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Cycle Nicaragua, Costa Rica & Panama Overview
Visit Central America and cycle among Costa Rica's rainforests and Panama's Caribbean islands
Central America's narrow isthmus lends itself perfectly to exploration on two wheels. From the colonial hub of Granada to bustling Panama City, discover Costa Rica's steamy rainforests, La Fortuna's Arenal Volcano and the island paradise of Bocas del Toro. Visit the nature lover's paradise along Lake Nicaragua, cruise along the Tenorio River and snorkel over Panama's reefs. A ride along the impressive Panama Canal is the perfect end to a diverse, colourful and one of a kind adventure.
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Get sightseeing in Granada's cobblestone streets and let the holiday vibe kick in. Cycle through Lake Nicaragua's protected zone and be on the lookout for exotic birds. Continue to Masaya and spend time shopping at the artisans' markets before visiting the mighty Masaya Volcano. The road goes almost to the lip of the crater and it's possible to see bubbling lava as well as colourful parakeets that call the crater home.
Take a relaxing boat ride to Ometepe Island, teeming with exotic wildlife, rainforests and two volcanoes.
Hop in the saddle for a ride through the forest to San Juan del Sur. Feast on seafood and perhaps sip cocktails on the beach.
After a steep, early-morning ride, cross into Costa Rica and cycle between the Miravalles and Tenorio volcanoes. Float down the Tenorio River, watching out for monkeys and crocodiles. Cycle a trail surrounding Lake Arenal. This section can be challenging but the incredible vistas are worth it.
See toucans swooping through the rainforest on the cycle towards La Fortuna. Pass banana and sugarcane fields and sooth weary muscles in the hot springs. While here, take in views of the mighty Arenal Volcano - the red-hot lava makes for great night-time viewing.
Traverse the rolling San Carlos plains, dodging neon-blue morpho butterflies. Journey down the vibrant Caribbean coast road to Cahuita, home to reggae music and spicy cuisine.
Skirt around the Talamanca Mountains and through Guaymi tribe country. Cross into Panama and sail to the island paradise of Bocas del Toro. Go snorkelling, diving, kayaking or surfing. Take a boat trip to nearby islands and spot dolphins, or simply relax beneath a palm tree on a Caribbean beach.
Relish the tropical scenery en route to Santiago and take an exhilarating downhill ride through the mountains.
Enjoy a ride through the lush countryside before making tracks to Panama City. Spend an unforgettable day cycling along the iconic Panama Canal. Make time to explore the ins and outs of this fascinating metropolis - perhaps end your Central American cycling tour by dancing the night away at a samba club.
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