Tropical Bicycle Tour

Ride through the he plantations and botanical gardens of CATIE with a naturalist guide

This biking experience will take you through the grounds of the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE). Your naturalist guide will explain the great diversity of forest and fruit plantations found in there, which includes: coffee, cocoa, sugar cane, citrus, plantain, bananas, macadamia, pineapple, mangosteen, mango, avocado, and many other exotic species from tropical countries all over the world.

The ride is easy enough for all levels and children over eight years old can enjoy this experience.


Per person


  • Every day at 8:00 am and 1:00 pm we depart from our base camp in Turrialba (see Google Maps).

    Transportation can be arranged from hotels in the center of Turrialba at no extra charge.

  • Duration: 2.5 hours

What’s included

  • Includes transportation from Turrialba

  • Equipment (bicycles and helmets)
  • Entrance fees
  • Certified naturalist guides

What to bring

  • Shorts or pants (no jeans)
  • Tennis shoes
  • A hat
  • Rain jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • A bottle of water
  • Insect repellent and sun block

Additional Information

  • Minimun 3 people
  • Age limit 8 years old