Arenal Biking & Kayaking


Arenal Biking & Kayaking

Explore and discover Costa Rica by water and land, enjoying the unique experience of mountain biking through the lush forest surrounding the lake at the base of an active volcano, and gliding across the mystic waters of Lake Arenal. You’ll revel in the extraordinary beauty of the Arenal Volcano and its surroundings.


You will set out on your kayak for a 2-hour exploration of the lake and islands in quest for local birds such as ospreys, kingfishers, neotropical cormorants and aningas, and mammals such as howler monkeys, spider monkeys, white-nosed coatis or sloths. Once you are finished kayaking, you will relax lakeside and enjoy a light picnic before setting out on your mountain-biking adventure through natural trails, traditional Costa Rican neighborhoods and small rivers.



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Trip Details

Trip Length Half Day
Departures: Morning and afternoon trips available.

Experience Type   Family & Explorers

Price $95

What’s Included

  • Professional bilingual guides
  • Bike Rental, helmet, water bottle, kayaking equipment
  • Water and snacks during the tour
  • Transportation from and to your hotel in the Arenal area
Recommended Gear
Reservation Information


Day 1

Rios Tropicales offers you the opportunity to experience the two adventure sports of mountain biking and kayaking together in one amazing place.The mountains and lake surrouding the Arenal Volcano offer unique environments to pedal and paddle for an extraordinary adventure.


You will be kayaking on Lake Arenal for two hours during which you will have the opportunity to visit an island, see local birds (including ospreys, kingfishers, neotropical cormorants and aningas), and see mammals such as howler monkeys, spider monkeys, white-nosed coatis and sloths. Arenal Volcano’s constant lava eruptions are sure to impress you!


After the kayaking is finished, you will have a short break to relax, drink water and re-energize your body with a light picnic. Then it’s time for an exciting mountain bike tour on natural trails that pass through traditional Costa Rican neighborhoods and cross small rivers.

Who Can Go

Minimum Age 8.



Our Adventure Trip Regions



  • 9

  • 16


Trip Time

  • 5 Hours

  • Tico Time

About 5 hours.
Distance 9km kayaking, 16km biking.

Rios Tropicales Lodge

Extend your trip by a day (or two or three!) and see the whole river and stay at the Rios Tropicales Lodge. Our all-inclusive ecolodge trips include on-site adventure activities and three lodging options to meet varied tastes and budgets.

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