21km (13.04mi)
986m 3,285ft
986m 3,285ft

Cerro Cucurucho Mountain Biking Tour

Cerro Cuchurucho is our go-to cross country tour in Antigua Guatemala. Also known as Corazón de Agua (the heart of the water), Cerro Cucurucho rises to to 2600m (8,500ft) and is home to a variety of trails and ecoparks, as well as a cypress, pine and rich old growth deciduous cloudforest. On our advanced Cerro Cucurucho mountain biking tour, you’ll connect to some of the best cross country riding above the colonial city.

Mountain Biking in Antigua Guatemala Calle Interna Parque Cerro de La Cruz Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Mountain Biking in Antigua Guatemala

Ride Description

Our Cerro Cucurucho Mountain biking tour is a varied and rugged cross country 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 furious, finishing with an urban downhill through 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
MTB Guatemala Mountain Bike Tours in Antigua Guatemala
Photo: Brendan James ©2019 MTBguatemala.com

Day Tour Details

  • All our day tours start and finish from Antigua and include transportation to/from your hotel.
  • A high quality bike is included with your tour
  • Prices vary by number of people in your group – tour prices go down with groups of 2 or more people.
  • Bringing your own bike? Ask about our discounts.
  • Small snacks / water will be provided for your tour, as well as mechanical assistance.
  • Our mountain bike day tours can be reserved with a non-refundable deposit of 50% – the remainder to be paid before the tour leaves.


This tour can be reserved instantly online a minimum of 48 hours before your date.

This tour starts and finishes in Antigua Guatemala

Please let us know your hotel information for pickup!


  • Full Suspension Bike Rental
  • Safety equipment
  • Helmet, gloves, kneepads
  • Private shuttle and driver
  • Bi-Lingual Mountain Bike Guide with international certification
  • Fruits & snacks
  • Filtered water
  • Park entrances
  • Mechanical assistance
  • Access to pro tool kit.
  • MTB Guatemala Swag
  • Emergency vehicle support
  • First-aid kit, two way radio communication, satellite locator


  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

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Why Ride With Us?

The Mountain Bike Guatemala Difference

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.

Ride like a local.

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

We are reliable.

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

All we do is Mountain Biking

We are rider run mountain biking only operation. Which means we focus on what we do well and do it the best.

The best equipment

We rent modern equipment and mountain bikes. All of our rental bikes are two years or newer and are professionally maintained and serviced.

With years of experience riding, racing and exploring in Guatemala, all our routes are carefully designed and unique to our company.

Additional information

Riding Time4.0 hrs
Shuttle SupportNo
Distance Ascent Descent Max Altitude

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
February 3, 2019

I had the pleasure of having a tour with Brendan around Christmas and I can honestly say he took me to school on mountain biking all while providing almost surreal access to the beautiful gem of Central America (yes Guatemala, I am talking about you). Because it was the holidays and Brendan just came back from a multi-day epic tour, the option was to do a 3/10 easy or 9/10 difficult local ride. So naturally, as an overconfident roadie with a sizable gap in training, I picked the hard ride called “Cerro Cucurucho”.

Admittedly this was by far the hardest climb I’ve ever done, utterly brutal. But having said that, I wouldn’t change one meter of it and for multiple reasons! Reason number one is the privilege of being in such fantastic land with amazing cultivation and people behind it. Reason number two is the cyclist’s mantra of “no pain no gain”. Reason number three is the benefit of watching a master at work – Brendan is such a fantastic cyclist that watching him do his thing taught me what mountain biking truly is and what savvy is possible. I want to write more about all the sights and experiences but I kind of don’t want to ruin the plot. OK maybe just a few spoiler key-words: volcano pop, fresh brussels sprouts (like unpicked), friendly horse, magic like micro-climate.

But enough of romanticizing what is best left to personal experience. Simply stop reading and call “MTB Guatemala”. And before I go, I will leave the readers of this review with a bit qualitative information – after just one ride it was clear to me that Brendan and his crew tailored these rides like they were Armani suits. I could sense nothing but quality, time, professionalism and experience invested by the type of folks that race and win those races yet are kind enough to distribute the amazing adventure that is mountain biking in Guatemala. So, do yourself a favor, go to the country of eternal spring and call these guys and gals. You will not regret a single moment.

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