Mountain Biking & e-Bike

Coyote MTB links you up with our team of professional riders so that you can experience first hand some of Mexico’s best trails.  Our mountain biking expeditions and tours integrate the sport we love most with opportunities to learn about Oaxaca’s amazing cultural diversity.  Coyote MTB tours focus on regenerative travel, where you learn about the indigenous communities we visit, gaining a fresh perspective on rural México, sampling delicious Oaxacan food and generating meaningful economic support for local communities.

Accessing mountain biking trails in Oaxaca can be challenging due to their remote and rugged nature. Don’t waste your precious vacation time organizing trip logistics.  Let the experts take care of everything! Our selection of high-quality e-bikes allows you to travel further and with less difficulty, deep into the heart of indigenous communities and pristine local ecosystems.

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

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SCENIC BIKE RIDE FROM THE SIERRA NORTE TO THE CENTRAL VALLEY OF OAXACA 

Fitness Level: Intermediate

Our scenic ride begins in the Zapotec community of Benito Juárez, part of the Sierra Norte region, where we get ready for an unforgettable 1,700 meter (5,570 ft.) descent into the central valley.  As we gradually ride down into the valley we’ll stop at a few opportune lookout points to take pictures and explain certain local flora and fauna.  We then arrive in Teotitlán del Valle, a picturesque Zapotec community that stands out for its complex wool tapestries and delicious local cuisine.  You’ll also have a chance to see the community and learn about the local cultural customs.

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E-BIKE TOUR: MOUNTAIN BIKING THROUGH THE
SIERRA NORTE FOREST

Fitness level: Intermediate

An often overlooked destination, the Pueblos Mancomunados is one of the best places to visit in Oaxaca.  On our emblematic E-bike tour we will traverse through mountains, lush forests and Zapotec communities in the Sierra Norte.  This mountain biking journey will help you disconnect from the bustling city and connect to the natural world.  After our MTB ride, we will enjoy a delicious Oaxacan meal in a small family restaurant in an indigenous community.
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E-BIKE TOUR:
FROM OAXACA CITY
TO THE COAST
5 DAYS + 4 NIGHTS

Fitness level: Advanced

Our E-bike Tour from Oaxaca City to the coast, we’ll pedal for 5 days + 4 nights beginning at the vibrant streets,  colorful markets, and colonial architecture of the city and ending on Oaxaca’s coast. This journey will take us along winding roads, surrounded by lush valleys and towering mountains, as we gradually descend toward the Pacific coast.  You’ll observe landscapes  transitions from Sierra Sur highlands to sandy beaches and palm trees, signaling our arrival at Oaxca’s pristine shorelines. With the sun setting over the horizon, we’ll dismount our bikes and eagerly take a dip in the refreshing waters, ready to embrace the tranquility of the coast.

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E- Bike Tour:
Mountain Biking through Zapotec Communities + Mezcal

Fitness level: Beginner-Intermediate

This mountain bike tour takes you on a journey through Zapotec trails as we travel 35 kilometers through Oaxaca’s Central Valley.  We begin our at that ancient archaeological site of Dainzú, home to one of the Zapotec people’s largest ball court.  Here, we will learn about varous aspects of Zapotec culture emphasizing how Oaxacan indigenous cultures continue to thrive today.  Following our visit with the ancestors of the region, we will have a traditional breakfast in Teotitlán del Valle, where we continue our e-bike ride to the world capital of mezcal, Santiago Matatlán for a nice treat!  Without a doubt, one of Oaxaca’s best biking tours!

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 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 an uphill push workout, but gladly will 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 throughout consecutive days.

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