who love to ride mountain bikes can now do so as a means of transport
up to Monteverde – do an adventure on the way to your next destination!
We have two riding options, depending on your adventure level:
The first and more-intense ride is about 3-hours long or about 25
miles. We’ll start at the Lake Arenal Dam where you drop off your
luggage with Captain Marquez, our boat driver. From there we ride past
the rural community of El Castillo until we get to the pristine Caño
Negro river that runs alongside Rancho Margot.
From here we do a technical river crossing and continue riding through
rolling hills along the edge of picture-perfect Lake Arenal until ride
to the small town of Río Chiquito.
We also offer, a slightly-more-expensive, but shortened, 15-mile ride
that includes a boat ride across the Lake Arenal to the mid-way point.
This man-made lake is the second-largest lake in Central America. To
get from one side of the lake to the other by land, there are several
bridge-less river crossings.
The scenery is a combination of secondary rainforest, farmland and
great views of the lake and volcano.Your eagle-eyed bike guide will
help point out some of the local wildlife indigenous to the area, such
as wild boar, sloths, toucans, Oropendolas and iguanas.
Upon arrival to Río Chiquito, you will be reunited with your luggage
and our driver will drive you in his mini-van the remaining 1.5-hours
up the steep, gravel roads to your hotel in Monteverde. We also have an
office up in Monteverde should you need any advice on what else to do
in the area.
This is a truly adventurous ride – a great way to travel between La Fortuna and Monteverde.
• Includes: Brand-name, professional
suspension mountain bikes, gloves, helmets, bike guide, transport up to
Monteverde, water break, small snack
• What to bring: Atheltic clothing, sturdy shoes, water.
• Departure: 8:30 am
• Duration: approx. 6.5 hours
• Price: $85