Our trip begins in the mountain town of Mascota where we’ll ride for our first 3 days. With the amount of trails surrounding this area we’ll average 3-4 rides a day. Fast loamy single track to rutted rocky chutes to steep jungle switchbacks, the trails here have plenty of Mexican surprises.
From Mascota we’ll head to the top of the Sierra Madre mountains and the small mountain town of San Sebastian del Oeste to ride off its iconic peak, Cerro de la Bufa. This marks the mid-way point of our trip and the beginning of our descent to the ocean.
The last two days of riding will be right off the coast in Banderas Bay. Each ride will end at the beach where delicious fresh seafood and cold refreshments await. Starting in the heart of the Sierra Madres to the warm beaches of Puerto Vallarta, our agave trail odyssey is a new way to see Mexico.
Upon airport pick up in Puerto Vallarta we’ll head directly into the mountains to the town of Mascota. After unpacking and getting the bikes assembled, we can take a quick pedal around town to get acquainted with our home for the next 4 days. Group dinner that evening at one of the delicious local restaurants to talk about the journey to come.
Expect 3-4 shuttles for our first day of riding in Mascota. A mix of fast rocky trails and loamy switchbacks will be a great warm up for the week and a good way to dial the bikes in. Each ride ends in a small mountain town where we can grab snacks and lunch.
Another shuttle packed day in Mascota with 3-4 trails on deck. The trails will get longer and more technical today but are some of our favorites in Mascota. Expect big views of the Sierra Madre mountains accompanied by longs descents weaving through large agave plants.
We saved the most technical trails for our last day in Mascota. Steep rock gardens and high speed off-camber sections can only mean one thing, Intrepida trail. This trail is famous in the area for its rock gardens. We can choose to repeat this trail, or any of the trails from previous days for our last day in Mascota.
The next portion of our agave trail odyssey brings us to the top of Cerro de la Bufa. Starting with ocean views from the top we’ll descend 4,000ft to the old colonial mining town, Sebastian del Oeste. Post-ride lunch and refreshments in Sebastian del Oeste before our drive to our lodgings in Sayulita for the next two nights.
The new trails being built in Puerto Vallarta have some of the best views of the trip. Expect 2-3 rides down fast sandy single track overlooking Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay. Descending down to the beach we’ll kick off our shoes to enjoy some post-ride refreshments and food.
For our last day riding in Mexico we’ll enjoy a nice cross-country lap from Sayulita to San Poncha. Ride bikes, swim in the ocean, and eat delicious food? Sure, why not?
Enjoy the morning and take advantage of our beachside amenities. Pack up the bikes and gear for the transfer to Puerto Vallarta airport. Say our good byes and drop you off for your trip home.
What to Expect:
The Sierra Madre’s are steep rocky coastal mountains that range from 8,000 to 13,000ft in height, and offer a great variety of trails for most levels of riders. This said majority of the trip we will be in remote areas so resources are limited. Ride Local is privileged to have trips to Mexico, and to show more people the awesome riding this country has.
Expect 6-7 days of riding with 1-4 rides a day, most rides will be shuttle assisted to elevations up to 9,000ft. There will be some climbing on most trails and on connections to other trails. Expect very fast and loose trails with plenty of steep rocky sections. Plan to be out riding 4-6 hours a day.
Trip Dates and Duration:
Offering one trip this October, 2019 over the course of 8 days and 7 nights.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Fitness and Skill Level:
$2,250 USD / person Ask about our single rider best price guarantee.
Our trips are designed with groups in mind, we highly encourage you to invite your friends and family to take advantage of our discounted group pricing.
$2,100 USD / person for groups of 2-4 people
$1,950 USD / person for groups of 5-8 people
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Airport pick-up and drop-off.
Lodging for 7 nights.
Breakfast and lunch for 8 days.
Dinner for 2 of the nights.
7-8 days of riding with 2 experienced guides.
Ride snacks and water for every day of riding.
Transportation and shuttle vehicle, along with a driver for the trip duration.
What's Not Included:
Dinner for 5 of the nights and all beverages, minus water for rides.
Airfare and baggage fees. Ride Local uses momondo.com for finding cheap and reliable airfare.
Price does not include a bike but rental bikes are available for our trips to Mexico. Please see "Add-On Costs" below for information on rental bike pricing.
Single Room lodging. Most rooms will accommodate 2-3 people. Please see "Add-On Costs" below for information on single room pricing.
Travel and medical insurance. Ride Local partners with World Nomads for all our insurance needs..
Rental Bike Pricing:
$360 USD / 8 Day Trip
Single Room Lodging Upgrade:
Room arrangements usually have 2-3 people per room with its own bathroom. We do this in order to keep the costs down, but understand this cannot apply to everyone. For people wanting single room lodging that is no problem at all but is usually an extra charge.
$180 USD / 8 Day Trip
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