The largest MTB XCO race and traverse in Panama


It is considered one of the toughest endurance events in Panama. It consists of crossing the Republic of Panama from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, bordering the Panama Canal, crossing the great Gatun Lake in Cayuco, passing through tropical rainforests, all in a single day.

It is one of the toughest and most respected mtb events in Panama; It is an MTB race, which has a mixed route of 120 kilometers with a positive accumulated difference of 1800 meters. The route is divided into 70% off road and 30% asphalt.

It is an exclusive adventure test for 400 runners, motivated mainly by the practice of activities in nature and outdoors, in which all kinds of challenges associated with the effort and risk of the typography of the Panamanian tropical forest are faced, suitable for Mtb bikes, gravel and E-bikes.


The event has 2 distances GRAN FONDO 120 km and 1800 meters of unevenness and MEDIO FONDO 60 kms and 840 meters of unevenness, in both routes the Gatun Lake is crossed in cayucos, typical boats of Panamanian fishermen or indigenous people.

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Cruce del Istmo 2024


400 limited participants

Presale $120 40 seats or until December 30 2023

Phase 1 $160 100 seats or until March 30 2024

Phase 2 $190 100 seats or until May 30 2024

Phase 3 $220 100 seats or until August 30 2024

Phase 4 and final $250 60 places or until September 30 2024

Optional additional transportation from the host hotel to the exit in Colon and from the finish line to the host hotel $35


Registration for the race is personal and non-transferable and registration is considered completed once the participant has completed the registration and payment process. Similarly, we reiterate that the organizers will NOT make money refunds regardless of the reasons that make it impossible for the runner to participate in the competition.

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It is an exclusive adventure test for 400 participants, motivated mainly by the practice of activities in nature and outdoors.



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