Hard
Difficulty
4/5
fitness
3/5
Technical
21km (13.04mi)
Distance
986m 3,285ft
Ascent
986m 3,285ft
Descent

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 and is home to a variety of trails as and ecoparks – as well as cypress, pine and rich old growth deciduous cloudforest. On our advanced Cerro Cucurucho mountain biking tour you’ll  your descent and connect 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.

Highlights

  • 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

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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!
  • A high quality bike is included with your tour (2 years old or newer).
  • 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.
  • Day tours are reserved with a non-refundable deposit of 50% – the remainder to be paid before the tour leaves.
 Lake Atitlán Sololá, Guatemala

Why Ride With Us?

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

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.

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Additional information

Riding Time4.0 hrs
Shuttle SupportNo
Distance Ascent Descent Max Altitude
21km
13.04mi
986m
3,285ft
-986m
-3,285ft
2,205m
7,234ft
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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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