Oaxaca Mexico Mountain Bike Clinic

with a Singletrack Mind

This Nov 3 – 10, 2023, A Singletrack Mind is hosting a Mountain Bike Clinic in Oaxaca, Mexico! This 8 Day Mountain Bike Clinic is built for Intermediate + to Advanced riders who are looking to take their riding to the next level AND go on the MTB Trip of a Lifetime!

This Mountain Bike Clinic 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, ridden with 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-generation old mezcal distillery and taste up 20 different types of mezcals

Rediscover a different side of Mexico on this Mountain Bike Clinic in Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca, Mexico
MTB Clinic with
A Singletrack Mind

Price:

From $2,700

Fitness:

Duration:

8 Days / 7 Nights

Total Distance:

105km / 75mi

Trip Dates

2023

  • Nov 3-10, 2023 (4+ spots)

 

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

*Group Size:  Min 3, Max 8

MTB Clinic Itinerary

  • Essential Fundamentals
  • Body Position
  • Vision
  • Slow Speed and Balance with Progression
  • High Speed Corners
  • Pedal Wheelies
  • Rear Wheel Lift
  • Manual (coaster wheelie)
  • Braking
  • Scouting Lines
  • Drops & Berms

In Practice:

  • On trail applications
  • Flat ground practice
  • On trail berms, rock gardens, small jumps, rolls and drops.
  • Access to A Singltrack Mind instructors and 2Wheel Epix instructors
  • *MTB skill instruction applied throughout the entire week with off and on trail application.

Guests will be welcomed at the airport by the 2Wheel staff, and will be taken to their accommodation to build their bike and get settled in. There will be a brief orientation for your upcoming Mexico mountain bike trip, then clients will have the opportunity to discover the city of Oaxaca and get ready for their epic guided Oaxaca mountain bike trip!!

Accommodation: Hotel in Oaxaca

Our mountain bike vacation Oaxaca must start with getting to know the stunning, yet quaint city of Oaxaca. This town is absolutely magical, filled with incredible art, farm fresh food and wonderful people; and will spend the first day in the city! We will do a street art tour / city tour to teach the clients about Oaxaca’s history, culture, people, and socio economic situations.

The street art tour will lead us to the ancient and gorgeous Llano park where we will hold our first flat ground lessons. Here we will assess clients skills and get a real feel for the group’s needs, then we will have our first Oaxacan lunch before we head out for some local laps and take our skills to the trail! This day the clients will see so much of the gorgeous city of Oaxaca and really develop a base for the rest of their trip.

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

This morning depart Oaxaca City for our first of three days riding at La Cumbre Ixtepeji. Clients will pack their bags for 2 nights and leave unwanted items in their bike bag. We will be at your hotel at 8:30 to have breakfast, load up the van and head out to ride!

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.

We will drive 1.5 hours to Ixtepeji, then do some laps on the flow lines, ride the famous warmup trail, The Bat, and then practice more flatland skills before we have lunch. After lunch, we take our new skills to the trail and ride epic singeltrack until dark!

Distance:  20 km / 13 miles

Ascent:  125 m / 350 ft

Descent:  2750 m / 9000ft

Accommodations:  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. This is also the day were we will be practicing all the skills that we have been learning and during lunch we will have a little debrief about the skills that we have practiced and learned in the past 2 days.

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 will be our 4th day of riding and we will be tackling one of the most epic routes in all of Latin America — the Ixtepeji to San Pablo Travese. This epic 20 mile ride takes us from 10,000 feet, at the top of Ixtepeji, and drops us down all the way to the center of Oaxaca. We will have 2 15-minute hike-a-bike sections, 2 15 to 30-minute pedal climbs and 4 different descents. We will pass through 3 different indigenous communities and then end this epic ride with a delicious lunch down in town. Before we ride though we will do a quick debrief of the days before and discuss what skills we want to focus on.

Following our epic day of riding, we return to Oaxaca City.

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 is dedicated to rest and cultural learning.

The state of Oaxaca is an absolute explosion of culture and it would take years to familiarize yourself with all the different food, mezcal, natural wonders and ruins that riddle this beautiful area.

We spend the morning at Hierve Agua, a natural spring that is full of beautiful, spring-filled, terraced pools,  and a secret waterfall.  Then we are off to one of Oaxaca’s most famous and delicious Mezcal distilleries for lunch and an afternoon of delicious mezcal tasting.

This evening, enjoy more time to discover amazing Oaxaca City.

Accommodation:  Hotel in Oaxaca

Meals Included:  B, L, Snacks

Today you will ride trails from the city and discover more of Oaxaca via the bike. Then you will go ride the epic town laps outside of Oaxaca before have a delicious lunch down in town. This is the perfect way to wrap up your trip in Oaxaca and really end your trip in the heart of Oaxaca.

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 say goodbye to beautiful Oaxaca. After a final breakfast, our 2Wheel Epix staff will say its good byes and drop you off at the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included:  B

mounatin bike tour mexico

IS THIS MTB Clinic 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!

Mountain Bike Clinic 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, and ride snacks
  • 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
  • Entry and tour of Hierve el Agua pools
  • Full guided tour of Mezcal distillery
  •  2Wheels bike jersey


Not Included:

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

Trip Details

  • 8 day / 7 night trip, with 5 days of riding
  • 2 different riding locations – Ixtepeji, Oaxaca City proper
  • 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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