Double Down Enduro

Our local favorite with over 6000ft of downhill and volcanic vistas in the farmland above Antigua.
Our local favorite with over 6000ft of downhill and volcanic vistas in the farmland above Antigua.

Riding Type

Enduro

Type:

Enduro

Distance:

23.00km (14.29mi) km

(14.3 mi. )

Distance:

23.00km (14.29mi) km

(14.3 mi. )

Ascent:

971 m

(3085 ft. )

Ascent:

971 m

(3085 ft. )

Downhill:

1895 m

(6217 ft. )

Descent:

1895 m

(6217 ft. )

Max Elevation

2546 m

(8353 ft. )

Max Alt.

2546 m

(8353 ft. )

Jeep Track

30 %

Jeep Track

30 %

Singletrack

58 %

Singletrack

58 %

Difficulty

7.5 / 10

Difficulty

7.5/10

The Double Down Enduro takes advantage of the enormous terrain around Antigua dropping from the slopes of Volcán Acatenango with over 6,000ft of technical descent. The route takes its name from the two large downhills done with a small climb in between or shuttle bus run.

Breakdown

Fitness 50%
Technical 95%
Overall Difficulty 70%

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⭐ Highlights

Over 6,000ft of singletrack downhill.

Riding by the ruins of a 400 year old church

Amazing views of 4 volcanoes from the route.

Description

The route begins with a shuttle that drops you off at 2600m (8300ft) on the alpine slopes Volcán Acatenango. After a brief climb we begin a singletrack descent that follows agricultural trails along a dramatic ridge with large views of the volcanoes.

The first downhill trail drops 760m (2500ft) on  soft volcanic soil. The trail is fast and flowy with little rocks however there are some extremely steep technical sections and creek crossings.

At the base we begin the two track 4wd climb through agricultural fields passing by the Ruins of San Andres an earthquake-wrecked church from the 16th century. The climb follows a moderate grade until the final 200m push up a steep and off-camber 4×4 road.

After passing through a lush forest you are rewarded with expansive views of 3 volcanoes and the Antigua valley as you descend down an ancient trail cut deeply into a ridge with large drops to either side. This final 2500ft downhill takes about 45minutes to complete and is loaded with fun rocks, drops, switchbacks and and a halfpipe like acuaduct trail to finish it out!

Overview

 

08:00 – Pick up by bus in front of the Old Town Outfitters shop

09:30 – Shuttle to start of route at 8,000ft

11:00 – Ruinas de San Andres

11:20 – Second shuttle

11:50 – Top of the world

2:00 – Finish tour – shuttle back to shop

3:30 – Back at shop

 

  • Kona Mountain Bike
  • Helmet
  • Water Bottle (free gift to take home)
  • Bi-lingual Guide
  • Day pack
  • Rainjacket
  • long sleeve / warm layer
  • 1-2l of water
  • ~Q100 for daily expenses / lunch if you would like

Pricing

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