Cycle Central America
Cycle from Nicaragua to Panama, enjoy downhill cycling on Irazú Volcano, chill on Caribbean isles, cycle through coffee plantations
From $2321 CAD
Was $2579 — Savings of 10% on Nov. 15, 2014
16 days,Granada to Panama City
This trip gives you a piece of magic; aboard your bike, you’ll 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 Planeterra-supported homestay on Ometepe Island with a local family. Guided cycling through Nicaragua to Panama.7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners. (Allow USD270-370 for meals not included.)Hotels (13 nts), homestay (2 nts).Public bus, bike, raft, walkingChief Experience Officer (CEO), local guides.Small group experience; Max 12, avg 8
Day 1 Granada
Arrive at any time.
Day 2-3 Ometepe (2B,2L,1D) Cycle to Masaya Volcano National Park and transfer by bus along the Pan-American Highway before reaching the ferry to cross Lake Nicaragua for a Planeterra-supported homestay on Ometepe with a local family.
Day 4-5 La Fortuna (1B) Continue along the Pan-American Highway and cycle around Lake Arenal on the way to La Fortuna.
Day 6-7 San José (1B,1D) Cycle from Arenal to San José, then follow downhill tracks on the slope of Costa Rica's highest volcano (Irazú) to the colonial town of Orosi.
Day 8 Turrialba (1B,1D) Continue cycling along the scenic Orosi and Reventazon River valleys, past coffee and sugarcane plantations to Turrialba.
Day 9-10 Puerto Viejo (2B,1L) Raft through the land of the Cabecar indigenous tribe, stopping for a riverside picnic lunch before continuing down river to the Caribbean lowlands. Free time at Puerto Viejo to relax at the beach or enjoy the beauty of Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge.
Day 11-12 Bocas del Toro Cross the Panamanian border and transfer from Changuinola across to the Caribbean islands of Bocas del Toro. There's plenty of free time here to cycle around the islands or snorkel in the clear blue sea.
Day 13-14 Boquete Return to mainland Panama and transfer across the isthmus to the highlands of Boquete. There is time to relax here or visit Caldera hot springs before your guide takes you through the highlands on pristine wide highland tracks.
Day 15 Panama City Transfer to Panama City.
Day 16 Panama City (1L) Cycle to Soberania National Park. Trip ends this afternoon, depart after 3pm.