Cross Country Mountain Bike Tours
Riding Style
Hard
Difficulty
4/5
fitness
4/5
Technical
155 km (96.16mi)
Distance
4,690m (15,387ft)
Ascent
-8,904m (-29,213ft)
Descent

One of the America’s best kept secrets: Guatemala is a mountain bike paradise home to incredible terrain, climate and culture. This 7 day itinerary follows old agricultural and trading routes of the Maya connecting the best sights in the country. The riding is technical and raw -unlike anything you’ll find in the northern hemisphere.

Get ready to see Guatemala like few do.

Highlights

  • Connect the best trails and sights in the country with a unique multi-day route
  • Shuttle Assisted – nearly twice the downhill and over 28,000ft of descent!
  • 90% off-road and over 40% singletrack
  • Visit the Mayan ruins of Ixcimché and Q’umarkaj
  • Views of Active Volcanoes
  • See Lake Atitlán for the first time from the saddle of your bike
  • Stay in unique and tranquil eco-hotels
  • Soak in volcanic hot springs
8 nights
6 Riding Days
2 Rest Days

A word from the Guide

After years of riding, guiding and exploring in Guatemala I dreamed up the idea of a point-to-point tour of the highlands connecting a variety of sights and regions. This route is as varied as Guatemala itself – with sandy volcanic descents, rocky, high and dry pines and rich tropical forests.

Riding a bike in Guatemala gives you a unique perspective to connect Mayan sights while riding ancient Mayan infrastructure on trails and footpaths.

This route crosses the chain of Guatemala’s highest volcanoes and through several distinct regions dipping into Quiché and Chichicastingango before passing through Quetzaltenango and finishing with rest day at Lake Atitlán.

Brendan James

Brendan James


Tour Details

INCLUDED

  • Most Meals
  • Accommodations
  • 1:4 Staff
  • Private shuttle and driver
  • Expert Mountain Bike Guide with international certification
  • Fruits & Snacks
  • Filtered water
  • Park Entrances
  • Vehicle and 4×4 Support
  • Mechanical assistance
  • Access to pro tool kit.
  • Picnic Lunches
  • First-aid kit, two way radio Communication, Satellite locator
  • Exclusive House / Cabin Rentals
  • Pre-departure info package
  • Complementary MTBG hat!
  • Daily Bike Cleaning

NOT INCLUDED

  • Bike Rental
  • Airfare
  • Airport Transfer

Sights On This Tour

Communal forest of the 48 Cantones

Parcialidad Vasquez Otz’iles

Parcialidad Vasquez Otz’iles The Communal Forest of Totonicapán represents the largest and most well-preserved coniferous forest in all of Central America.

Lake Atitlán , Guatemala

La Casa Del Mundo

Unique boat-accessed cliffside hotel on the shores of Lake Atitlán.

Cerro Quemado Sunset

Cerro Quemado

Extinct volcanic cone and Mayan religious site.

Fuentes Georginas.  Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Fuentes Georginas

Natural Volcanic Hot Springs and Spa.

Ruinas de Ixímche Ruinas de Ixímche Chimaltenango, Guatemala

Mayan Ruins of Iximché

Archeological site and former capital of the Kaqchikel Maya built in the 14th century.

Los Riscos de Momostenango, un bello capricho de la naturaleza  Totonicapán, Guatemala

Quiché

The Mayan heartland. High, pine forested mountains descend into a network of steep, dry canyons loaded with trails to explore.

Rad volcanic views en route to Lake Atitlán.  chimaltenango, Guatemala

Lake Atitlán

More than a lake – a region! Living Mayan culture and challenging mountain biking.

, Guatemala

Antigua

Located in a valley of Volcanoes Antigua Guatemala is home to hundreds of kilometers of steep agricultural singletrack.

Guatemala Mountain Bike Tours - MTB Guatemala

Winter 2022

Jan 15-22, 2022

75%

Group limited to 6 riders

Reserve with a deposit of USD $500

Spring 2022

Mar 19-26, 2022

20%

Group limited to 8 riders

Reserve with a deposit of USD $500

December 2022

Dec 27- 2 Jan ’23

0%

Group limited to 8 riders

Reserve with a deposit of USD $500

Interested in private tour or another date?

Have your own group or are interested in organizing a custom tour like this one?

 Lake Atitlán Sololá, Guatemala

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.

Bike Rentals

MTB Guatemala Mountain Bike Tours - Lake Atitlan

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