Map of your Motorcycle road trip :
Arrival in San Jose
Today we’ll meet you at the San Jose International Airport and provide a private, air-conditioned transfer to your hotel in San Jose. The rest of the day is yours to settle in or go exploring.
San Jose to Arenal Volcano
150 km – 3h of riding
The morning starts with breakfast at the hotel, before your private transfer to our office to pick up your motorcycle. From San Jose, your Costa Rica motorcycle adventure begins as you depart for the Arenal Volcano area. We’ll cover about 150 kilometers, during which you can get the feel for your bike. On the way, you can take a “detour” to the Poas Volcano National Park, where we will not only admire the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles, but also learn about the different ecosystems in this beautiful national park. Once in the Arenal Volcano area, you can visit the natural and relaxing hot springs and enjoy the beautiful landscape!
Arenal Volcano to Puerto Viejo
85 km – 1h50 of riding
Today’s journey on this Costa Rica motorcycle tours will be a short 85 kilometer ride through the Caribbean lowlands until you reach the South Caribbean Coast. On the way you will pass through Sarapiqui, situated on the banks of the Puerto Viejo River. Near Puerto Viejo you will enjoy the natural surroundings lazing in a hammock or relaxing at the beach. The South Caribbean Coast is an exotic region recognized by its flora & fauna and its relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Puerto Viejo to Turrialba Valley
190 km – 4h30 of riding
We will ride from Puerto Viejo to the Turrialba Valley on today’s leg of our Costa Rica motorcycle tours. At Turrialba, visitors can enjoy an array of natural attractions and exciting tours. Your options include hiking up to the crater of the Turrialba volcano, visiting the ancient ruins of Guayabo, an adrenaline rafting ride through the turbulent and scenic Pacuare river, and much more! There’s no shortage of adventure, on or off your bike, during this Costa Rica motorcycle adventure!
Turrialba Valley to Osa Peninsula
370 km – 7h of riding
Day 5 will be the longest ride of the trip, covering about 370 kilometers. You will depart heading south towards Puerto Jimenez, which is located in the Osa Peninsula. The Osa Peninsula is considered by the Ticos to be the best preserved place, and one the most picturesque, in all of Costa Rica. No Costa Rica motorcycle tours would be complete without a taste of the Panamerican Highway; you’ll get to cross the “hill of death” into Perez Zeledon. From there you will continue to the Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge, located near Puerto Jimenez.
Today we’ll take a break from our Costa Rica motorcycle adventure, and spend a day of leisure enjoying the hotel facilities and exploring the surrounding area. Corcovado National Park offers the most important forest of the pacific coast, beautiful deserted beach, and surf spots that bring an international community of surfers.
Osa Peninsula to Manuel Antonio
206 km – 3h10 of riding
Today you will cross the Golfo Dulce forest and take the coastal road to Manuel Antonio. During this ride we’ll have some great views of the coastline and surrounding forests. Manuel Antonio is considered to be Costa Rica’s most beautiful park, with enchanting white-sand beaches ideal for swimming, and tropical rainforest forest alive with wildlife.
Manuel Antonio to Mal Pais and Santa Teresa Beaches
270 km – 6h of riding
After breakfast at the hotel, you will ride about 6 hours to the Mal Pais & Santa Teresa Beaches located on the Nicoya Peninsula. This part of our Costa Rica motorcycle tours will offer spectacular and isolated beaches that are known as top surfing spots. Many surfers come from all over the world to enjoy one of the best beaches in Costa Rica for surfing. If you are looking for a more relaxing holiday, then it is glorious to simply walk on these scenic beaches, or read a good book under one of its shady trees.
Beaches of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa to San Jose
200 km – 5h of riding
After enjoying the beach, our Costa Rica motorcycle adventure begins to wind down, but not before enjoying some twisty mountain roads with plenty of fun curves! In the morning we’ll ride to Puntarenas, and from there to San Jose. During the afternoon you will return the bikes at our office.
Unfortunately we must say goodbye today! You’ll be transferred to the San Jose International Airport in a private, air-conditioned motor-coach.