Mountain Biking in the Sayulita Area

There is a range of mountain biking available in the Sayulita and Punta Mita area, with trails suitable for beginners through to advanced riders. The main existing options are the Malpaso Singletracks (only available for guided tours) and Punta Sayulita (beginner level). WildMex has worked hard over the years to develop good mountain bike trails in the area for the local community and for visitors, and we are currently developing an exciting new MTB project in the Monkey Mountain area. Read on to discover the latest news on our MTB trails!

Malpaso Singletracks

The Malpaso Singletrack Trails near Sayulita are some of the first trails in Mexico specifically designed and built for mountain biking. Proudly built by WildMex, they offer a wide range of mountain biking, suitable for the adventurous beginner through to advanced riders. The trails take you through the lush jungle in the area between Sayulita and San Pancho, with rides varying from mellow singletrack to challenging and fast routes with berms, steep climbs and rock gardens.

The area the mountain bike trails pass through is majority privately owned. The owners are under no obligation to let us ride on their property, however, in order to support the local community, they provide access under certain regulations, with the goal of preserving the environment and ensuring no accidents happen on their property. WildMex is fortunate enough to have permission to maintain and guide trips on the existing trails in the Malpaso area.

For this reason, WildMex offers guided mountain biking tours, but is now unable to offer unguided mountain bike rentals to be ridden in the Malpaso trail system. Please help the local riding community and the Malpaso land owners to keep a friendly relationship, and if you are visiting our area and would like to ride the Malpaso Trails, do so with an authorized company.

Our mountain bike tours and rentals are entirely non-profit; 100% of our proceeds go towards maintaining existing trails and building new ones so the community and its visitors can enjoy access to more multi-use trails in the Sayulita, San Pancho and Punta Mita area. We are currently working towards developing a further MTB trail network in the Monkey Mountain area (read more below).

All our guides:

  • Are local mountain bike riders
  • Help build and maintain the trails and know them like the backs of their hands
  • Are trained mechanics – just in case anything does go wrong on the trails!



Help protect the environment, and support local riders in the community by taking a guided mountain bike tour with WildMex.

Trail Building Project

WildMex has proudly developed some of the first trails in Mexico specifically designed and sustainably built for mountain biking. The Malpaso trails now provide around a day’s worth of riding, but we don’t want to stop there! We are keen to continue building so that the community and its visitors can enjoy access to more multi-use trails in the Sayulita, San Pancho and Punta Mita area.

That is why WildMex is now beginning a new trail building project in the Monkey Mountain area between Sayulita and Punta de Mita. We are working with local riders to build these trails, and our intention is that they will benefit the entire community as they will be multi-use, creating options for hiking and bird watching as well as mountain biking.

Wildmex is committed to continuing to develop mountain biking in the area for the local community, and our existing trails have already opened up the sport to many local people. All our tours are guided by local mountain bike riders who helped build the trails, and all proceeds from the tours go towards cleaning and maintaining our existing trails, and developing the new trail network – our tours and rentals are 100% non-profit.

Keep checking back here to keep up to date on our new trail project!

Want to get involved? Contact us here.

By Wildmex MTB Trails