Costa Rica Multisport • Latin America • Latin America
|Months||Janurary, February, March, April | View Dates»|
|Price (USD)||From $2,999 | See Pricing»|
|Start & End||Alajuela, Costa Rica | San Jose, Costa Rica|
|Trip Length||7 days | 6 nights|
|Rider Type||2 | Learn More»|
|Daily Rides||Options from 15 - 35 miles|
|Beyond Biking||Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, Cooking Class, Food Tasting, Beach, Surfing, Zipline Tour, Spa, Shopping|
|Trip Options||Make it Private or Choose Your Own Date|
Absorb the bountiful colors, rich textures, and musical rhythm of Costa Rica's tropical rain forests, romantic beaches, and volcanic peaks. Exotic, beautiful, and exhilarating, our Costa Rica multisport bike tour is full of tropical rides with exciting pit stops along the way. Sleep on the banks of the Rio Pacuare on an overnight whitewater rafting trip, take a dip in turquoise pools beneath the mighty La Fortuna Waterfall, and visit the remote white sand beaches and tiny ocean side villages that dominate the coastline. With its spectacular geography, extraordinary wildlife, and endless opportunities for adventure, Trek Travel's bike tour of Costa Rica is sure to offer everyone their own slice of paradise.
- Zip line adventure through the lush tree canopy teeming with wildlife.
- Savor the simple and flavorful local cuisine and prepare your own Tico feast.
- Overnight on the banks of Rio Pacuare, deep in the heart of the rain forest.
- Discover a history that sets Costa Rica apart from any other Central American nation.
- An outgoing and fun bunch, the Ticos love to share the beauty of their country.
|March 24th Itinerary|
Day 1 | Turrialba Region
Stay at Turrialtico Lodge
Bike in the foothills of Volcano Irazî and the beautiful Orosi Valley | Enjoy a tropical cooking school
Days 2 & 3 | Pacuare River
Stay at Safari-Style River Camp
Raft the Rio Pacuare, one the top rivers in the world for whitewater rafting | Swim in natural pools | Hike to serene waterfalls | Delight in a gourmet Costa Rican meal at the river camp alongside the Pacuare
Days 3 – 5 | La Fortuna
Stay at Lomas del Volcån or Catarata Eco Lodge
Experience the La Fortuna waterfall | Go on a guided hike of a private rainforest reserve | Zipline over the rainforest canopy | Learn about coffee on an organic plantation tour | Cycle to the Pacific Ocean
Days 5 – 7 | Playa Samara
Stay at Hotel Sol Samara
Soak in the beauty of Playa Samara | Bike along the Pacific Ocean | Indulge in fresh seafood | Take a surfing class or go ocean kayaking
Turrialtico Lodge | Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
You'll feel right at home while staying at the Turrialtico Mountain Lodge, thanks to the rustic and comfortably appointed rooms and authentically delicious homemade food. Combined with the exotic enjoyment of cooking school, it will be a stay you'll never forget.
Catarata Eco Lodge | Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
Enjoy Catarate Eco Lodge's many hammocks, swimming pool and beautiful gardens at this properties relaxing environment.
Safari-Style River Camp | Pacuare River, Costa Rica
A luxury camp in the wilds of the jungle, next to the Rio Pacuare, complete with a gourmet kitchen and inspiring memories to last a lifetime.
Lomas del Volcån | Arenal, Costa Rica
The hotel is situated on a 150-hectare farm at the foot of the Arenal Volcano. Surrounded by tropical rainforest, relax in your own bungalow with a terrace to enjoy the lush landscape around you.
Hotel Sol Samara | Samara, Costa Rica
The Sol Samara hotel offers a relaxing, peaceful environment with well-appointed rooms in a luxurious corner of paradise, near one of the best beaches in Costa Rica. Enjoy garden views from your room or take a short walk on the beach to the quaint village of Samara.
What’s Included in the Trip Price
- 6 nights of accommodation
- Daily breakfast, 4 lunches, 2 social hours, dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day
- The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
- Daily route support
- The use of a Trek 69-er or Trek 6000 mountain bike
- The use of Trek bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
- Trek Travel water bottles
- Private tours
- Entrance fees to all group events/activities
- All luggage transfers
- All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
- Comprehensive trip literature and complimentary Trek merchandise
- All gratuities for special events, local guides, transfers, hotels, and restaurants
- $300 Discount on a 5 or 6 series Trek Domane or Madone, or Project One purchased at your local Trek retailer
- Airfare to and from the trip
- Transportation to the trip pick-up location
- Lodging before and after the trip
- Gratuities for Trek Travel guides
- Personal items purchased during the trip
- Some meals are not included in each destination, which allows you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. Your guides are happy to make recommendations should you so desire.
What is the weather going to be like?
Daytime temperatures are typically in the 70’s and 80’s, but can rapidly drop in the evening. Night temperatures range from the 60’s to 70’s or hotter on the coast. Bring layers, as well as a rain jacket, to be prepared for possible rain. Because of the varying activities on this trip, we recommended that you bring the following clothing and equipment in addition to your bike gear: bathing suit, small backpack or duffel for overnight river trip, sandals or water shoes for rafting (no flip flops), hiking or running shoes, quick-drying shirts, "croakies" or other retaining strap for glasses on the river, waterproof case or bag for camera (if bringing it on the river), small headlamp or flashlight. Dressy clothing is not necessary.
What are the daily rides like?
|Rider Type | 2||Average Daily Mileage | 15|
|Terrain | hilly||Average Daily Elevation | 0|
On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Costa Rica is best suited for our Type 2 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 1 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Type 2 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer. The terrain is mostly non-technical on rough roads, trails and pavement, with some steep grades. Hiking trails are narrow with some steep grades. We'll enjoy rafting on a wilderness river, and surfing or kayaking on gentle ocean waves. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.
What are the options for a non-rider travel companion?
On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip, please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. See Included In The Trip Price for more information.
Some non-riding options on this trip are:
- Whitewater rafting
- Jungle canopy tour
- Cooking Class
- Walk on the beach
- Swimming in the Pacific Ocean
Didn’t find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to all the most common questions that don’t necessarily pertain to a specific trip.
|Costa Rica Multisport 2014||Jan 19-25, 2014||Coming soon|
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|Mar 23-30, 2014||Coming soon|
|Apr 5-12, 2014||Coming soon|
|Apr 13-20, 2014||Coming soon|
|Costa Rica Multisport FAMILY 2014||Dec 22-29, 2013||Coming soon|
|Dec 30-Jan 6, 2014||Coming soon|
|Feb 16-23, 2014||Coming soon|
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Wow’s From Our Guests & More Photos
When we asked our guests what their favorite WOW's were from their Costa Rica bike vacations, here is what they said…
It truly was a trip of a lifetime! I think it has been one of my favorite vacations ever. I loved the mix of activities, adventures, biking and people. Multi-sport adventure/explorer trips are the way to go.–Amber
Just wanted to thank you for the Coast Rica trip! WOW" experience! Our guides provided an exceptional level of service throughout. Great team building and camaraderie throughout the trip as well. Trek Travel is an amazing product.–Greg
Awesome excursions and all the planning was taken care of - I just had to show up!–Kristy
The whitewater rafting.–Theresa, Rebecca, Martin
We really liked the eco-friendliness of the trip. And of course the scenery was phenomenal.–Sally
I felt like we saw many local areas of Costa Rica that most tourists don’t see.–Ashley
Every day was a great experience that really surpassed my expectations. The attention to detail was amazing, with surprises at every turn.–David