Cycle Nicaragua, Costa Rica & Panama

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5 Based on 117 Reviews
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-99 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-43987
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Granada, Costa Rica
  • Ends Panama City, Panama
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cycle through three different countries in two weeks
  • Relax on Pacific beaches and the idyllic Caribbean islands of Bocas del Toro
  • Discover the dramatic Ometepe Island, with its twin volcanic peaks
  • Ride along the Panama Canal, see the Miraflores Locks in action
  • Look for wildlife in the national parks of Costa Rica
The tour "Cycle Nicaragua, Costa Rica & Panama" starts in Granada and ends in Panama City. This is a bicycle tour that takes 15 days. You will travel through Granada, Panama City, Correos De Costa Rica and 10 other destinations visiting Costa Rica, Panama and 2 more countries. This is a guided small group tour. The tour includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Starting in the 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 of Bocas del Toro. We explore the island of Ometepe at Lake Nicaragua, search for howler monkeys while 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 colossal Miraflores Locks.

Join us to celebrate Exodus' 50th anniversary! The departure on 28 September 2024 features extra inclusions to mark the occasion: a dolphin-watching excursion at Bocas del Toro, a local birthday celebration and a special edition Exodus kitbag.
  • Day 1: Start Granada
  • Day 2: Ride along Lake Nicaragua; visit Masaya Volcano National Park
  • Day 3: Transfer to San Jorge; ferry to Ometepe island and cycle to freshwater 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 float trip on Tenorio River; cycle through Bijagua valley
  • Day 7: Cycle to La Fortuna
  • Day 8: Local morning ride with views of Arenal Volcano; visit thermal springs
  • Day 9: Morning ride to Muelle; afternoon cycle near Caribbean coast; transfer to Puerto Viejo
  • Day 10: Ride to Panama border; boat to Bocas del Toro islands
  • Day 11: Free day in Bocas del Toro
  • Day 12: Boat and transfer to Punta Robalo; cycle to Rambala and the Pan-Am Highway; transfer to Playa La Lajas
  • Day 13: Tropical lowland forest ride; transfer to Panama City
  • Day 14: Ride alongside the Panama Canal
  • Day 15: End Panama City
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout,Cycling leader and support team
  • Local bike hire
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation only (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
5 - Excellent
Based on 117 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 29 2023
5 - Excellent
An abundance of adventure
I had a great trip, despite unfortunately not being able to visit Panama due to the ongoing protests. We had 5 days in Nicaragua and 10 day in Costa Rica, every day was different and the wildlife was out of this world. The first... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 04 2023
5 - Excellent
Awesome trip, awesome guide
What experiences! What fun! What a guide! Roberto’s immense knowledge, experience and efficiency ensured we had a superb trip including our emergency evacuation by speedboat at 4am from rioting Panama. Roberto’s ability to... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 02 2023
5 - Excellent
The "undulating" hills of Central America
Absolutely loved it! From the trip itself to the friends we made on it and the Exodus teams on the ground in each country, this was an adventure of a lifetime and no better way to dip your toes into Central America than by bike.... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 14 2023
5 - Excellent
Trip of a lifetime
.I went with my son for the trip of a lifetime and this lived up to expectations. Everyday we saw something new and amazing, from molten Magma in a Volcano, swimming in lake Nicaragua, hot or cold springs, the Caribbean or... Read more
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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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycle Nicaragua, Costa Rica & Panama 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 17 October 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 17 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

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. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


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 traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

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