Cycle Central America

Active, Granada to Panama City

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

This trip provides a piece of magic; aboard your bike, pedal through the lush countryside of Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama past gleaming lakes, enormous volcanoes, colonial towns, and sunny beachfronts across the Caribbean. These are iconic destinations and seeing them on two wheels gives a unique perspective on the region. The ride of your life is waiting to begin. All that’s missing is you.

What’s included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Guided cycling trip from Granada to Masaya Volcano
  • Masaya Volcano National Park visit
  • G Adventures-supported homestay on Ometepe Island with a local family
  • Guided cycling trip around Concepcíon Volcano (Ometepe)
  • Two guided half-day mountain biking excursions from La Fortuna
  • Two guided full-day cycling trips in central Costa Rica between Cartago and Turrialba
  • Whitewater rafting on the Pacuare River
  • Beach time in Puerto Viejo and Bocas del Toro
  • Full-day guided cycling tour from Boquete
  • Guided mountain biking trip in Soberania NP (Panama City)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Cycle in nicaragua costa rica and panama
  • Pedal around the active concepción volcano on ometepe island
  • Cycle along mountain roads and coffee farms between colonial costa rican towns
  • Go white water rafting on the pacuare river
  • Chill on caribbean beaches
  • Ride through the jungle in panama’s soberanía national park

Itinerary

Granada Arrive at any time.
Granada/Isla de Ometepe Cycle along the backroads from Granada to a nearby picturesque villages, stopping off at a viewpoint overlooking the Laguna de Apoyo crater lake. Get up close and personal with the active Masaya Volcano, then transfer south to cross Lake Nicaragua by ferry to reach Ometepe for a G Adventures-supported homestay with a local family.
Isla de Ometepe Enjoy a full-day cycling trip through towns and the countryside around the base of Concepcíon Volcano, stopping to see pre-Columbian statues before lunch and a swim at a local swimming hole.
Isla de Ometepe/La Fortuna Cross the border into Costa Rica and finish up La Fortuna, near Arenal Volcano.
La Fortuna Enjoy a half-day bike ride around Lake Arenal to El Castillo, then relax or explore the La Fortuna area in the afternoon.
La Fortuna/Cartago Enjoy a morning mountain biking tour then transfer to Cartago, Costa Rica's first ever capital city.
Cartago/Orosí Set off on road bicycles through the Costa Rican countryside, passing by fields of chayote squash, coffee plants, and cycling up and down rolling hills, finishing at the small town of Orosí.
Orosí/Turrialba Continue cycling along the scenic Orosi and Reventazon River Valleys, past coffee and sugar cane plantations to the Turrialba area. Upon arrival, opt to walk to a small waterfall or take a trip into town.
Turrialba/Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Raft along the Pacuare River, stopping for a riverside picnic lunch before continuing down river to the Caribbean lowlands.
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Enjoy free time in to relax on the beach, rent a bike and explore the coast, or visit the Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge to look for monkeys and other wildlife.
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca/Bocas del Toro Cross the border to Panama and hop on a water taxi to the Caribbean islands of Bocas del Toro for some serious rest and relaxation.
Bocas del Toro Enjoy free time here to cycle around the islands or snorkel in the clear blue sea.
Bocas del Toro/Boquete Ferry back to the mainland and transfer across the isthmus to the highlands of Boquete.
Boquete Set off on a full day of cycling through the highlands of Boquete.
Boquete/Panama City Watch the Panamanian countryside fly by on a travel day to Panama City.
Panama City Transfer to Soberania National Park for a mountain bike tour along jungle trails in the Panama Canal zone. The trip ends after returning to Panama City this afternoon.
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