The Costa Rican landscape is crisscrossed by trails that run through pastures, jungles and mountains in one of the world’s most spectacularly diverse environments. Not surprisingly, the country is quickly becoming a hot spot for mountain biking. Mountain bike tours offer visitors an exciting way of seeing the country as it whizzes past — some navigate the base of the fuming Arenal Volcano while others plunge into the dense forests of Manuel Antonio, taking riders to some of the finest destinations in the country. Readily available at all skill levels, these tours are often packaged with other action sports, such as rafting or kayaking, and frequently include overnight trips to several destinations.
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Take a train away from San José for an enlightening tour of Cartago, a small, historic town just outside of the capital. This 5-hour tour allows you to sample some truly unique Costa Rican food and drink, as you explore the Cartago market and ascend into the mountains to check out nearby coffee plantations.
5 hrsFrom $65
The rugged hills of Monteverde offer a challenge to mountain bikers, regardless of the experience level. The area hosts a variety of competitions and group rides annually. It is an ideal location, with a picturesque canopy and jaw dropping views that extend all the way to the Pacific Ocean.
2 hrsFrom $26
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