Costa Rica Coast to Coast Ride

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5.0 Based on 17 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Bicycle tour
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  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ends San Jose, Costa Rica
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 along the stunning coastal highway with incredible Pacific views and beaches Ride through everchanging tropical scenery, alongside coffee farms, volcanoes, banana plantations and rainforest Hike in Manuel Antonio National ParkExplore the waterways of Tortuguero National Park in search of wildlife
The Costa Rica Coast to Coast Ride tour starts and ends in San Jose. The Costa Rica Coast to Coast Ride is a bicycle tour that takes 14 days taking you through San Jose, Costa Rica and other destinations in Costa Rica.

Take in the variety of Costa Rica by bike, pedalling past rainforest, volcanoes and stunning sections of coastline. From San Jose we cycle south with vast Pacific views to the right and dense forest to the left. Crossing the 3400m Cerro de la Muerte pass into the Orosi Valley we ride past coffee plantations and volcanoes to arrive on the fertile Caribbean plains where banana plantations take over the landscape. We take a break from the saddle to explore the wildlife-rich rivers and waterways of Tortuguero before travelling to La Fortuna, a lovely spot located at the foot of Arenal Volcano.
5 - Excellent
Based on 17 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 03 2020
5 - Excellent
Trip of a lifetime
“Our first trip with Exodus, and first adventure on the bikes. This trip with Roberto and Jeyson guiding and Luis driving exceeded all of our expectations. We are hooked on this type of trip now and cannot believe we haven't found you before. We packed in so many wonderfully different terrains, views and wildlife experiences, it will be hard to replicate. The bikes were great, the cycling was the perfect amount for reasonably fit older adults. The first cycling stop where the water container was opened and we had the vision of perfectly arranged fresh pineapple and papaya was when I knew we would love it. This was the perfect time of year no rain, occasionally a little too hot but no need to carry excessive cold weather baggage. The tour guides at the national parks were exceptional and our tour guide Roberto had done all the upfront work to make our travel and experience of these phenomenal sites as smooth and streamlined as possible. We are truly grateful for a magnificent experience in difficult times pura vida!”
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 26 2020
5 - Excellent
Lifetime Adventure
“This was our first Exodus Holiday, it did not disappoint. Very well organised trip from all the information prior to our trip to all the hard working ground staff in Costa Rica. Nothing was too much trouble.The scenery ,mountains, beaches, flora, fauna, wildlife all amazing.My wishes to see sloths, Tucans and green eyed frogs all came true and so much more.The cycling was varied , very hot some days but the bus was always there to provide refreshing fresh pineapple or watermelon along with energy drinks and water. Some hills , some flatter rides and an 8mile beach cycle.We had such fun and good laughs with all our group who gelled well together. This was facilitated by our guides and support team . Our guide Guillermo was a wildlife expert and was knowledgeable about all areas of his country, this was delivered in a very witty and humorous style.Loved it all”
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 28 2019
5 - Excellent
Colourful Costa Rica Cycling
“A superb holiday in a wonderful country: jaw dropping scenery, brilliant cycle routes, unbelievably beautiful and abundant wildlife, friendly locals and a really professional and dedicated guide and his team.I would recommend this trip to anyone who loves cycling, nature and great company.I would not hesitate to go back to this awe-inspiring county.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 26 2019
5 - Excellent
Costa Rica Cycling
“A wonderful holiday - great and knowledgeable guide, fantastic group, enjoyable cycling, great wildlife and scenery! I would definitely recommend this trip.”
  • Day 1: Start San Jose.
  • Day 2: Ride to Rio Tarcoles.
  • Day 3: Boat tour; cycle to Playa Bejuco.
  • Day 4: Wildlife hike in Manuel Antonio N.P; to Ciudad Cortes.
  • Day 5: To Osa Peninsula; ride to Puerto Jimenez.
  • Day 6: Ferry to Golfito; ride to Rio Claro; transfer to Las Cruces.
  • Day 7: Cycle to Paso Real; transfer to San Gerardo de Rivas.
  • Day 8: Cycle to Perez Zeledon; transfer to the Orosi Valley; cycle to Tapanti Media.
  • Day 9: Ride to Turrialba. 
  • Day 10: Cycle to the Caribbean side of Costa Rica.
  • Day 11: To Tortuguero.
  • Day 12: Boat trip; ride and transfer to La Fortuna near Arenal Volcano.
  • Day 13: Cycle to Bajo Rodriguez; to La Garita de Alajuela.
  • Day 14: End San Jose.
  • 13 nights hotels all en suite,All accommodation All transport and listed activities
  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
  • 12 days cycling with full vehicle support
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader and staff. ,Tour/Cycling leader and support team throughout
  • 80% tarmac, 20% unpaved tracks
  • Routes mainly follow quiet roads
  • Min age 16 yrs
  • Local bike hire
  • Any international flights to/from San Jose 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 Costa Rica Coast to Coast Ride tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Costa Rica Coast to Coast Ride 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 20 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 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

Costa Rica Coast to Coast Ride 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 Costa Rica Coast to Coast Ride 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.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What is the daily mileage of each portion of the trip?

    The daily distance you cover on a bicycle on this  tour is:

    • Day 1: 0 miles (no cycling today)
    • Day 2: 42 km / 26 miles
    • Day 3: 29 km / 18 miles
    • Day 4: 55 km / 34 miles
    • Day 5: 76 km / 47 miles
    • Day 6: 22 km / 14 miles
    • Day 7: 51 km / 32 miles
    • Day 8: 29 km / 18 miles
    • Day 9: 40 km / 25 miles
    • Day 10: 47 km / 29 miles
    • Day 11: 43 km / 27 miles
    • Day 12: 22 km / 14 miles
    • Day 13: 64 km / 40 miles

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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