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
Day Tour Details
All our day tours start and finish from Antigua – please let us know your hotel and will be happy to meet you there!
Prices vary by number of people in your group – tour prices go down with groups of 2 or more people.
Bringing your own bike? No problem! For all others a high-quality bicycle rental is included in the price of the tour.
Small snacks / water will be provided for your tour as well as mechanical assistance.
Day tours are reserved with a non-refundable deposit of 50% – the remainder to be paid before the tour leaves.
DAY TOUR DETAILS
|ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE||All our day tours depart at 7am unless otherwise noted.All our day tours start and finish from Antigua – please let us know your hotel and will be happy to meet you there! Arriving internationally? let us know if you would like us to pick you up at the airport|
|MEALS||We know some of the best places in town for grub that are both safe and delicious. - We offer stops as part of our itinerary however the cost of the meals is not included.|
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.