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.

Experience scenery that few get to see on their travels. A technical single track followed by a climb over country roads full of nature.

If you are a rider that wont like to be stactic on a map this adventure will meet your expectations since you can have everything that you want. A lot of excitment on the best singletracks of the area plus a hearty climb over the country roads that will give a touch and experience of the real bikers in the area which will be a lot of people to meet in our adventure. Nothing like also getting deep in the forest with a beatiful scenario, trees, birds and more...

IS THIS RIDE FOR YOU?

You can handle rocky terrain and narrow singletrack, and have solid bike handling skills. You're comfortable and confident riding all-mountain trails. You are confident with technical single 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

    $85 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

    Out there

    Level Out there

    • On our 'Out There' Rides, you'll experience unfamiliar situations such as foreign languages, foreign cultures/cultural experiences, remote areas, and other experiences that push you out of your comfort zone.
    • These Rides are great for adventurous types that are looking for something different. If you'd prefer something a little less exotic, try our 'Familiar' or 'Adventurous' Rides.

    Level Out there

    • On our 'Out There' Rides, you'll experience unfamiliar situations such as foreign languages, foreign cultures/cultural experiences, remote areas, and other experiences that push you out of your comfort zone.
    • These Rides are great for adventurous types that are looking for something different. If you'd prefer something a little less exotic, try our 'Familiar' or 'Adventurous' Rides.

Day 1 : Welcome to La Ponderosa Singletrack experience

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 Ciudad Colon, 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.
 
At La Hacienda Restaurant, we will have a hearty breakfast that might include everything necessary for the ride.

During the 5 hours of track, you will ride through the two different singletracks that offer you a lot of fun and enjoyment, passing by also La Universidad para La Paz where you can have the opportunity to visit the attraction of their incredible area, finishing the first track we will cross La Finca thru some cowboys’ fields, and get ready for a climb over a nice land view gravel road in search of our second trail adventure. By there you will have an experience of the getting deep in the forest and enjoy all the nature that Costa Rica can offer you. At this site, you will enjoy a treat of delicious tropical fruits, snacks and water.

From there after a nice day of full adventure, we'll return to “La Hacienda”, they will be waiting for us with a hot 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 3:00 p.m.
  • 1 delicious breakfast, lunch, fruits, snack and drinks for riding
  • 1 day of organized, pedal-packed, guided mountain biking
  • Certified, experienced and super-fun guides
  • Welcome packet with hydration bottle.
  • Pictures and video packet
  • Broom/SAG truck (will carry equipment, food, rider luggage, mechanics. Also will pick up riders unable to continue)
  • FREE WIFI connection during the tour so you can live shares your best memories with your homies at any time during the tour. (When signal is available. Up to 10 simultaneous users/devices)

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 +

Other 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 4-5 hours 20 km 926 m
Totals 4 hours 20 km 926 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 2:00pm 85.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
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