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Cycling Holidays in Costa Rica
Cycling Holidays in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Cycling Tours

Our Best Costa Rica Cycling Tours

Top 5 Costa Rica Cycling Trip Highlights

1. Manuel Antonio National Park
Manuel Antonio National Park, nestled on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast, is a biodiverse haven featuring lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and vibrant coral reefs. O On our Costa Rica Coast-to-Coast ride, you’ll visit this incredible park and encounter a rich array of wildlife, including monkeys, sloths, and exotic birds, while exploring its network of scenic hiking trails.

2. Palmar Sur
Discover the hidden gem of Palmar Sur, nestled in the heart of Costa Rica’s southern region. Delve into the mysteries of ancient civilizations as you explore the mesmerizing pre-Columbian stone spheres, a testament to the ingenuity of indigenous cultures. Amidst lush mangrove forests and teeming riverbanks, Palmar Sur offers a perfect blend of history and natural beauty, ensuring an unforgettable highlight of your Costa Rica Coast-to-Coast cycling adventure.

3. Mirador Osa
Mirador Osa, perched on the southern tip of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula, offers breathtaking vistas of lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and the vast Pacific Ocean. As one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet, visitors to Mirador Osa on our Costa Rica Coast-to-Coast ride can encounter an astonishing array of wildlife, including scarlet macaws, howler monkeys, and elusive jaguars.

4. Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano, located in northern Costa Rica, dominates the skyline with its perfectly conical shape and sporadic eruptions. Surrounding the volcano, there are opportunities to explore lush rainforests, hot springs, and picturesque lakes, offering a wealth of outdoor adventures. Indulge in an excursion to Volcano Lodge hot springs on the Costa Rica Coast-to-Coast ride.

5. Tenorio River
Get out of the saddle for an early morning float down the Tenorio River, a haven for birds and other wildlife. As our raft takes us gently along, expect to see several monkey species, iguanas, coatis and a wide range of birds. There are also crocodiles along the lower stretch of the river and our experienced guides will not only handle the oars but will also point out as many species as possible. This is a big wildlife highlight of our Cycle Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama trip.

This is my 11th bicycle holiday in the last 6 years. This trip was far and away the best I have ever been on. The primary reason was the excellent management/delivery of the trip by the 4 trip leaders.

Michael Hugentobler Costa Rica Coast to Coast Ride

I had a wonderful time. This was my first solo trip and has given me the confidence to go on another. I shall have long happy memories of this trip.

Carolyn Gunn Costa Rica Coast to Coast Ride

How do I prepare for a cycling trip to Costa Rica?

Preparing for a cycling trip to Costa Rica begins with focused training on a bike to build endurance and comfort for long rides. Pay attention to the activity level rating of your trip to gauge the intensity of the rides, and consult our fitness guides for additional advice on physical preparation. And don’t forget to pack essentials such as sunscreen, insect repellent, and plenty of water to stay hydrated during your rides!

Is cycling in Costa Rica safe?

While the country offers stunning scenery and diverse landscapes for cycling, including dedicated bike lanes in some areas, cyclists should be mindful of traffic conditions and road safety on their cycling tour in Costa Rica. It’s recommended to stick to designated cycling routes whenever possible and wear appropriate safety gear, including helmets. Additionally, be cautious of unpredictable weather conditions, road hazards such as potholes or debris, and wildlife crossings, especially in rural areas. Our guides are on hand to offer support every pedal of the way, ensuring a safe and enjoyable adventure.

FAQs on Costa Rica Cycling Tours

What should I expect on a Costa Rica biking tour?

On an Exodus Costa Rica biking tour, expect an exhilarating adventure through diverse landscapes, from lush rainforests to stunning coastlines, with carefully crafted routes suitable for various skill levels. Our experienced local guides provide fascinating insights into the region’s culture, history, and wildlife, enhancing your journey. Each night, rest in handpicked accommodations ranging from charming eco-lodges to cozy beachfront hotels, ensuring comfort throughout your trip. With full support including support vehicles and assistance whenever needed, you can focus on enjoying the ride and immersing yourself in authentic cultural experiences, making memories that will last a lifetime.

How do I plan a Costa Rica cycling trip?

Planning a Costa Rica biking trip with Exodus is a breeze! With over 50 years of experience in active travel, our small group guided cycling tours ensure an unforgettable adventure. Simply choose from our expertly crafted itineraries, and we’ll handle all the logistics for you. From meticulously planned routes and handpicked accommodations to support vehicles and seamless luggage transfers, we take care of every detail so you can focus on enjoying the ride. Let Exodus guide you through the breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture of Costa Rica on a biking trip of a lifetime.

Are e-bikes available on your Costa Rica biking tours?

E-bikes are available as an upgrade option on many of our cycling tours in Costa Rica for an additional fee. These electric bikes provide added assistance, making cycling more accessible and enjoyable, particularly on longer distances or tougher routes. Opting for an e-bike can be beneficial for travelers with varying fitness levels or cycling experience, allowing everyone to enjoy the journey together. Whether you’re seeking to explore challenging terrain or simply enhance your cycling experience, e-bikes offer a convenient and versatile option for your Costa Rica adventure.

What should I pack for my cycling tour in Costa Rica?

For a Costa Rica cycling tour, it’s essential to pack items that will enhance your comfort and enjoyment on the bike. Start with padded cycling shorts, cycling gloves, and sturdy cycling shoes for support and protection. A compact close-fitting bag or fanny pack is handy for carrying essentials like sunscreen, snacks, and a water bottle during rides. Additionally, consider bringing your own gear such as SPD or clipless pedals, your preferred saddle (excluding the seat post), or a gel saddle cover for added comfort. While high-quality bikes are provided on all Exodus cycling trips, it’s always a good idea to double-check the trip notes for any specific packing recommendations and details about the bikes provided for your tour.

Do you have to wear a bike helmet in Costa Rica?

Helmets are mandatory for everyone on a guided Exodus cycling trip. You must bring your own as, following best safety practice, they are not available to rent.