Small-Group Cartago Bike & Train Tour by Urban Adventures

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Duration: 5h
Location: Cartago, Costa Rica | Cartago, Costa Rica

Category: Tours & Sightseeing

Costa Rican rural life at the historical town of Cartago
Cycling through charming streets with a local guide
Discovery of the colonial history & daily local life
Rich flavors of local cuisine at Cartago Central Market
Scenic journey through San Jose by train

Guided bike tour of Cartago
Food samples
Bike and helmet rental
One-way transportation to Cartago via train
Transit tickets
Tour commentary provided in English


Totally over the San Jose hustle and bustle? Want to feel the wind in your hair and get a change of scenery? This San Jose bike tour gives you all that and more. Just outside the city of San Jose sits the charming town of Cartago, a sleepy oasis filled with Costa Rican culture.

This San Jose tour begins at the Jimenez Apartments in the charming setting of Parque España, also known as Expression Park, one of the oldest parks in the city. Here you meet your local guide, who gives you a bit of history about the park, as well as the buildings around you. You wander across the street and admire the view of the Yellow House, and then head onward to the National Liquor Factory. Your local guide gives you snippets of information about landmarks along the way, before you head out on your journey out of town.

Next you take a quick 10-minute hike up into the hills of San Jose and arrive at the Atlantic Railroad, where you hop on a train to head to Cartago. This scenic 45-minute journey takes you past the University campus, further out into the mountains, and through the coffee plantations. At the end of the journey lies Cartago, where adventure awaits.

Hop on your bike in Cartago and cruise through the streets of this charming town, learning all about its history along the way. Many of the locals travel by bike here, so you fit right in. You make regular stops with your guide, so that you can be filled in on all the history behind this fascinating town.

After getting your fix of all that Costa Rican history, your Cartago tour finishes up at the Central Market, where you can sample the local life through foods and flavors. Here you're able to brush shoulders with the locals and dive into local cuisine, gaining plenty of insight from your guide as well. After this, you hop on a local bus to return to San Jose, where your guide happily points you in the direction of your accommodation, or gives you some more tips to explore the city of San Jose.

Cancellation Policy: 4 days
Know before you book: Children 5 and younger are not allowed., Maximum group size is 12 people., You must be able to ride a bicycle on your own., Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

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