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