Oaxaca BIKE TO BEACH PARADISE
Mountain Bike Vacation Mexico

Experience ALL Of Oaxaca’s best on this Oaxaca Mountain Bike Vacation

Our 11-day mountain bike vacation Mexico is one of Mountain Biking’s best hidden secrets. This mountain bike vacation package is a mix of biking the world’s best singletrack trails through the magical mountains of Oaxaca, discovering Mexico’s most delicious food, and then spending 3 days swimming with dolphins, deep sea fishing and relaxing on the quiet and spectacular beaches of Oaxaca.

The beautiful state of Oaxaca is home to 16 active indigenous languages, 400+ species of mushrooms, Mayan ruins, cave systems, beaches, turquoise waterfalls, oh, and the most unique and legendary singletrack we have seen for some time. So come treat-yourself, help support local communities, sip mezcal, experience the aroma of an Oaxacan eatery, ride Mexico’s best singletrack mtb trails, swim with dolphins and discover why the world is raving about Oaxaca

MEXICO TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Eat homemade Molé in the home of a local Oaxacanian after shredding all day!

Discover the mysterious loamy forests and Star Wars-like deserts of Oaxaca

Mountain Bike Oaxaca’s longest downhill, Mil Rios, boasting over 1250 m of unparalleled descent!

Swim with dolphins and sea turtles in the Pacific Ocean after 5 days of unforgettable mountain biking

Discover all the culture, geography, peoples and singletrack trails of Oaxaca

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OAXACA BIKE TO BEACH PARADISE

Price:

From $3,195

Duration:

11 Days / 10 Nights

Fitness:

Duration:

10 nights / 11 days

Total Distance:

105km / 75mi

Total Descent:

7,620m / 25,000ft

Trip Dates

2024

  • Jan 21-31, 2024 (4+ spots)
  • Jan 28-Feb 7, 2024 (4+ spots)
  • Feb 11-21, 2024 (4+ spots)
  • Mar 10-20, 2024 (4+ spots)
  • Oct 5-15, 2024 (4+ spots)
  • Nov 3-12, 2024 (4+ spots)
  • Dec 7-17, 1014 (4+ spots)

 

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

*Custom dates available in March, October, November, December.

*Group Size: Min 3, Max 8

TRIP ITINERARY

Welcome to Oaxaca! Upon arrival at the Oaxaca International Airport (OAX), 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 first 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 oak and pine forests, 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 will 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, Mezcal tasting

After breakfast, we pack up the van and depart Oaxaca City for the famous and charming town of San Jose del Pacifico — the perfect stop over on our journey from the interior mountains to the beach.

Perched on top of the Sierra Madres Sur mountains, San Jose del Pacifico is famously know for its breathtaking views that stretch all the way to the ocean. We arrive around midday, have a delicious lunch, and then ride several of the local mountain bike trails that have popped up over the last few years. Although these laps are slightly shorter compared to the Ixtepeji rides, our route takes you through this enchanting town and mystical forests, immersing you in rich culture and breathtaking scenery.

Tonight, we spend the night in peaceful mountain cabanas, nestled amongst the trees of this beautiful town.

  • Distance: 14 km / 10 miles
  • Ascent: 125 m / 350 ft
  • Descent: 750 m / 2000ft
  • Accommodation: Cabin
  • Meals Included: B, L, D Snacks

Awake in the cloud forests of San Jose del Pacifico and start your morning with a warm cup of fresh Oaxacan coffee. Then prepare for our early morning transfer (4-5 hours) to some of Oaxacas best and most pristine beaches, where you will have the afternoon to settle in, go snorkeling, and relax on the beach.

  • Accommodation: Hotel in Zipolite or similar beach town
  • Meals Included: B, L,  Snacks

This will be the first full day on the beaches of Oaxaca! 

Renowned among beachgoers for its laid back atmosphere, this coastal haven boasts abundant dolphin and humpback whale populations. Notably, it is also famous for the annual winter spectacle of sea turtle hatchlings emerging in large numbers.

  • Accommodation: Hotel in Zipolite or similar beach town
  • Meals Included: B, L, Snacks

Today, choose your own adventure for the final full day of our unforgettable Oaxaca Bike to Beach Paradise.

Soak up the sun on the beach, swim in the ocean, snorkel, go whale watching, go deep sea fishing, or explore town. The choice is yours! We will also pack our bikes and gear in preparation for departure.

Tonight, we celebrate our MTB adventure with a farewell dinner, where we’ll reminisce and share our rad memories of this epic journey!

  • Accommodation: Hotel in Zipolite or similar beach town
  • Meals Included: B, D, Snacks

Today we say adios and transfer you to the Puerto Escondido International Airport (PMX) or Hualtulco International Airport (HUX) for your departure home.

  • Meals Included: B

IS THIS TRIP FOR YOU?

Our Mountain Bike Vacation Mexico is built for intermediate to advanced riders. The mountain bike trails in Oaxaca are a mountain biker’s dream come true, fast, flowy, moderate tech and littered with natural features; the Oaxaca mtb trails are deep canals that mimic bobsled tracks and make bikers feel like they are in star wars (seriously). Mountain bikers can expect to ride roots, rock gardens, drops, jumps and steeper sections, but the majority of the Oaxaca mountain bike trails are flowy and handbuilt for biking. *These trails are very friendly for intermediate riders looking to step up their riding level! 

Secondly this mountain bike trip mexico is built for mountain bikers that are looking to treat themselves to 5 days of epic mountain biking AND 2.5 days on the peaceful and dreamy beaches of Oaxaca. This is a perfect mountain bike vacation for people who want to experience a little bit more than just mountain biking on their vacation!

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PRICE BREAKDOWN

  • 5 days of fantastic singletrack mountain biking
  • 10 nights of accommodation
  • Airport shuttle and all ground transportation
  • 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 4 dinners, ride snacks, and purified water in 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 Hierve el Agua, including entrance fee
  • Guided tour of family-owned mezcal distillery, including tastings
  •  2Wheels bike jersey
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FULL TRIP DETAILS

  • 11-day trip, 5 days of riding 3 days of epic beach living!
  • 3 different riding locations 
  • 3 different accommodations (3 nights cabañas and 7 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!
  • 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 4 dinners, ride snacks, purified water on shuttle
  • Mix of Gourmet restaurants to the homes of locals, but all very safe and delicious!
  • Swim with dolphins, turtles, deep sea fishing!

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 a mix of old 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.
  • Very forgiving (not exposed, softer dirt and not a large abundance of rocks).

Cultural Activities:

  • Mezcal tour and tasting at a small family owned mezcal distillery.
  • Do a city bike tour looking at all the street art of Oaxaca.
  • Visit an artisan workshop and meet the people behind the art.
  • Swim with dolphins, turtles, whales.
  • Deep sea fishing, snorkeling. 
  • Visit a sustainable farm and cook with local Oaxacan women.

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