2D6A5690.jpeg

DESTINATION CAMPS
ADVENTURE + EXCEL
 

Gain some ground.

Explore while progressing with camps around the world.

d3d0c790-f1f5-4032-bb7f-81d96adc8ba8_edited_edited.jpg

Costa Rican Adventure

Who:  Intermediate +, Advanced, Advanced + co-ed

When:  February 3rd-10th, 2023 / 7 nights, 8 days

Where:  Barva/Heredia/Providencia, Costa Rica

Joining in:  San Jose, Costa Rica

Landing cost:  $2450 USD / person

Coaches:  Katrina Strand and Claire Buchar. 

Host:  Adventure Meraki

Come experience the natural wonders of Costa Rica with this coached mountain bike adventure!  Coached by leading professionals Katrina Strand and Claire Buchar, and coordinated by Adventure Meraki, this camp promises a week of coaching, learning, progressing, laughing and EXPLORING!  

This week is designed to give you the adventure of a lifetime while transforming your riding!  Expect to:  

  • Explore single track that weaves through the jungle of the most biodiverse country on the planet.

  • Shuttle to trails that boast over 3,000 feet of descending.

  • Enjoy local food and hospitality throughout your stay.

  • Learn or revisit the foundations to ensure body postioning is ultimately adapting to the ever changing off road terrain.  

  • Discover basic to advanced braking techniques that will allow you to safely take on more difficult features and grade.

  • Learn new techniques and manoeuvres that will expand your toolkit of skills.

 

Unsure if you’d qualify as 'intermediate + to advanced +’?  Check out our ability levels HERE!  

What's included

 

  • Guiding and coaching by leading professionals

  • Lodging in beautiful accommodation close to the trails

  • Three daily meals

  • All transportation and shuttles to to and from trails

  • Airport transfers for group on scheduled days only

What's not included

  • Airfare and other travel fees

  • Personal travel and medical insurance

  • Your bike and equipment

  • Tips for guides and locals

  • Spending money

Bike and equipment recommendations

Although this camp uses a shuttle system to access most terrain, a downhill bike is not recommended.  A full suspension trail bike (150-170 mm of travel) is best for this adventure.  A half lid helmet and/or full face is mandatory and gloves, glasses, backpack or hip pack and knee pads as a minimum for armour are highly recommended. 

Bike rentals are available for an additional cost and must be booked ahead of time.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in San Jose, Travel to accommodation in Heredia, Costa Rica.

 

This day you will be picked up by your driver at the San Jose airport.  Snacks and drinks will be waiting for you as we take a short journey to your accommodation.  The rest of the day will be spent building bikes, relaxing and unwinding.  Over dinner, we will discuss plans, review safety and go over any all questions you may have for a big week of adventuring and learning!

Day 2: Ride ‘Adventure Park’, Heredia

 

Today, we ride from our accommodation to ‘Adventure Park’.  Adventure park boasts several trails that will feel familiar to those that have done any North American bike park riding with flowy terrain, wooden features, and world class pumptrack.

 

A great place for coaches to assess your riding alongside helping you to build on and refine your skills!

 

Day 3:  Ride ‘Adventure Park, Heredia

 

Another amazing day in this mountain bike paradise!  Plenty of trails to keep us entertained for a second day, and more opportunities to learn from your coaches!

 

Day 4:  Travel day

 

Today we make our way to Providencia, our next riding location.  Expect a scenic jungle drive through the mountains that may offer wildlife sightings!

 

Day 5:  Ride Providencia

 

Big day ahead!  We shuttle the trails all day, with some descents dropping as much as 3,000 feet!  Expect to work on and refine your body positioning and braking techniques on steeper terrain.  

 

Day 6:  Ride Providencia

 

Another big day of shuttling, riding, exploring, learning and challenging ourselves!  Check out the vast coffee fields of Costa Rica alongside sampling local fruit.  

 

Day 7: Travel day

 

Today we travel back to our base camp accommodation in Heredia via Costa Rican beaches.  View salt water crocks from the famous Tarcoles bridge!

 

Day 8: Transfer to San Jose

 

Time to pack it up for your flight home; your driver will bring you to San Jose for your scheduled departure time.  Pura Vida!

Trip Deposit/Cancellation policy

Trip deposit

 

A per person deposit of $700 USD for scheduled trips is collected at the time of registration. Deposits may be made by wire transfer, money order or a major credit card(Visa or MasterCard). Deposits for scheduled trips are refundable up to 10 days after registering(when booking 90 days or more in advance), after the 14 days, deposits are non-refundable, but your deposit is held and can be used towards a future trip deposit in case of a cancellation. When booking 90 days or less prior to a trip start date, the full trip balance, including any add on's, will be due at the time of registering.

Cancellations

Within 10 days of receiving your registration (and outside of the 90 day pre-trip window) your full deposit of $700 USD per person will be refunded. 

After 10 days your $700 USD per person trip deposit is non-refundable. But, you never lose your deposit with Meraki Adventures as they will save it for another adventure in the future.

When full balance is paid at 90 days before the trip start date, 50% may be refunded up to 60 days prior, 25% refunded up to 30 days prior, after that the trip is NON-REFUNDABLE but you can roll your money into a future trip.