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5 Days
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Join us for 5 days of epic gravity assisted riding in Guatemala along with local celebration and culture!

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!

Tour Includes:

  • 6 Nights of Fine Accommodation
  • Expert Guides (1:4 ratio)
  • Dedicated driver / Shuttle Support
  • Entrance to local parks and festivities
  • Mechanical Support
  • Meals

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About us:

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?

With years of experience riding, racing and exploring in Guatemala our guides know the trails better than anyone.

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

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.

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

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Riding StyleEnduro
Nights in Hotel6

Itinerary:

10/27 (Sunday) Arrival

We will meet you at the airport transferring you to Antigua Guatemala for a special welcome dinner and celebration.

10/28 (Monday) 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

10/29 (Tuesday) 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.

10/30 (Wednesday) – La Infinita

The glory day. One of the largest descents in the country La Infinita drops 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.

10/31 (Thursday) – 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 (Friday) Tecpan Enduro and Giant Kite Festival.

In the morning we will shuttle back up to the mountains of Tecpán where we will sample an an epic 1200m technical descent through steep pine forests. En route to Antigua 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.

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.

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