MTB

While Oaxaca City centre blurs the reality of how most people live in rural Mexico, including the Oaxacan sierra and valleys, Coyote MTB provides a fresh perspective. Mountain biking through and between small communities shares a bigger picture of Oaxaca where class stratification is potent and cultural richness and diversity is deeply celebrated. Find ease in how Coyote MTB mindfully shares these hidden paradises and experiences while always supporting and collaborating with the local community to maximize your mountain bike adventure.

Contact us with any questions about which trip or skill level is most appropriate for you. Here there is a brief description of each level.

BIKE, ARTS & SUNSET

AVAILABLE 🙂

Skill level:  Intermidiate

Esta es una de nuestras aventuras favoritas, una mezcla de cultura, natura y aventura. Tendremos la oportunidad de empezar el paseo en el bosque de Benito Juárez, desde este punto comienza nuestro descenso escénico hacia Teotitlán del Valle. Una familia de artesanos nos  espera con una deliciosa comida que nunca olvidarás. Después, una vibrante demostración de colorantes naturales y tejido de tapetes de tradición ancestral. Para cerrar el viaje, una caminata al cerro del Picacho en donde disfrutaremos de los espectaculares cielos del Valle.

 

BIKE + MEZCAL

AVAILABLE 🙂

Skill level: Intermediate

Ride your bike in a beautiful setting, through agave fields. This is a journey filled with culture and tradition into the communities that produce mezcal. Appreciate the biodiversity of the Valles Centrales (Central Valleys) and learn more about local life. We will learn about the process of how artisanal mezcal is made: selection of agaves, harvest, cooking, grinding, fermentation and distillation. At the end, we’ll enjoy a meal with fresh ingredients as well as a mezcal tasting.

LA CUMBRE IXTEPEJI

AVAILABLE 🙂

Skill level: IntermediateAdvance

If your thing is adventure and adrenaline, join us in this adventure and try the trails in the cloud forest of Santa Catarina Ixtepeji. A community located at the entrance of the Sierra Juárez that will leave you speechless. A town that has found in tourism and mountain biking an alternative for young people and the community itself to develop. The variety of obstacles, terrain and landscapes will make your ride unforgettable.

MOUNTAIN BIKING IN THE FOREST OF THE ‘PUEBLOS MANCOMUNADOS’

NOT AVAILABLE 🙁 PANDEMIC

Skill level: Beginner  /  Fitness level: Easy

A nice bike ride and a great experience crossing the mountains, forest and communities in the Sierra, pretty nice day full of landscapes, panoramic views which make you feel connected with the natural world. Explore and discover rare corners of Oaxaca with a local guide and friend. After that you will enjoy a typical oaxaquenian meal in a small regional place in the village, attended for the local women.

BIKE, ARTS AND CLAY

NOT AVAILABLE 🙁 PANDEMIC

Skill level: Beginner

Combine a bike ride through the communities of Etla and visit the center of arts CaSa (Centro de las Artes de San Agustín). Discover its corridors, architecture and water mirrors in the middle of nature. We also visit the town of Atzompa, where we’ll go to two clay family workshops who will invite us to participate in the clay processes.

SCENIC BIKE RIDE FROM LA SIERRA TO OAXACA CITY

NOT AVAILABLE 🙁 PANDEMIC

Skill level: Intermediate 

This amusing Mountain Bike ride is a scenic descent of 1,700 meters (5570 feet), from the town Cuajimoloyas, in the Sierra Norte Mountains of Oaxaca, to Teotitlán del Valle (the famous picturesque textile town that is down in the valley).

THE WATERFALLS EXPERIENCE: HIKE AND MOUNTAIN BIKE

AVAILABLE 🙂

Skill level: Intermediate

Connect with nature, walk and ride in a remote community in Oaxaca: San Pablo Cuatro Venados. We will have a day of adventure that begins with a visit to a majestic waterfall; we’ll continue with a hike in the forest; and we’ll end the day with a fun bike ride downhill with views of the mountains and central valleys. You will know a little explored site.

Skill level of rider:

Beginner

Never tried mountain biking or still gaining the basics of rolling over obstacles and controlling speed with both front and back brakes. Most comfortable riding at slow speeds and looking at the scenery while pedaling. Pedaling for 2-3 hours is an ideal day.

Beginner / Intermediate:

Still building confidence through steeper and technical terrain yet comfortable pushing yourself up soft inclines and rolling over ruts, potholes and roots. Can manage gear shifting on downhill or flat terrain while pedaling for 3-4 hours in one day.

Intermediate

A classic “cross country” rider. Enjoy the workout of the uphill push but gladly take on downhill singletrack while lifting up the front tire or rolling over mid-sized obstacles and dismounting at more technical sections. Can ride cross-country terrain for 4-5 hours/day or more if across smoother dirt-road terrain. 

Advanced

Confident in gaining and controlling velocity while lifting up, catching air, rolling over, or pumping through obstacles at higher speeds, anticipating terrain and shifting gears accordingly. Ready to pedal for 4-6 hours in one or throughout consecutive days

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