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Volcanoes, Forest and Beach - 7 day Mountain Bike Tour

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

                  

Distance:  143 km to 181 km

               (89 to 112 miles)

 

Altitude gain: 1710 m (5610 feet)


Terrain: Mostly rural gravel and dirt roads.  Some abandoned roads and some paved secondary roads

 

Difficulty:  easy to intermediate.  Many short hills.  Beginner riders might want to shuttle part of the way on some days


Price:
  from US $ 1,590 per person in double occupancy


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*Private and custom departures are possible with a minimum of 2 persons.  Contact us for details


Includes:
6 nights lodging on select accommodations, Support Van, Bilingual Guides, Front Suspension Cannondale Mountain Bike, 6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners.

 

Itinerary:

Day 1: 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 Po�s Volcano.  We’ll fit bikes this afternoon and enjoy a traditional Costa Rican dinner.

 

Day 2: 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 Eco Termales Hot Springs and enjoy a special homemade meal prepared by Do�a Mireya and her family.
Biking distance:  31 km / 19 miles Altitude gain: 585 m (1931 ft) 

 

Day 3: Rio Celeste

We’ll take the morning off our bikes today and do a guided hike on the slopes of Tenorio Volcano to the magnificent Rio Celeste (Blue River).   Hiking time 2-3 hours. 

 

Day 4:  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)

 

 

Day 5: Tierras Morenas � Tenorio Volcano

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)

 

 

Day 6: 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)

 

Day 7: Return to San Jos�

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 Jos� or the Airport this afternoon.

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