La Ruta has returned for the 28th annual event in 2021!
La Ruta is the original mountain bike stage race that has been dubbed the world’s toughest mountain bike event due to the route's incredible elevation, treacherous jungle terrain, and 20 microclimates while crossing Costa Rica. In addition to the rugged stage race, riders who are not ready to conquer the entire crossing can get a taste by taking on the La Siesta one-day ride. Whether you are an experienced rider or amateur looking for a quality mountain bike experience the event should be on your bucket list!
La Ruta de Conquistadores (The Original 3-Day)
The only bike race that traverses the American landmass from coast to coast-from Pacific to Atlantic-is no easy day at the beach. Between its sea-level start and finish, the 161-mile route crosses 5 mountain ranges that force you to climb a cumulative 29,000 feet! The daunting terrain is so harsh that half a millennium ago it took Spanish conquistadores led by Juan De Cavallón 20 years to cross the land of Costa Rica from the Pacific to the Caribbean Sea; today, following almost the same trails they blazed, modern-day explorers racing on mountain bikes will do in 3 days.
La Siesta (1-Day option)
Don’t be fooled by the name! If you want a taste of the La Ruta de Conquistadores experience, register for La Siesta to race the first stage of La Ruta, the toughest and most scenic part of the entire course!