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Number of Reviews: 23 Overall score: *****
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Costa Rica Coast to Coast Ride

Costa Rica Coast to Coast

5
Almost everything about the trip was brilliant. Roberto and his team were probably the best guides I have done any trip with. They were pasionate about their country and went above and beyond to make our holiday as memorable as possible. Our major hiccups were with transfers and this is an Exodus issue.
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Costa Rica Coast to Coast Ride

Costa Rica Coast to Coast Jan 2017

5
We had a fabulous time; Costa Rica is a beautiful and fascinating place and the itinerary was varied and interesting. The reason we booked on this is that we went to Vietnam with Exodus a couple of years ago and wanted something similar and this certainly ticked that box. Neither are really out and out cycling trips, more journeys with the opportunity to enjoy some of the country from the vantage point of a bike.
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Costa Rica Coast to Coast Ride

Costa Rica Coast to Coast Feb 2016

5
A truly amazing holiday! Hot and very sweaty cycling was a big part of almost every day (the first few days on the Pacific Coast were particularly hot)- but we did so much more besides! Beware if you don't like early mornings! - we were up by 6am most days, breakfast by 6.30 and on the bikes not long after that! We didn't often cycle more than 10 - 12 miles without a break and it was always wonderful to see the bus and Ronald our driver cutting up delicious fruit for us!
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Costa Rica Coast to Coast Ride

Costa Rica cycling coast to coast

5
Costa Rica is an amazingly varied country, with different landscapes and vegetation in relatively close proximity, and with a hugely rich and abundant wildlife. The cycling was mainly on Tarmac roads - the majority of which were great - some days they were undulating, but there were some more challenging hills...& it was hot! Whilst cycling was the focus of the trip, there were other great activities arranged including walks in the national parks & boat trips with informative guides, and visits to coffee and banana plantations, botanical gardens, beaches, hot springs, a museum, church, school etc. Fantastic organisation & leadership (see below) & can't speak highly enough of Roberto who was organised, informative, delightful, funny and just great at his job. Accommodation wasn't luxurious (though the beds were comfortable), hot water a bit patchy, but generally in fabulous locations & in amongst the wildlife...& beautiful in the early mornings in particular. The food was generally good & places we ate at well chosen, but it wasn't gourmet quality - Though the fruit and fruit juices were amazing. We were so well looked after & it is certainly a trip that I would recommend highly to others.
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Costa Rica Coast to Coast Ride

Trip of a lifetime

5
This was a wonderful trip: the wildlife and scenery are superb and there is a good mix of challenge (one 1.2Km hill at 1 in 3 gradient (!) and one 5Km climb but also some great downhill runs and nice flat stretches. There are some long bus transfers but otherwise you wouldn't cover as much ground. we were very lucky to be in such a nice group and our group leader and his team ('Memo' Sanchez, Ronald Miranda (the driver) and Dionisio Alvarado) were excellent. Driving in Costa Rica can be a nightmare and Ronald got us all safely through the trip. Memo knew so much about all the wildlife and organised all the meals / payments with the minimum of fuss. He and Dionisio were superb cyclists and could easily match the pace of anyone in the group and always did their best at junctions to keep us safe and heading in the right direction! Crises where they arose were well-managed. The itinerary was well constructed with rest days at excellent locations. We saw lots of monkies and the two inclusive water-based tours were very rich in wildlife - I never new there were that many different herons and egrets! Crocodiles and caymans looked menacing on cue and the noisy scarlet macaws and their smaller cousins were regular 'spots' - and such beautiful toucans as well. You will get up close and personal with the production of coffee, sugar cane, pineapples, bananas, palm oil, etc. and understand the importance to their local economy and to the environment.
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Costa Rica Coast to Coast Ride

Costa Rica Coast to Coast ride

4
A great trip with a good balance of cycling & other activities. Lots of wildlife to see which was all around, no need to go & hunt it out Stayed in several jungle/ rain forest areas & away from other tourists often in bungalow type rooms.
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Costa Rica Coast to Coast Ride

Costa Rica coast to coast ride

5
This was a brilliant trip, not just a cycle tour round a beautiful country but a wildlife tour as well. Two tours for the price of one - what value! Do I recommend this trip? You bet I do.
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Costa Rica Coast to Coast Ride

Coast to Coast Smiles

5
An incredible trip of a lifetime. A beautiful country with an astounding array of wildlife, happy people and wonderful cycling. We met some lovely like minded people and learnt so much about this fascinating country from our superb local guide. We didn't want to leave, and would love to do it all again!
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