Costa Rica
Costa Rica Biking


Costa Rica’s mountainous terrain and lush topography provide for excellent biking. Various day tours are available, but most are in the Arenal Volcano region.  We don’t recommend road biking because Costa Rica’s roads are narrow with no shoulders and too much traffic. If you’re in good physical condition and looking for more adventure, mountain biking may be a great option for you.

Safety, difficulty, elevational gain and duration are the most important factors to consider when choosing a biking tour.  We only recommend tour companies with excellent safety records and bikes in very good condition.

Two of the most popular tours take place at Arenal Volcano. The half-day, moderately strenuous tour features little elevational changes and rides on a dirt road along the base of the volcano to a small village on Lake Arenal.

The more strenuous tour goes along the North shore of Lake Arenal to the picturesque town of Nuevo Arenal. This tour features scenic views of the lake and volcano, but is much longer and more difficult.