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We offer our own fleet of e-mountain bikes which opens the country to even less trained bike riders!!! Costa Rica is a paradise for mountain bikers! Volcanos, different mountain ranges, valleys, the Pacific and the Caribbean coastline are waiting to be discovered! However the mountainous terrain combined with the tropical climate can be a real challenge, especially for hobby bikers. But now this is no reason to renounce to this great way of actively discover Costa Rica. The electric motor has 4 levels of support and you decide on the level of exercise you want to do. There is no better way of experiencing a country than pedaling through nature and immerse into the local culture off the beaten tracks.

We offer an English-guided seat-in e-Bike tour at fixed departure dates. Additionally, we’d be glad to create tailor-made travel itineraries with a local bike-guide.


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Pura Vida E-Bike

Pura Vida E-Bike Seat-in Bicycle Tour

Costa Rica > Central Valley > San Jose

Description

Discover Costa Rica by bike!

This interesting tour is ideal for recreational cyclists. It gives you the opportunity to know the rural Costa Rica with the e-mountain bike. While you are In the central valley, you can visit the beautiful Orosi Valley and the Tapantí National Park and get an impression of wide coffee and sugar cane plantations on the way to La Suiza de Turrialba. In Sarapiquí, you will interact with the locals who will show you the cultivation of pepper and introduce you to the secrets of the Costa Rican cousine. You will be amazed by the stunning nature of the northern lowlands in Boca Tapada and can be able to relax your tired limbs in the warm waters of a thermal spa in La Fortuna. Your bike experience will finish in the seaside resort of Sámara on the Pacific.

Pura Vida!

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Costa Rica

Arrival in San José in the afternoon and standard transfer to the hotel. From your centrally located hotel, you can reach sights and restaurants within walking distance.

Included meals today: None
Included entrance fees/activities: None

Day 2: San José - Orosi - Tapantí

By bus, we leave early this morning and head over the former state capital Cartago, where we can visit the basilica, continuing into the small village of Orosi. In the hotel, we will familiarise ourselves with the bicycles. Afterwards, we drive for about 13 km to the park entrance of the Tapantí National Park, on the way we stop for lunch. We will visit the national park by bike and on foot. On the way back, our guide can tell you a lot of interesting things about the history and cultivation of coffee.

Bike stage: approx. 28km
Elevation difference: up 410m, down 410m
Included meals today: Breakfast, lunch
Included entrance fees/activities: Tapantí National Park

Day 3: Tapantí - Purisil - Pejibaye - Turrialba

Today we drive via Purisil to Pejibaye and into the sector La Suiza (Switzerland) of Turrialba. Coffee and sugar cane plantations accompany us on the way.
Depending on the condition of the clients and the weather, an alternative route via Cachí may be taken.

Bike stage: approx. 46km
Elevation difference: up 880m, down 1´190m
Included meals today: Breakfast, lunch
Included entrance fees/activities: None

Day 4: Turrialba - Siquirres - Sarapiquí - El Roble

Bus drive until we swing on the bike. Today's stage is partly with a view of the river Reventazón. In 2016, the largest hydroelectric power station in Latin America was put into operation here. The generated energy will cover the needs of more than half a million households - an important step for Costa Rica on its way to climate neutrality. We continue the rest of the route to Sarapiquí on the bus.

Today we will get to know the cordiality of the Ticos during a visit to the village of El Roble, where we prepare dinner with typical Costarrican delicacies and learn more about their main source of income, the cultivation of pepper.

Overnight at the sustainable biological station Tirimbina.

Bike stage: approx. 36 km
Elevation difference: up 1´260m, down 1´580m
Included meals today: Breakfast, joint dinner
Included entrance fees/activities: Cooking lesson in the village

Day 5: Sarapiquí - Boca Tapada

Early in the morning, you can discover the private Tirimbina Reserve on your own, a paradise for bird and nature lovers. With all your senses you can immerse yourself in the pulsing flora and fauna of the jungle. Then departure to the north. The first kilometres lead on an asphalted road, then you follow mostly dirt roads, passing pineapple plantations and the last stretch to Boca Tapada through the rainforest. The small village is located on the San Carlos River in the very north of the country, near the border river San Juan into which the San Carlos River flows. Here, life runs smoothly and in harmony with nature. The tourist infrastructure is limited to three small, family-run hotels that rent basic accommodation to nature lovers.

Info: In case of rain, an alternative route may be taken.

Bike stage: approx. 37 km over partly paved, but mostly natural road
Elevation difference: up 350m, down 438m
Included meals today: Breakfast, dinner
Included entrance fees/activities: None

Day 6: Boca Tapada

First of all, we are going to do a cosy boat trip right from the hotel. Just before the border with Nicaragua, we get on the bicycles and drive a few kilometres parallel to the border crossing before we head over the hills and forest back to the lodge. In the afternoon, we continue the discovery of the rainforest on foot. The rest of the day is free to relax in the quiet environment or to go on a search of the tropical birds and lizards that like to visit the garden of the lodge.

Bike stage: approx. 25km

Height difference: up 418m, down 418m
Included meals today: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Included entrance fees/activities: Boat tour

Day 7: Boca Tapada - La Fortuna

We swing back on the bike and take the route over San Marcos and Tabla Grande to Boca Arenal. The northern lowland is characterised by different landscapes: pastureland, primary forests, swamps, jungle, rainforests, cloud forests, active volcanoes and a network of river arms. Shortly before Boca Arenal, we will take the bus to La Fortuna, close to the Arenal volcano. In the evening, we are going to relax in one of the beautiful hot springs where we also enjoy our dinner.

Bike stage: approx. 49 km

Height difference: up 916m, down 879m
Included meals today: Breakfast, dinner
Included entrance fees/activities: Hot springs with dinner

Day 8: La Fortuna - El Castillo at Lake Arenal - Sámara

Along a gravel road, we will drive to El Castillo on the southern side of Lake Arenal today. With the assistance of our support vehicle, we cross a river and then enjoy the quiet ride along the lake shore to Río Chiquito. Here, we take a boat to the other side of the lake where the bikes are loaded and lunch is already waiting for us. Then drive to the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.
Our charming hotel is located near the beach of Sámara between beautiful jungle plants, trees and flowers, which are always visited by howler monkeys and shy iguanas. The beach and the village are easily reached by foot/bike.

Info: Due to operational conditions, the boat is only available up from 4 people. For a smaller group, the trip continues by bike or pick-up to Tilarán and from there on to the Pacific coast.

Bike stage: approx. 32 km
Height difference: up 530m, down 550m
Included meals today: Breakfast, lunch
Included entrance fees/activities: Boat crossing Lake Arenal (up from 4 participants)

Day 9: Sámara

Cycling tour from Samara or day at leisure at the beach. This evening, we finish the trip with a festive farewell dinner.

Included meals today: Breakfast, Farewell dinner, including one drink
Included entrance fees/activities: None

Day 10: Sámara - San José or extensión

Transfer with the guide directly to the airport San José (4h travel time) or to a hotel in San José city for an overnight stay. If you would like to extend your stay in Costa Rica you can book this at the beach hotel in Samara or you can also transfer by private transfer to another beautiful beach on the Pacific coast.

Included meals today: Breakfast
Included entrance fees/activities: None

Next dates:

  • 7/1/2020
  • 11/2/2020
  • 10/3/2020
  • 14/4/2020
  • 9/6/2020
  • 14/7/2020
  • 18/8/2020
  • 13/10/2020

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