Mountain Bike Oaxaca, Mexico
With the Ride Companion Crew

This December 3-10 , 2023 The Ride Companion will be hosting a 8 Day Mountain Bike Adventure in Oaxaca, Mexico. This trip is a fully catered 8-day cultural exploration like no other through the mountain bike paradise that is Oaxaca. Travelers will ride Mexican loam, eat the most authentic food, visit a petrified water fall, and see the Oaxaca unseen! All while laughing about with the lads from the Ride Companion Podcast. 


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

Bike down thousand year old agricultural footpaths of the Zapotec peoples.

Spend 8 Days hanging out with MTB legends Olly Wilkins and Davi Burks.

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

Discover a different side of Mexico and learn about the Oaxaca unseen.

Oaxaca MTB Enduro


From $3,000 USD



8 Days / 7 Nights

Total Distance:

100km / 60mi

Trip Dates


  • Dec 3-10, 2023 


Day 1. Arrival Day

Upon arrival at the Oaxaca International Airport, you will be greeted by the 2Wheel staff and transferred to our accommodation. Should you arrive early, we highly recommend exploring the magical city of Oaxaca. Your guides will arrive at 8am the next morning to build bikes, have breakfast and do Orientation.

  • Accommodation: Hotel in Oaxaca

We will start the morning at 8am, guides will arrive at the hotel to make sure all bikes are good to go, then you will have stunning market breakfast and orientation to get ready for your trip. The mountains of Oaxaca are named after their 1st indigenous president. Today you will be honoring the indigenous cultures by arriving at their sacred lookout and then descending over 4,500ft down a 2,000 year old trail that takes riders into the Oaxaca Valley. You will arrive at the world’s oldest tree in the small pueblo of Tule. Tule is know for its art, food, culture and of course the world’s oldest tree, you will eat your first traditional Oaxaca lunch before you pedal (mostly flat and dh) back to your hotel.

  • Distance: 50 km / 35 miles
  • Ascent: 125 m / 350 ft
  • Descent: 2000 m / 6,500ft
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Oaxaca
  • Meals Included: B, 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.


Today we will get a flavor of the spectacular trails of Ixtepeji, with a variety of trails, obstacles, and jumps.

  • Distance: 14.4 km / 10 miles 
  • Ascent 300 m / 1000 ft 
  • Descent 2000 m / 6,700ft 
  • Lodging: Cabanas at Ixtepeji
  • Food 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 must do 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. At this point you will be transforming into a Zapotec mountain biker and starting to really feel your groove.

  • 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 tacking the epic Ixtepjei to Oaxaca City Traverse! We will drive to the top of the park, and begin the most epic descent of the trip. 3 separate downhill trails, 2 hike a bikes and 1 45 minute climb. Clients will ride for over 20 miles and over 6,500 feet of downhill as they make their way all the way into the city of Oaxaca. When we mean this trail is epix, we mean it! Clients will have 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

This is the cultural day of your Mexico mountain bike vacation, and today will be 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.

Today go to the petrified waterfall and nature terrace pools of Hieve El Agua, which translates to “boils the water”. This natural phenomenon is essentially indescribable, but it is a series of spring fed terraces and pools that are full of salts and minerals that are perfect way to relax after 4 epic days of riding. After a short hike around the Hierve el Agua you will go to Jeronimo’s Mezcal distillery and learn about family, Zapotec culture and of course… Mezcal. 

  • 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


2Wheel’s team will help break down bikes and get folks to the Airport for their departure home!

Departure Day. 2Wheel Epix staff will say its good byes and drop of the clients at the airport. 

mounatin bike tour mexico


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!


What’s included in your trip price:

  • 5 Days of fantastic singletrack mountain biking
  • 7 nights of accommodation in centrally-located hotels (5 nights) and charming mountain cabanãs (2 nights)
  • Airport shuttle and all ground transportation
  • 7 breakfast, 6 lunches, and 2 dinners, ride snacks and purified water in the shuttle
  • Shuttle vehicles, drivers, guides and entrance fees into national parks for all ride days
  • 24/7 attention and support
  • Experienced, local, and bilingual guides on days of riding and for cultural activities as well
  • Guided tour of a Mezcal distillery (including tasting) the astounding Hierve El Agua waterfall (including entrance fee)
  • 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


Trip Details

  • 8 day / 7 night trip, with 5 days of riding
  • 3 different riding locations – Ixtepeji, Etla, 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!
  • Outstanding culinary experience, 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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