Costa Rica - Volcanes y Playas - Cycling Holiday
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30 Oct. to 10 Nov. - Time cycling through the lush forest and sublime coastline during this beautiful holiday in Costa Rica. Call us for the latest on spaces!!
22 December to 02 January - Join us in Costa Rica over Christmas and New Year on this amazing trip in Central America
- Enjoying biking through the very heart of Costa Rica
- Taking a pre-lunch dip in the Pacific Ocean near Samara
- Biking the rancher routes of Guanacaste
- Searching out wildlife as you cycle along
- Sunset on Coyote Beach with a chilled Imperial
- Cycling across the Continental Divide
For more information download our trip notes
Guides were willing to go that extra 'mile' for us...
The scenery was stunning, each day’s ride was different, from a series of climbs to long flat stretches crossing rivers, to beach rides and more. But a great deal of credit was due to the excellent planning and attention to detail by John (our guide) and of course his team.
This holiday was billed as a cycling adventure and it certainly was!
Favourite day? The day we rode along the sand! John, our Tour Leader, was always helpful and there when needed! Juan Carlos was brilliant, always cheerful and encouraging and a wildlife expert! How many drivers are also bird watching guides? Marvin was great, and Heine who drove the 4×4 vehicle was supportive and friendly. They were a great team. This is a great way of seeing/exploring a foreign country, especially if the local guide is as good as Juan Carlos was.
Sarah, North Yorks
Can't praise highly enough
As usual the Guides, bicycles, and whole atmosphere was excellent. Tour Leader John is excellent, very supportive and if someone was struggling, “how can I make this better” was his reaction. Couldn’t be faulted. The three guides/drivers JC, Marvin and Haina were all fantastic. Marvellous support. Bikes were very well maintained, cleaned and serviced frequently during the trip. The boys were up at 5.30am cleaning one day!! The bikes took a lot of ‘hammer’ but JC and John were amazing at repairing on the move, even snapped chains and twisted derailler. Punctures repaired in minutes! Favourite day was Day 12, beach ride back to San Jose. Because JC and Marvin were so good at spotting wildlife the days we watched the white faced coaxl performing for us, and the 3 toed sloth and the Howler monkeys were amazing. I always recommend Skedaddle holidays, and hoping to get to Vietnam in January. That will be my 9th trip with Skedaddle!
Paul, County Durham
The whole holiday was unbelievably perfect from start to finish...
I wasn’t sure what the accommodation would be like as I have never been on a biking holiday and never to Central or South America. Wow who chooses the accommodation? They were amazing. There was a variety but you always felt that you were part of the local community and not putting your money into some big foreign conglomerate, apart from the Best Western in Liberia. Friendly normally small concerns with such character that you felt like a local.
From the day we met the Tour Leader, John we knew that we were going to have a great time. He was young but experienced,enthusiastic good sense of humour and very patient. John was in total control even when plan A didn’t work,and yet it felt like we were making all the decisions. John was very proactive and thoughtful whether it be making sure that a couple sat next to each other at dinner or splitting the bill at the end of the meal so that everyone was happy .
Juan Carlos was a great guide. He was so knowledgeable about the animals we saw, the routes the bikes and his country. He obviously loves his country and it was so infectious that we all loved his country as well. How could you not like this guy who just wanted you to have a great time and we most certainly did.
At first i thought that it was very expensive but as it was a holiday of a lifetime. I soon realised that everything and i mean everything had been so well organised that I forgot about the cost.
I really enjoyed this holiday. Great variety, excellent leadership from the guides – lots of cycling tips, allowed everyone to cycle at their own pace, lots of local knowledge of the wild life and countryside we were cycling through. Didn’t feel that we were in a race to the finish. Amazing picnics – prepared and served with a smile – even if it was raining. Our tour leader John was great – relaxed, good fun and very informative.
Elizabeth, West Sussex
Our guide Juan Carlos has over twenty years experience and local knowledge, which meant I did not have one question he could not answer. All delivered with a smile, enthusiasm and perfect customer service!
- 12 days
- Prices From:
- Estimated flight price
- Bike Hire
- Single Room:
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- Insurance - WW ex N America 17 Day:
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Place to place
11 nights hotels / lodges / guesthouses
70% meals provided
8 days biking (1 day optional)
1 rest day
Guided & vehicle support
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Last Updated: 15/05/2017