Each year for the Guatemala Holy week of Semana Santa week we try to do something new and special focusing on new region of the country by bike! This year we will be visiting the desert of Guatemala, Baja Verapaz for Seven days of shuttle supported riding, luxury camping and exploration.
Part of makes Guatemala unique is the convergence of 3 tectonic plates with several major fault lines from that run NW to SE. Mountains raise to 3000m and drop down to 500m along the Motagua and Polochic faults. The area mountains capture the rain and leave shadows in the valleys.
The dry corridor is not only home to big terrain – there is also incredible culture and a great way to get off the map and experience the frontier of Mountain Biking in Guatemala.
About Baja Verapaz
This region is spectacular, an enourmous valley with towering 2500m mountains around, ancient trails and a mixture of cowboy and indigenous Mayan culture.
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 have rented an exclusive eco-park at the rivers edge in a valley of waterfalls with an olympic sized swimming pool. Each of our large 3x4m Glamping tents sleeps 4 people comfortably.
Our Glamping tents comes equipped with cots, sleeping bags, pillows and furniture. Each guest will have access to Bathrooms, showers and electrical connections to charge electronics. Dinner will be family style camp dinner.
Our route today follows old roads and hidden cow trails that snake through the Río Motagua canyon. Our destination: the Mayan Ruins of Mixco Viejo, a 15th century fortress built atop a steep bluff.
Accommodation: Glamping Santa Cruz El Chol
We have rented a private eco-park with a large pool to setup our large Glamping tents for the night. Dinner will be a family style camp dinner. Each guest will have access to Bathrooms, showers and electrical connections to charge electronics.
This ancient trail follows the border between Rabinal and Culbulco and will be an exhilarating way to enter the grand valley that is our destination: Baja Verapaz! The trail snakes along a ridge flowing between mossy trees and old rock walls.