Costa Rica · March 1 - 8 2025

Women's Rainforest Retreat

The Ultimate Women's MTB Getaway

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The Experience

Yoga, mountain biking, hot springs, massages, & amazing women that love to ride bikes. This trip is just the right combo of adventure and relaxation. Leave the kids and beau behind; it's a week with the ladies. Our crew will take you on the trip of a lifetime to ride incredible singletrack spanning from the rainforest to the sea. This trip is full adventure with all the right touches of luxury (in all the right places too). Come for the amazing mountain biking -- stay for the unique rainforest adventures, ocean sunsets and excellent food. A mountain adventure with all the perfect touches of luxury. This trip is your Costa Rica mountain bike vacation dreams come true!

Highlights

Excellent Cuisine

Excellent Cuisine

Sup the Pacific

Sup the Pacific

A Retreat Made for Women+ by Women

A Retreat Made for Women+ by Women

Itinerary

WOMEN'S RAINFOREST RETREAT | INTERMEDIATE

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WELCOME TO COSTA RICA

Upon arrival to Costa Rica, gather your luggage, make your way through customs and exit the Liberia Airport (LIR). Our crew will be waiting for you as you exit the airport. 

We will provide an airport shuttle pick up at 3:00pm, to provide transport to our hotel. For those arriving a night early, the shuttle will also stop by the Hilton Garden Inn (across from the airport) for an additional pick up option. Please notify us in advance if you need this pick-up option.

We’ll head into the mountains of Guanacaste to a local eco-lodge, settle in, and get ready for the week. Our group will meet at 5:00pm for happy hour to build bikes and have a cold beverage. Come hang and get to know the fab crew you’ll be riding with in Costa Rica. Bike rentals will be issued at this time as well for those who have made rental arrangements.

Once our bikes are built, we'll head to dinner and get fueled up for our first day of riding in the rainforest. 

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WATERFALLS & ZIPLINES

Start your first morning with an epic buffet breakfast filled with locally grown organic fruits and veggies and made-to-order omelets. Don’t forget to try the gallo pinto, a traditional breakfast dish of rice and beans. It goes great with eggs!

We start today with a mellow ride (estimated 1-hour climb) to provide everyone the chance to acclimate to the tropical climate. Bring lots of water and electrolyte replacements as you’ll definitely break a sweat in the rainforest!  

We'll swim at the base of a gorgeous waterfall, enjoy a fun flowy downhill back to the hotel then head to the restaurant for lunch. The afternoon will be spent on an exciting zipline adventure through the canopy of the rainforest and through a deep canyon. 

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RAINFOREST RIDE & POOLSIDE COCKTAILS

We’ll start today with an early breakfast and then gear up for a big point-to-point ride. This ride is full of flowy singletrack with a couple technical climbs and descents.

Today’s ride is followed by a picnic lunch, a quick dip in the river, and then we’ll load up and travel to the next hotel. And just an FYI, this next hotel is one of our favorites! A natural hot springs lodge with a full-service spa, locally sourced restaurant and surrounded by Costa Rican forest and excellent mountain bike trails.

Upon arrival, enjoy a happy hour cocktail (or mocktail) at the swim up bar in the hotel’s natural hot springs pool.

Hotsprings

RIDE. SOAK. RELAX. YOGA. EAT. SLEEP. REPEAT.

Today's morning adventure is a half-day ride out the back door of the hotel. This region is a rainforest eco-system with volcanic rock features, which provide interesting trail sections to session and play on. We’ll session some cool areas and play with our climbing and descending on technical volcanic rock.

Join the group for a poolside lunch and then spend the remainder of the afternoon as you like. Go tubing down the nearby river canyon, soak in the natural pools of a mineral springs river or relax and unwind with an organic spa treatment.

Top off this incredible day with a sunset yoga session on outdoor platforms amidst the rainforest.

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SUNRISE YOGA TO SUNSET RIDES

Awake to the sounds of the jungle today. Birds singing in the trees and Howler Monkeys calling is a classic start to the morning at this eco resort. There will be an optional yoga class offered before breakfast and then you can spend the rest of your morning as you wish. Relax by the pool, get a massage or just relax in the hammock of your rainforest bungalow.

In the late morning, we’ll pack up our shuttle van and head to the ocean! As we reach the coast, we'll grab our bikes and head out for an evening ride, just before dusk. We'll spin our legs on a quick shred then head  to the ocean for cold beers on the beach and dive into the refreshing waters of the Pacific to cool off.

As the sun sets over the coastline, we’ll take some pictures, let it all sink in and then head to our hotel to get settled. Tonight, enjoy a delicious group dinner at the hotel.


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OCEAN VIEW RIDES & SUP THE SEA

Today we’ll awake early for breakfast at our hotel and then pack up and head to the Las Catalinas trail system. We’ll spend the morning riding super flowy singletrack with incredible views of the coastline below. Our ride will end with a refreshing dip in the ocean and time to relax on the beach.

The afternoon today is for you to spend as you wish. There are stand up paddle boards and kayaks available for rent, for those interested, and this small bay is the perfect spot for it. It is also a great spot for swimming or just relaxing by the sea with a cold beverage.

In the late afternoon, our guides will provide an optional evening ride for anyone looking for more pedal time. Top off this fabulous day with sunset yoga and a spectacular dinner overlooking the beach.

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BIG MORNING RIDE & BEACHTIME

We’ll wake up early again today to get on the trails and maximize our time in this excellent beach location. We’ll go on a big ride that combines big climbs and fun descents and all fun singletrack. There will be long flowy forested sections and epic views of the ocean. Our guides will even offer the chance to add on a segment to a secluded beach for a midride cool off session in the ocean.

We’ll take a lot of snacks with us today as we’ll be out riding for 4-5 hours. We’ll return in the afternoon for lunch and some downtime on the beach.

Once we’re relaxed and refreshed, we’ll head back to the hotel to pack up bikes and enjoy one last sunset yoga session. Then we’ll freshen up and head into town for a final dinner, beachside.

Tonight, we’ll celebrate the week’s adventure, new friends, and lifetime memories.

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AIRPORT SHUTTLES & TRAVEL HOME

We have reached the last day of our amazing trip in Costa Rica and it's time to say goodbye. There will be an optional morning yoga class offered today for those who would like to get in one last stretching session before travel. After yoga, there will be time for a quick breakfast and then we’ll pack up for our group shuttle to return to the Liberia International Airport.

Our guides and drivers will have the group at the airport for a 12:00pm check in. Most departures return to the US and Canada in the afternoon, so this shuttle time generally accommodates most groups. If you need a different shuttle time, just let our team know and we can make the appropriate arrangements. Note: Shuttles outside of the scheduled time are available at an extra charge.

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Women's Rainforest Retreat

Women's Rainforest Retreat

The Ultimate Women's MTB Getaway

$4,395.00/pp

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Extras

Extra Night Stay (Arrive Early)

Arrive a day early and we'll book your room an extra night at the start of the trip.

FROM$150.00/pp

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Extra Night Stay (Stay Longer)

Stay longer and we'll book you a room for an extra night (or more) at the end of the trip.

FROM$165.00/pp

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Bike Rental | Front Suspension (Hardtail)

We'll set you up with a sweet ride for the trip! Bring your own pedals and shoes.

FROM$450.00/pp

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Airport Shuttle

Airport shuttle from Liberia Airport (LIR) | One Way

FROM$95.00/pp

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Bike Rental | Full Suspension

We'll set you up with a sweet ride for the trip! Bring your own pedals and shoes.

FROM$550.00/pp

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Details

What's Included

7 Nights Boutique Lodging

Welcome Dinner

Breakfast & Lunch Each Day

Private Guides

Private Yoga Sessions

Private Transportation

Zipline Adventure

Post-ride Hot Springs

Purified Water

Equipment Rentals (Bike, helmet, pedals)

Dinners, most alcohol & snacks

Gratuities for guides & drivers

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Women's Rainforest Retreat

01 - 08 March 2025

FROM$4,395.00/pp

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Destination Info

Getting There & Away

Getting There & Away

Trip Start/End: Liberia, Costa Rica

Airport: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport
Airport Code: LIR


Arrival Day Shuttle Time: 3:00pm at Liberia International Airport (LIR)
On day one, there are no scheduled activities until late afternoon to allow time for all the riders to arrive via their international flights. 


Departure Day Shuttle Time: 10:00am for arrival at LIR by 11:30am
On the final day, there is a scheduled shuttle to the airport in the morning allowing proper time for departing flights. Shuttles on the last day to other locations in Costa Rica can be arranged for an additional cost.

Accommodations

Accommodations

This is a traveling trip. In order to maximize our riding experience, the group will change hotels every couple days to be as close to the trails as possible. The accommodations are all comfortable 3-star boutique hotels with one 4-star luxury ecolodge where we will stay in bungalows in the forest.  


We love these hotels and they are perfectly situated nearby the trails. Amenities will vary from hotel to hotel. You’ll want to bring luggage that is easy to pack and carry around. A rugged duffel bag is highly recommended (with or without wheels).


Visas & Entry

Visas & Entry

All travelers require a current passport that is valid for 6 months after your return date in order to enter the country. Citizens of most countries (ex: USA, Canada, UK) will receive a tourist visa upon entry and don’t need to apply for any approvals in advance. 


For more information, or if you’re from a country not listed above, check with your local embassy or passport office for detailed travel requirements.

FAQs

The following outlines the minimum skill level and fitness base required for this specific experience. 


Skill Level - Intermediate (Blue Trails): You have a strong understanding of shifting up and down through the gears. You have the skills to brake appropriately on descents and you maintain a comfortable and sturdy stance on controlled climbs and descents. You are confident to ride through a variety of technical features (roots, rocks, tight turns) although you are most comfortable at a slow and controlled pace.

Fitness Level - 4/7: You have moderately strong mountain bike fitness. You bike or exercise 3-4 times per week all year long for at least 2-3 hours per session. You are comfortable biking for 2-3 hours at a strong pace and 4-6 hours with some stopping or at a slower pace. You can comfortably ride 5 days back-to-back with climbing of up to 1500ft per day.

This trip is for any women⁺ intermediate riders looking to experience all the best that Costa Rica has to offer, while also mountain biking fun trails each day. The riding is pure blue intermediate. We will ride every morning, have excellent lunches, and spend each afternoon on Costa Rica adventures. When we are in the mountains we will swim in waterfalls, zipline, relax in hot springs, and get massages. When we are at the beach, we will also ride each morning (and one sunset ride!) and, in the afternoons, we will SUP and kayak, do sunset yoga, and relax with cocktails by the pool. 

This is one of our flagship trips and is truly a perfect Costa Rican mountain bike vacation for the ladies! 

There will be a ride offered each day on the trip (days 2-7). The rides will mostly be half day rides with additional activities available in the afternoon. This itinerary takes place in Guanacaste, which is a very hot region of the country. For the most part, we will ride every morning and do an activity around water in the afternoon (SUPing, relaxing by the beach, river floating, etc.).

In general, you can expect hot sunny days in Costa Rica. Typical year round temperatures range from 80-90F (26-32C) during the day and only dropping a few degrees in the evenings. You will need very light, quick drying biking clothes for each day. Refer to the suggested packing list for detailed information on what to bring. You will also be able to leave items in our van each day so you can have back up supplies if needed throughout the day.

Yes, it is very hot and humid in Costa Rica. We recommend all riders should be prepared to carry 2-3L of water on them each day.

Our crew will have some snacks available, however, it is up to each participant to provide their own personal snacks and electrolyte replacement tabs and/or chews while riding. There are stores in Costa Rica where these can be purchased, however, it is recommended that you bring a supply of your favorite items from home as the selection in Costa Rica can be limited.

All of our trips can cater to most dietary needs, however, make sure you tell us in advance so our team can be properly prepared. After you book your spot, we will ask you to complete your profile to notify us of any dietary needs or allergies.

Once you’re in Costa Rica, there are a variety of food options available at all restaurants to cater to most diets. The typical plate in Costa Rica is called a Casado and is a plate with rice, beans, salad and a protein (beef, chicken, fish, or fresh cheese for vegetarians). Whole foods, fresh meats, fruits and vegetables are easy to come by everywhere you go. When eating at restaurants, our group will always choose venues that are happy to cater to a variety of dietary needs.

Absolutely! Our guides will be there to help you build your bike at the start of the trip and pack it up at the end. We will have tools available and we’re very experienced in assembling and packing bikes. We’ll gladly give you tips and help you out during the entire process.

Note that trip insurance is required for all riders on any Ride the Earth tour. You must provide proof of policy prior to departure. We recommend World Nomads to provide you with affordable trip insurance. They offer excellent coverage for mountain bikers. 

Although tipping is completely up to your discretion, it is customary to provide gratuity for guides and drivers. A typical gratuity for your expert mountain bike guides is 5-10% of your trip cost per person and 2-5% for drivers. This may be given to the lead guide on your trip or to each person individually.

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