Runner in Guatemala
In fact I love any non-asphalt running surface, but there is something about single track.
It makes a run go by fast because of the extra mental effort of watching your footing carefully.
So many of the single track trails around Lake Atitlan will never be found in any guidebook. These trails are usually commuter trails.
While running you will often cross paths with a Guatemalan going to or from work. Work may be their own corn field or a coffee plantation. The men carry machetes, their main tool used at work.
This is what makes trail running adventures so fun in Guatemala. You get to see beautiful scenery and beautiful culture in action.
I’ll show you the best singletrack at Guatemala’s Lake Atitlan