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Oaxaca Mountain Bike Tours

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Ride with us and see where and how the famous handcrafts of Oaxaca are made. Visit indigenous villages and meet their friendly people. Explore pre hispanic archaeological sites and discover it's natural monuments.
Trail Length
from 30 to 300 kms.
Trail Level
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
Oaxaca, Oax. Mexico.
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Review Date
December 7, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Rick Dukes , from Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

I took four rides of four hours each in the valley. The routes were 15% asphalt, 70% dirt road, and 15% single track. The dirt roads were of two types: rural thoroughfares between villages (pueblos) and small agricultural roads that serviced fields of corn, marigolds, agave, and other crops. Most of the terrain was gently rolling. We went through many small villages that I would never have seen on my own. The valley seems to offer almost unlimitled possibilities of different routes. Most of the routes are tolerant of different ability levels, but the weather can be warm. The valley is surrounded by mountains, many of which rise steeply from the valley. Single track laces most of the mountains, but almost none of it has been ridden yet! Some trails will turn out to be hike-a-bike. We were on one of these when a local guy passed us on his burro! I'm sure that other single-track trails will turn out to be technically demanding but rideable for advanced and expert riders.

Recommended Route:
Begin at Biciletas Bravo in the city of Oaxaca (e-mail:roger@spersaoaxaca.com.mx). By car, they well take you the start of one of several rides that start and finish at San Francisco Lachigolo in the beautiful valley 20 minutes south east of Oaxaca. The cost includes the car shuttle, a good rental bike, a guide, snacks and a sandwich.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There must be thousands of square miles of unexplored terrain in the state of Oaxaca.

DeronDilger (05/19/2012)
Yep, everything Rick says is true.

BTW, MTBOaxaca seems to have forgotten to include a link to their Web site for more information on the rides/tours they provide. It can be found at http://www.MTBOaxaca.com

Additionally, you may want to visit http://www.OaxacaMTB.org for information on MTB riding (including trails maps) near Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico
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