Oaxaca MTB Enduro
Epic Enduro Trails, Delectable Food, and Exuberant Culture

Experience Oaxaca on this Mexico Mountain Bike Trip

This guided Mountain Bike Tour Oaxaca, Mexico, is what we consider to be the perfect week long mountain bike tour! The ideal mix of delectable food, epic enduro mountain biking, relaxation, culture and pure enjoyment in one of the world’s best mountain bike destinations, Oaxaca México.

This Mountain Bike Tour Mexico takes place in the Oaxaca Valley, tucked away in the incredibly diverse Sierra de Madre mountains, it is slowly becoming one of the world’s best mountain biking destinations, and it’s understandable why. Oaxaca is surrounded by Mexico’s most mountainous regions, home to over 24 different indigenous peoples, numerous Aztecan ruins, overflowing with farm fresh cuisine, and is home to thousands year old singletrack trails.

The flow of the mountain biking in Oaxaca paired with the deliciousness of the food and the diversity of its people will leave mountain bike travelers begging for more!

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Finish everyday’s mountain bike ride with the best meal of your life!

Bike down thousand year old agricultural footpaths

Sleep in the pristine pine forest of the Sierra Madre Mountains

Visit a 6 generacion old mezcal distillery and taste up 20 different types of mezcals

Rediscover a different side of Mexico on this Mountain Bike Tour Mexico

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Oaxaca MTB Enduro

Price:

From $2,395

Fitness:

Duration:

8 Days / 7 Nights

Total Distance:

105km / 75mi

Trip Dates

2024

  • Jan 14-21, 2024 – DG
  • Feb 4-11, 2024
  • Feb 26-Mar 4, 2024
  • Mar 3-10, 2024
  • Sep 28-Oct 5, 2024
  • Oct 19-26, 2024
  • Nov 16-23, 2024
  • Nov 23-30, 2024
  • Nov 30-Dec 7, 2024

 

*DG = Departure Guaranteed

*Prices are per person, double occupancy. A single supplement is available by request.

*Custom dates available in certain months.

*Group Size:  Min 3, Max 8

TRIP ITINERARY

Welcome to Oaxaca! Upon arrival at the Oaxaca International Airport, you will be greeted by the 2Wheel staff and transferred to our accommodation. After building up your bike (we will help!), join your 2Wheel guides and fellow travelers for an evening orientation meeting (~7:00pm). Should you arrive early, we highly recommend exploring the magical city of Oaxaca.

  • Accommodation:  Hotel in Oaxaca
  • Meals:  None

After a stunning market breakfast, we begin our fist epic day of biking.

The mountains of Oaxaca are named after their 1st indigenous president. Today we honor the indigenous cultures by arriving at their sacred lookout and then descending over 4,500ft down a 2,000 year old trail that takes into the Oaxaca Valley. You will arrive at the worlds oldest tree in the town Tule, known for its art, food, culture and of course the world’s oldest tree.

Following a traditional Oaxaca lunch, pedal (mostly flat and dh) back to Oaxaca City.

  • Distance50 km / 35 miles
  • Ascent125 m / 350 ft
  • Descent2000 m / 6,500ft
  • AccommodationHotel in Oaxaca
  • Meals IncludedB, L, Snacks

This morning we depart Oaxaca City for our first of three days riding at La Cumbre Ixtepeji. Oaxaca’s mountain bike scene has been blowing up for the past decade, and at its heart is Ixtepeji Mountain. The Ixtepeji mountain is a 10,000ft mountain that is covered in native pine and insidious trees and is held together by a soft and loamy soil that is picture perfect for mountain biking.

  • Distance: 14.4 km / 9 miles
  • Ascent: 125 m / 350 ft
  • Descent: 2400m / 8000ft
  • Accommodation: Cabanas at Ixtepeji
  • Meals Included: B, L, D, Snacks

This morning, you have the option to arise early and hike to a spectacular viewpoint and watch and unforgettable sunrise over the cloud forests of Oaxaca — a not miss activity!

Today will be our third day of riding in a row, and we will be tackling some of the bigger and more technical MTB trails of Oaxaca, so make sure you eat a good breakfast.

  • Distance: 20 km / 13 miles
  • Ascent: 125 m / 350 ft
  • Descent: 2750 m / 9000ft
  • Accommodations: Cabanas at Ixtepeji
  • Meals Included: B, L, D, Snacks

Today we tackle the epic Ixtepeji to Oaxaca City Traverse! We will drive to the top of the park, and begin the most epic descent of the trip. We’ll ride for over 20 miles and over 6,500 feet of downhill, with three separate downhill trails, two hike-a-bikes, and one 45 minute climb, ending all the way into the city of Oaxaca. When we mean this trail is epix, we mean it! 

Enjoy lunch in the city and have a nice relaxing evening.

  • Distance: 10.2 km / 8 miles
  • Ascent: 125 m / 350 ft
  • Descent: 2000 m / 6,500ft
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Oaxaca
  • Meals Included: B, L, Snacks
Today we continue our authentic exploration of Oaxaca’s vibrant culture. With an abundance of delicious food, tasty mezcal, awe-inspiring natural wonders, and ancient ruins, we could spend years exploring the gems of this region! We know you don’t have that kind of time though, so we are going to bring you the best in one very full day.
 
First we visit Hierve el Agua, a rare and petrified waterfall — one of only two such formations in the world. With breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, Hierve el Agua also has deep cultural and historical significance as a sacred site for the Zapotec people. Here, we spend the morning exploring this world wonder, then go for a short hike to swim in it’s mineral-rich pools.
 
After a local lunch, we continue onto Jeronimo’s House, a family-owned mezcal distillery, for an afternoon of discovery. Here we learn about how mezcal is made and taste it at the source, chatting happily away until sunset about the Zapotecs, Jeronimo’s family, and whatever else comes up! 
 
Later in the evening, we return to Oaxaca City for the night.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Oaxaca
  • Meals Included: B, L, Snacks

Our mountain bike vacation Oaxaca must end with saying good by to the stunning and quaint city of Oaxaca. This town is absolutely magical, filled with incredible art, farm fresh food and wonderful people; and we want our you to end the trip knowing the heart of Oaxaca asap!

Today we will start the morning off with a street art tour around the city of Oaxaca. This is a 3 hour tour where you will go and explore all the street art that riddles Oaxaca. Most of the art depicts the folklore and images of the Zapotec and Miztec peoples, but much of the art will also expose you to the modern day issues of Oaxaca and Mexico as you begin to connect everything you have experienced on your trip. You will end the day shredding down local Oaxacan Lunch laps on the Fortin! This is one of the best ways one can experience a day in Oaxaca.

  • Distance: 20 km / 15 miles
  • Ascent: 125 m / 350 ft
  • Descent: 1000 m / 3,000ft
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Oaxaca
  • Meals Included: B, L, Snacks

Today we say adios and transfer you to the Oaxaca International Airport for your departure home.

The 2Wheel Epix team will help you pack your bike if needed.

Meals: B

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IS THIS TRIP FOR YOU?

Our Mountain Bike Tour Mexico is built for intermediate to advanced riders. The mountain trails in Oaxaca are a mountain bike dream come true, fast, flowy, moderate tech and littered with natural features; the Oaxaca trails are deep canals that mimic bobsled tracks and make bikers feel like they are in star wars (seriously). Bikers can expect to ride roots, rock gardens, drops, jumps and steeper sections, but the majority of the trails are flowy and handbuilt for biking. 


The mtb trails in Oaxaca are very friendly for intermediate riders and can be ridden at the pace of any mountain biker, also their is a large diversity of easy to difficult trails, so no matter if you are just looking for a nice flowy rides or trying to get hardcore, Oaxaca has the mtb trails for you!

PRICE BREAKDOWN

What’s included in your trip price:

  • 5 days of fantastic singletrack mountain biking
  • 7 nights of accommodation (2 nights cabañas and 5 nights hotel)
  • Airport shuttles and all ground transportation
  • 7 breakfast, 6 lunches, 2 dinners, ride snacks, purified water in shuttle
  • Shuttle vehicles, drivers, guides and entrance fees into national parks for all ride days
  • 24-hour attention and support
  • Experienced, local, and bilingual guides on days of riding and for cultural activities as well
  • Guided tour of Hierve el Agua, including entry fee
  • Guided tour of Mezcal distillery, including tastings
  •  2Wheels bike jersey


Not Included:

  • Airfare
  • Trip insurance
  • Mountain bike gear
  • Tips to guides (suggested 5%-15% of trip cost)
  • Bike rental (if needed)
  • Items not listed in the “included” list

FULL TRIP DETAILS

Trip Details

  • 8 day / 7 night trip, with 5 days of riding
  • 3 different riding locations
  • 2 different accommodations (2 nights cabañas and 5 nights hotel)
  • Ride over 60 miles and over 35,000 vertical feet of descent
  • Experience all aspects of the Oaxacan Culture, the food, the art the people and of course the biking!
  • Most meals included, with a mix Gourmet restaurant dining to home-cooked meals — all very safe and delicious!


Bike Riding:

  • Shuttle rides with average of 3,000ft of descent and 750ft of ascent per trail.
  • Ride an average of 7,000ft of descent and 13mi a day.
  • Trails are old single-track agriculture routes and hand built trails.
  • Flowy sections, rock gardens, steeps, long ridges, small climbs and big descents
  • Mix of softer humid loam and desert type dirt.

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