MTB downhill - La Culebra (full day)
Experience nature, spectacular views, and authentic villages via mountain bike!
To start, we take an exceptional 4x4 ride up the Cangrejal River Valley, along the fringe of Pico Bonito National Park, to the end of the road. On this trip, we admire inspiring views, experience how locals live, and of course, work up a bit of a sweat riding a mountain bike! Furthermore, this is definitely an endeavor for those who want to experience other cultures!
At the end of the road, we arrive in Urraco, a village almost at the Peak of the Gracias A Dios Mountain Range, where the biking adventure begins. We ride downhill, downstream, and down the valley to the wood-cutter village of Urraco and Toncontin, and then to Yaruca, a small farming village. After Yaruca, we cross the bridge where the three rivers meet and make our way towards the mountains.
We might head to La Colorada, depending on the water level of the Rio Viejo and our spirit, a truly authentic village with small adobe and thatched-roof houses and super friendly people. This is where we could encounter the invisible ruins. What we see are 61 hills cloaking the ancient temples, not yet discovered by the world’s archaeologists. Upon studying the majesty and mystique, we rest our legs a bit and have a little picnic.
We have a drink in a typical pulperia, and if you speak some Spanish, you’ll have a quick conversation with the very friendly locals. After allowing ample time for digestion, we hop back on our bikes and head through a few more villages before arriving back in El Naranjo at the Omega Jungle Lodge.
Please bring: tennis shoes, shorts, sunscreen, insect repellent, sun hat/cap, swimsuit
Got your own water bottle, camera or daypack? Bring it!
Time: 5 hrs.
Price: $60/person (minimum 2 people)
Included: Lunch and 19% tax
Note: We can customize MTB trips so just let us know what you are interested in doing or seeing.
Do you want to rent a MTB independent of an organized trip?
2 hrs for $15 or the whole day for $25