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One of the ultimate bike rides for charity…join our team of mountain bikers as we pedal 467km from the Pacific to the Caribbean!

Costa Rica provides a stunning backdrop for this awesome charity challenge and it’s no coincidence that it means ‘Rich Coast’ in Spanish. From the ocean’s aquamarine waters to the lush, green of the rainforest with smouldering volcanoes rising in the landscape. Costa Rica screams adventure and with the exceptional support from our team we are now about to cross this country by bike.

Mother Nature has endowed the country with a virtual treasure trove of white sand beaches, tropical rainforest and a myriad of rare flora and fauna, spread between the Pacific and Caribbean. This breath taking charity bike ride encompasses traditional Costa Rican farmlands, bustling colonial cities, stunning mountain ranges and tropical Caribbean lowlands.

Fitness warning: this challenge is our toughest cycling event. Training is a must to ensure success. You will not be alone though – we will be on hand to support you on this epic journey, with comprehensive training guidelines and in depth challenge information. Believe you can!

Travel with Confidence

We know there are a lot of things to consider before you get back out into the world so we've put together our new Travel with Confidence policy, outlining the steps we and our suppliers are taking to make sure that you are safe. Just click on the link above to explore our policy, and if you need to know more then don't hesitate to get in touch.

Optional Single Occupancy Supplement

Solo adventurers who would prefer their own room or tent can request a single occupancy upgrade – View Single Occupancy Costs.

Climate Care

We believe that we all have a responsibility to help fight climate change and as a company, we are committed to offsetting as much of the carbon generated by our challenges as we possibly can. With this in mind, we will plant 30 trees for every open participant who takes part in the challenge. For further information on our climate care strategy, click here.

Key Points

Challenge Duration

Challenge Duration 10 days

Activity Duration

Activity Duration 7 days

Challenge Distance

Challenge Distance 467km (approx)

Challenge Grading

Challenge Grading Extreme

Accommodation Type

Accommodation Type Hotels and camping on ride

Min. Numbers Required

Min. Numbers Required 13

Challenge Highlights

Cross the breadth of Costa Rica by bike! Explore high mountain passes through to tropical lush rainforest. Experience both the Pacific and Caribbean coastlines. Achieve something incredible and join us as we conquer our toughest cycling yet!

Why Choose Global Adventure Challenges

  • We work with local in-country ground handlers who employ qualified local guides to boost local economy and income.
  • One of our friendly, approachable but experienced UK Challenge Leaders accompanies every group.
  • A dedicated Customer Care team supports each participant from registration, and always on hand to answer queries.
  • Flexible payment plans are available to spread the cost of the challenge in the months leading up to departure.

My legs are still aching, but I'd go and do it all again tomorrow! 10 out of 10.


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