Oaxaca is home to Mexico's culinary capital, where magnificent mountain ranges can be found surrounded by an extended variety of vegetation, wildlife, cultural activities, and of course mind-blowing singletrack riding. During this trip, you will ride through 5 different areas and explore the colorful and historic downtown of Oaxaca city, where authentic markets, restaurants, bars, galleries, and festivities will make this a unique two-wheeled adventure.
Day 1: Welcome to Mexico! Your guides will pick you up at the airport and take you to the Transierra Norte HQ. They will help with bike assembling while you have one of our craft beers and a delicious dinner. You will receive a short briefing in regards to the mountain bike adventure you have ahead, and then you'll get to settle in your lodging.
Day 2: After a delicious breakfast accompanied by a locally grown and roasted coffee, we will load up the bikes on our shuttle and head up to ride the area where Enduro riding was born in Mexico. All runs will be shuttled, with only one short pedal transfer to our last descent. Here you will discover the different variety of terrain we have in Oaxaca and get a good taste of what we have in store for the rest of the week.
Distance: 24 KM Elevation gain: 240 m Elevation loss: 2410 m
Day 3: The longest day of the week. Early in the morning, we will shuttle to the largest trail network in Oaxaca. We will hike-a-bike for 15 minutes to a beautiful viewpoint where our first descent will start. After lunch, in the middle of the mountains, we will pedal on a mostly flat double-track road surrounded by a pine and oak forest to then drop into the largest descent in Oaxaca. You will go through 3 different types of vegetation, riding on a 500 year-old trail full of fun natural lines.
Distance: 38 KM Elevation gain: 280 m Elevation loss: 2205 m
Day 4: Today we are shredding four long and amazing descents recognized by several International riders as some of the best tracks they have ever ridden. Three shuttles and one 30-minute pedal transfer plus one hike-a-bike will wrap the first half of the week. Tonight we will have dinner at Transierra Norte's favorite restaurant and go for Mezcal tasting.
Distance: 32 KM Elevation gain: 310 m Elevation loss: 2680 m
Day 5: With a late start we will head downtown for breakfast and explore the city during the day. We will visit the Zapotec ruins of Monte Alban and head up to the mountains for sunset and night* ride. We will chill and spend the night in a beautiful cabin, enjoy a bonfire, as well as a delicious dinner cooked by the local people from the community.
Distance: 12 KM Elevation gain: 140 m Elevation loss: 990 m
Day 6: You will wake up with the sunrise, enjoy a hot chocolate, and shuttle up to your guides' favorite ride. The last trail of the day will drop right behind your lodging in the local trail network of Oaxaca City. You will have the evening free to go shopping or explore some other areas of the city. Your guides will be available to point you in the right direction!
Distance: 26 KM Elevation gain: 175 m Elevation loss: 2200 m
Day 7: For the last day of riding we have planned a 100% shuttle day, including one of the most iconic descents in Oaxaca built for Transierra Norte 2019 edition. We will have dinner together and go out for a drink.
Distance: 24 32 KM Elevation gain: 310 m Elevation loss: 2680 m
Day 8: That's a wrap! Your guides will make sure you arrive on time to the airport to catch your flight. We hope we can come to visit your home trails or to host you back in Mexico soon!
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