Whether you are an experienced driver or have never even touched an ATV before. Our adventure tours in Playa del Carmen will make you have a fun time! We offer two driving options. Find out which one is best for you!
Here at Wheelie Trails ATV Adventure Tours in Playa del Carmen we want you to have the best experience and of course a lot of fun! For both our ATV jungle explorer tour and our ATV jungle & underground cenote tour you get to choose if you would like to drive your own ATV or if you would like to share your ride with a friend or partner. We call them single rider or double rider ATVs.
Single Rider ATV
Single rider refers of course to one person driving the quad bike. To us this is the most fun way because you get to control your vehicle at all times. Especially if you are an experienced driver you will want to book a single rider ATV. Even if you are a beginner’s or first time driver this might still be a great option for you because you’ll have more space on the 4wd bike and as we’ve mentioned before they all have automatic transmission and are easy to drive.
Double Rider ATV
Option number two is the double rider ATV where you team up and share your ride with a buddy. Remember, all our tours are private and we only leave in small groups. So, if you’d like to go on a shared ride please make sure to bring your buddy 😉
The double rider option is great if you are unsure about driving your own ATV or if you’d like to drive for a shorter amount of time. You’ll be able to switch half way, so everyone gets their turn driving. If you aren’t driving you just grab on to your buddy, enjoy the ride and you can focus on the jungle and animals you might see along the way.
Conclusion: whichever option you choose you’ll have a fun adventure in Playa del Carmen!
An ATV tour is the best excursion in Playa del Carmen. To us that is anyways but all those 5-star-reviews won’t let us lie… Maybe you are worried because this is your first time driving an ATV. Worry no more, our ATVs all have automatic transmission and are a breeze to drive. Plus, with the below tips you will cruise your quad bike like a pro!
As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, before each tour you will go through our safety protocol. Our guide will patiently explain you how the ATVs work so you are confident to start your excursion in Playa del Carmen and have some fun! Basically all you have to do is acelerate and brake. It’s really as easy as that!
The bikes are heavy and stearing may seem difficult at first. Though you really don’t need to push the handlbar too much for the vehicle to turn. The trick for it to be even easier is to lift your elbows up and away from your body. That way you can just lean in and steer the quad with your body weight instead of heaving to use your muscle power. If it feels good for you you might even stand up for some turns.
Another little but very helpful trick is how to acelerate. Yes you press on the acelerator and the ATV moves forwards (or backwards). If you do it with the tip of your thumb though, after a while it might get numb or you won’t have enough strenghts to continuously acelerate. No worries we will make brakes during the tour so you can rest your thumb. We recommend you to move your thumb a bit forward and acelerate with your thumb joint. You’ll see it’s a lot easier and feel more in control of the acelerator.
What do you think of these tips and tricks? Do you have any additional ones you can share?
So you are on vacation in Playa del Carmen or in the Mayan Riviera. The skies are cloudy and it’s raining on and off. This happens sometimes, especially during the months of July through October which is considered “rainy season”. Look no further we have a fun rainy day activity in Playa del Carmen for you.
Most watersports, amusement parks and excursions are weather dependant and will be cancelled if it rains. So, unless you like to sit around and play bingo in the lobby bar, you are probably looking for a rainy day activity in Playa del Carmen…
If there only was an activity that’s fun and that you can still do in the rain…
Well, look no further! Our ATV adventures take place even on a rainy day and if you are not scared to get wet, this is the best option for you. If at all possible we think the quad excursions are even more fun in the rain!
Rain coat optional ☔😎
You see, the dirt roads in the jungle will form puddles and you can either cautiously drive around them …or rush full speed through them… 💦🏎
Families can have ATV fun too! Our tours are actually a great family activity in Playa del Carmen.
You need to be at least 16 years old to ride your own ATV. Small kids are able to ride as passengers on an ATV. This makes the quad excursion a great family activity in Playa del Carmen. As long as your kids are able to hold on firmly to the ATV and/or driver without any help they can ride as a passenger without a Problem.
Depending on how tall the kid is, they can go in front of the driver or at the back. This is to make sure the driver’s view of the road is not obstructed. Since our ATV tours are all private tours we are able to adapt to your pace. We always make sure everyone in your group has fun and enjoys the ride…
Your little ones will love the ride through the jungle and to explore the cenote and cave! This is such a unique and beautiful experience that your children will be talking about long after your vacation!
Keep in mind that safety is key for our quad excursions, which is why we only leave in private tours. It’ll be just you, our guide and nature along the way. We adapt the pace of your tour individually and you’ll drive as slow or fast as you feel comfortable with.
We also have all the gear for kids as well. From helmets, bandanas to life vests for the cenote, everything is taken care of!