snacks provided?

On our day tours we supply light snacks such as energy bars and fruit and water. Multi-day tours include breakfast and lunch. Dinners are on your own. If you would like a recommendation for a place to eat or would like to dine as a group we can make that happen!

 

Will my dietary restrictions be accommodated for?

All of our snacks / picnic lunches include a vegetarian option. If you have any other dietary restrictions please let us know when you are booking your tour.

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
March 8, 2019

My favorite singletrack day of 5 weeks riding in Guatemala. This trail has it all: fabulous sunrise, rideable climb (at least the first half of it!!) and a 7500′ epic technical singletrack descent. So good. So very good.

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