Cycle Nicaragua, Costa Rica & Panama

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5.0 Based on 63 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Bicycle tour
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  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Granada, Costa Rica
  • Ends Panama City, Panama
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cycle through three different countries in two weeksRelax on the Pacific beaches and the idyllic Caribbean islands of Bocas del ToroDiscover the dramatic Ometepe Island, with its twin volcanic peaksRide along the Panama Canal, see the colossal Miraflores Locks in actionLook out for wildlife in Costa Rica’s national parks
The Cycle Nicaragua, Costa Rica & Panama tour starts in Granada and ends in Panama City. The Cycle Nicaragua, Costa Rica & Panama is a bicycle tour that takes 15 days taking you from Granada to Panama City and through other destinations in North America.

Starting in the graceful colonial city of Granada and ending in bustling Panama City, our route takes us into Costa Rica's steamy rainforests, alongside active volcanoes and to the tropical island paradise of Bocas del Toro. We explore the island of Ometepe at Lake Nicaragua, search for Howler monkeys whilst rafting on the Tenorio River, and ride through rural villages along the Caribbean coast. Our journey ends with a cycle near the Panama Canal, following our visit to the famous Miraflores Locks. 
5 - Excellent
Based on 63 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 10 2020
5 - Excellent
Excellent experience and great guide
“Fantastic trip for my partner and myself. So much so we decided to announce our engagement at the end of the trip! The guide: Roberto was superb...He was relaxed, good fun and very informative providing us with lots of cultural, historical and animal kingdom facts. He really was the best guide we have ever had on a Exodus trip and he made the trip for us. We also had a great group of 15 people and we all got on really well. Overall an excellent experience and one we will remember forever...”
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 25 2019
5 - Excellent
Amazing Adventure!
“If you are in two minds about booking this trip, book!The cycling was not easy at times due to a combination of hills, non paved roads, distance and heat. However, this added to the challenge, adventure and achievement and our expectations were well managed by our fantastic Costa Rican guide/leader, Jackie.The journey through three countries provided some amazing rides. Personal highlights were those ending with swims in the Pacific and Caribbean oceans where we would literally cycle on to the beach and jump in for a swim! There were also rides through cloud forests to rain forests, to and from volcanoes, through local villages and through banana plantations spotting monkeys, toucans, sloths and other wildlife along the way!Along the trip we also enjoyed a couple of optional non cycling days and exciting pit stops. I loved our tour round a chocolate farm, canopy walk through a rain forest, zip lining, red frog island trip and walk through a butterfly nature reserve. The non cycling activities allowed us to experience more of the three amazing countries we visited.Nature and wildlife feature highly on the trip but the start and end in Granada and Panama City provided a great contrast and are beautiful places to spend a few days. The amazing feat of the Panama Canal was also fitting end to the trip.The trip was exceptionally organised from start to finish. There were no issues and I cannot think of any areas of improvement. Travel is with a group leader, mechanic and driver who were all fantastic and fundamental to the success of the trip.Our Costa Rican guide Jackie is a real gem! She provided interesting and informative information about the history, culture and environment of the places we visited and an infectious sense of fun and positivity. She provided excellent briefings about the cycling before each ride, she had a genuine love of Central America and she was a joy to be around. She was also a very good cyclist.The hotels and restaurants selected by Exodus were well chosen and some were so good they were highlights of the trip.I will remember this trip and the lifelong friendships I have formed for years to come. Thank you Jackie and the Exodus team and book if you are considering this trip! I will be coming back for more!”
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 25 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent trip
“A really enjoyable trip with plenty of cycling and with options to increase on certain days if you have surplus energy.A great way to see 3 countries in 2 weeks. Sometimes the cycling was quite challenging - particularly some of the muddy trails in Nicaragua ( which were great fun) and some of the hills in Costa Rica.Weather was varied . Sometimes really hot and humid and sometimes very wet due to rainy season . So be prepared and keep changes of clothes close to hand.Raft ride was great . Guides and support team were great . Nice balance between open evenings and meals as a group .Highly recommend this trip”
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 24 2019
5 - Excellent
“An absolutely excellent trip and a great way to see three countries in two weeks. There was a real mix of cycling, from rough, tough, dirty stuff, to long smooth straights as well as everything in between (it's essentially a road trip though). A few hills were quite demanding (not least in the heat), so the gravity downhill afterwards was welcome! There was some stunning scenery and it's pretty green and lush everywhere. Beyond the cycling, the other activities added to the sense of holiday, while also giving greater insight into what each country has to offer.”
  • Day 1: Start Granada.
  • Day 2: Ride along shore of Lake Nicaragua; visit Masaya Volcano N.P.
  • Day 3: Transfer to San Jorge; ferry to Ometepe Island and cycle to fresh water spring.
  • Day 4: Ferry to mainland; ride to San Juan del Sur.
  • Day 5: Ride from Pacific to Lake Nicaragua; transfer to Costa Rica.
  • Day 6: Wildlife trip on Tenorio River; Bijagua valley ride; ride to Lake Arenal.
  • Day 7: Cycle to La Fortuna.
  • Day 8: Ride up from tropical lowlands with views of Arenal volcano; visit thermal springs.
  • Day 9: Morning easy ride; short afternoon cycle near the Caribbean coast.
  • Day 10: Ride to Panama border; boat to Bocas del Toro islands.
  • Day 11: Free day in Bocas del Toro.
  • Day 12: Jungle ride; descent to Pan-Am Highway; transfer to Pacific coast.
  • Day 13: Tropical lowland forest ride; transfer to Panama City.
  • Day 14: Ride alongside the Panama Canal.
  • Day 15: End Panama City.
  • 11 nights comfortable hotels, 3 nights standard hotels all en suite,All accommodation All transport and listed activities
  • All breakfasts
  • 12 days cycling with full vehicle support
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader and staff. ,Tour leader throughout,Cycling leader and support team
  • Min age 16 yrs. 
  • Local bike hire
  • Any international flights to Granada and from Panama City are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Cycle Nicaragua, Costa Rica & Panama tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycle Nicaragua, Costa Rica & Panama tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 21 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 21 November 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Cycle Nicaragua, Costa Rica & Panama tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Cycle Nicaragua, Costa Rica & Panama tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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