Having run our first, pioneering mountain biking holiday to this wild and intriguing country over a decade ago, KE's Guatemala cycling holiday has continued to evolve and to receive rave reviews. Guatemala is a mountain bikers paradise. Our Guatemala biking holiday begins in Antigua, the beautiful former capital and once the Spanish center of administration for the whole of Central America and Mexico. Here, we sample the wealth of awesome single-track found amongst the surrounding volcanic peaks. A mixture of dirt road biking and single-track then takes us to Lake Atitlan (1562m/5125ft), described as the most beautiful lake in the world, with its towering volcanoes, azure water and Mayan inhabitants. This is a full-on mountain bike holiday aimed at regular mountain bikers with a taste for the undiscovered. Working with one of the few ‘real mountain bikers' in Guatemala, the first half of the trip will cover a lot of single-track that has thus far been biked only by the locals and KE groups. The second half of the trip will be more of a cycling journey, following dirt tracks into the remote region of the Cuchumatanes Mountains. Here, we embark on some real ‘backcountry' biking beneath frosty 3600 metre (almost 12,000 ft) peaks and have a rare glimpse into the local Indian life, as we visit some of the country's finest fiestas and markets. We are always on the lookout for new and exciting routes and one thing that we can guarantee about this holiday - is that there will be lots of climbing and stunning views! Overall, this is a spectacular and quite unique cycling trip. Guatemala is probably the wildest country in the area - but also the friendliest.
The group size for this holiday is: 4-12
Note: Prices and itineraries shown for holidays departing in 2013 may be subject to change, although we will endeavour to keep any price increases to a minimum. 2013 prices will be confirmed in October 2012.
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