Cartago Bike & Train Tour

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 6 hours
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 10+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ends San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Discover Cartago, a historical town just outside San Jose
  • Bike through the streets of Cartago with a local guide
  • Learn all about the colonial history of the area and daily local life
  • Experience Cartago Central Market and try the local cuisine
The Cartago Bike & Train Tour tour starts and ends in San Jose. The Cartago Bike & Train Tour is a bicycle tour that takes 6 hours taking you through San Jose, Costa Rica and other destinations in Costa Rica.

Wave goodbye to the dizzying crowds on this San Jose tour that takes you out of the city and into Costa Rican rural life. Hop on a train and journey to Cartago, where you’ll take a bike ride with a local guide through this fascinating town steeped in local history. Top it all off with a visit to Cartago Central Market to taste the local cuisine, and you’ve got yourself the perfect day away from San Jose.
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Very Good
4.5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Clare H.
  • On Jun 15 2016
“The tour in San Jose was wonderful. We saw much of the city and enjoyed a wonderful meal. Meeting Gerardo Montoya was also very special and we will never forget our experience. Thank you!”
5 - Excellent
  • Chathura P.
  • On Jan 12 2016
“Eric was a fantastic guide. He not only knew the history and all the facts about the markets and churches that we visited, but also know the local people who were working in the markets. I think that made the tour significantly better.”

Totally over the San Jose hustle and bustle? Want to feel the wind in your hair? A change of scenery perhaps? This San Jose bike tour gives you all those things and more. Just outside the city of San Jose sits the beautiful town of Cartago, a sleepy oasis filled with Costa Rican local culture and the freshest air outside the big city.

Next you’ll take a quick 10-minute hike up into the hills of San Jose and arrive at the Atlantic Railroad, where you’ll hop on a train to head to Cartago. This scenic 45-minute journey will take you past the University campus, further out in to the mountains, and through the coffee plantations. At the end of the journey lies Cartago, where adventure awaits!You’ll hop on your bike in Cartago and cruise through the streets of this beautiful town, learning all about its history along the way. Many of the locals travel by bike here, so you’ll fit right in! You will make regular stops with your guide, so that they can fill you in on all the history behind this fascinating town.

After getting your fix of all that Costa Rican history, your Cartago tour will finish up at the Central Market, where you can sample the local life through foods and flavours. Here you’ll be able to brush shoulders with the locals and dive into local cuisine, gaining plenty of insights from your guide as well. After this, you’ll hop on a local bus to return to San Jose, where your guide will happily point you in the direction of your accommodation, or give you some more tips to explore the city of San Jose.

  • Transport tickets
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Food samples
  • Bikes and helmets.
  • Transportation from your hotel to the meeting point
  • and from the drop off location to your hotel
  • food and drink other than specified above
  • souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • tips / gratuities for your guide.
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Cancellation for this Cartago Bike & Train Tour tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.


Full payment of 69 USD is required to confirm this tour.

Travel Insurance

Cartago Bike & Train Tour 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 Cartago Bike & Train Tour 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.

Meeting start point :

The northeast corner of España Park, in the cafe across the street.

Meeting end point :

Atlantic Rail Road Station.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.

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