Cycle Costa Rica16th Nov 2024
Cycle coast to coast across Costa Rica on our roller coaster of a charity bike ride from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. We'll tackle mighty climbs through tropical rainforests and exotic fruit farms, and enjoy breathtaking descents, with chances to visit vibrant towns and villages far off the tourist track.
Taking on a tough 350km cycling challenge has never been more fun as we spot sloths, tiny green tree frogs, parrots, monkeys and more while pushing ourselves to the peak. We'll cycle past two extraordinary volcanoes and finish our bike ride at Playa Hermosa. This dazzling beach on the Pacific Coast makes the perfect place to celebrate our awesome achievement for charity, with lapping turquoise shores and soft, white sand to soothe our feet.
Distances are testing and we will be cycling for 6 days from East to West Coast. Elevation gains on some days will be tough as ascend and bank volcanoes. Altitude remains moderate though throughout. These are paired with some steep descents but also pleasant gradual descents in the last couple of cycling days. The environment will be jungle in the East with high temperatures and high humidity. As we head for the West, humidity drops but temperatures remain hot. The terrain is moderate with most cycling on tarmac, but you will encounter wooden paths, grass, and some loose tracks.
registration fee (payable today)£99.75
What to Expect
- Dip your tyres in the water of the East coast on the Carribean Sea, and then the West coast on the Pacific Ocean.
- Take on 350 km over varried terrain and with challenging elevations.
- See unique wildlife, volcanoes, lakes, jungle, banana plantations, and beaches.
- Relax in the natural volcanic hot springs.
- Extend your stay on the beach in Playa Hermosa.
Day by Day Itinerary
London - San José – Finca Pacuarito
We meet for our Dream Challenge at the airport in London and catch our flight together to San José, Costa Rica’s spectacular capital city. Our local cycling challenge guide greet us at the airport and we transfer to our hotel for a good rest after our long journey.
On Day 2, we’re free in the morning to explore San José independently or to relax at the hotel. Later, we transfer to our campsite in Finca Pacuarito on the Caribbean Coast. Instantly immersed in the lush countryside, we settle down for our group dinner and our an exciting challenge briefing for the adventure ahead.
This bike ride is not designed for Olympic athletes — it is designed for people looking for an amazing overseas challenge to train and get fit for. Many of the people who will take part in our coast-to-coast cycling challenge in Costa Rica will have a low level of fitness when they sign up.
We’ll cycle up many steep hills in humid conditions, so we strongly recommend you train, and please try to incorporate hills in your training rides. Once you sign up, we’ll send you a cycling training plan, which builds up over time and will set you up for success. Remember, the more you train, the more you’ll enjoy the challenge in Costa Rica!
This adventure challenge cycle is the perfect motivation to get fit, gain amazing insight into the culture and wildlife of Costa Rica, all whilst discovering what you can achieve.