Mountain-biking in El Salvador

About this Adventure


 

 

Fact File:
Duration: 7 days
Price: Customised.

 

 

Explore this wonderful country by bike and discover every aspect.

El Salvador is an amazing country, home to wonderful people, wonderful scenery where coffee plantations nestle on the edge of volcanoes, and to a nascent eco-tourism business which is bringing much needed investment into this country which was devastated by civil war for 12 years.

A great way to explore this country is on horseback or on a bike, this is because, with the huge coffee plantations dominating the landscape there is an abundance of tracks which are used by the planters, all of which seem to travel through the most stunning scenery.

We recommend riding from the , a 1,900m peak down to the former colonial town of Juayua. Not only is the scenery spectacular as you travel down the hill, but also it’s almost entirely downhill which makes for a thrilling high-speed dash through the undergrowth, over mud, gravel and grass, just make sure you hold on tight as there are some tricky corners with bushes and rocks waiting for your mistake.

Juayua is a stunning destination to finish, relax in the splendour of the colonial square with a cup of coffee and reflect on a day well spent.

Example Itinerary:

Day 1. GUATEMALA
Arrival at the airport and transport to the hotel in Guatemala or Antigua. Lodging.

Day 2. ANTIGUA GUATEMALA
Breakfast and lodging. During the morning, a visit to the colonial city, and the main monuments from
colonial times, a visit to the Capuchinas convent, the La Merced monastery, the Plaza Mayor or Plaza de
Armas, the Royal City Hall Palace and the Field Marshal’s Palace, and Cathedral. During the afternoon,
a visit to San Antonio Aguascalientes and a Coffee Farm.

Day 3. ANTIGUA GUATEMALA – EL SALVADOR
Breakfast. The morning is open for leisure or personal activities. During the afternoon, we depart to San Salvador, lodging.

Day 4. EL SALVADOR
Breakfast. Visit to the city and the Joya de Cerén archeological site which has been declared as cultural
heritage by UNESCO and is also known as the Mayan Pompey. A visit to Santa Ana City, the second most important city of the country. A tour through the National Theater, its plaza and cathedral of gothic characteristics. Lunch. Will be participating in an indigo workshop at the Casablanca site.

Day 5. EL SALVADOR – COPÁN
Breakfast. Departure through the panamerican highway towards the Copan Ruins community, Honduras. After the pertinent immigration paperwork, arrival at the Copá’e1n Archeological Site, visit to the park compound with its sculpted steles, the Mayan glyphs path and football field. Open lunch (notinclusive), continued by a visit to the New Museum and during the afternoon, transport to the Copán. Hotel for lodging.

Day 6. COPÁN – QUIRIGUÁ – GUATEMALA
After breakfast, an early departure to the Quiriguá archeological site located along the Motagua River,
the park holds sculpted steles on sand rock and is the same place where the highest stele of the Mayan world can be found with (more than 10.6 mts.), as well as zoomorphic figures dating from the classic Mayan period. The departure time to Guatemala City will be announced.

Day 7. GUATEMALA
Breakfast. Transport to airport to board flight for returning home or to take an optional tour.

Mayan Escapes can organise biking trips on the ground or, for more information, contact Journey Latin America .


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