Atitlan Slickrock

This is one of our favorite rides out at Atitlan!  It is a technical beast but well worth the effort. It can either be done as a shuttled ride from Antigua as a one day ride, or shuttled Panajachel which can be a great add on to a trip out to the lake.

The trailhead starts at 2825 mts., about 1300 mts above lake level. The ride starts with a few kms. of climbing on a mix of singletrack, jeep track and dirt road to the highspot at about 3000 mts.  From there the trail starts to drop fast and steep to the upper madre vieja river valley. Working our way along the lush river valley bottom we get to our next long climb. This one is a rough jeep track climb up and out of the river valley to our awaiting support vehicle and lunch. After a delicious, healthy and fresh lunch we’ll hop back on the bikes and finish up the descent down into town on a stretch of tight steep trail that switch backs its way to the road just above Pana.

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