Search challenges by activity

Cycle +
Trek +
Sled +

Understanding our challenge types


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!

**Join us in November 2018 and you'll save £100 on your registration fee when you use code CRCC100 before Friday 7th September 2018 at 23:59!**

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.


Share this charity experience of a lifetime