When mountain bikers think of Mexico, they immediately think about tacos, cheap beers, van ridden beaches and cocaine cartels, but they don’t ever think about Oaxaca Mountain Bike Expeditions.
People don’t ever think about the fact that Mexico’s tallest mountain is almost bigger than Mount Whitney in California, and that Mexico holds some of North America’s most diverse forests, mountains and geographical features.
So, when international mountain bike tour operators, Coyote Aventuras and 2Wheel Epix, decided to team up to create Mexico’s best Mountain Bike Trip, they had known that the best place for it would be the Sierra Madre Mountains and the pristine beaches of Oaxaca. That is where they would host their Bike to Beach Oaxaca Mountain Bike Expedition.
Oaxaca city is a mountain bike paradise, full of delicious food, friendly people, epic single track and lots of descent. However, there is so much more to Oaxaca than just biking, and that is why this Bike to Beach Oaxaca MTB expedition includes all of the best aspects of Oaxaca.
Let’s dive into a typical day on this Oaxaca mountain bike expedition.
Awake to a cool breeze blowing through your hotel room, the smell of green chili, fresh tortillas and coffee making its way into your senses as you slip on your bike shorts and decide to think about what new sights you will see today. Your new best friends are downstairs waiting for you, and your fellow riders to load up bikes and head to the magical mountain bike park of Ixtepeji.
On your way to Mexico’s most fun single-track, you might grab an extra tamale or maybe an iced down sweet coconut water just to give you that extra punch on the trail. As you sip fresh coconut water, you are dreaming about that one berm you are going to rail again or that one steep section you want to conquer. Everyone is all smiles, and the vibe is bike positive as the car keeps winding its way up and up to the dreamy Oaxacan single-track trails.
Before you know it, you are back with your bike in between your legs and you are floating through the Ixtepeji bike park. The native pines are shining in the sunlight, the moss-covered madronas caress the side of the trail and guide you down the hand-cut single-track.
Back to the top, ride again, fresh fruit from the market, a pocket taco from your new favorite taco lady, ride, rinse, repeat, smile, bike, jump, laugh; we know it’s a lot of happiness to contain in one body! You then realize that you have reached the pinnacle of life and on this bike to beach Oaxaca Mountain Bike Expedition, you get to do this for 5 days… You are going to want to come well rested on this Mexico Bike Trip, but that is just the beginning.
After the biking sections of your Mexico MTB trip you will then jet over to some of Mexico’s best beaches in the small town of Mazunte to relax, snorkel, deep sea fish, see whales, eat and drink on the beach and live your best beach life.
You will have to take long walks on deserted beaches as the sun sets, which will then reveal the bioluminescent plankton that illuminates the waves with bright green flashes as they crash into the water. Each morning will only bring more delectable food, surf waves, swimming lessons with turtles and huge sighs of relief as you continue to convince yourself that going on this mtb trip was the best thing you have ever done for yourself.
This mountain bike trip offers clients the perfect mix of action-packed cultural stimulation in the city of Oaxacan and then caps it off with just the right number of days to decompress and lose yourself on the beach.
Overall, this trip will cleanse your soul, feed your need for adrenaline, give you a look into one of the world’s most diverse cultures and produce a lot of smiles. So look no more and contact Coyote Aventuras or 2 Wheel Epix to get your Oaxaca Mountain Bike Expeditions planned!