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.

Super duper best singletracks in San Jose western side, goes from beginners to experts to guarantee you a lot of fun.

 

 

 

The trail center will offer a variety of trails for everyone, including kids for very beginners up to the experts with a lot of fun with very technical switchbacks and trails, El Chante and La Laja trails are a great opportunity to challenge yourself and skills including the technical climbs, all of this at the middle of pure nature and wild life at the surroundings.

At the highest peak, you will also can have a beautiful scenic view of the Central Valley, pure mountains around you, a unique experience that you can’t miss.

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 a blend of all-mountain and Enduro trails. This day can be made as an all mountain no lift assist climb fest or a lift assist get as many desents as possible Enduro dream.

  • MTB SKILL RATING

    5/9

    Level 5/Strong Intermediate

    • You feel confident on intermediate-level trails
    • You can handle undulating terrain, have good control of your brakes and know how to shift gears appropriately so that you don't get off your bike too often
    • You can handle terrain that is slightly technical, with smaller rocks and roots and can climb on singletrack as long as it is not technical.

    Click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

    Level 5/Strong Intermediate

    • You feel confident on intermediate-level trails
    • You can handle undulating terrain, have good control of your brakes and know how to shift gears appropriately so that you don't get off your bike too often
    • You can handle terrain that is slightly technical, with smaller rocks and roots and can climb on singletrack as long as it is not technical.

    Click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

  • Price CAD | USD | EUR

    $85 USD
  • FITNESS RATING

    5/9

    Level 5

    • You are capable of riding 4 hours a day at a moderate pace with some short breaks, over a few days.
    • ; You are confident climbing up to a total of 300 vertical metres (1,000 ft.) in a day.
    • You exercise on average 4-5 hours per week (including riding/being active).

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

    Level 5

    • You are capable of riding 4 hours a day at a moderate pace with some short breaks, over a few days.
    • ; You are confident climbing up to a total of 300 vertical metres (1,000 ft.) in a day.
    • You exercise on average 4-5 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

    Familiar

    Level Familiar

    • On our Familiar trips, Riders from Western countries/cultures will generally experience familiar languages and cultures, and experiences that are generally familiar.
    • While the riding and activities themselves may be quite adventurous and/or challenge you, you'll still find the overall environment quite familiar if you come from a 'developed' country.
    • If you're looking for something a little more exotic, check out our 'Adventurous' and 'Out There' Rides.

    Level Familiar

    • On our Familiar trips, Riders from Western countries/cultures will generally experience familiar languages and cultures, and experiences that are generally familiar.
    • While the riding and activities themselves may be quite adventurous and/or challenge you, you'll still find the overall environment quite familiar if you come from a 'developed' country.
    • If you're looking for something a little more exotic, check out our 'Adventurous' and 'Out There' Rides.

Day 1 : Welcome to Senderos Colon

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.

After our breakfast we will pedal to the trail center, there you will ride through many different singletracks that offer you a lot of fun and enjoyment. Technical climbs, endure, all mountain and downhill trails are part of the menu when descends comes thru. The fields has an exuberant deep forest scenario with view to the Central Valley at the highest peak. You will also have the opportunity to return to the starting point to enjoy a treat of delicious tropical fruits, snacks and water and continue with the fun then.

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.
  • 1 day of organized, pedal-packed, guided mountain biking
  • Certified, experienced and super-fun guides
  • Welcome packet with hydration bottle.
  • Pictures and video packet
  • 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)
  • Broom/SAG truck (will carry equipment, food, rider luggage, mechanics. Also will pick up riders unable to continue)

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 5-6 hours 22 km
Totals 5 hours 22 km 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
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