Biking along Samara Beach, Costa Rica. Photo via Flickr:Marissa Strniste

Fresh produce in San Jose, Costa Rica. Photo via Flickr:Everjean
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Costa Rica Bike Tour and Adventure

Costa Rica Bike Tours

Biking, hiking, kayaking, and more in Costa Rica, a tropical paradise

  • We are pleased to offer this multi adventure tour that features biking in Costa Rica as well as other activities that showcase this eco and adventure tourism hot spot of Central America! On this incredible 10 day adventure you will bike, swim, hike, kayak, snorkel, zip-line, surf, and, take every opportunity to bask in the sun! Winter weary, northern souls will soak in Vitamin D on world renowned beaches and be rejunvenated and ready to conquer the challenges offered. Don't be intimidated, however, the difficulty level can be adjusted according to your specifications!

    Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific and is, simply put, a tropical paradise.

    On this guided and supported adventure, you can immerse in the culture and tradition, enjoy the great mix of adventure and relaxation, and experience authenticity with local guidance.

    Highlights include but are not limited to:

    • Arenal Volcano area and Arenal Lake
    • Sea kayaking tour or surf lesson in the pristine waters off Isla Chora
    • World renowned Samara Beach
    • Canopy Tour (zip-line tour): offers everyone an exhilarating opportunity to soar through the rain forest high above the forest floor. There you will view jungle life from a perspective previously reserved for a select group of researchers and photographers, observing the rainforest from a variety of different vantage points – from above, below and within the canopy itself
    • Hiking in Chilamate Rainforest and in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

    If this itinerary does not suit you, ask us! We can request a tailor made program for you with your special interests as the focus, ranging from culture, nature, rest and leisure, family, hiking, cycling and multi adventure.

    Costa Rica is a nature and adventure lover's paradise!

  • 2019

    Double/twin: £ 1192 $ 2,402 1390 $ 2113 NOK 13208 kr 12192 $ 1,585 Triple: £ 1042 $ 2,100 1216 $ 1848 NOK 11550 kr 10662 $ 1,386 Single supplement (with min 2 people): £ 482 $ 971 562 $ 855 NOK 5342 kr 4931 $ 641 Single supplement (solo traveler): £ 632 $ 1,273 737 $ 1120 NOK 7000 kr 6462 $ 840

    2020

    Double/twin: £ 1244 $ 2,506 1451 $ 2205 NOK 13783 kr 12723 $ 1,654 Triple: £ 1101 $ 2,218 1284 $ 1952 NOK 12200 kr 11262 $ 1,464 Single supplement (with min 2 people): £ 489 $ 986 571 $ 868 NOK 5425 kr 5008 $ 651 Single supplement (solo traveler): £ 680 $ 1,370 793 $ 1205 NOK 7533 kr 6954 $ 904

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Juan Santamaría International Airport

    Local Travel

    Airport transfers are included!

    Climate

    Please check local conditions before your arrival. A good website to research average high/low temperatures, average rainfall and more is weatherbase.com.


Tour Dates

2019

Every Saturday with a minimum of two people.
The following dates may only be available with a supplement: 
December 20, 2018 to January 5, 2019 and also Easter week

2020

Every Saturday with a minimum of two people.
The following dates are Blackout dates: 
December 20, 2019 to January 5, 2020, and also Easter week 2020

Where You’ll Stay

The hotels included are a mix of 3 star and 4 star hotels in standard rooms only. Upgrade in rooms is possible.

What’s Included

  • Accommodation for 9 nights
  • Collective transfers (airport-hotel-airport)
  • Local, bilingual guide during activities
  • Daily breakfast and one lunch
  • Cannondale F7 or Marin mountain bikes with helmet, water bottle, gloves, and spare tube
  • Canopy Tour in Monteverde (zip-line)
  • Stand up paddle lessons in Arenal Lake
  • Naturalist guided hiking tour in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Mountain biking in afternoon, Sarapiqui
  • Mountain biking in morning, Arenal Volcano
  • Mountain biking in afternoon, Samara Beach
  • Access to Selva Verde Rainforest Reserve.
  • Sea kayak with snorkeling tour or surfing lessons in Samara Beach
  • Support van for rides and private transportation throughout the tour
  • Professional biking and naturalist guide
  • Hotel taxes

What’s Not Included

TourBike
TypeGuided
SkillModerate
Length10 days
From$1585 Rates
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Skill Level

The terrain of Costa Rica is moderately hilly. Seventy percent of this tour is on quiet roads with little or no traffic. Dirt or gravel roads make up 80 percent and dirt trails make up 20 percent. There is a support vehicle during the entire tour. Minimum age for this tour is 14.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Costa Rica Bike Tour and Adventure Map

Day 1: Individual arrival in Costa Rica
Day 2: Transfer to Sarapiquí
Day 3: Sarapiquí - Arenal volcano
Day 4: Arenal Volcano, Pedal and Paddle adventure
Day 5: Arenal - Monteverde Cloud Forest
Day 6: Guided tour to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Day 7: Monteverde - Samara Beach
Day 8: Samara Beach,  Kayak and snorkeling or surf lessons
Day 9: Samara Beach - San Jose
Day 10: End of tour

Day 1: Individual arrival in Costa Rica
Our local representative will be waiting for you at the Juan Santamaría International Airport to transfer you to your hotel in San José, conveniently located near downtown, close to many dining alternatives. We can provide specific tourist information so that you can take full advantage of your time in San José. Overnight in Hotel Park Inn, standard room.

Day 2: Transfer to Sarapiquí, mountain biking
Get ready for the rainforest!  You will enjoy a morning transfer to Sarapiquí, to a hotel located in the middle of the dense rainforest. The afternoon will find you enjoying your first adventure, a mountain bike tour  into the jungle. There are different biking routes to follow depending on your level and your wishes. You will enjoy a network of trails, dirt roads, and single tracks located in Hacienda la Linda, a typical hacienda that includes livestock, local crops, dense rainforest and crystal clear rivers.
Overnight in Sarapiquí at the Selva Verde Lodge in a river view room. (B)

Day 3: Sarapiquí - Arenal volcano, hiking
The morning is free for exploration of the rainforest reserve on your own. Your lodge accommodation has a private reserve with many trails to hike and explore. You will find many species of animals including 3 species of monkeys, sloths, poison frogs and many others. There is so much to see that you will want to rise early! By mid afternoon, you will be transferred to the area of the Arenal Volcano and your overnight accommodations, Montaña de Fuego Hotel, located on the west side of the volcano between the National Park and La Fortuna Village. At the hotel, you can enjoy the naturally heated hot springs! Overnight in Hotel Montaña de Fuego Resort, Superior room. (B)

Day 4: Arenal Volcano, pedal and paddle adventure
The day begins with a challenge, but not too difficult! It can be tailored to your level. On the agenda is an exhilerating mountain bike ride in the Arenal area, mainly on gravel roads with some uphill climbs.  After this activity you can enjoy a hike on a private trail in Arenal, followed by our stand up paddle lesson on Arenal Lake. If you have not heard of stand up paddle (SUP) before, it is exactly as it sounds!  You stand on a large, wide super buoyant surfboard and use a long paddle. This sport has its origin in ancient Polynesia. You will overnight this evening in the area of the Arenal Volcano at the Montaña de Fuego hotel in a superior room. (B, L)

Day 5: Arenal - Monteverde Cloud Forest, hiking and zip line
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Monteverde Cloud Forest by jeep to the shore, then by boat across Arenal lake and then by jeep again, This is the easiest, fastest, and most unique way to arrive and you will have wonderful opportunity to take some pictures of the amazing views and wildlife. In the afternoon, the itinerary includes some excitement, the amazing Monteverde canopy tour (zip line), which provides for one of the most beautiful views of the area. To reach the heights, you will mix extreme adventure with the majestic and admire the natural beauty of the forest and its treasures.  Your activities include the tarzan swing, the giant rappel, and zip lines that reach up to 2550 feet long and 450 feet high. You will have a total hiking distance of 2.8 km with duration of 3 hours.
Overnight in Monteverde at the Cloud Forest Lodge in standard room. (B)

Day 6: Guided tour to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, hiking
Today you will explore the wonderful Cloud Forest accompany by your expert Tour Guide, your guide will choose the best route for the Group depending on weather and the interest of participants. The Natural History walks can take between from 3 to 6 hours in which you will be able to enjoy the enchantment of the flora and fauna of the forest. You will hike part of the 12 Km of trails that are in the cloud fores and can stay in the reserve on your own until the closing time of 4:00 pm after your tour. The best time to explore this forest is in the early morning so you have more opportunities to see the wildlife. The rest of the day will be free at your leisure.Overnight at Monteverde. Cloud Forest Lodge, Standard room. (B)

Day 7: Monteverde - Samara Beach, biking
A morning transfer will take you to Sámara Beach. You will be picked up early so you can have sufficient time to enjoy the beach.          
Biking  on mountain tracks with beach views is on the agenda for the afternoon. There is no better way to explore the region! You will enjoy the abundant wildlfe and birds found in the unique environment of the tropical dry forest and farmland. Overnight in Samara Beach at the Giada Hotel, standard room. (B)

Day 8: Samara Beach,  Kayak and snorkeling or surf lessons
There are adventures on the agenda today! After breakfast, there is opportunity for a kayak and snorkeling excursion to exotic Isla Chora. Here you can escape into a relaxing underwater world, snorkeling with tropical fish, swimming in the clear waters, or simply sit and take in the rays. After a refreshing snack of tropical fruit, you can paddle back to Samara Beach. If you do not like to kayak or snorkel, there are surf lessons available as well! The afternoon is free to relax on the beach or enjoy the hotel facilities.

Day 9: Samara Beach - San Jose
After breakfast, transfer to San José, with arrival around noon. The rest of the day is  yours to explore the surroundings! Overnight at the Hotel Park Inn, standard room. (B)

Day 10: End of tour
All good things must come to an end!  Say good-bye to the beautiful Costa Rican and its people.Transfer to San Jose International Airport is included!  A driver will pick you up at the hotel and take you straight to the International Airport, located just 15 minutes from the hotel. In Costa Rica you must be 3 hours prior the departure time at the airport.

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Tour Reviews

  • Roxanne S. 3 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    All details of the trip, including accommodations and transfers, were taken care of so that we didn’t have to worry about making those arrangements. The activities were so much fun and we enjoyed the variety. Learning to surf at our age was something I might not have tried had it not been one of the options provided. The people of Costa Rica were so welcoming and proud of their country, which added to the trip’s attractiveness. I would highly recommend this trip!

  • Dee M. 11 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    This was a fantastic tour! We had a great time and found our tour company to be helpful all along the way. They kept us informed of any delays or changes. I especially liked all the activities We were able to book some extra excursions on our own while travelling. The only thing I had a problem with was-- I was not prepared for the mountain biking . It was more strenuous that I anticipated. (I'm not a mountanin biker but I am a road bike person. ) But this was not the fault of the tour company. It was my lack of training. We did a Greyline Tour of the city in San Jose as an added excursion when we arrived in Costa Rica but I would not recommend it unless you're fluent in Spanish.

  • Cindy J. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    Since we booked during rainy season it rained a lot, which definitely made it memorable. We definitely stepped out of our comfort zone and absolutely had a blast. Our trip turned out to be private since my friend and I were the only people booked the week we went. We were on our own more than we anticipated put always felt safe. The transfers were always on time or early.

  • Mireille G. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    The most memorable part of my trip was our day in Samara. We biked to three beaches and the views were wonderful. We biked on the beach at sunset and that experience was surreal.

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