MOUNTAIN BIKE TOUR: LA HERRADURA

We begin our ride right from the bike shop in downtown Vallarta. We'll warm up with a nice spin following the gorgeous Rio Cuale for 5K, where we'll pass through the small, colorful pueblos of Paso Ancho, Paso del Guayabo, and Los Almacenes. From Los Almacenes, we will begin a quick, steep, and sometimes tricky 4K climb. You'll be amazed at the dense tropical jungle we find ourselves in: macaws, coatis, and if the climb doesn't have you breathing too loudly: deer. From the top, we'll enjoy a spectacular view of the Bay of Banderas before we start our exhilarating downhill ride.

his technical descent will challenge and excite the most advanced of riders with roots, rocks, and sand. It's a white-knuckle adventure that will keep you on your toes the entire way down! 15 minutes later, we'll be cooling off in the crystal clear waters of the Rio Cuale at a spot so stunningly beautiful you won't believe your eyes. After resting and enjoying the incredible scenery, we'll make our way back along a flat, technical singletrack along the river until we reach Los Almacenes again. From there, we'll wrap it all up with a nice 5K cool down back to the bike shop.

For those looking for an action-packed quicki.

  • Terrain: Cobblestones, Dirt road, double-track, and single-track.
  • Length of Ride: Approximately 2.5 hours.
  • Recommended for: Advanced technical riders.
  • "All prices include guide, hardtail bike, helmet, gloves, and water."
  • - Full suspension bikes are also available for $10 US extra.
Price: $45 usd