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Guatemala Bike - Route of the Conquistadores

Starts: La Aurora, Guatemala
Finishes: Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

Visit: La Aurora, Antigua Guatemala, Cerro de Oro, Xaya, Panajachel, Valenton, Tzipoclaj, Chancol, Acul, Ojo de Agua, Tupulcan, Chipoc, Antigua Guatemala

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Mountain Biking

Overview

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Having run our first, pioneering mountain biking holiday to this wild and intriguing country over a decade ago, our Guatemalan cycling holiday continues to receive rave reviews. We begin our adventure in Antigua, once the capital of Guatemala and also the centre of Spanish Colonial administration for the whole of Central America and Mexico. Here, we start out with a short, introductory ride on the slopes of Volcan de Agua, climbing 500 metres on a forest track and descending on a technical singletrack trail overlooking the city.

Over the next 2 days, a mix of dirt road biking and singletrack takes us to Lake Atitlan, surely a contender for 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 holiday will cover a lot of singletrack that has thus far been biked only by the locals and by 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 3600 metre peaks and gain a rare insight into the way of life of the local Indian people, as we cycle through their villages and visit their markets. Although we have operated this trip for several years, Guatemala's infrastructure is changing rapidly and some of the dirt roads that we used to include have now been paved. To ensure that this trip stays true to character, and to remain off-road as much as we can, we continually modify this trip and seek out new and challenging trails. We may even need to make minor changes during the course of a trip to keep it real. Overall, this is a spectacular and quite unique cycling trip. Guatemala is probably the wildest country in Central America - but also the friendliest.

Highlights

    • Introduction to Guatemalan singletrack on Volcan de Agua
    • Free time at Casa del Mundo on beautiful Lake Atitlan
    • Chill out in the Spanish Colonial city of Antigua
    • Cycle across the Cuchumatanes to magical Semuc Champey

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 62350
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private##Private
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: La Aurora, Guatemala
Finishes: Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Duration: 14 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • A locally based US bike guide
  • Single Guatemala Airport transfer Day 1 and Day 14
  • All land transport involved in the itinerary
  • All accommodation as detailed in the trip dossier
  • All meals

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $3,000 ($214/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Guatemala Antigua, Guatemala City, Antigua Valley Circuit, Conquistadores, Lake Atitlan, Slickrock Ride, Huehuetenango, Todos Santos, 7 Pinos, Acul, Uspantan, Coban, Languin, Semuc Champey
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Mountain Biking

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