Starting at $65 per night

Overview

Mountain biking along the Lake Arenal road is a great way to take in the beauty of one of the most scenic places in Costa Rica. Imagine riding along the back roads through the countryside and jungle.

The day starts off when you are picked up from your Arenal area hotel. A transfer will be provided to the lake where your guide will choose the best route for the day, equip you with a bike and helmet and then provide a brief safety and operational course.

There are a variety of factors that can affect the guides decision on which route to take including weather and traffic, which can both significantly affect this tour. One version of the tour includes a ride through the unpaved backroads near Lake Arenal to El Castillo. The other version is on the paved lake road along the northern side of the lake. Each version is over 13 kilometers and the altitude gain will be between 280 – 800 feet depending on the chosen route. Needless to say, this can be considered strenuous for riders that do not bike often.

The scenery is breathtaking at both locations and you may be able to spot wildlife such as howler monkeys, coatis, toucans or egrets. You will pass by farms, hills and jungle. The volcano can be seen on clear days from various vantage points.

After the tour you will be returned to your La Fortuna hotel. In addition to transportation, you will be provided with a quality bike, helmet, gloves, guide and snack.

Highlights

  • Biking through the scenic back country of Lake Arenal
  • Possibility to observe wildlife

What to Bring

  • Clothes That Can Get Dirty
  • Secure Shoes
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen

Location and Availability

The Mountain Biking at Lake Arenal is available from Arenal, Arenal Zone 2, and Arenal Zone 3

Tour Times

  • 8:00am
  • 1:00pm

Tour Type

  • Adventure

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

Recommended Ages

10 and up

Location

Latitude: N 10°28'12.01". Longitude: W 85°13'37.52"

Reviews

  • Overall 90.0% (6 Guest Ratings)
  • Experience: 86.7%
  • Expectations: 85.0%
  • Guides: 93.3%
  • Logistics: 95.0%
  • Value: 85.0%

02/16/2017

Very well prepared and suited the tour to our level of cycling. Definitely recommend this tour. The bike equipment was first class.

04/17/2016

We biked a long stretch of busy and dusty road. Sites were very limited until the last several miles. Logistics and support were good.

03/05/2016

Frank, my guide was excellent. We had a very enjoyable ride.

04/11/2015

So good. Loved the fresh fruit at the end.