Costa Rica

Mother Nature plays the seductress

Your two-part trip will take you first to the region of the Arenal Volcano, halfway between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. This perfectly shaped cone, active from 1968 to 2010, towers 1,720 meters high. The surrounding national park is a must-see for its rain forest, waterfalls, hot springs and hiking trails, as is Arenal Lake - a veritable bird lovers’ paradise. In fact, the entire country offers a perpetual display of incredible wildlife, such as its howler monkeys, whose widely reverberating cries, according to National Geographic, sound like heavy metal! During the second leg of your trip, you will stay on the west coast, in the region of Playa Hermosa (Spanish for beautiful beach), where activities like swimming and snorkeling await you. In Costa Rica, Mother Nature is in full seduction mode!

February 11 to 18, 2016
> Price (taxes included) : $2,795
Formula: Vélo Québec Voyages
Trip length: 8 days / 7 nights
Level of difficulty: 3

General Conditions

From day to day

Short route: 166 km • Long route: 317 km

Day 1 - Arrival in Libéria, transfer to San Ramon (8 hrs).
Day 2 - San Ramon, San Lorenzo, Pocosol, La Fortuna (52 km).
Day 3 - Free day (Volcan Arenal visit) or looped route (20 to 75 km). 
Day 4 - La Fortuna, lac Arenal, Nuevo Arenal (47 km).
Day 5 - Nuevo Arenal, Las Canas (37 km). Transfer from Las Canas to Libéria (1 hr). Libéria, Playa Hermosa (30 km).
Day 6 - Free day or looped day (50 km) or round-trip to Playa Manzanillo (76 km).
Day 7 - Free day.
Day 8 - Transfer to Libéria airport (25 mins) and return trip to Montréal.

The package includes:

  • round-trip transportation for passenger and bicycle with Air Transat, as well as transfer between airport and hotel;
  • 7 nights in three star hotels (double occupancy);
  • 7 breakfasts and 2 evenings meals;
  • bus transfers;
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
  • mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
  • daily route plans;
  • taxes and the $1 contribution per $1,000 of services purchased to the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents.

Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.

Start/Finish: Montréal-Trudeau/Libéria > Libéria/Montréal-Trudeau.

From 12 to 28 cyclists, accompanied by our guide.

Price of land portion of trip (taxes included): $2045
Package excluding air transportation for passenger and bicycle.

Vélo Québec Voyages est une agence de voyages accréditée, fondée en 1995. Elle propose 70 destinations à vélo au Québec et à travers le monde, et fait voyager quelque 6000 vacanciers chaque année.