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MTB Bike Tour in Playa Del Carmen

Biking into the Mayan Jungle

Bike tour Playa Del Carmen

Everything about the MTB Bike Tour in Playa Del Carmen

We went out to experience this bike tour in Playa Del Carmen. There are not a lot of tours that can take you out on a bike or to get deep in the woods so we were excited to bring you this tour. Here are all the details for you.

MTB Bike Tours is a company based here in Playa Del Carmen. They have a passion for biking and wanted to provide a great experience to get out and go biking. This is a very professional company. They provide tours in Spanish and basic English. Their shorter tour is described below.

MTB Bike Tours also has longer tours available. If you are a group and or want a more professional tour, you can contact them or us and we can get all the details for you.

What this bike tour is like

You will start early in the morning. Usually there is a 7:00am start time. This way you will have the coolest part of the day and also have an opportunity to see some wildlife. It is good for people that don’t bike everyday but still like biking. This tour is about 30 kilometers (18.5). It last for about 3 1/2-4 hours.

You will take off from a main road and enter onto a dirt road in to the Mayan jungle. The nice thing is this area is ancestral land and you need permission from the communities to cross onto it. This bike tour company has  gotten permission, so you will be one of the only ones here.

MTB Bike tour Playa Del Carmen

Biking though the Mayan jungle.

Your professional local guide will take you on different trails. Some of the trails are wide and hard packed dirt and others are narrow and more technical trails for mountain biking. Most of the route however is flat with only minimal hills.

Toward the end of your bike tour you will stop at a remote cenote. This cenote does not have a name but is a beautiful spot deep in the Mayan jungle. It is semi open with crystal clear water. Here you will have an opportunity to swim and cool off.

The tours are limited to 8 people for now. These tours have a minimum age of 9 years old. People with back problems or pregnant.

Our video of this bike tour

We are excited to bring you this short video of this bike tour. Videos always tell so much of the story. The scenery and experience was really good too, so we hope we captured it in this brief video.

What is supplied on this bike tour

Here is what is provided for this bike tour:

  1. A Giant mountain bike. This is a well recognized bike company with quality bikes. The bikes ride very well and are comfortable.
  2. A helmet. Safety first.
  3. Gloves. These are good to have since you put a lot of pressure on your hands when biking. These gloves are padded.
  4. Water for drinking.

What you can bring for this bike tour

Here are some things you can bring with you to make the tour more comfortable.

  1. Comfortable clothes. This would be a closed shoe, shorts, and a shirt.
  2. Something to swim in for the cenote and a small towel to dry off.
  3. Any food snacks you might want.
  4. Sunglasses.
  5. Biodegradable bug spray. Most of the time you are on the move but there are mosquitos. We mention biodegradable only because you will be getting into the cenote for a swim. Non biodegradable sunscreen and bug spray have dangerous chemicals that damage the fragile eco system. They also leave a skim of oils on the waters surface.
  6. Money for a tip.
  7. Arrange your transportation to the meeting point or pay for MTB Bike Tour to reserve it for you.

How to book the MTB Bike Tour in Playa Del Carmen

Since space is limited to 8 people per tour right now, we do recommend booking in advance. This will also give you a chance to arrange transportation to the meeting point and for them to ask you questions so they can make a customized tour.

The cost is $46 USD. There is more information on the booking page.

The easiest way to book in English is the BOOK NOW link below. MTB’s website is just in Spanish now.

Our recommendation for this tour

We really recommend this tour. It was very enjoyable. We never knew all the paths and trails were out in the woods just beyond Playa Del Carmen. The people that run the company are very friendly and want to provide a great activity for people to get out and experience nature.

This is a very affordable tour and is good for locals and for tourist. For tourist this is something more authentic and real. It is also a great eco friendly option for a tour.

For more in biking in Playa Del Carmen see our article here.

Have you been on this bike tour in Playa Del Carmen? Let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.

Playa Del Carmen Bike tour

Stopping at the cenote in the jungle.

12 Comments on MTB Bike Tour in Playa Del Carmen

  1. Have not been on this tour but my family will be in playa del Carmen over Christmas. I think it sounds like fun.

    • This company will also add more tours by then. We hopped to capture the tour in the video since we really enjoyed it. And the price is lower then most tours so that is nice as well. We hope you get to go on this tour. If you do, let us know what you thought. Safe travels.

  2. Roseanna Gotts // September 6, 2016 at 1:08 PM // Reply

    This is just the type of tour I have been looking for. Thanks for telling me about it here. I love biking and seeing local areas. I will take this tour in January when there.

  3. Good day! I am coming with some guys to Playa del Carmen and this looks like something we should try out. Do you think we can get a private group?

    • Hello Tim
      Right now they have 8 bikes and will add two more by years end. So the groups are small. Since they do not do bike tours each day, they probably can arrange to do one tour for your group but contact them as see what they can set up. We are not sure on the size of your group but the people that run this tour are very nice.

  4. This looks like a really cool bike tour. I will check it out.

  5. Your description and video make this look like a very cool tour. We want to go on this in November when we are in Playa del Carmen.

  6. Thanks for talking about this bike tour. It is just up our alley for stuff we like to do on vacation.

  7. Joan Dallachy // September 8, 2016 at 5:33 PM // Reply

    I had never heard of this tour before. It looks like a great way to get out there and see the real Playa. Thanks for mentioning this bike tour.

  8. I did this tour and it was really nice. It was so relaxed and cool to see all the trails in the woods. The cenote swim was beautiful and we were the only ones there.

  9. Great presentation of this tour. I like how you present them.

  10. Karen Lancaster // September 11, 2016 at 6:32 PM // Reply

    We are a group of cyclist and are interested in some biking when in Mexico. We will definitely check out this tour.

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