Antigua Half-Day Lost Cities of the Almolonga Bike Tour

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Activity provider: Old Town Outfitters

Antigua Half-Day Lost Cities of the Almolonga Bike Tour

Activity provider: Old Town Outfitters

From US$ 59 per person

Head out on an easy and relaxing bike tour of Antigua, as you visit the lost cities of the Almolonga. Travel beyond Antigua's cobblestone streets and through the surrounding local towns and villages on a 4-hour tour that gives you a glimpse of local life.

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Duration 4 hours
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Spanish, English


  • Escape Antigua for the day and tour the countryside by mountain bike
  • See ruins that covered up the former second capital of Guatemala
  • Visit Lorenzo's experimental macadamia farm at Valhalla
  • Explore the villages of Santiago Zamora and San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Full description
Get to know the areas surrounding Antigua with a half-day bike tour. On this trip, which is suitable for beginners and intermediate bike riders, ride to the Almolonga Valley west of Antigua. The area was home of the second capital of Guatemala, Ciudad Vieja. On your trip, see the city life fade and the country life take over as you travel further out. Learn about how the old city met a fateful end in 1541 as a result of a terrible mudslide released from the crater of Agua Volcano. The city disappeared in the valley between Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango volcanoes, and you will hear about the ongoing debate as people try to pinpoint its exact location. While out and about, you will also see the villages of Santiago Zamora and San Antonio Aguas Calientes, and stop off at a macadamia farm. This trip is guaranteed to be an educational experience that will teach you about the history and culture of the area while spending time in the great outdoors!
  • Mountain bike
  • Bicycle helmet
  • Bicycle gloves
  • Bike-mounted water bottle (yours to keep!)
  • All entrance fees to areas visited
  • Tips

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Meeting point

The group meets at the Old Town Outfitters shop at 9:00. This is located 1 block south of Central Park, on the corner of 5th Avenue and 6th Calle. The address is 5a. Avenida Sur #12, Antigua, Guatemala At the shop, which is open from 8:00-18:00 daily, you can purchase gear, clothing, or snacks for your ride.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Entrance fees to all the areas visited during the tour is included
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4.5 /5

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Highly recommended activity with a very cool and knowledgeable tour guide (David). Be prepared to go through several villages, experience local life and culture as well as pass some time to a very beautiful macadamia farm and textile “factory”! For those who want to understand better Guatemala and its people, this activity offers a very good sample. Biking adds to the perspective as you get to see the nature around all places and immerse yourself in Guatemalan rural life. David was always sharing important and interesting information about the places we were passing through and responds to any questions you may have. Also, he has in mind the client’s general schedule (in my case the flight I had the same day) in order to accommodates his/her needs. Kudos David and hope to see you again in Guatemala! Alexandros from Greece ☺️

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March 23, 2023

We loved our mountain bike trip. The villages were charming. Our guide Pablo, was outstanding. He had great knowledge of the Mayan history. I would highly recommend him.

January 14, 2023

This tour definitely is not for beginners. My group was trying to think of how we'd rate it and we'd say a hard intermediate, and it should probably be rated as a 6 hour ride (at 4 hours we got picked up and were told we still had about an hour+ left). I've done bike tours in the past but they tend to meander and stop a lot. I knew there'd be a lot of climbing, but I didn't realize it would be SO MUCH (again, not beginner level). Additionally, the bike seats are HARD and built for men (aka they will hurt your on cobblestone ladies). However, the tour guide was really nice and he did give us a lot of information about each place we stopped. I did appreciate having him as our guide on the tour.

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November 21, 2022

Product ID: 36591