Total tour distance: 129 miles
Daily tour distance: 16 miles
Difficulty: 90 / 100
Costa Rica sets the pace and space for a wonderful active holiday. The climate is perfect for cycling and swimming; the people are educated, friendly, and beautiful; and there are heavenly places to rest at night. This adventure combines the unusual contemplative and adventurous experiences in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve with the best tropical beach ride in Costa Rica on the Nicoya Peninsula.
A smorgasbord of active delights, it includes abundant wildlife sightings, beautiful rides on quiet roads, opportunities for zip-lining, surfing and horseback riding, and rests at exquisite lodges. You will visit biological reserves, butterfly gardens, coffee plantations, deserted beaches, and tropical surf on the enchanting beaches of the north Pacific coast. The riding includes some challenges on rough and hilly roads which help make the destinations quiet and superbly untrammelled. We start very early, and van support is available, both of which contribute to an early finish by the pool or at the beach, during the heat of the day.
Your best option is to fly into Liberia. On Day 1, you will be met at noon in Liberia for a transfer to your Monteverde hotel, right in time for dinner. Most meals are included on this trip, as well as the coffee plantation tour, zip-lining and night-time jungle walk.