Our Story

A backshop is a specialized store or workshop found in service industries. Most work is carried out in small workshops, except where broader service is needed. We believe the concept has applications when it comes to adventure travel and cycling tourism. 


Backshop Bicycle Travel Supply

We are an adventure travel tour operator for discerning cyclists from around the world. Our specialty is providing clients an unforgettable mountain biking experience in Central America. Our expertise starts in Guatemala, a country recognized as a “mountain biker’s paradise” due to an abundance of singletrack and incredible weather conditions. Each tour is designed for avid mountain bike enthusiasts, who seek a unique cultural travel cycling experience that challenges them mentally and physically.

Antigua, Guatemala

Our base of operations is in the 16th century Spanish colonial town of Antigua, Guatemala. Located 45 minutes from Guatemala City, this town is the perfect starting point to explore the backcountry on a mountain bike. Known for it’s “eternal spring” climate and volcano formed landscape, this place 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 has 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. We are confident you will have one of the most memorable mountain bike trips of your life here.