Vida Adventures Returns with Backshop Travel in Guatemala, October 20–27, 2017

May 4, 2017
by VIDA MTB SERIES  


Vida Adventures returns in 2017 with an adventure travel trip to Guatemala in partnership with Backshop Bicycle Travel Supply coming October 20-27, 2017. This exclusive experience combines the expertise of Vida coaches, local guides, and the rich natural resources that Guatemala has to offer, to create an unforgettable mountain bike experience, catered for the women of Vida.

“Traveling to Guatemala last summer was the most incredible and diverse place I have ever mountain biked— from the lush jungles and thick vines, to crossing over volcanic remains, to descending towards the emerald blue waters of Lago Atitlan,” said Brittany Greer, Vida MTB Series coach and one of your guides to Vida Adventures in Guatemala. “I am excited to return and share my experiences with women who want to explore a new corner of the world with all of the finest accruements of guided riding.”


Building on the overwhelming success of the Vida MTB Series, parent company Vida Events, Inc. launched a luxury mountain biking travel operation exclusively for women in 2015. Vida Adventures is a mission-driven coalition of adventurous spirits dedicated to creating experiences that combine riding in the most beautiful destinations in the world with inspirational guiding. Their purpose is to offer an opportunity for women to connect with each other, with themselves, and develop a deeper sense of confidence and appreciation for riding in the mountains and exploring new destinations.

Photo Credit Ian Fohrman
Photo Credit Ian Fohrman
Photo Credit // Ian Fohrman

“The adventurous spirit has always been alive within Vida, and our goal is to foster this with meaningful experiences that leave a long-lasting impression,” said Sarah Rawley, president of Vida Events, Inc. “Backshop Bike’s proven track record of specializing in adventure tour operations in Central America, and Vida's incredible coaches who understand the motivations and desires of our clients are the perfect combinations to work together to facilitate a trip of a lifetime.”

Photo Credit Ian Fohrman
Photo Credit // Ian Fohrman

Known for it’s “eternal spring” climate and volcano-formed landscape, Antigua, Guatemala is a mountain biker’s dream come true. Epic rides can be found in all directions. Lung busting climbs, technical descents, and fast rolling singletrack sections are all part of the experience. Since the 1990s, Antigua’s cobblestone paved streets have drawn mountain bikers from Guatemala and around the world to create a unique destination for cycling tourists. While in Antigua, Backshop clients are immersed in an environment inspired by culture, language, and history.

Photo Credit Ian Fohrman
Photo Credit Ian Fohrman
Photo Credit // Ian Fohrman

“If you love your morning coffee, say no more. Every day starts with freshly brewed coffee straight from the source,” Greer said. “Descending through farms and coffee plantations, and meandering through the narrow cobblestone alleys and sampling the most amazing corn dishes from side street vendors, are just a few views into the preserved culture and history of Central America.”

Photo Credit Ian Fohrman
Photo Credit // Ian Fohrman

The trip has the capacity for up to eight participants and will operate in a coach-to-participant ratio of 1-to-4. The cost of $2,250 per person includes seven nights’ accommodations, all meals, in-country transportation, fully qualified and experienced mountain bike guides and coaches. The price excludes flights to/from Guatemala, travel insurance, beverages and cycling equipment.

Photo Credit Ian Fohrman
Photo Credit // Ian Fohrman

Read more about Brittany's experience in "Adventure, Culture, Food, and Pure Bike Bliss" on the VIDA's blog. For more details and full trip itinerary, visit www.vidamtb.com or contact rachel@vidamtb.com or 949-677-6809. Reservations can be made directly through www.vidamtb.com.

Photo Credit Ian Fohrman
Photo Credit // Ian Fohrman

About Vida Adventures: Vida Adventures was born from the strong foundation created by the Vida MTB Series, mountain biking skills clinics dedicated to women. Vida's mission is to foster a passion among women for mountain biking through the highest quality instruction and to create a lifelong community of riders. They are focused on inspiring a movement that promotes cycling as a way of improving lives.

About Backshop Bicycle Travel Supply: Backshop Bicycle Travel Supply is an adventure travel tour operator for discerning cyclists from around the world. We specialize in providing an unforgettable mountain biking experience in Central America. Our expertise is in Guatemala, a country recognized as a “mountain biker’s paradise” due to its access to superb singletrack and incredible weather conditions. Each tour is designed for avid mountain bike enthusiasts, who seek unique cultural travel experiences that challenge them mentally and physically.



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14 Comments

  • 11 0
 $2,250 for 7 nights of everything is not a bad deal at all!
  • 1 0
 I'd spend that much on beverages.
  • 1 1
 "price excludes flights to/from Guatemala, ... and cycling equipment."

So you have to get there and get your bike there. A week's accommodation in Antigua is about $150. It's a very poor deal, I'd say.
  • 4 1
 My fiancé and I were already planning on doing a guided mtb tour in Guatemala this fall for our honeymoon. This one sounds better than any of the other tours I've read about. Can I married couple attend or women only no matter what. And she's faster than me ????
  • 2 0
 Currently, this trip is slotted for just the ladies! We recommend reaching out to Backshop Bike Supply to chat more and see if they can help with your planning!
  • 3 0
 Awesome to hear Guate getting so much love! With Leelau's recent epic articles and this upcoming trip I think people are really seeing the awesome potential of Antigua and surrounding area. Flights to Antigua are cheap right now if you book for October (round trip like $600 CAD per person). My wife and I just booked for November and I hope we can get some riding in too. Antigua is so rich in culture, history and art - no reason not to check it out (we also honeymooned there)
  • 3 0
 bike AND culture trip of a lifetime-amazing crew to make sure you have the best time ever! if you're on the fence about booking the trip...DO IT!!! you will not regret it
  • 3 0
 Antigua is an unreal town to visit, would be better riding as well. Thinking about jumping on this!
  • 2 0
 I think you could trip and spill some corn on the ground and corn would grow 10ft in a week
  • 3 1
 Going back in June. I love my country. No time for mountain biking unfortunately
  • 2 0
 if I wear a dress, can I go?

asking for a friend..
  • 2 0
 Ha! It'll take more than a dress Wink
  • 1 0
 Only women?!! [Triggered menenist]

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