- fill in the enquiry form for full details
The Big Heart Bike Ride in Costa Rica is an amazing opportunity to cycle through one of Central America’s most fascinating and biodiverse countries, while raising funds for the heart charity of your choice.
Beginning in vibrant Limon on the eastern Caribbean, you will experience breath-taking scenery and exotic Caribbean culture as you cross the country towards the Pacific. Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife!
Cyclists of all abilities come together to take up this special challenge, and you’re sure to find fun and friendship along the way.
“The Bike Heart Bike Ride was an amazing experience. What better way to see a country! I signed up not knowing anyone else going on the trip but very quickly made friends. The support from both the Dream Challenges crew and the other participants helps you meet the challenges of the cycle.” - Hazel Scofield, Big Heart Bike Ride Africa 2016
“For anyone having doubts about doing it alone - DO IT. I went alone not knowing a soul. It was one of the most magical fabulous things that I have done in my life. It has been an amazing experience, I’ve met some amazing people, seen some amazing places, and it’s the organisation of the team leaders that has made this possible.” - Maz Wyatt Big Heart Bike Ride Vietnam to Cambodia 2017
Day 1: San Jose
Fly to San Jose and transfer to local hotel.
Day 2: Limon to Finca Pacuarito (Cycle approx. 56km)
We begin our cycling adventure alongside the dazzling Caribbean coast. We follow dirt tracks past bustling banana plantations to Finca Pacuarito for the night.
Day 3: Finca Pacuarito to Guapil (Cycle approx. 73km)
We ride through the heart of the Caribbean lowlands, with three river boat crossings! Our first is a ferry across the Pacuare River to the town of Siquirres, with our second and third crossings before lunch. A final push takes us to Guapiles.
Day 4: Guapiles to Sarapiqui (Cycle approx. 62km)
We head toward the Sarapiqui River, watching for monkeys and exotic birds! We cruise past plantations of corn, coffee, cocoa, cardamom, and hearts of palm.
Day 5: Sarapiqui to Arenal Volcano (Cycle approx. 102km)
Our morning ride takes us through San Carlos, famous for its tropical plantations of citrus fruit. Following a challenging hilly section along dirt roads, the afternoon levels out as we cycle to the active Arenal Volcano.
Day 6: Arenal Volcano to Canas (Cycle approx. 68km)
A real highlight of the trip, we bike the scenic southern shores of Lake Arenal, before transferring to the small town of Canas. The terrain is tough and the hills challenging, but the breath-taking vistas are our reward!
Day 7: Canas to Playa Hermosa
We transfer to the town of Guanacaste for lunch, before riding right to the Pacific Ocean. This evening we celebrate our achievement!
Day 8: Playa Hermosa / San Jose
Spend the morning relaxing before we transfer to San Jose for the night.
Day 9: Departure
Transfer to the airport in San Jose for our flights home.
Join the next Big Heart Bike Ride in Costa Rica to raise funds for the heart charity of your choice. The Big Heart Bike Ride brings supporters together to help fund the vital work of heart charities.