Join us for 5 days of epic gravity assisted riding in Guatemala along with local celebration and culture for our Day of the Dead Enduro mountain biking tour with a new route for 2021.
November 1st in Guatemala is known as All Saints’ Day or Day of the Dead. The date is sacred to the Mayan people and in the weeks leading up to “Dia de Los Muertos” the country is alive with color and celebration. Kites are flown a way to communicate with the beyond. Cemeteries are turned into fiestas as relatives come to connive with the deceased.
We will start our tour in Antigua, the 16th century Spanish capital crossing the highlands in 5 jam-packed days of spirit chasing, town celebrations, and epic technical riding!
El Dia de los Muertos is Back!
6 Nights of Fine Accommodation
Expert Guides (1:4 ratio)
Entrance to local parks and festivities
Breakfasts Lunches and most dinners
10/27/2021 (Wednesday) Arrival
We will meet you at the airport transferring you to Antigua Guatemala for a special welcome dinner and celebration.
10/28/2021 (Thursday) Antigua Shuttle Day
We will shuttle up below Acatenango and active Fuego Volcano – beginning a day full of blistering descents coffee farms and milkshakes. 3 shuttles in three of the prominent ecosystems in the Antigua valley
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10/29/2021 (Friday) Highland Traverse
We will follow a thousand year old route connecting mountain peaks starting high above Antigua and finishing in the mountain city of Tecpán. In the afternoon we will visit the Ruins of Iximche before shutting to a unique mountain lodge for the night at 2900m. [justified_image_grid preset=c4 rml_id=454]
10/30/2021 (Saturday) – La Infinita
The glory day. One of the largest descents in the country La Infinitadrops from icy alpine highlands to the hot coastal plains of the pacific. We will shuttle up to 3400m connecting a patchwork of technical trails. A second 4×4 shuttle brings us to the rim of the Lake Atitlán Caldera where we finish the day in a boat accessed hotel. [justified_image_grid preset=c4 rml_id=456]
10/31/2021 (Sunday) – Lake Atitlán Rest Day
Today we will enjoy the beauty of Lake Atitlán and rest up with a day of swimming and relaxing. In the evening we will boat over to Panajachel for the town’s annual day of the dead fiesta in the cemetery.
11/01/2021 (Monday) Giant Kite Festival
In the morning we will shuttle to the mountain of Tecpán where we will sample an an epic 1200m technical descent through steep pine forests. We will attend the Giant Kite Festival in Sumpango in the afternoon. The Festival de Barrialetes Gigantes is one of the largest day of the dead celebrations in Guatemala where locals display enormous 30m kites that they have been working on for many months. We will wrap up the week back in Antigua.
We are a rider-run tour operator with expert guides, exclusive routes and a high standards for security and safety. We live here in Guatemala and our tours are the result of years of riding and collaboration with local community Let us show you the the best riding that Guatemala has to offer!
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.