FOLLOW THE LATAM GS TROPHY FINALS ROUTE IN COSTA RICA.
What is the GS Trophy?
The GS Trophy is an international competition organized by BMW Motorrad. Where teams from all around the world compete to be crowned as champions. The GS Trophy focuses on teamwork, navigation and skill. It is a great showcase of what the BMW Motorrad community is all about. This year the qualifier, to select the finalists for the Latin America team, was held in Costa Rica. On this tour we invite you to follow the same route the participants did and to discover Costa Rica in a unique way: on board of a BMW motorcycle.
About this tour:
The perfect combination of dual purpose routes and discovery of a magical country. The focus of this trip will be the beaches of the Guanacaste peninsula and a short glimpse of the mountains surrounding the Arenal Volcano. You will understand why Costa Rica is top notch tourist and riding destination.
We begin our tour in the capital of Costa Rica: San José. You will be shuttled from the airport to the hotel where you will meet with the rest of the group. A welcome dinner and briefing will give us a glimps of what the next couple of days have in store for us.
We depart on the second day and heads towards the beaches of Santa Terese, not before riding the amazing Cerro de Muerte and dropping down to the beaches near Jacó. The last stretch of the day will have us crossing aboard the ferry toward the Guanacaste Peninsula.
The following days will have us riding through some stunning beaches and beautiful dual purpose routes. River crossings, beach riding, mountains, canyons and so much more. We finish off our tour in the central mountain region at the hot springs near Arenal Volcano. The perfect place to relax after some amazing days of riding and discovery.
DATES: January 14th -20th, 2018
Total Days: 7 (includes arrival and departure days)
Riding Days: 4
Rest Days: 1 (Tamarindo Beach)
Tour Start: San José, Costa Rica.
Tour Finish: San José, Costa Rica.
Distance: 1,000 kms approx.
Riding Hours Per Day: 8-9 hours per day
Road Conditions: 70% gravel and dirt roads. 30% paved roads.
- Cerro de Muerte.
- Punta Arenas Ferry.
- Nicoya peninsula beaches.
- Tropical forests and jungle wildlife.
- Tamarindo Beach.
- Surf lessons.
- Playa Conchal.
- Liberia Canyon.
- Arenal Volcano hot springs.
- and so much more!
1. Arrival in San José.
2. San José - Santa Teresa Beach
3. Santa Teresa Beach - Tamarindo Beach.
4. Tamarindo (rest day)
5. Tamarindo - Arenal.
6. Arenal - San José.
*PREVIOUS OFF ROAD EXPERIENCE ON BIG BIKES IS A MUST. This is an off road tour with all types of terrains that include: gravel roads, sand, river crossings, rocky hills and mud depending on weather conditions.
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Prices are based on shared accommodation. Single accommodation is available on some hotels. Tour occupancy is 8 minimum, 10 maximum.
Rider / Sharing Room
R 1200 GS: $2,400 USD
F 800 GS: $2,300 USD
Passenger: This tour is not suitable for 2 up riding, given the road conditions.
Single room surcharge: $300 USD.