Costa Rica is a mountain biker's dream. In addition to having some of the world's most breathtaking and diverse scenery, it's also criss-crossed by a variety of tracks, paths, and cattle trails so that we can experience all the diversity of this land while staying off-road for 90% of our journey.
Our 6-day mini-trip starts at the base of the breathtaking Arenal Volcano, and winds its way through rain forests, traditional farmlands, national parks and lakeshores and finally down to secluded beaches of the stunning Pacific Coast. In addition to exhilarating mountain biking you'll receive expert instruction from our qualified instructors, relax in a volcanic hot spring, view wildlife on a river safari, and enjoy lively evenings in our carefully selected restaurants and lodges.
Our Costa Rica mountain bike tour is ideal for beginner and intermediate mountain bikers who wish to develop their all-round riding skills. Our expert instructors will work with you to develop your riding technique, your confidence, and your technical knowledge. Beginners will learn critical skills such as climbing, descending, cornering, balance and weight distribution. Intermediates will work on these skills as well as more advanced techniques such as drop offs, basic front and back wheel lifts, and switchbacks. Our instructors will also teach you about bike mechanics, maintenance and repairs, and responsible trail use.
DAY 1: Arrive & Relax Pick-up from Liberia International airport. Check into mountain lodge at the base of Arenal Volcano. Visit hot springs and group dinner.
DAY 2: Bike the Shores of Arenal Mountain bike instruction continues with ride around southern shore of Lake Arenal. River and creek crossings with lots of varying terrain. After lunch, cross Lake Arenal by boat and return to mountain resort.
DAY 3: Bike Toward Tenorio Volcano Ride along drier farmlands with some technical downhills. Ride ends at a bungalow lodge where guests can relax in the hot tubs and admire the volcano. Stay in deluxe bungalows.
DAY 4: Bike & River Safari Ride sugar cane plantations and rice fields. Picnic lunch at Bebedero River followed by a river safari. Beach in the afternoon. Stay at luxury resort hotel.
DAY 5: Coastal Biking Ride deserted stretch of Pacific Coast to Pelada Beach and Ostional Beach. Rolling uphill and downhill stretches. Stay at luxury resort hotel.
DAY 6: Depart Breakfast. Drop-off at Liberia Airport.
Our Costa Rica Mountain Bike Mini-Tour is ideal for beginner and intermediate mountain bikers who wish to explore the very best of Costa Rica's magical scenery on a short time frame. The trip provides a great introduction to downhill and multi-terrain riding but does not require any previous mountain biking experience, although a strong level of comfort riding a bike is required. Van support is available for those who get tired.
Excellent multi-terrain and off-road trails for beginner & intermediate riders
Expert instruction & knowledgeable local naturalist guides
Experience the full spectrum of CR`s diverse scenery: rainforests, volcanoes, working farms, secluded beaches
Shorter itinerary to accommodate busy schedules
Cross-country trails, exhilarating downhills & uphill with van support.
Instructor to Guest Ratio
Max Group Size
2 nights mountain resort, 1 night deluxe bungalow, 2 nights luxury resort hotel
All breakfasts, 3 lunches, and dinner
Important flight, insurance and equipment information
Chad & Charity: Dixi was a wonderful guide. He gave us an incredible history and geography lesson throughout the tour. He was always willing to answer any questions we had. The other great thing was that he really did make the tour what we wanted it to be and ensured that we fit things in that we wanted to see.