Cerro Cucurucho is our go-to cross country mountain bike tour in Antigua Guatemala. Also known as Corazón de Agua (the heart of the water) of Cerro Cucurucho rises to 2600m above town and is home to many of the fresh water springs that feed Antigua. On the mountain you will find a variety of trails as and ecoparks – as well as cypress, pine and rich old growth deciduous cloudforest.
This varied and rugged cross country mountain bike tour is a loop that begins with a tough 7km climb up from Antigua. We will switchback up steep 4×4 roads through coffee plantations. Entering the forest at 2000m we will follow the course of a local XC race crossing several ravines and rivers with steep switchbacking climbs. The final descent is fast and sandy finishing with an urban downhill to the streets of Antigua.
- Cool, shady pine forest riding
- Ride through an active coffee finca
- Primarily singletrack
- Views of Acatenango, Agua and the Active Fuego Volcano
- Departs and finishes from Antigua, Guatemala