Mountain bikers, take note. Now there are Costa Rica vacations dedicated solely to mountain biking. If you are a mountain biking enthusiast looking for a training trip or a fun and challenging cycling vacation, now Cycling Trails Costa Rica has partnered with Horizontes Nature Tours to offer exceptional Costa Rica Cycling Tours.
Known for its beautiful beaches and rainforests, Costa Rica, has also gained fame around the world for mountain biking and endurance sports competitions. Started by highly experienced international competitive mountain bikers from Costa Rica, Cycling Trails’ staff includes race directors and adventure and cycling racers; guides also are certified in first aid and rescue.
“We cater to adventurous bikers seeking new challenges, true interaction with the local culture, and some of the world’s most amazing locations for cycling,” states Cycling Trails’ information. “Nature is our playground in every exclusive expedition we have created for you.”
Mountain bikers can chose from two itineraries with set departures in 2015. Groups range from six to 14 persons.
The eight-day Costa Rica vacation package Land of Eternal Sunshine takes participants to the rugged terrain around the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano – site of the unique 100-mile mountain bike race Rincón de la Vieja Challenge held every August – and to the rolling coastal foothills and beaches of Guanacaste. Riders will pedal from 20 to 91 kilometers a day, visiting a different location each day. Cycling Trails trips are scheduled for Feb. 6-13, 2015 and May 8-15, 2015.
The Land of Volcanoes itinerary is even more challenging, riding the mountainous terrain of one of the most impressive volcanic regions of the world. Participants will visit the renowned Monteverde Cloud Forest, the Arenal Volcano and three more active and dormant volcanoes, pedaling from 30 to 60 kilometers a day in different locations. There are trips available for April 7-13, 2015 and Aug. 7-13, 2015.
Article by Shannon Farley