Nicoya Bikepacking Route
ElevationAscent: 4,523' 1,379 m
Descent: -4,502' -1,372 m
High: 490' 149 m
Low: 9' 3 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)
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“The route is a pretty nice balance between beach cruises and gravel grinding meandering country roads through the hills.”— Riley Seebeck
There is a decent mix of climbs as the route is always undulating through the foothills but there was only one big mountain that was a doozy. Beach camping is free at almost all beaches, Playa Chameronal is the only beach you cannot camp on.
Stop at local Soda restaurants and indulge in some typical Costa Rican cuisine for a very affordable price. This trip was very inexpensive. Water is a must and pretty accessible, all you have to do is ask. Look out for turtles!
Check out a full slideshow from our trip here.