Mountain Biking

With everything from backpacking-friendly overland, off-road routes to hundreds of kilometres of ancient pathways and trade routes connecting remote Indigenous villages that have never seen a fat tire, Guyana is a hidden gem when it comes to mountain biking.  Expect varied terrain, including forested riverways, wide-open savannahs, dense rainforest, and multiple mountain ranges. Not many places in the world offer such a variety of well-trodden and explored mountain biking routes. If you’re an intrepid biker, Guyana should definitely be on your travel list. Find tour operators to help you with the trip here.

With everything from backpacking-friendly overland, off-road routes to hundreds of kilometres of ancient pathways and trade routes connecting remote Indigenous villages that have never seen a fat tire, Guyana is a hidden gem when it comes to mountain biking.  Expect varied terrain, including forested riverways, wide-open savannahs, dense rainforest, and multiple mountain ranges. Not many places in the world offer such a variety of well-trodden and explored mountain biking routes. If you’re an intrepid biker, Guyana should definitely be on your travel list. Find tour operators to help you with the trip here.

Bike Touring Linden to Lethem

The 276-mile Linden-Lethem “trail” is considered to be one of the most legendary roads in South America. This dirt road is the only major overland route connecting the capital city of Georgetown in northern Guyana to the Brazilian border to the south. A great deal of the terrain along the route is classified as wilderness, so expect to see wildlife and to stock up on provisions in Georgetown, Linden, or Lethem because there are few shops scattered villages in the savannah section along the way. This route is not for the faint of heart and should only be traversed during the dry season. World Biking provides the Top 5 Reasons to Cycle Guyana as well as practical route information.

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Singletrack at Arrowpoint Nature Resort

Nestled on the banks of Kamuni Creek on the Demerara River, Arrowpoint Nature Resort is a great place to unwind over a weekend. Wooden cabins lie in the middle of a forested area, with the gurgling creek in front. Mountain bikes are available on site, and there are several kilometres of easy and more difficult cycling trails and routes through the forest that are fun to explore with a guide.

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