The Desafio Extreme Mountain Biking Expedition
The Desafio Extreme Mountain Biking Expedition is one of the most-challenging mountain bike rides we offer near the Arenal Volcano.
Costa Rica has become the "Biking Capital of the Americas." Locals are huge bike enthusiasts and as you travel around the country, you are bound to see cyclists pedaling all over the place on backroads, highways and trails. And Costa Rica is an amazing place for bikers who really want to see the country in a new way!
Desafío has developed the Extreme Pro Mountain Biking Expedition for the hardy mountain biker - you will sweat, breathe hard, get muddy and experience one of the best and most-picturesque rides of your life!
We start off by getting you fit for your bike -- we offer brand new, top-quality Cannondale or Trek bikes with the best in Shimano bike components on this Arenal Mountain Biking excursion. We provide a Bell Helmet and gloves and give you your safety talk and warm-up stretch.
After fitting you for your bike, we'll ride through 50 km of farmlands, rainforest, and up and down the many mountains and hills that line the famous Children's Eternal Rainforest Reserve. This is a biological corridor that stretches between the Arenal Volcano National Park area up to the cloud forests of Monteverde. You will get to see the real Costa Rican nature and culture as we ride through small villages and rural backroads. We will push you to the limits!
After your hard work on the Costa Rica extreme biking tour, we'll relax and eat a traditional Costa Rican meal. This adventure is for experienced cyclists who are in excellent physical condition!
Ask about our specialized, multi-day Costa Rica mountain biking options visiting various parts of the country.
Recommended ages 13-65 in good physical condition who are avid mountain bikers. For reasons beyond our control (climate, river levels, etc) we may change to a more suitable tour with an equal or similar adventure-appeal or offer other tour options so you don't miss out on a fun day in Costa Rica. We reserve to cancel a trip due to unfavorable conditions & will only run a tour according to our policies. Full refund is given if (on rare occasion) no tour is run. This adventure involves some inherent risk and physical exertion, so please make sure this is the right tour for you.
NOTE: We have an extra transport charge for hotels outside of our normal pick-up
ZONE 1: 1-22 pax: No extra charge
ZONE 2: Lost Iguana, Observatory Lodge, Arenal Lodge & The Springs Resort: $20 per trip or $40 roundtrip. ZONE 3: Rancho Margot, Linda Vista, Arenal Vista: $25; $50 rndtrp
ZONE 4: Leaves & Lizards, V. Hermosa, Tilajari: $35/trip; $70 rndtrp