Why do we require an application?

Our application process is in response to two of the most common questions our Riders have prior to booking a trip with us:

1) Am I skilled/fit enough to participate in this Ride?
2) Will the other people on my Ride be skilled/fit enough?

Ensuring that you - and the other Riders on your Ride - are a good fit for the Ride selected is of paramount importance to us. We want to help you pick the Ride that's perfect for you, and ensure that everyone booked on a Ride is on the right Ride for them. That's why we want to know a bit more about you - your mountain biking history, where you ride, how often, etc... - before we take your money.

We review every application and if, based on your responses, we think you're a good fit, we'll approve your application and you'll receive a link to place a deposit. If we think you might not be a good fit (either too skilled or not skilled enough for the Ride you chose), then we'll give you a call to discuss your preferences in greater detail.

Please note: our application process isn't about excluding anyone, or making anyone feel like they're not 'good enough' to participate in one of our Rides. It's about ensuring that you end up on the right Ride for you, with people of similar skill, fitness and riding preferences. In the end this ends up being a much better experience for everyone.

Nothing like the sense of being on a peaceful place that will give you the best sensation with the contact of the nature.

This ride will give you the option of having one of the best experience crossing the western side mountains of San Jose with some climbs and beautiful scenarios that will give you a lot of peace with a nice feeling of freedom. So if you are a kind of a special rider that likes special adventures this is something that you shouldn't let it pass. 3O mile advenyture that will finish a ling downhill taking you to the newsest great dam atraction cloasest to San Jose. This exciting 6-hour excursion takes you through an impressive scenic view of one of the most beautiful regions of the Country. 

IS THIS RIDE FOR YOU?

You are comfortable riding and mix of low and high altitudes on a hot weather, you love long day rides with some technical descents and climbs.

  • MTB SKILL RATING

    7/9

    Level 7/Advanced

    • You are confident in all aspects of mountain biking.
    • You can handle most technical terrain, include rocky and root trails, along with features such as switchbacks, medium logs (5-6" high), and low-level obstacles.
    • You're comfortable with most advanced level trails (although you may walk a few sections).

    Click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

    Level 7/Advanced

    • You are confident in all aspects of mountain biking.
    • You can handle most technical terrain, include rocky and root trails, along with features such as switchbacks, medium logs (5-6" high), and low-level obstacles.
    • You're comfortable with most advanced level trails (although you may walk a few sections).

    Click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

  • Price CAD | USD | EUR

    $135 USD
  • FITNESS RATING

    6/9

    Level 6

    • You can ride 4-5 hours a day at a moderate pace with some short breaks, over a few days.
    • You can handle moderately steep climbs of up to a total of 500 vertical metres (1,650 ft.) in a day.
    • You exercise on average 5-6 hours per week (including riding/being active).

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

    Level 6

    • You can ride 4-5 hours a day at a moderate pace with some short breaks, over a few days.
    • You can handle moderately steep climbs of up to a total of 500 vertical metres (1,650 ft.) in a day.
    • You exercise on average 5-6 hours per week (including riding/being active).

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

  • DURATION

    1 day
  • DATES

    All year roundSEE ALL DATES
  • CULTURE LEVEL

    Adventurous

    Level Adventurous

    • On our Adventurous Rides, you'll step out of your comfort zone a little bit, perhaps with foreign languages, semi-remote areas, new cultures and cultural experiences, and/or other experiences that are a little bit unfamiliar to 'Western'-country Riders.
    • If you're looking for something a little more exotic, check out our 'Out There' Rides, or if you prefer the familiar, check out our 'Familiar' Rides.

    Level Adventurous

    • On our Adventurous Rides, you'll step out of your comfort zone a little bit, perhaps with foreign languages, semi-remote areas, new cultures and cultural experiences, and/or other experiences that are a little bit unfamiliar to 'Western'-country Riders.
    • If you're looking for something a little more exotic, check out our 'Out There' Rides, or if you prefer the familiar, check out our 'Familiar' Rides.

Day 1 : Welcome to Atenas Adventure, the great dam at Balsa.

At 6:30 a.m. your Guides will meet the group at the hotel, we’ll leave the city and drive about 1 hour to Santa Ana, located at the west side of the Central Valley. We’ll have a group meet and greet to build up our bikes already set up for each rider. Also, we’ll review the fundamentals of mountain biking in efforts to break bad habits and establish new and improved ones! There is always something to learn. We will have a hearty breakfast that might include everything necessary for the ride on a local restaurant. During the 6 hours of the bike riding, you will ride through the cowboys’ fields, rainforest and clear creeks. There will be time to relax and admire the astonishing views of the Western side of the Central Valley. At this site, you will enjoy a treat of delicious tropical fruits, snacks and water. We will finish at Balsa of Atenas. From there after a nice day of full adventure, we'll take the group to a local restaurant that will include a fresh and nice shower, ready to change our clothes and be prepare for a great typical “casado” lunch and an Imperial beer. After a full day of adventure, we'll return to town, driving back to San Jose and take you back to your hotel. If there is any energy left a celebratory drink at the hotel bar will be a good option for all to celebrate. Smiles all around as we cheers to an incredible adventure of Costa Rica! Back to the hotel ETA 5:00 p.m.

Below you will find a comprehensive list of information about this Ride and destination.

We’ve Got You Covered +

GETTING THERE AND BACK +

Getting The Most Out of Your Trip +

BIKE AND GEAR INFO AND PACKING LIST +

Destination information +

Important Stuff +

Name Bio

Fabian Duran
Mountain biking in Costa Rica is very famous, all the time there are more people outside riding bicycles because people have started thinking about their lifestyle and mountain biking is an excellent sport with all the wondrous ecology in Costa Rica...

Please note that the following data represents a typical itinerary, and unfortunately there is no such thing as a typical itinerary. Weather issues, road closures, changes to the itinerary to accommodate requests, and other issues may affect the itinerary, so the data below represents an 'average' itinerary, and may differ when you actually show up to ride your bike! Our guides make every effort to stick to the itinerary as posted, though :)

Day Hours of Riding Distance ridden Elevation gained Elevation lost Highest elevation
1 6-7 hours 45 km 1418 m 797 m
Totals 6 hours 45 km 1418 m 797 m


Below you will find the start and end dates as well as pickup locations for departures of this Ride. To book a spot on this Ride, click on the 'Book Now' link to book your spot.

This Getaways destination is not accepting bookings just yet. Please send a message via the Contact Us form if you would like to be notified when Rides are ready for booking.

Dates Duration Starting Point Starting Time Ending Point End Time Price Currency Booking Availability
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 1 Day(s) At your destination hotel, airbnb or airport in San Jose 7:00am At your destination hotel, airbnb or airport in San Jose 3:00pm 135.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
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