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Cycle Nicaragua, Costa Rica & Panama

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Destinations: Lake Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
Type of adventure: icon-12.png Cycling
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 3497
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  • At a glance
  • Itinerary
  • What's included
  • Dates & prices

Your chance to
Cycle 3 Central American countries
At a glance
14 nights comfortable hotels, in a mixture of colonial and modern properties, all with en suite facilities
Challenging rides through tropical scenery spanning 3 countries
Starting in the graceful colonial city of Granada and ending in bustling Panama City, our route takes us into Costa Rica's steamy cloud forests, alongside active volcanoes and to the tropical island paradise of Bocas del Toro. The rainforest is home to an incredible variety of wildlife and bird species. We explore the island of Ometepe at Lake Nicaragua, and search for Howler monkeys whilst rafting on the Tenorio River. Our journey ends with a ride along the Panama Canal to see the famous Miraflores Locks.
Cycling profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 2 23.0km/14.3miles
Day 3 40.0km/24.9miles
Day 4 42.0km/26.1miles
Day 5 29.0km/18.0miles
Day 6 55.0km/34.2miles
Day 7 63.0km/39.1miles
Day 8 48.0km/29.8miles
Day 9 85.0km/52.8miles
Day 10 53.0km/32.9miles
Day 12 63.0km/39.1miles
Day 13 55.0km/34.2miles
Day 14 15.0km/9.3miles


Number of days cycling:
12
Pace:
Moderate: 13-16km/8-10miles an hour
Terrain:
Low altitude; 80% tarmac, 20% unpaved track

Itinerary
1
Day 1
Start Granada.

2
Day 2
Ride along shore of Lake Nicaragua; visit Masaya Volcano N.P.

3
Day 3
Cycle through Pueblos Blancos; to Ometepe Island.

4
Day 4
To San Juan del Sur.

5
Day 5
Ride from Pacific to Lake Nicaragua; transfer to Costa Rica.

6
Day 6
Wildlife trip on Tenorio River; Bijagua valley ride; ride to Lake Arenal.

7
Day 7
Cycle to La Fortuna.

8
Day 8
Ride up from tropical lowlands with views of Arenal volcano; visit thermal springs.

9
Day 9
Morning jungle ride; afternoon cycle along Caribbean coast to Cahuita.

10
Day 10
Ride to Panama border; boat to Bocas del Toro islands.

11
Day 11
Free day.

12
Day 12
Jungle ride; descent to Pan-Am Highway; transfer to Pacific coast (or Santiago).

13
Day 13
Tropical lowland forest cycle ride; to Panama City.

14
Day 14
Ride a stretch of the Panama Canal.

15
Day 15
End Panama City.

Guided Group
This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You are moderately fit and have an interest in remote or challenging environments. Some previous experience is required for activity based trips.

What's included
All breakfasts
What's not included
Travel insurance

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Sat 06 Aug 16 - Sat 20 Aug 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,975
Sat 20 Aug 16 - Sat 03 Sep 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,975
Sat 24 Sep 16 - Sat 08 Oct 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,975
Sat 08 Oct 16 - Sat 22 Oct 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €3,185
Sat 22 Oct 16 - Sat 05 Nov 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €3,185
Sat 29 Oct 16 - Sat 12 Nov 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €3,185
Sat 05 Nov 16 - Sat 19 Nov 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,965
Sat 12 Nov 16 - Sat 26 Nov 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,965
Sat 19 Nov 16 - Sat 03 Dec 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,965
Sat 26 Nov 16 - Sat 10 Dec 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,965
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