MTB Downhill - La Culebra (full day)

Date: Sunday 1 jan 2017 - Monday 1 Jan 2018

Experience nature, spectacular views, and authentic villages via mountain bike!
To start, we take an exceptional 4x4 ride up the Cangrejal River Valley, along the fringe of Pico Bonito National Park,
to the end of the road

On this trip, we admire inspiring views, experience how locals live,
and of course, work up a bit of a sweat riding a mountain bike! Furthermore, this is definitely an endeavor
for those who want to experience other cultures!
At the end of the road, we arrive in Urraco, a village almost at the Peak of the Gracias A Dios Mountain Range,
where the biking adventure begins. We ride downhill, downstream, and down the valley to the wood-cutter
village of Urraco and Toncontin, and then to Yaruca, a small farming village. After Yaruca, we cross the bridge where
the three rivers meet and make our way towards the mountains.

We might head to La Colorada, depending on the water level of the Rio Viejo and our spirit, a truly authentic village with
small adobe and thatched-roof houses and super friendly people. This is where we could encounter the invisible ruins.
What we see are 61 hills cloaking the ancient temples, not yet discovered by the world’s archeologists.
Upon studying the majesty and mystique, we rest our legs a bit and have a little picnic.

We have a drink in a typical “pulperia”, and if you speak some Spanish, you’ll have a quick conversation with the very
friendly locals. After allowing ample time for digestion, we hop back on our bikes and head through a few more
villages before arriving back in El Naranjo at the OMEGA JUNGLE LODGE.

Please bring:
tennis shoes, shorts, sun cream, insect repellent, sun hat/cap, swim suit. Got your own water bottle,
camera or daypack? Bring it!

Time: 5 hrs.

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