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North American Epic 11th section

Summary

tsurfsup-02- Granada-Nicaraqua

For cyclist who cannot cycle the whole tour but still want to ride a part of the North American Epic Ride, can ride the 11th section of our Epic Ride. The last section begins in Granada, Nicaraqua, travels through Costa Rica and ends in Panama city

Recreational
14 days
1270 km / 789 mi
$ 3,500.-
  • Costa Rica's amazing rainforests & birdlife
  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Western Panama's tropical mountain paradise
  • Cross the Panama Canal
  • There are 10 more sections.

    Deposit $170.- pp.

    Full vaccination with an approved COVID-19 vaccine is required for participation on this tour.

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Details

Type
Recreational
Duration
14 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Moderate
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
80-100 km / 50-62 mi
Total distance
1270 km / 789 mi
Lodging
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B
Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B
Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Basic hotel, full board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Not included
Dates
06 Dec 2022 - 18 Dec 2022
Start
Granada- Nicaragua
Finish
Panama City- Panama
Airport at start
Augusto C. Sandino International Airport MGA
Airport at finish
Tocumen International Airport PTY

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 3,500.-

Itinerary

Included / Not included


Pura vida

The last section of the North American Epic begins in Granada, a beautiful city of architectural gems and friendly people. Spinning out of town, the riders will be able to spot the striking Ometepe Island, its twin volcanic peaks emerging from Lake Nicaragua before crossing into the tour’s penultimate country, Costa Rica.
A night in the hill top town of La Cruz will provide for some stunning views over the Pacific Ocean. The route winds south along the coast of the beautiful Nicoya Penninsula, stopping for a rest day at Playa Samara, one of the region’s most spectacular beaches.

The cyclists now cycle inland towards the Golfo de Nicoya and a ferry ride back to the mainland where they pedal south through a string of beach resorts. Closer to the border with Panama the route turns inland and weaves up into the Talamanca Mountain Range and through coffee and sugarcane plantations before arriving in the Panamanian town of Volcan for a well-deserved rest day and a chance to climb up Volcan Baru, the country’s highest peak.

The last stretch of this section takes the riders down off the high plateau, dropping over 1200m in the first 30km. Cyclists now spin east through the rolling countryside with the gorgeous green Chiriqui Highlands on one side and vast agricultural fields on the other. They will pedal past historic religious buildings in Santiago and make one last stop on the beach at Playa Blanca before crossing the famous Panama Canal and pulling into cosmopolitan Panama City, the end point for this section and for the North American Epic.

* This is a general itinerary. Tour itineraries are subject to change based on the group, available accommodations and other unforeseen circumstances such as the weather, local conditions, government intervention, that may affect the quality of the trip and/or safety of the participants. Please view this itinerary as an outline as to what to expect on this tour.

Level:intermediate

Some long and tough days with shorter less challenging days mixed in. Environment (sometimes including wind and heat) and terrain (including some significant climbing) are more of a factor. Some unexpected challenges may creep in from time to time.

Prices based on double occupancy at hotels. Solo riders will be paired with another rider of the same sex at no additional charge.
11 Riding days, 2 rest day.

Included:

14 Nights in hotels
Most dinners
Most breakfasts
All roadside lunches
Experienced chef
Vehicle to carry your bags
GPS tracks & route notes
Experienced tour leader
Sweep rider
Bike mechanic
Medic
Tour jersey
Pre-tour information bulletins

Not included:

Flights and transfer to and from the tour
Food on rest days plus dinner on nights before rest days
Gratuity guides

Map & Routes

Map
Satellite

Bicycle

For this section, we recommend a touring bike with 35-40c
For more information see PDF file below

Downloads

choosing a bicycle
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