Mountain Biking in Oaxaca, Mexico

Study Wildlife & Ecotourism in Oaxaca

Take part in an ecotourism trip to Oaxaca where you will learn about wildlife conservation in the Oaxaca region of Mexico as you work with local organizations to support conservation efforts of the scarlet and military macaws.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Arrive in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca where you will meet your local guides at the airport and head to your hotel to get settled before taking a stroll through the historical city center. Once you’re all settled, let yourself get lost in the winding streets as you take in its vibrant charm. Head to the 400-year-old Templo de Santo Domingo and learn about one of Mexico’s most iconic landmarks as you admire its exquisite interior. Satisfy your senses with Oaxaca’s world famous cuisine that is known as some of the best in Mexico as you treat yourself to various traditional dishes for dinner.

Enjoy an early breakfast before departing for your cultural day trip to the ruins dating back from 500 B.C. to 1000 A.D. at Monte Alban as you learn about one of the most impressive and historically important archaeological sites in Latin America. Be sure to get your camera ready as you climb the pyramids for breathtaking views of the countryside! Enjoy a picnic for lunch with views of the ancient ruins around you. Head back to Oaxaca in the evening for souvenir shopping and spend the rest of the evening free.

Get ready to get off the beaten path as you embark on day one of your mountain-biking adventure in the Oaxacan region! Today you will head to the incredible high mountains and steep valleys of the Sierra Norte along the Pacific Coast where you’ll explore a variety of terrain from cacti-covered slopes to pine forests. Today you will hit the trails and uncover this remote wilderness with an overnight stay in a local eco-lodge.

Rise early for breakfast and get ready for another adventure-packed day on the trails. Your local guides will transport you high into the mountains where you will start your descent through the scenic forest and winding trails. Today will be full of challenges and variety as you meet steep switchbacks, natural jumps, and berms. After the biking adventure, head back to the eco-lodge to relax for another night in the wilderness.

Brace yourself for another exhilarating journey ahead as you prepare for another day out on the trails after breakfast. Today you will zip through a new trail with your local guides and continue to take in the picturesque valleys all around. Stop for a refreshing picnic with panoramic views of the mountains as you give your body a short rest before continuing your journey through the forest. 

Enjoy an early breakfast at the lodge before departing back towards Oaxaca, where you will stop to tour the ancient Meso-American city of Mitla and discover breathtaking Hierve el Agua along the way. Get your camera ready for this natural wonder full of mineral pools and crystallized waterfalls where you will be free to swim in the pools and gaze at the incredible scenic views of the valley all around. Head back to Oaxaca city for a traditional Oaxacan dinner before and spend the rest of the evening free.  

Savor one last traditional breakfast in Mexico before your local guides transport you to the airport where you will catch your return flight home.

¡Bienvenido a Oaxaca!

Enjoy an ecotourism trip to Oaxaca where you will spend a week in Mexico’s cultural and cuisine hub of Oaxaca! Get ready to hit the trails with three full days of adventure mountain biking ahead and intriguing cultural and historical site visits in between in Oaxaca and Monte Alban. We hope you’ll join us on an adventure of a lifetime in this intriguing region of Mexico!


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