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.

A collage of green trees and mountains; a peaceful setting enhanced by the sounds of the river in its endless travel through the rocks, lets you feel nature and see it come alive, in a place where the mist of the scenery sets the mood for those searching to get away from it all.

This is the one of the longest adventure ride that you can enjoy in town, this one will take you around 8 hours to go from the top of one of the highest mountain in the country thru the Pacific Coast. Starting at Cerro de La Muerte you'll feel that your heart is beating too hard and fast, feeling your palpitaitons in your chest, throat or neck, but don't worry, it is because your mind and body are getting set up for what is coming knowing that your eye contact at the impresive scenario will be telling you that something good is coming  and your mind and body knows it. 

This 50-mile (80 km) ride will give you the opportunity to meet the most beautiful scenarios in the country passing thru the world class best premium coffee plantations which is something that "Los Santos" lands offers to the world. During the adventure, we will stop on some strategical spots to refuel our bodies. In the meantime you will be trap by the scenario around the cloud forest, then it is there that you will most likely feel guilty and selfish to be there now, but no worries, the most beautil beach at the Pacific Coast will be waiting for you to chill and relax. Could things can be better? huh!

This adventure will fill your entire expectations, 100% guarantees.

IS THIS RIDE FOR YOU?

This Ride is for you if you are a passionate mountain biker with Intermediate level skills and can handle moderately technical terrain. You are fit, adventurous and can handle riding for 8-12 hours per day, two days in a row at a relaxed to moderate pace. You don’t mind some big climbs if it means fast, flowy singletrack is the reward.

  • MTB SKILL RATING

    6/9

    Level 6/Intermediate Advanced

    • You are confident in your climbing and descending skills.
    • You can handle moderately technical terrain and obstacles such as small logs (up to 4" high) and rocks.
    • You have very good control of your bike on intermediate and slightly more advanced terrain, and are comfortable climbing non-technical singletrack.

    Level 6/Intermediate Advanced

    • You are confident in your climbing and descending skills.
    • You can handle moderately technical terrain and obstacles such as small logs (up to 4" high) and rocks.
    • You have very good control of your bike on intermediate and slightly more advanced terrain, and are comfortable climbing non-technical singletrack.
  • Price CAD | USD | EUR

    $185 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 La Ruta de Los Santos

At 4 a.m. your Guides will meet the group at the hotel, we’ll leave the city and drive about 2 hours to the Cerro de la Muerte, one of the highest peak in Costa Rica. We’ll review the exciting itinerary for the adventure during the road with Snacks, juice and fruits.

Our first stop will be the local restaurant for a hearty breakfast that might include everything necessary for the ride.
 
We’ll then head over to junction Tres de Junio as our starting point. Right there 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.  
After mastering our skills, our adventure begins going all the way down thru la Zona de Los Santos, we will get into the deep forest with some gravel roads taking care of the downhill since it is a loose terrain. Passing out some Los Santos towns like Santa Maria de Dota, San Marcos de Tarrazu we will start a nice and long climb over pavement not busy or heavy traffic road to our next refuel spot at the gravel junction again. After getting full again the fun part will start going over some nice trails down the hill thru our next stop in Naranjito 30 km after, by that the most beautiful scenarios were behind with nice stops for pictures and land view with the opportunity to see the coast and the Parrita River.

We will continue over flat terrain thru Palms trees plantations searching the sunset at the Manuel Antonio Beach, that’s our target so after a long ride we will be enjoying a great time chilling out right at the beach waiting for the sunset with some coolers to refresh.

After our relaxing time, we'll return to the lodge around 5:30 pm., they will be waiting for us with a hot shower, a warm water swimming pool, ready to change our clothes and be prepare for a great typical “casado” dish dinner.

After a full day of adventure, we'll return to town, driving time 3 hours 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 9:00 p.m.
  • 1 delicious breakfast, dinner and 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 8-12 hours 80 km 4016 m 5589 m 2850 m
Totals 8 hours 80 km 4016 m 5589 m 2850 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.

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