The Location

General Biking

Los Barriles is situated practically right on the Tropic of Cancer where the foothills of the ‘Sierra De La Laguna’ mountains reach the Sea of Cortez. This spectacularly scenic, sparsely populated region of  “Sub-tropical thorn forest” boasts unpolluted air and a plethora of natural plant, bird and animal life that thrives in the warm, sunny, arid climate.

Los Barriles town itself is a mixture of quaint Mexican originality with just enough development to ensure a sufficient level of services e.g. Wifi, bank, supermarket etc.

Vela has a fleet of hardtail bikes suited to exploring the town and cruising local coastal road or paved roads. (These bikes are not suited to mountain biking on the local trails)

Mountain Biking

For more adventurous riders the local area also offers excellent mountain biking and there are substantial network of trails that are easily accessible directly from town.

There are rides to suit all levels of experience, fitness and ability. The vast majority of trails are relatively technical, single track – designed to challenge intermediates yet still satisfy even the most advanced riders.

There is a local bike shop that can provide full suspension bikes designed for riding trails.

As a service to Vela guests staying at Playa Del Sol or Palmas de Cortez with accommodation booked through Vela Baja, we can obtain full suspension bikes from the local bike shop to be ready and waiting upon your arrival*

*2 days notice and advance payment required.


Front Suspension Bike Rental

(not suited for riding the local mountain bike trails)

  • Day Rental
    9am to 5pm

    Sorry, no remote storage of bikes is available.

    All bikes to be returned to Vela by 5pm

Full Suspension Bike Rental 

As a service to clients resident at Playa Del Sol or Palmas de Cortez with accommodation booked via Vela Baja we can arrange full suspension bikes to be ready and waiting upon arrival*

*2 days notice and full advance payment required.

For others wishing to enjoy mountain biking on the local trails there is a local bike shop.

  • Day Rental
    9am to 5pm
  • Full Week
    7 days
  • Discounted rates are available for pre-booked longer-term rentals.
  • Bikes must be returned to the rack by 5pm each day irrespective of the rental term.


All riding is at renters own personal and 3 rd party risk.
There is no local insurance for equipment damage/theft on bike rentals.

Trail Map

Los Barriles Mountain Bike Trails are well documented and are best viewed via Trailforks app.

Alternatively click here to go directly to Trailforks Los Barriles trail map.

“SPORTS PACKAGE a special offer exclusive for guests of Playa Del Sol or Palmas de Cortez with 3 or more days accommodation  – click here for details”

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