What you'll do
Arriving at my office, located on Ecuador Street # 4-B in Barrio de Mexicanos of San Cristóbal de las Casas, I provide you with a good quality mountain bike according to your height, helmet and a bottle with purified water. I will give an introduction of the use of the brakes and adequate use for the speeds for uphill and downhill. I explain the journey with the altimetry profile and photos of the places we will visit, which is a small indigenous community "Carmen de Arcotete" with areas of cultivation, vegetables, maize, pine forests and oaks. Our tour starts with a 5 km ascent on the asphalt road leaving the city. We will have breaks where I talk about culture and traditions of the Mayan Tzotzil people of Chiapas, the use of medicinal plants or whatever is of your interest. We move on on dirty roads and trails within the Maya community, observing and recognizing their ancestral customs. Then we will visit an ecological-community park "el Arcotete" where we can walk on the side of the river and visit a small cave. We will return with ups and downs and we will have panoramic views of the city. Duration: 4-5 hours, Distance: 20km. Physical level: medium-difficult.
Purified water bottle
Payment of right to enter to the indigenous communities and parks
Mountain bike of good quality with 24 speeds , bike helmet
Joel Y Karin
I am a pioneer in mountain biking in Chiapas. (I have 27 years of experience in mountain biking and 19 years in tourism, traveling through more than half of Mexico and I was an active competitor for 12 years.) I lead groups in urban cycling, I give lectures in local universities, I am a guide in the tourism cycling since 2000 to today. I am the founder of the first bicycle tour agency in San Cristobal "Biketours Pinguinos" and co-founder of the bicycle touring agency www.bikemexico.com. I love being able to share the corners of Mexico by bike and show an authentic Mexico.
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Where you'll be
In the tour we identify the changes between the city and the mayan indigenous people and the transformation of the lifestyle. We use little traffic routes to get out of the city. We enter in a traditional Maya indigenous community with areas of agriculture, pine forest and oak. We stop at a ancient Catholic church that the Mayans use for their ancestral ceremonies. We will walk in the community park "Arcotete" and enjoy the river and nature
Keep these in mind
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Up to 7 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
Know how to ride a bicycle. You don´t need to be a mountain biker. In difficult stretches you can walk. Physical condition: Exercise 2 times / week. A liability contract will be signed
Mountainbiking in ancestral communities
$46 per person
$46 per person