Biking Vacations
Bike Adventure
7 (Days / 6 Nights)

Our most popular Mountain Bike Tour combines great rides through rural Costa Rica, the northernVolcanic Range and tropical beaches on our Pacific Coast. Ride at the base of Arenal Volcano, andaround Lake Arenal. Visit the amazing Rio Celeste (Blue River) and finish it all with a great dinner on a tropical beach.



Included

• 6 nights lodging on select accommodations

• 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners

• Support vehicle with driver, tools and spare parts

• Use of a quality front suspension Mountain Bike

• Helmet, gloves, new biodegradable water bottles

• Water and hydrating drinks

• Licensed Bilingual local mountain biking guide

•  Entrance fee to hot springs

• Tenorio Volcano National Park Entrance Fee



What to bring

Clothing: Costa Rica is a very informal and casual country. Formal attire is only used in the city of San Jose and on very special occasions (Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries) - We recommend to bring a sweater for the highland areas, and light loose fitting shirts, pants or jeans, and shorts for the lowland areas. - For the beach areas please don´t forget to bring a hat or cap, sunscreen, and sun glasses. - For the rainforest and the National Parks we recommend hiking boots, a small backpack, water bottle, pocket knife, flashlight, insect repellent, rainwear, and a pair of binoculars to observe animals.

Day 01: Arrival

Your guide will greet you at the airport and drive you to our hotel surrounded by coffee and sugar cane plantations, at the foothills of Poás Volcano. We’ll fit bikes this afternoon and enjoy a traditional Costa Rican dinner.

Overnight at Country Inn & Suites or similar, standard room, breakfast included


Day 02: La Tigra – Fortuna / Hot Springs

After a splendid breakfast at our hotel we shuttle to the quiet village of La Tigra where we start our scenic bike ride by the true rural Costa Rica. We’re heading towards Arenal Volcano, the most spectacular of Costa Rica’s active volcanoes. This evening we’ll visit the beautiful Paradise Hot Springs and enjoy a delicious dinner.

Biking distance: 31 km / 19 miles on paved road

Altitude gain: 585 m (1931 ft)

 

Overnight at Hotel Monte Real or similar, standard room, breakfast included.


Day 03: Rio Celeste

We’ll take the morning off our bikes today and do a guided hike on the slopes of Tenorio Volcano National Park. This 7 km hike takes us to the point in the river where Mother Nature magically mixes the water of two crystal-clear streams, changing its color to the beautiful light-blue we call Celeste. The trail continues through the forest to reach the stunningly colored Rio Celeste Waterfall. All this time the surrounding rainforest is full of amazing life forms, smells and sounds.

Hiking time approx. 3 hours.

 

Overnight at Hotel Monte Real or similar, standard room, breakfast included.


Day 04: Fortuna - Nuevo Arenal

Today we ride the quiet northern shore of Lake Arenal. Using a narrow road through secondary forest we have great chances of spotting wildlife and enjoying superb views of the lake and the Volcano.

Today's distance: 33 to 53 km / 20.5 to 33 miles all on pavement.

Altitude gain: 470 m (1542 ft)

 

Overnight at Tenorio Lodge or similar, standard room, breakfast included.


Day 05: Tierras Morenas – Cañas

Today’s ride will take us away from Lake Arenal into the Northern Guanacaste Volcanic Range. We’ll experience a dramatic change of scenery today as we go from the lush rainforest to the brownish tropical dry forest on the west.

Distance: 26 km / 16 miles. (14 km on gravel)

Altitude gain: 365 m (1200 ft)

 

Overnight at Hotel  Giada  or similar, or similar, standard room, breakfast included.


Day 06: Samara Beach Loop Ride

Our final ride takes us on quiet rural dirt roads along the nicest beaches of Guanacaste. Enjoy a beautiful sunset and a splendid farewell seafood dinner.

Distance: from 22 to 50 km / 14 to 25 miles on gravel roads

Altitude gain: 290 m (950 ft)

 

Overnight at Hotel Giada  or similar, standard room, breakfast included.


Day 07: Return to San José

Enjoy the morning at the beach; take a last swim in the Pacific or do some extra mileage on your bike before driving back to San José or the Airport this afternoon.

 

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Dates Sgl Trvl Sgl Dbl Tpl Child
From: 01 NOV 18 To: 31 OCT 19
N/A $2220 $1765 N/A N/A

Prices are per person.

Excluding Holiday Season: Christmas, New Years & Easter Week

Daily departures are possible with a minimum of two persons, depending on availability

When making a reservation, please tell us your height in inches or cm so we can assign the right size bikes

Distance: 143 km to 181 km (89 to 112 miles)

Altitude gain: 1710 m (5610 feet)

Terrain: Rural gravel and dirt roads, some sections on paved secondary roads

Difficulty: Easy to intermediate, many short hills. Beginner riders might want to shuttle part of the way on some days.

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