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Costa Rica Bike + Adventure Tour

Wildlife, Rapids, and Rainforests: Pick Your Pleasure for Pura Vida

6 days / 5 nights Level: 2Price from: $5,095Collection: +Adventure

Tour Highlights

  • Soar above the Arenal Reserve rainforest by zipline
  • Cycle around the Arenal Volcano, along Playa Flamingo, and through rustic cattle ranches towards the beach at Playa Grande
  • Ford the Class III rapids of the Sarapiquí River in Braulio Carrillo National Park
  • Learn to surf with a professional instructor at Playa Tamarindo in Guanacaste
  • Encounter the unique wildlife residing in the rainforests and waters of the Pacific, from howler monkeys to toucans

Eat

Plantains, fresh tropical fruit, the ubiquitous condiment Salsa Lizano, and casado, a rice-and-beans dish

Drink

Refrescos naturales (fruit smoothies), coffee straight from the source, Imperial beer, and Ron Centenario rum

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Print Itinerary
  • Day 1

    Rafting the Sarapiqui River

    Pura vida! Your guides will greet you at your hotel or the Juan Santamaria Airport in San Jose, and the adventure begins! We’ll transfer towards the Braulio Carrillo National Park. Here, we’ll review the essentials—equipment fit, safety talk, and paddling basics. Then we’re off, paddling 9 miles in one of Costa Rica’s most impressive gallery rainforests. Pass through densely vegetated rainforest gorges, view cascading waterfalls, and experience pounding rapids. Afterward we’ll drive on to Arenal, home to one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes. Tonight, enjoy dinner at Arenal Kioro hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Sarapiqui River, Braulio Carrillo National Park, Arenal Volcano National Park
    Accomplished: 9 miles / 14 km rafting
    Accommodations: Hotel Arenal Kioro

  • Day 2

    Zip-line through the Rainforest in Arenal

    We’ll begin the day with an adrenaline-filled Sky Trek canopy tour. Take the Sky Tram up to the top of the Arenal Reserve, and let the excitement begin! From here, we’ll set off on a tour of the treetops via a system of zip-lines that allow you to soar high above the rainforest then enjoy accelerating descents back into the canopies below. After our zip-lining adventure, we’ll learn how to prepare a delicious cappuccino while our lunch awaits us. Hop on our bikes and explore the area around Arenal. Later, hike the Coladas Trail to the lookout point of the young lava flow trail in the Arenal Volcano National Park. Dinner is on your own in La Fortuna tonight.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Arenal Reserve, Coladas Trail, La Fortuna
    Accomplished: 8 miles / 13 km; hiking
    Accommodations: Hotel Arenal Kioro

  • Day 3

    Exploring Arenal Volcano

    Begin the day with a bike ride toward el lago Arenal (Lake Arenal). Enjoy the amazing views of the towering volcano and tranquil lake as you pedal along these quite roads. We’ll cross the Sangregado Dam, surrounded by rolling hills and the imposing cone of Arenal in the distance. As we spin along further into forests you’ll have a chance to view some of the many creatures that inhabit this immensely diverse region. Keep an eye out for toucans, monkeys, frogs, and sloths. After our lunch at Lajas we’ll hop in the van transferring to the Guanacaste lowlands to our beachside hotel, Hacienda Cala Luna. Tonight, delight in a special dinner at the hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Lake Arenal, Guanacaste
    Accomplished: 27 miles / 43 km
    Accommodations: Hacienda Cala Luna

  • Day 4

    Flamingo Bay and Sea Kayaking to Plata Island

    We’ll start the morning with a pleasant bike ride to Playa Flamingo, a beautiful white sand beach with gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains. After relaxing beachside, we’ll hop in our kayaks and paddle from Flamingo Bay to Plata Island. On the island explore the tropical coral reef, swim, or simply sit back and enjoy the sunshine on this secluded beach. We’ll paddle back to Playa Flamingo and enjoy lunch at Marie’s restaurant before returning to the hotel. Tonight features a dinner at a local favorite, Copacabana Restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Tamarindo Beach, Flamingo Bay, Plata Island
    Accomplished: 13 miles / 21 km; kayaking
    Accommodations: Hacienda Cala Luna

  • Day 5

    Surfing Tamarindo Bay

    Today we’ll start with a ride through cattle ranches toward the spectacular Playa Grande. Locals know this spot as an excellent place to boogie board, surf, or observe the favourite nesting grounds of the majestic leatherback turtles. After a picnic lunch by the beach, we’re off to Playa Tamarindo to surf! Here, your professional surfing instructor will give you a lesson on proper technique and safety before we all jump in the ocean for a fun session on the waves. Get ready to be impressed with yourself as you ride down the line! Relax the rest of the afternoon before we enjoy our final dinner together.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Tamarindo Beach, Playa Grande, Ventanas Beaches
    Accomplished: 15 miles / 24 km
    Accommodations: Hacienda Cala Luna

  • Day 6

    Adios Costa Rica

    We’ll take an early morning flight back to San Jose where our adventure bike tour comes to an end. Here is where you’ll transfer to an international flight or flight extension.

    Meals: Breakfast

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotels substitutions, and other modifications.

Additional Details

Tour Arrival: San Jose around 6:00 am

We recommend a pre-night in San Jose as you will meet your guides early on the first day of the tour. 

Tour Departure: Juan Santamaria International Airport arriving around 7:30 am

If you are flying out directly after the tour, do not schedule a flight before 9:00 am, as there is only one transfer to the Airport.

IMPORTANT: It is possible that where and when your tour starts and ends can change. Please contact your tour coordinator before you finalize any plans.

Airport Information

Arrive

Airport City: San Jose, Costa Rica
Pick-Up Location: 6:00am at your hotel in San Jose

Depart

Airport City: San Jose, Costa Rica
Drop-Off Location: 7:30am at Juan Santamaria International Airport

Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 4 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wines with every meal

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection and bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations

Support

  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service

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Trail 5 29er

Manufacturer: Cannondale

Type: Mountain