The route of the Conquistadores - Bike Guatemala
Guatemala, Bike - Fat Tyre, 15 days - from £1,395 (land only) - from €1,675 (land only) - from $2,300 (land only)
By: Alison Putland, Lincolnshire, UK
This was a very memorable holiday, with a lot of highlights especially the Hotel Casa Del Mundo on lake Atitlan. It was better than we expected. We were expecting a more basic hotel than we received once we moved to the high mountains. The views from the rooms are amazing. Once in the high mountains, visiting the local villages and the locals in traditional dress was a sight we will never forget. A fantastic holiday and I would highly recommend it.
The ground agents were excellent in all areas. I would highly recommend them. The guides were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble, the whole holiday ran perfectly. Oscar was enthusiastic, described all routes to detail and made sure we had fun and enjoyed the holiday. He led well and the rest of his team worked well with him as well. He made sure we were all well and made plans for times to meet for meals so it was relaxed and not a rush. He was very knowledgeable about the area and this made the holiday a lot better as we were then aware of the region we were in.
Think it is advisable to add to the dossier that warm clothing is required in the high mountains as it is very cold at night.
By: Suzanne Duke, Sheffield, UK
The trip completely exceeded my expectations in all of the above, which I would put down to the hard work and dedication of the local support crew and guides.
Our trip leader and the other guides were all of the above - excellent. In addition, it felt like they were part of the holiday itself - their enthusiasm was infectious, they made every effort to showcase the very best of Guatemala to us - both the biking and the places. Nothing seemed too much trouble. The service provided was excellent. The trip leader and support crew were amazing.
The incredible memories of the trip will stay with me for some time to come and I would happily recommend the trip to experienced and technically capable mountain bikers!
Most enjoyed, everything! The biking, the company of the group, the accomodation, the variety of the places we saw and stayed at. I loved the biking routes and their variety - from big climbs and descents to single track and techy descents. The guides were amazing and the service and company they provided ultimately made the trip.