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Self-Guided Perfect Guatemala Intro

We pack more than you'd think into a 6 day trip!
About This
Tour

Our 6 DAY Self-Guided tour is a perfect fit for the adventurous rider with limited time available. This tour packs a lot of great riding into 4 days on the bikes. You will carve the canyon and mountain roads to remote regions of Guatemala, you’ll visit the breathtaking Lake Atitlan, and circle 6 different Volcanoes.

Itinerary
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Day 1

Airport Pick-Up

Welcome to Guatemala! We meet you at La Aurora Airport (GUA) in Guatemala City with a private shuttle and bring you to the historic town of Antigua for the night (45 minute drive).

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Day 2

Lake Atitlan

4 hours riding, 0-35% off pavement

In the morning we’ll meet at our shop and get you prepared for the tour. We’ll go over the bike and equipment. We’ll talk about the route with you and provide some general guidelines and recommendations for riding in Guatemala.

Today you will depart towards Lake Atitlan, a must-see destination. As you leave town you will zig-zag our way up a volcano to 8,500 feet of elevation, and cross canyons on your way to Lake Atitlan. As you arrive at the lake we’ll see amazing vistas of the coastline and surrounding volcanoes. Tonight you will spend the night in town of Panajachel right by the lake with wonderful views. You can enjoy a drink and watch the sunset come down over the water.

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Day 3

Into the Mountains

8 hours, 0-30% off pavement

You’ll head out in the morning for nice long day riding North to the Cuchumatanes Mountain Range – a large saw-like range of mountains that cut across the country. Today you’ll experience a wide range of terrain, climates, and cultures. You will have fantastic riding all day with great views.

You will sleep deep in the hills on a remote cheese farm. It’s a truly unique experience and one of the places our customers always rave about. You’ll have a hearty home-cooked meal in the family dining room, and retire to private cabins on the hillside.

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Day 4

Endless Rise & Fall

7 hours riding, 20% off pavement

Today’s riding is as memorable as any you’ve ever done. You’ll wind through mountains and hills of the Guatemalan countryside all day as you head East towards the center of the country. You’ll zig zag through ravines, mountain lookouts, and sleepy roadside Mayan towns. Today is all about the riding, and the wonderful places a motorcycle can take you. You’ll have great photo opportunities, and a fun mix of dirt and pavement sections. You’ll spend the night in a cute hotel in a small local town in Central Guatemala and get a feel for what life is like in the hills.

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Day 5

Home to Antigua

6 hours riding, 25% off pavement

This morning you’ll have time to walk into town and have breakfast at a small cafe and watch local life in town. As the sun rises, the cool night temperatures will give way to warm dry air. The oldest Sugar-Cane processing facility, which is now a very interesting museum, is a short walk from town and you can visit it before heading out of town.

You are in a very dry area of Guatemala, but as you get on the road the landscape will quickly change as you climb back up in elevation. Today has some spectacular dirt roads that take you South towards Antigua. You’ll have no shortage of ascents and decents today, and you’ll start to see the peaks of 3 volcanoes as you get closer and closer to town.

Once back in Antigua you can stop by the shop to return the bike and pick-up any luggage you may have left with us.

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Day 6

Airport Drop-Off

Goodbyes are always sad, but you’re headed to the airport, and we’ll get you there. Our shuttle takes you to the airport for your departure.

  • Included
  • Honda Tornado XR250 Motorcycle

    Wolfman saddlebags

    All hotels

    GPS with Tracks

    Roadbook

    Paper Maps

    Tool Kit

    Medical Kit

    Local Cell Phone

    Vehicle Insurance

    Airport pickup & drop-off

  • Not Included
  • Airfare

    Food & Drinks

    Personal travel insurance

  • Route Map
  • Ride Data
  • Duration: 4 Days Riding, 5 Nights, 6 Days Total

    Total Distance: 576 km, 360 miles

    Off-Pavement Distance: 100 km, 60 miles

    Total Riding Time: 25 Hours

    Elevation Range: 760 – 2740 meters, 2,500 – 9,000 ft

    Elevation gain/loss: 17,533 meters, 57,523 ft

    Landscapes: Volcanic Lake, High Mountains, Tropical lowlands, Cloud Forest

    Notes: We include a couple alternate tracks in the GPS to add more dirt to your days – but make good decisions about your time of departure in the mornings, days can get long!

  • Pricing
  • 1 Rider: $999 USD
    2 Riders: $899 USD
    3+ Riders: $849 USD

    For solo riders, price includes all 5 nights in single occupancy (private) hotel rooms. For groups, price includes 4 nights in single occupancy hotel rooms and 1 night sharing a small cabin on the farm in the mountains.

  • Requirements
  • A prior reservation is needed for one of our Self-Guided tours.

    We also require:
    – Motorcycle License or Endorsement
    – Must be 18+ years of age
    – Must have sufficient riding experience to complete a multi-day tour on mixed terrain.

    We also require a $1000 USD security deposit on a Credit Card at the time of pick-up. You are responsible for damage to the bike and equipment up to that $1000 limit. The deposit is refunded upon your safe return of the bike and equipment

NOTE: Each tour we offer can be customized depending on your riding ability and your interests. Please contact us with any questions about this tour.

Make A Reservation

This tour is available year round. To make a reservation you can go to our contact page and send us a message, or email us directly at contact@rideguatemala.com. Please include the dates you plan to travel and some information about your riding experience and skill level. We will get back to you promptly and if your dates are available we will link you to our online booking page where you can pay a 50% deposit to secure your reservation.

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