Day of the Dead - MTB Trip
What to expect?
You are about to immerse yourself in the Mountain Bike adventure of a lifetime in the southeast of Mexico. Oaxaca City is located in the region of the Central Valleys, at 1500 m above sea-level. The city of Oaxaca is recognized worldwide for its warm weather and amazing hospitality. Downtown is surrounded by colorful streets where you will find an unlimited choice of restaurants, terraces, markets, galleries, street festivities and more.
Right behind the city, we have one of the eight regions of Oaxaca known as the "Sierra Norte". This is where the two-wheeled experience will take you to ride the amazing singletrack that the Zapotec culture used to connect different mountain ranges in order to exchange goods and services. These trails start at 3000 m above sea-level and and are 7-11 km-long, with more than 900 m of elevation loss per trail. Most of the rides are shuttle-assisted, but be ready to pedal short transfers inside of the forest. Or why not go for a 25 km-long pedal expedition with an amazing descent as a reward? The variety of terrain that the Northern Sierra of Oaxaca has to offer is one of the reasons that make this place unique for mountain biking. Start inside of a deep pine tree forest with amazing loamy dirt to then transition, while still on the same trail, into short bushes and rocky soil.
Be ready to ride around 25 km of amazing single track and accumulate more than 2500 m off elevation loss every day. We are always down for a bonus lap for those who still have some more gas left in the tank.
Our rides are designed for different riders levels in terms of skills and fitness, we also provide amazing coaching programs and skill clinics for those who want to improve their riding in different terrain. Learn more about these programs and riding levels HERE.
The Day of the Dead is a must experience in Mexico. This trip will start right before the festivities take over the entire city so be ready to join the parades and honor the life of your people while we share delicious food, cheer em up with traditional spirits and remember all the good times we spent with them. This is a party for the ones who aren´t with us anymore. Let´s get dressed on a ready for the Ride of the Dead!
Our local knowledge will take you to all the non-touristy and more authentic cultural and culinary spots where you will be able to dive into the Mexican lifestyle and enjoy some of the best dishes and drinks in and out of Oaxaca city.
This experience is designed by the Transierra Norte head team which will be part of the guiding team as well.