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Mountain bike tour

Tikal's ONLY mountain bike tour!
Duration: 1-3 hours (depending on distance)
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Cruise the jungle!

(8km)

Description

Cruise right through the middle of Tikal national park on a mountain bike, during this 1 hour adventure, moderate adventure, from Tikal Canopy Tours.  The standard route is 8km (a 17km route is also available upon request - min 4 people), both are on the main paved road into the park, and provide a feeling of being deep in the jungle.  The standard 8 km route is done with an accompanying guide and is easy to moderate in exercise (the 17km route is moderate to hard in exercise (depending on fitness level), has an accompanying guide, water and gatorade is provided).  It is possible to spot the occasional monkeys, toucans, parrots, or grey fox along your travels.

Tour Includes

  • Mountain bike, helmet, and gloves.

  • Accompanying guide (8km and 17km routes)

  • Water and gatorade (17km route only)

  • Cool views of the jungle

  • Complimentary hotel pickup in Tikal (if starting from the park entrance), or complimentary hotel drop off in Tikal (if starting in Tikal village)

  • Lots of fun!

What you can expect

This activity can be combined with Canopy tour and/or horse riding tour (save money when you book a combo).

If starting from the Canopy tour site at the park entrance, you will be picked up from your hotel in Tikal, and it is a 15 minute drive in the minibus to the Canopy Tour site, located at the entrance to Tikal national park.

When you arrive at the site, you will meet your accompanying guide, who will give you a safety briefing before you start.  Then climb onto your bike and start  your ride!

If starting from Tikal, you will either be driven out to the 8km marker (8km bike tour), and cycle back to the starting point, or you will cycle from the starting point in Tikal village to the canopy tour site at the park entrance (17km bike tour).

The ride has flat parts and little hills in between, and you get a feel of what a jungle is all about.  The earlier or later in the day you go, the more chance you have of spotting monkeys, toucans, parrots, or other birds and wildlife native to the Tikal jungle.

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Recommendations

  • Comfortable shoes or sneakers

  • Comfortable clothes (shorts, and t-shirt or long sleeve)

  • Shades or sunglasses

  • Sunscreen

  • If you take a camera, make sure it is secured tightly or ask your accompanying guide to take photos for you.

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