La Ruta de los Conquistadores

October 29 - November 3

Conquer rivers, jungle and mountains in AN EPIC MOUNTAIN BIKE ADVENTURE - 2 OPTIONS AVAILABLE!

Join Vision Quest in Central America this fall and test yourself in the unique odyssey of distance, geography, climate and culture that is Costa Rica. You will ride over every imaginable riding surface - singletrack and fireroad trails, gravel, hard-packed dirt, pavement, thigh-deep mud, sand, volcano ash and more! If you are looking to challenge yourself on the bike with an epic adventure, look no further!

Learn more about La Ruta de los Conquistadores

Join Vision Quest for an incredible experience that includes:

  • 2019 La Ruta de los Conquistadores Original or Adventure Race Entry
  • Hotel accommodations
  • All meals
  • Private ground transportation to/from hotel on recommended flights
  • Private mechanic & guide
  • Pacuare rafting trip - a must do!
  • and much more!

OPTION 1: ORIGINAL RACE

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Goal

Legendary mountain bike goal event

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Event Mileage

142 miles over 3 stages

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Event Elevation

22,198 ft

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Riding Terrain

Mountains, jungle, rainforest

OPTION 2: ADVENTURE RACE

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Goal

Epic mountain bike goal event

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Event Mileage

90 miles over 3 stages

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Event Elevation

9,004 ft

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Riding Terrain

Mountains, jungle, rainforest

Check out Lance Armstrong's 2018 La Ruta experience!

EVENT OVERVIEW

Camp length: 6 days / 5 nights

Arrival date: Tuesday, October 29th (San Jose, Costa Rica)

Race days: October 31st - November 2nd

Departure date: Sunday, November 3rd (San Jose, Costa Rica)

Airport: San Jose, Costa Rica (Juan Santamaria International Airport)

Availability: 15 athletes

VQ EVENT PACKAGE

Our La Ruta package includes:

  • 2019 La Ruta original or adventure race entry
  • Private transportation to/from hotel for recommended flights
  • Hotel accommodations in double occupancy rooms
  • All meals
  • Private VQ luggage transportation throughout trip
  • Pacuare Rafting Trip
  • Private Mechanic Support

You will be responsible for:

  • Airfare
  • Bike shipment (we recommend flying with your bike)

REGISTRATION

Original Race Package

  • Early Bird Special: $3,995 through July 31st
  • Member event package: $4,195

Adventure Race Package

  • Early Bird Special: $3,595 through July 31st
  • Member event package: $3,795

You will be able to select your race package when reserving your camp spot

  • Single room supplement: $400
  • An $800 deposit is due at the time of registration
  • Non-member fee: $300
  • Remaining camp balance will be charged on August 29th

Click here to view our camp cancellation policy

RACE EQUIPMENT

MUST HAVE'S: RACE GEAR

  • As light as you can get your bike
  • 2 pairs of cycling shoes
  • Toe spikes for shoes
  • Helmet
  • Glasses
  • Bike computer
  • 3 kits (1 kit will get ruined with mud)
  • 3 pairs of socks
  • Small backpack for day pack
  • Towel/flip flops/soap for post race shower
  • Sunscreen

MUST HAVE'S: BIKE GEAR

NICE TO HAVE'S

  • Zip ties
  • Leatherman (Recommended: Squirt PS4)
  • Fanny pack/backwoods strap/camelback to help carry stuff
  • Compression tights/Normatec boots
  • Hair bands to hold bottles in place
  • Less aggressive tire for day 1
  • A harder chain ring for day 3
  • Bug spray
  • MTB case