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Antigua Guatemala: Half-Day Mountain Bike Tour with Guide

Activity provider: Old Town Outfitters

Antigua Guatemala: Half-Day Mountain Bike Tour with Guide

Activity provider: Old Town Outfitters

From US$ 80 per person

Feel a one-of-a-kind thrill descending the alpine slopes of Volcán Acatenango during a guided tour by mountain bike. Cycle downhill through Antigua Guatemala's volcanic valley on a single-track trail.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Cycle the Antigua's Volcano Valley
  • Great Downhill single track trail.
  • Passing by the San Andres ruins, an earthquake-wrecked church from the 16th century.
Full description
This ride begins with a shuttle from our shop in Antigua up to the trailhead at 8,300 feet (2,600 meters) on the alpine slopes of Volcán Acatenango. After a brief climb, we begin a singletrack descent that follows agricultural trails along a dramatic ridge with large views of the surrounding volcanoes. The trail drops 2,500 feet (760 meters) of pure downhill! The soft volcanic soil is fast and flowy with little rocks; however, there are some steep technical sections and creek crossings. At the base, we climb a 4x4 road through agricultural fields passing by the San Andres ruins, an earthquake-wrecked church from the 16th century. The climb follows a moderate grade until the final 656 feet (200 meters) of steep push. Don’t worry, the next descent is worth the effort! After passing through a lush forest you are rewarded with expansive views of 3 volcanoes and the Antigua valley as we descend down an ancient trail cut deeply into a ridge with large drops to either side. This final descent of 2,500 feet (760 meters) takes about 45 minutes to complete and is loaded with fun rocks, drops, switchbacks, and a half-pipe like aqueduct trail to finish the ride.
Includes
  • Full-suspension mountain bike
  • Helmet
  • Water bottle for you to keep
  • Shuttle up to the trailhead outside of Antigua
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tip for the excelent guided experience
Not suitable for
  • Children under 13 years
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
  • Visually impaired people
  • People with low level of fitness
  • People with motion sickness
  • Babies under 1 year
  • Hearing-impaired people
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your tour group at 09:00 at the Old Town Outfitters shop, Avenida Sur No.12, Antigua, Guatemala, 1 block south of Central Park on the corner of 5th Avenue and 6th Street (Calle). You can purchase gear, clothing, or snacks for your tour at the shop, which is open daily from 08:00-18:00

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Personal medication
  • Signed waiver

Know before you go

  • - The trail drops 2,500 feet (760 meters) of pure downhill!
  • - 4 hours riding time / 14 miles (23 kilometers
  • - Ascent 3185 feet ( 971 meters)
  • - Descent 6217 feet (1895 meters)

Product ID: 416005