Costa Rica Coast to Coast Ride

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5 Based on 51 Reviews
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-99 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7748
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ends San Jose, Costa Rica
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cycle through the ever-changing tropical scenery of Costa Rica, guided by our expert tour leader
  • Glide downhill through the dense rainforest of the Orosi Valley
  • Spot wildlife on a guided nature walk in Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Take a boat ride on the animal-rich waterways of Tortuguero National Park
Starting and ending in San Jose, the tour "Costa Rica Coast To Coast Ride" is a guided bicycle trip that takes 14 days. You will be traveling through Golfito, Manuel Antonio National Park, Osa Peninsula and 14 other destinations in Panama and Costa Rica. "Costa Rica Coast To Coast Ride" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

Take in the variety of Costa Rica by bike, pedalling past rainforest, volcanoes and stunning coastline. From the Central Valley, we cycle south with vast Pacific views to the right and dense forest to the left. Crossing the 11,150ft (3,400m) 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 at the foot of Arenal Volcano.
  • Day 1: Start La Garita de Alajuela, near San José
  • Day 2: Ride and transfer to Rio Tárcoles; boat tour; transfer to Playa Bejuco
  • Day 3: Wildlife walk and swim in Manuel Antonio National Park; transfer to Playa Dominical
  • Day 4: Ride to Uvita Waterfall; see stone spheres at Palmar Sur; transfer to Osa Peninsula
  • Day 5: Free day on the Osa Peninsula
  • Day 6: Transfer to Mirador Osa; ride to Chacarita and transfer to Las Cruces; nature walk at Las Cruces Botanical Garden
  • Day 7: Cycle to Paso Real; transfer to San Gerardo de Rivas
  • Day 8: Ride to San Isidro de Perez Zeledon; transfer across the Cerro de la Muerte pass; cycle to Orosi
  • Day 9: Cycle to Turrialba
  • Day 10: Cycle to the Caribbean side of Costa Rica and transfer to Puerto Viejo
  • Day 11: Transfer to Guacimo; cycle through banana plantations; transfer to La Pavona for boat trip to Tortuguero
  • Day 12: Boat trip in Tortuguero; ride and transfer to La Fortuna near Arenal Volcano; visit thermal springs
  • Day 13: Cycle on beautiful Lake Arenal to La Fortuna; transfer to La Garita de Alajuela
  • Day 14: End La Garita de Alajuela
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, four lunches, two dinners
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour/cycling leader and support team throughout
  • Local bike hire
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
5 - Excellent
Based on 51 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 18 2024
5 - Excellent
Costa Rica Cycle tour
Fantastic trip Grest support team especially tour leader Tirelessly helpful and
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 16 2024
5 - Excellent
Greatly exceeded expectations, primarily because of excellent team.
This is my 11th bicycle holiday in the last 6 years. This trip was far and away the best I have ever been on. The primary reason was the excellent management/delivery of the trip by the 4 trip leaders.
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 21 2024
5 - Excellent
Fantastic trip which lived up to all it advertised
I had a wonderful time. This was my first solo trip and has given me the confidence to go on another. I shall have long happy memories of this trip.
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 20 2024
5 - Excellent
We had a wonderful trip, informative, well organised and good fun . The cycling enhanced the holiday for me as I am keen to spend my time out doors. great comradery as we had the common interest of cycling and wildlife .
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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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 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 24 October 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 24 October 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 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. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


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 traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

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

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