PURA VIDA CYCLING CHALLENGE
Where grit meets paradise
THE PURA VIDA CHALLENGE
This is a road cycling experience like no other! Join us for 5 days of grand tour style riding in the cycling paradise of Costa Rica. Climb steep mountains, soar through spectacular descents, immerse yourself in the colorful and vibrant Costa Rican culture, make friendships to last a lifetime, contribute to a charitable cause, and experience this beautiful country on 2 wheels. This is truly a transcendent and spiritual cycling experience that will test your cycling strength while connecting you to the essence of Costa Rica.
Authentic Costa Rica
This is not your every day tourist experience. We ride through small mountain towns, refuel at roadside fruit stands, and climb rural roads through the rainforest. In 5 days you will get a real sense of life in this vibrant country.
Amazing rides you cannot find in the US or Europe
If you want to experience climbs, not just one but many that will test your strength and gears, we have 5 days that will blow your mind. Each of the 5 stages includes a truly epic "HC" climb that will make your jaw drop! BUT these rides are not just for the pros or elite age groupers. If you have grit and determination, we promise you can make it up. We have a team of amazing and talented Gringos and Ticos (name for Costa Ricans) that will help guide and support you at any speed. Want to race up to see if you can get top 10 on the Strava Leaderboard? We have local pros that will meet you pedal for pedal. Want to take it at a speed you know you can finish and hop in the truck at the top? We have a crew ready to ride with you and a truck waiting. See more about the 5 Stages.
Unique Cultural Experience
Every day our athletes are joined by 15-30 Ticos and Ticas riding a various levels from pros to weekend warriors. Together we make the Pura Vida Cycling crew. This is an incredible and unique experience where many cultures come together with the shared love of cycling. It is the warm, supportive, and friendly community that keeps our athletes returning year after year.
Opportunity to Give Back
Giving back to the local community is the core of the Pura Vida Cycling Challenge. Each Challenge we donate gear, kits, saddles, and even bikes. Learn more about our Pura Vida Charity.
Are you ready to see the beautiful paradise of Costa Rica on a bike? Want to embark on a truly spiritual cycling adventure? Looking to escape your typical weekend bike rides for 5 days of an authentic cultural experience? Let's go!!
This is where grit meets paradise.
Train in a small group setting, with an extremely hospitable, friendly, and “pura vida” local cycling community. The spirit of the rides are inclusive, the strongest riders will support all ages and abilities even in the most challenging moments.
Experience the vibrant Costa Rican culture on two wheels! We stop in the small towns to refuel and grab a quick bite, Ride with the welcoming locals who keep a light-hearted environment on the group rides, stop at roadside fruit stands, drink from coconuts, and experience all the sights, sounds, and flavors that this beautiful tropical paradise has to offer.
This is not a relaxing pedal through paradise. These rides take strength but more than anything they take grit and the ability to keep grinding. But don't worry, we always have vehicle support ready if you need a break or want to make it an early day. After the 5 days you will be ready to kick ass in your next race season.
Roll through small artisan towns, fill your bottles from waterfalls cascading on the side of the road (yes its safe!), climb the incredibly steep winding jungle roads and descend through the clouds back to town. This is what adventure feels like on two wheels.
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