E-BIKE TOUR: MOUNTAIN BIKING THROUGH THE sierra norte forest

Guided MTB Tour: 10 km / Fitness level: Easy / Group Size: Up to 8 people

WHAT YOU’LL DO

For our mountain biking adventure, we’ll start by meeting at the Coyote Aventuras office at 7:00 AM.  Once you arrive, ring doorbell A to let your trip leader know that you’re outside.  Then, we’ll introduce ourselves and get to know each other a bit while you receive a brief of the activities for the day.  Once we’re ready to head out, we’ll hop into the Coyote van and head out to the mystical Sierra Norte. 

This e-bike adventure traverses the sacred territories of the Pueblos Mancomunados.  These pueblos represent a collective of eight rural communities nestled in the Sierra Norte mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. These communities —Benito Juárez, Cuajimoloyas, La Nevería, Lachatao, Latuvi, Llano Grande, San Miguel Amatlán, and Yavesía—have come together to form a unique initiative that collectively protects their territories from transnational corporate exploitation. Sharing a commitment to sustainability, the preservation of their indigenous Zapotec heritage and a distinct approach to ecotourism, the Pueblos Mancomunados are a beacon of light globally for regenerative travel.

These communities collectively work in harmony to preserve and prosper under the all-encompassing principle of Comunalidad. Comunalidad is the way in which communities approach life. It is based on 4 central tenets, which are communal territory, the communal assembly, tequio and festivity.

This adventure begins with a 35 kilometer (approx. 22 mile) ride through the impressive Sierra Norte until we arrive at our destination of Lachatao. Along this journey, you will feel yourself deeply immerse into the deep green of the mountainous forests that expands as we ride.

We begin our ride in the town of Benito Juárez, a community deep within this mountainous Zapotec region. We will ride to a beautiful lookout point that is the perfect spot for a little picnic. With views of the Sierra in front of us, our guide will share some stories about the Pueblos Mancomunados, giving us a clear idea of their unique cosmovision and philosophy on life.

With our stomachs full and our minds fresh, we will begin pedaling to Cuajimoloyas, traversing through grand mountains and serene forests. Once we arrive, we’ll ride through the town’s cobblestoned streets where we will be received by our local hosts who will introduce to us the concept of Comunalidad. As we leave the town, we will go even further into the forest where, between pine trees, mountain agaves, and single track trails we will arrive at the mystical Cerro del Jaguar. Here, you will become acquainted with a sacred mountain filled with ancient stories, rituals and ceremonies which have been passed down by our Zapotec elders.

Finally, we arrive in Lachatao where we’ll enjoy a delicious traditional meal accompanied with delicious local drinks such as hot chocolate or aguas frescas made to order. Beer is also offered on the menu if that’s what you’d prefer! Our adventure concludes as we return to Oaxaca City at approximately 5:00 PM, feeling a profound sensation of having lived through a truly extraordinary experience that emphasizes cultural tradition and nature.

PRICING

 $4,500 MXN 

 

IMPORTANT:
This tour operates with a minimum of 3 persons. In case the tour doesn’t meet the minimum, the tour will be canceled, and you will receive your full refund

ACTIVITY ADVISORY

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

 

 

ITINERARY:

7:00 Meet at the Coyote Aventuras Office
8:30 Arrive at Benito Juárez
10:00 Ride through the mountains
11:00 Visit the community of Cuajimoloyas
12:00 Bike through the forest
14:00 Ride to the Cerro del Jaguar
14:30 End our e-bike journey in Lachatao
15:00 Traditional Lunch
17:00 Arrive at Oaxaca City

WHATS INCLUDED:

Guide
Transportation
Drinks: water, coffee, tea, chocolate, beer
Breakfast: Memelas, quesadillas, and eggs. Home-made salsas. (Veggie and vegan options)
Lunch: Vegetable soup, mole, tlayudas, beef, chicken
Trail Mix: nuts, almonds, cacao
Tickets
Insurance

NOTES:

Make this a private tour for your friends and family!
– Don’t see your desired date available? Please contact us! We will do our best to make special arrangements for you!
– Please, check out the local weather conditions and come prepared for the tour.

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