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In addition to our Costa Rica mountain biking trip, we offer two other Costa Rica learning adventures: surfing, and biking & surfing.
Costa Rica is a mountain bike riderís 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 8-day Costa Rica bike tour, 60% of which is downhill, crosses the Continental Divide and winds its way through tropical forests, traditional farmlands, coffee plantations, cloud forests, national parks and lakeshores until it reaches the magnificent Pacific Ocean. In addition to exhilarating mountain biking, you'll receive expert instruction from our qualified instructors, enjoy a relaxing soak in a volcanic hot spring, take a river safari, and enjoy lively evenings in our carefully selected restaurants and lodges.
INSTRUCTION - BIKING COSTA RICA
Our Costa Rica bike tour is ideal for beginner and intermediate mountain bikers who wish to develop their all-round riding skills. Our expert Costa Rica bike 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.
ITINERARY - COSTA RICA BY BIKE
DAY 1: Arrive & Relax Pick-up from Juan Santamaria International Airport. Check into modern hotel just outside the city.
DAY 2: Costa Rica Bike Tour Begins Warm-up ride and mountain bike instruction on scenic pasture lands, rain forests and sugar cane plantations. Ride double tracks, cattle farm roads and some gravel roads. End in a riverside resort.
DAY 3: Bike & Hot Springs Off-road biking through the town of La Fortuna to the base of Arenal Volcano. Evening relax at the natural hot springs with view of the volcano. Stay at mountain resort.
DAY 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: Costa Rica Bike Tour Ends Drop-off at Liberia Airport or ask us about our surf extensions.
Our Costa Rica bike tour is ideal for beginner and intermediate mountain bikers who wish to explore the very best of Costa Rica's magical scenery, while also improving their mountain biking skills. This Costa Rica bike trip provides a great introduction to downhill and multi-terrain riding but does not require any previous mountain biking experience. Van support is available for those who get tired.
Please note there is likely to be an hour or two of rain in the afternoons, especially in the summer. We offer this trip year-round, other than the wettest months of September and October.
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; tropical forests, volcanoes, coffee plantations, deserted beaches
River Safari on Bebedero River
Cross country trails, exhilarating downhills, and uphills with van support
Instructor to Guest Ratio
Max Group Size
7 nights mountain resort, riverside resort, deluxe bungalows, and luxury resort hotel
All breakfasts and 3 lunches
Important flight, insurance, and equipment information
Eric & Laura (CANADA): I was blown away with how good the food was in Costa Rica. Everywhere we went used the freshest local produce, meats and dairy and every meal was cooked to perfection. It was a great variety that we got to try as well. I had no problem eating gluten free and every restaurant was very flexible with changing the orders to match my diet. Natu and Julio would always translate for me so that I would get exactly what I wanted.