Awesome mountain biking in Costa Rica at Rincón de la Vieja Volcano

Awesome mountain biking in Costa Rica at Rincón de la Vieja Volcano
Looking for an exciting mountain biking vacation?.
One of the spots on the planet you cannot afford to miss on your mountain bike is Rincón de la Vieja Volcano in Costa Rica. Far from cities, traffic and asphalt, how cool is it to ride around a live volcano?
Over the years, Costa Rica has become one of the top places to go mountain biking, attracting mountain bikers from around the world to ride the Central American country’s roads, tracks and trails, and to compete in annual races like the Ruta de los Conquistadores.
The amazing mountain bike trails around Rincón de la Vieja take you across farms, past small towns, and on remote tracks far from civilization, capturing the essence of mountain biking. Eco-adventure Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin, by Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, offers one-of-a-kind Costa Rica mountain biking tours.
Tropical Trails Singletrack Mountain Bike Tour rides singletrack trails with three different levels: beginner, intermediate and expert. Hacienda Guachipelin maintains 30 kilometers of shaded singletrack mountain bike trails with scenic views by the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Tours include a stop for waterfall swimming.
The Iron-Horse Mountain Bike Tour is a full-day multi-sport adventure that includes horseback riding, waterfall swimming, river tubing, and zip lining, in addition to mountain biking. A shortened half-day tour is also available with only horseback riding and mountain biking.
Starting from Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin, on Aug. 20, 2016, the newest Costa Rica adventure race for mountain biking – 160K Rincon de la Vieja – will test mountain bikers of all levels on the rugged terrain around the largest volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Racers will compete in three distances: 160 km (100 miles), 100 km (62 miles), and 50 km (31 miles) at the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. The longest and most grueling route of 160 km circumnavigates the volcano on gravel roads, singletrack, and river and volcanic rock trails through five microclimates with close to 11,000 feet of elevation gain.
To compete in the 160K Rincón de la Vieja Mountain Bike Race, you can sign up on the event’s website; inscriptions close at midnight on Aug. 9.
By Shannon Farley