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Guided Off-Road Motorcycle Tour Costa Rica

Come and experience this tour throughout Costa Rica with Enduro Tours Costa Rica! During this enduro tour, you will enjoy various types of terrains such as rocky and clay in mountains, wet forests, and dry and sandy on the coast. Enduro Tours Costa Rica also has several bike options including HVA 350cc and KTM 350cc so you can choose whatever bike that suits you the most!

Key information

  • Terrain: rocky and clay in mountains, wet forests, and dry and sandy on the coast
  • Bike: rental bike (KTM, Husqvarna models)
  • Daily rides: 155 - 201 kilometers / 90 - 125 miles
  • Meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners

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  • Starts and ends in San Jose
  • 4 hours of challenging descent on the Rio
  • Cross the tropical forest to go down to the Pacific Ocean
  • Cross several valleys of high mountains and have lunch at 2,400 meters altitude
  • Embark on a two-hour rafting trip after riding through a coffee plantation
  • Ride on the beach of Playa Parrita, with its coconut palm-trees
  • Take a tough climb towards Turrialba Volcano
  • 6 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


6 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Spanish
Group size: 3-10 participants
Airport transfer included: Juan Santamaría International Airport
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During the tour, you will be accommodated in various hotels, as mentioned in the itinerary below.


Day 1: Arrival in San José

Arrival in San José and transfer to the hotel. Welcome cocktail and briefing. Night at Santa Ana: Hotel Posada Nena.

Day 2: Santa Ana to Santa Cruz de Turrialba

A full day of motorcycling through a wide very variety of landscapes and vegetation at an altitude of 1,000 meters at out-set on paths through high mountains and coffee plantations. At noon, you arrive in Cartago, one of Central America’s holy cities of pilgrimage. Then, an abrupt change of scenery, a tough climb towards Turrialba Volcano. You'll circle the volcano on an incredible path, offering a lunar landscape! The step ends in Santa Cruz de Turrialba. Night at the Goyabo Lodge.

Day 3: Santa Cruz to Rio Pacuare (half day biking - half day white-water rafting)

From the hotel, you cross a huge coffee plantation where you will stop for a guided tour of the production cooperative. Then, down to the agricultural town of Turrialba. You finish the motorcycle portion at Tres Equis, where you leave your bikes to begin two-hour rafting trip, embarking on the edge of the Rio Pacuare to arrive at the base camp, a magnificent lodge in the middle of an indigenous reserve. Night at the Pacuare Lodge.

Day 4: Rio Pacuare to Tarbaca

In the morning, 4 hours of a challenging descent on the Rio, one of the world’s five most beautiful rafting river, waterfalls, gorges, rapids, jungle swimming holes, unforgettable!!! When you exit the Rio, you recover your bikes for a long stretch through tropical jungle and sugar-cane farms until you reach a lookout with a breathtaking view on the whole Central Valley! Night at the Colinas Alta Vista.

Day 5: Tabarca to Manuel Antonio

After crossing of several valleys of high mountains, your lunch will be in a "Finca" at an altitude of 2,400 meters. After a hearty typical meal, you undertake the descent to the Pacific Ocean, penetrating tropical rainforests, with exuberant vegetation. You end the day in the spectacular seaside destination of Manuel Antonio. Night at the Verde Mar.

Day 6: Manuel Antonio to Playa Hermosa

Next, you cut across vast palm-oil plantations, a veritable labyrinth before an incursion on to the deserted beach of Playa Parrita, with its coconut palm-trees, turquoise sea and sand, unique!!! Next, you take great trails in the coastal mountains to Playa Hermosa, a world-renowned surfing spot. For the more adventurous, some partying in the nearby town of Jacó. Night at the Marea Brava Ocean Front & Villa.

Day 7: Playa Hermosa to San José

Return to the Central Valley. Arrival at San José. Night at the Colonial Hotel, in the center of the city where your journey ends.

  • You must have at least a 250cc motorcycle driver’s license
  • The bikes are insured to third parties, plus a driver's insurance.
  • Client must have their own repatriation insurance.

Bike options

The motorcycles are not equipped with “mousses” but with reinforced air chambers. The customers leave with new tires, back and front, for tours of 5 days minimum.

  • KTM 300 cc - 2 strokes
  • KTM 250 cc - 2 strokes
  • KTM 250 cc - 4 strokes
  • KTM 350 cc - 4 strokes
  • HVA 350 cc - 4 strokes
  • HVA 450 cc - 4 strokes

Skill level


  • Can ride for 2-3 hours
  • Minimal riding experience
  • Assistance required
  • Comfortable with curves and leans
  • Basic experience with unsurfaced roads
  • Short distance ascents and descents


  • Can ride for 3-4 hours
  • Average riding experience
  • Little assistance required
  • Comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • Average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • Steep ascents and descents


  • Can ride for 5-6 hours
  • Extensive riding experience
  • Assistance on demand (if required)
  • Experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • Comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Included excursions

In the afternoon of the second day, as well as on the morning of the third day, a rafting excursion on the Pacuare river and organized, with an overnight stay in a lodge in the middle of the jungle on the edge of the river.


Christophe Eliet


This motorcycle tour will take place in Costa Rica. The locations that will be covered are Santa Ana, Santa Cruz de Turrialba, Rio Pacuare, Tarbaca, Manuel Antonio, Playa Hermosa, and San Jose, but also many wonderful places along the way.


You will be offered 3 daily meals on days 2 to 7; day 1 and day 8 do not have included meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

There is the possibility of massage service in some hotels along the route, to be booked in advance. Also, laundry service is available in some hotels.

What's included

  • Accommodation from day 1 to day 6 (the choice of hotels is subject to availability at time of booking)
  • Meals from day 2 to day 6 without alcoholic beverages
  • Rent of the motorcycle
  • Guide assistance
  • General mechanic assistance & vehicle assistance (luggage transport)
  • Transfer airport / hotel / airport

What's not included

  • The meals of day 1 and day 7
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Extras transportation for outings at night
  • The riding gear (possibility to rent it on the spot: 40 USD/day)
  • The round trip flights
  • The Airport Tax of Costa Rica of 29 USD if it is not included in your flight ticket.
  • Supplementary repatriation / hospitalization insurance (we offer you an option with April Assurance) insurance
  • 13% taxes

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Transfer from and to the airport is included.

Airport: Juan Santamaría International Airport Airport transfer included: Juan Santamaría International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 15 days before arrival.

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Please note that rates do not include 13% taxes. The tax is payable on the arrival.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 3 participants

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