Easy ride for recreational riders and families that provides breath-taking views of the area.
We begin in Panajachel where the bicycles will be loaded on top of our private SUV. With your guide, you'll ride in the SUV up to Las Cruces (about 25 minutes) where you'll disembark with our bicycles. At Las Cruces you'll ride on a quiet, rural road where you will see the landscapes of the mountains between Atitlan and Antigua.
After cycling through the small pueblo of Godinez you'll find yourself on a quiet road that opens up above Lake Atitlan providing spectacular view of the whole lake on high. You will see volcanoes Atitlan and Toliman from a side view where each's distinctive peaks are quite pronounced. There are several miradores for you to stop your bicycle to soak in the views.
After several kilometers of amazing lake views, the road leaves the lake side and enters the small village of San Andres Semetabaj. Here there will be more traffic on the road and the descent becomes more pronounced. You'll slow down your riding and enjoy the twists and turns of the descent .
9:30 am - meet at your hotel in Panajachel or at the boat docks if you are coming from another village on Lake Atitlan.
9:30 - 10:00 am - get sized for a bicycle and gear (helmet and gloves)
10:00 - 10:30 am - load the bicycles on our private SUV
10:30 - 11:00 am - ride shuttle up the mountains to Godinez, a 2000 foot elevation gain.
11:00 - 1:00 pm - scenic downhill bicycle ride
1:00 - 1:30 pm - ride through Panajachel and check in bicycles and gear. Your guide will escort you back to the original meeting point. Your hotel in Panajachel or the boat docks.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel in Panajachel or the Xocomil Travel office.
End location: Your hotel in Panajachel or the Xocomil Travel office.
Duration: 4 hours 30 min.
passenger van for transportation to the top of the bike ride
Estimated Local Cash Needed
300 Quetzales - bike rental & lunch and drinks