RINCÓN DE LA VIEJA
Get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime.
The rugged dry terrain of Guanacaste is one of the best places for mountain biking in Costa Rica. You can experience the adventure of mountain biking at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano at Hacienda Guachipelin
Hacienda Guachipelin’s newest mountain biking tour at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano rides singletrack trails on three different routes that will satisfy all levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Expert. Hacienda Guachipelin maintains 30 kilometers of shaded singletrack mountain bike trails with scenic views – the only mountain bike trails in Costa Rica on an active volcano! The altitude makes this area cooler than coastal area trails.
The following is a general outline for the Hacienda Guachipelín, Rincón de la Vieja Adventure. Costa Rica Ride Green Adventures reserves the right to make alterations and substitutions to the itinerary as weather or terrain conditions dictate or as necessary to improve the tour quality or to accommodate the comfort, convenience, and well being to our riders.
DAY 1-Hotel Pick-Up-Transfer-Dinner
Our Costa Rica Ride Green Adventures guide will meet you at the hotel and we’ll leave San Jose downtown and drive thru La Hacienda Guachipelín at Guanacaste. That will be 5 hours driving and will be on time to have our check in at 2:00 p.m. at the hotel.
We will chill out over private spa and hot springs during afternoon to be ready a great dinner and be ready for the next day.
DAY 2-The Adventure begins
Our Costa Rica Ride Green Adventures guide will meet you at the hotel and after a good gallo pinto con huevos, Costa Rican breakfast, we’ll start our adventure.
IRON HORSE MOUNTAIN BIKE TOUR
Experience the thrill of riding down the rugged terrain of an active volcano in Costa Rica on singletrack trails and dirt roads in the rainforest and splashing through rivers. Mountain bikers of all ages and abilities will enjoy this medium difficulty adventure.
Our one-of-a-kind Costa Rica mountain biking tour is a real adventure because it includes the multi-sports of horseback riding, waterfall swimming, mountain biking, river tubing and zip lining – all in one full-day tour you’ll never forget! A shortened half-day tour of horseback riding and mountain biking also is available.
On the full-day Iron-Horse Mountain Bike Tour, you start out riding Hacienda Guachipelin’s ranch horses up the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano through dense rainforest to the starting point for biking. Refresh with a quick break swimming in a hidden waterfall pool, where pure waters surge from volcanic rock in the forest.
Then you’ll descend the volcano by mountain bike, riding dirt roads and natural single track trails created by free-range ranch cattle for 24 km (15 miles) through the forest, crossing rivers and open fields. Panoramic views of the valley and grasslands are amazing.
You’ll ride to the Black River (Rio Negro), where you’ll keep your adrenaline pumping on the fun and refreshing Rio Negro Tubing Adventure. Your adventure doesn’t finish there either. Recharge your batteries with a delicious lunch at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin, followed by an exciting afternoon of flying on zip lines on the Canyon Canopy Tour. It’s a day full of adventure not to be missed!
MTB SKILL RATING
WHY RIDE WITH US?
Our guides are skilled professionals, dedicated trail builders and passionate riders. On and off the bike our guides are caring, fun, easygoing and helpful. They are fluent in English and Spanish. Our guides treat our participants like friends, showing you both the major highlights and the local treasures.
We know good single track. We design our trips with the ultimate riding experience in mind.
We are pioneers in Costa Rica. With over 10 years of running trips in Costa Rica, we know it well. We built the trails that you’ll ride and no one else rides them. Each year there is a little surprise to keep things as fun and exciting as on the first trip.
We take care of the little things. There is almost nothing that we won't do to make sure that your trip runs smoothly.
Expert leadership & the country’s best riding on private singletrack trails.
2-3 star hotel accommodation when applies (over 2-day trips)
Breakfasts, dinners when applies (over 2-day trips)
Drinks & Snacks
Airport pick-up on scheduled days & all transportation.
Entry fee to National Parks (if applicable).
Detailed pre-departure information & trip extension assistance.
Ride Green Adventures welcome packet (Dry fit logo shirt, logo cap and hydration logo bottle.
Pictures and video packet
Broom/SAG truck (will carry equipment, food, rider luggage, mechanics. Also will pick up riders unable to continue)
FREE WIFI connection during the tour so you can live shares your best memories with your homies at any time during the tour. (When signal is available. Up to 10 simultaneous users/devices)
Front suspension bike and related equipment needed to ride* *OPTIONAL BIKE UPGRADE: Full Suspension Santa Cruz for $75/day
**OPTIONAL E-BIKE UPGRADE: Full Suspension $156/day
DAY 3-The adventure continues-Closing
TROPICAL TRAILS SINGLETRACK
The adventure starts riding singletrack through the forest along a river. Altitude starts at 500 meters (1,640 feet). The well-shaded trail keeps you cool, and being surrounded by nature gives you high chances of seeing wildlife, like howler and white-faced monkeys, agoutis, armadillos, and Crested Curassows. Our route takes you to the Oropendula Waterfall, where you can go for a quick swim if you like. Then you will continue back on a forest trail bordering the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, crossing several bridges, some over rivers, back to Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin.
The first half of the ride involves 5.5 km (3.4 miles) of ascent and 7 km (4.3 miles) of descent with ups and downs. The second half rides singletrack 17.5 km (11 miles) alongside the Rincon de la Vieja National Park on variable terrain with ups and downs; mostly under forest tree cover. There will be another opportunity to refresh with a swim in waterfall pools by the park.
Last but no least before leaving we will enjoy a grateful meal to have our adventure done with a perfect closing