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Cenote Trail

Bike Tour


Discover the variety of caverns, underground rivers & open sinkholes that fill the Mayan forest around Tulum. Considered by the ancients as portals into the underworld, the cenotes are on of the major attractions of the region. This tour takes you to the most enigmatic cenotes of the area: Grand Cenote, Escondido and Cenote Cristal.

Filled with history and mystery, these fascinating spaces are home to the ancient remains of humans and animals going back to the Ice Age, as well as amazing rock formations, sections of underground rivers and the clearest water you are likely to swim in, ever! We will explore 3 different cenotes, each very different from the other, allowing you to get a feel for the variety that exist (there are thousands) and ride some great local trails on MTB.

Starting from downtown Tulum, we ride out to Grand Cenote, one of the most famous cenotes in the area for its amazing combination of cave, underground river, open sections and resident wildlife turtles. This is great spot for some cenote snorkeling, and even though it is well known, we make sure to get  there early before the crowds arrive to fully appreciate the beauty.

We then hit 4km of forest trail taking us around Tulum, where we get away from the roads and into the trees. This is highly enjoyable with no traffic and the possibility of seeing some jungle wildlife if we get lucky. We will stop on this trail to enjoy a homemade brunch in an exclusive jungle oasis: a little guesthouse hidden away in the peace of nature, where we are served fresh fruit, coffee, gourmet sandwiches and juice in a beautiful & tranquil environment.

After brunch & time to relax, the trail brings us out to Cenote Cristal, an open cenote surrounded by lush vegetation, where there is a perfectly placed platform for jumps & you can usually spot divers entering the cave system into the flooded Underworld.

From here it is a short trip to Escondido, a quiet cenote that is great for snorkeling, full of fish and underwater vegetation, plus a couple of hidden caves for the more adventurous. 

Led by expert guides, this is a great means to have an active adventure around Tulum, stopping to swim, snorkel and have a whole lot of fun while riding quality bikes through the jungle. You will also learn a lot about the local environment and how the cenotes formed, as well as their importance throughout the millenia to all the residents of the Yucatan peninsula.


  • From Monday to Friday 

  • Or on demand


  • Professional guide

  • Quality Mountain Bike & Helmet

  • 3 Cenotes

  • All entrance fees & equipment

  • Lunch

  • Water & Snacks

"An awesome combination of biking off the beaten path and exploring amazing cenotes, 100% eco-friendly experience by bike"...

Tour Program
  • 8:00 a.m. meeting at Tulum Bike Tours 

  • 3 different cenotes: flooded cavern, open sink hole, underground rivers

  • Cycle quiet forested paths

  • Great snorkeling, swimming & jumping opportunities

  • Delicious jungle brunch in an exclusive setting

  • 1:30 p.m. return to starting point


  • An active biking half day tour  

  • Those looking for a personalized experience in small groups

  • The sacred Mayan underworld accesible by cenotes

  • Those interested in active adventure & cenotes

  • You must be able to ride a bike comfortably - 20 km. /12 miles

  • Basic swimming skills required

  • Easy terrain for biking - some road - some trail, can be muddy

  • No children under 13

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  • We recommend that clients bring comfortable clothes and sport shoes (closed sandals ok)

  • Bathing suit, sun glasses, towel, camera, hat

  • Sun protection (bio degradable, but preferably clothes to aid with sun protection)

  • Insect repellent (eco friendly)

  • Some cash

The guides, drivers and waitress appreciate tips for their excellent service. 




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