1. Guatemala
  2. Sacatepéquez
  3. Antigua Guatemala

San Andrés Itzapa Half-Day Mountain Bike Tour

Product ID: 36599
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Cycle the off-the-beaten-path roads of San Andrés Itzapa on a 4-hour bike tour from Antigua, and pedal past villages, and corn, coffee, and vegetable farms. Visit the Maximon shrine to learn about the Mayan saint and see local ceremonies up close.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Cycle the highlands of Guatemala's San Andrés Itzapa region
  • Watch farmers at work in fields of corn and coffee
  • Learn about the Maya folk hero Maximón
  • See the mysterious Casa de San Simon, protector of the indigenous people
Full description
Enjoy a half-day bike ride of the mountain roads and paths of San Andrés Itzapa, northwest of Antigua, and marvel at the fertile soil that provides ideal growing conditions for corn, black beans, peas, broccoli, coffee, and many other vegetables.

You will pedal single track cross-country dirt roads and old jeep tracks through an undulating terrain that is suitable for a variety of skill levels. The energetic 32-mile (50-kilometer) ride includes a visit to the Maximón shrine in San Andrés Itzapa, where you will have the opportunity to see the indigenous Maya ceremonies up close.

Watch farmers at work in their fields and plantations, while enjoying panoramic views of the mountains of Guatemala’s southern Highlands.
Includes
  • Kona mountain bike with shimano components
  • Bike helmet and gloves
  • 1-liter bike-mounted water bottle (yours to keep)
  • Entrance fees to sites visited
What’s Not Included
  • Tips (appreciated for good service)

Prepare for the activity

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
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour covers a distance of 32 miles (50 kilometers) and ascends or descends 990 feet (310 meters) with a maximum gradient of 19%
• The start point altitude is 5,115 feet (1598 meters), with a maximum altitude of 6,105 feet (1910 meters)

From US$ 65 per person

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Old Town Outfitters

Product ID: 36599