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Costa Rica - Volcanoes and Valleys - Guided Family Cycling Holiday

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14 to 25 Aug - You will go from volcano craters with views of both Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, through national parks with a chance to spot capuchin monkey and tapir, and enjoy some white-water rafting in this beautiful, wildlife-rich part of Central America.

Holiday Highlights

  • Peering in to a volcanic crater
  • Running the rapids on the Pacuare River
  • The hundreds of varieties of wildlife which call Lake Arenal home
  • Arriving at the Pacific paradise of Samara beach
  • Trying a spot of surfing and impressing the kids
  • Monkey spotting as you cycle along

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Arrival Non-Riding Day  
2 Irazu Volcano to Orosei 11 Miles / 18 Kms Approx B L  
3 Tapanti National Park Up to 19 Miles / 30 Kms B L  
4 Reventazon Valley Up to 19 Miles / 30 Kms B L D  
5 Pacuare River Up to 16 Miles / 25 Kms B L D  
6 Back roads of Arenal and La Fortuna 12 Miles / 20 Kms Approx B L  
7 La Casona Non-Riding Day B L  
8 Lake Arenal Up to 16 Miles / 25 Kms Approx B L D  
9 The Nicoya Peninsula 12 Miles / 20 Kms Approx B L  
10 Nicoya Peninsula and the Pacific Coast Non-riding Day B  
11 Morning at the beach, afternoon transfer to San Jose Non-Riding Day B  
12 Departure   B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

With an incredible abundance of wildlife, stunning scenery and quiet trails, Costa Rica makes the perfect destination for an exciting family cycling holiday. Costa Rica's mix of beautiful coastline, rainforest and lofty volcanic peaks give it a diversity which is hard to match anywhere in the world and this holiday gives you the chance to experience all of the best bits for yourself.
Our trip starts with a visit to the edge of Volcan Irazu's crater from where, on a clear day, you can see the Pacific Ocean in one direction and the Atlantic in the other. From here we jump on our bikes to see who will be the first to spot a capuchin monkey or tapir as we cycle though the Trapanti National Park. As the forest thins out and makes way to sugar and coffee plantations we reach Pacuare River where we can swap our pedals for paddles to enjoy some whitewater rafting.
Our expert guides are on hand to ensure everything is both safe and fun for everyone. This is also an excellent opportunity to observe more of Costa Rica's indigenous wildlife with several species of monkey, hundreds of varieties of birds and even jaguars! We also get the chance to see another side of the country with a visit to a local school and farm before our journey takes us on to the Pacific coast and the spectacular beaches of Samara, a great place to try out some of the watersports or just relax after a rewarding week.
If one of our standard dates doesn't suit you, or you want something especially for your family, contact us and we can help put together the perfect trip for you in what has to be the one of the best destinations for a family adventure anywhere in the world.

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Is this holiday suitable for your family?

Costa Rica is the ideal destination for families looking for a holiday with a little something extra. As this holiday is designed to be an adventure you should be happy off the beaten track. On most days the support vehicle is close by to give any tired bikers a rest but on some days we take routes which aren’t always accessible and so your family needs to be happy covering a few miles without the support vehicle, although the riding guide will always be close at hand.

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
12 days
Prices From:
£2,195
Estimated flight price
£650

Optional

Bike Hire
£175.00
Family Insurance - Worldwide exc N America 17 Day:
£250.00
Family Insurance - Worldwide exc N America 17 Day:
£250.00

Holiday Details

Place to place

10 nights hotels / lodges

1 night camping

65% meals provided

6 1/2 days biking

1/2 day whitewater rafting

2 non-riding/activity days

Guided & vehicle support

Luggage transfers

Airport transfers

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