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 2023.
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!
Bi-Lingual Mountain Bike Guides with international certification
Fruits & Snacks
Vehicle and 4×4 Support
Access to pro tool kit.
First-aid kit, two way radio Communication, Satellite locator
Exclusive House / Cabin Rentals
Pre-departure info package
MTB G Swag
Daily Bike Cleaning
FULL SHUTTLE SUPPORT
All of our multi-day trip include full shuttle support who follow us along the route with various reunion points throughout the day. The vehicles provide a base for your luggage, snacks and water and allow you to cut out sections of riding or take breaks if needed.
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
Welcome to this MTB dream wonderland! Tecpán is known for its incredibly versatile terrain and epic riding. We will shred the best trails in town and visit the Ruins of Iximche during the afternoon, before shutting to a unique mountain lodge for the night at 2900m.
Today we will follow an incredible ancient Mayan route, which connects from the top of Cerro Tecpán, all the way to the shores of Lake Atitlán. Ride awesome trails, enjoy the astonishing views of the volcanoes, delve into Guatemala’s vibrant culture and finish off with an epic boat ride for sunset!
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.
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.
From the summit to the sea – join us for our Bonus Day Ride and bike all the way to the Pacific Ocean! This route has been created with an emphasis on spectacular views. Follow rugged jeep track and traverse a variety of climates, including rich cloud forest, waterfalls, coffee and sugarcane plantations.
After spending the night at the beach, it will be time to say goodbye on our last day as we head back to Antigua to culminate our tour.
If you would like to extend your trip with another day of riding or other activities, such as kayaking or surfing at El Paredón, we can help you with that! Please let us know at your time of booking if you have plans to stay at the beach and we can help you coordinate additional nights of accommodation.
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 to our company.
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