San Jose

San Jose Bike & Bites Ride

San Jose, Costa Rica
ChepeCletas San Jose Bike Ride
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

San José is characterized by its Spanish colonial buildings, Victorian mansions, and rich historical sites. This zero-emission bike tour allows you to see the city up close, avoid car traffic, and cruise through San José’s vibrant neighborhoods—past notable buildings, parks, and squares. Your guide navigates through the city and provides useful background information as you stop to appreciate local highlights.
  • See the city up close and avoid car traffic
  • Hassle-free bike and helmet rentals
  • Experience San José highlights and ride through different neighborhoods
  • Convenient, centrally located starting point

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local guide
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • National Theater of Costa Rica
    Avenida 2, C. 5, San José, Catedral, Costa Rica

    In front of main entrance.

Start time

09:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Teatro Nacional Costa Rica (Pass By)

Rutas Naturbanas - Banco Central

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Parque Nacional Park

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

San Jose

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

San Jose

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Jake_S
It was a great introduction for me and my wife’s first day in Costa Rica. The route was hilly at times, but easy enough resting at each stop. Alex was knowledgeable, personable, and easygoing. The empanadas were great too! Pura Vida!

Reviews

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An enjoyable bike tour
ANDREW_G, Mar 2024
very nice bike tour . Our guide Erick was very knowledgeable and gave us a great tour through the city and saw many different cultural areas
Best way to experience San Jose
Deborah_S, Feb 2024
A fun day learning about San Jose with Laura and Christian. Highlights were Empanada’s and Coffee tasting.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hi Debora, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a positive review! We're thrilled you had a fun day exploring San José with Laura and Christian, and that the empanadas and coffee tasting were highlights of your experience. We're very proud of our team, and Laura and Christian are passionate about sharing the city's spots and flavors. Your kind words motivate us to continue our work that showcases the best of our city. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to welcome you back again soon! Best regards, Roberto
A fun tour of San Jose
Jake_S, Jan 2024
It was a great introduction for me and my wife’s first day in Costa Rica. The route was hilly at times, but easy enough resting at each stop. Alex was knowledgeable, personable, and easygoing. The empanadas were great too! Pura Vida!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Hi Jake. I'm really happy to hear that your bike experience was so positive for you and your wife! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We truly appreciate your support and recommendation to others. All the best!
Great city bike tour of San Jose.
Debra_M, Jan 2024
Jorge was very knowledgeable about the history of San Jose. We learned so much about the culture of Costa Rica. He took us all around the city safely. The food stops were enjoyable. I would highly recommend this tour!!!!
Amazing experience!
7dd827r6jf, Feb 2023
Alex was awesome! He really took the time to ensure we had an amazing experience. I am a hesitant cyclist and had no issues at all - I felt confident on the bike and with the routes taken. It was so great to try the local food and coffee and learn both historical and modern day facts. Thanks Alex for the great time!!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi! Thank you so much for joining us on our bike experience! We are happy to hear that you had a good time. It was our pleasure to have you join our experience, and we truly appreciate your kind words, your review is very valuable to us. We wish you all the best! Roberto
Best Costa Rican food and bike ride!
Amanpreet_H, Sep 2022
Malo was our very friendly bike tour guide! He was very informative about the history and culture of San José. We stopped at a coffee shop to have an amazing Costa Rican coffee tasting at Encafeinados, and we ate our empanadas that we grabbed earlier. After the tour, he even went out of his way and helped us find some mosquito repellent we were trying to find. I highly recommend this tour if you are in San José!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Hi Amanpreet, thank you for sharing your experience. I'm really happy to hear that you had a good time with Malo and that you enjoyed the places, coffee, and empanadas. It was our pleasure having you join our activity. All the best!
San Jose All The Way
Karen_Q, Aug 2022
Alex and Roberto were both wonderful to deal with, knowledgeable and friendly. They keep the tours intimate and unique. The ride was fantastic. We learned about the culture, art, history, architecture, and politics of San Jose. What a delight! The food, drinks, and atmosphere were fantastic. We even saw two sloths within the city limits. We highly recommend a tour with this group. ChepeCletas got it right. Thanks for everything!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Karen, thank you very much for sharing your experience! I'm really pleased to hear that you had a good time, it was great having you join our activity. All the best!
Interesting trip
Emily_M, Jul 2022
San Jose is fairly limited in sites to see but this was a very good way of doing it. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable and I would highly recommend him.
Excellent tour
Rachel_C, May 2022
Excellent tour of San Jose! Juan and Roberto were very kind and knowledgeable. The tour was laid back and the coffee was excellent! Would definitely recommend.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hi Rachel, thank you for joining our experience and thank you for sharing your comment. I'm pleased to hear that you and Michael had a good time. All the best!
Like bike tours? If yes, book this one
Kayla_B, Feb 2022
This tour was perfect for us. We were comfortable biking in a city and around cars. there were some narrow spots, cobblestones, and these precipitous gutters at some points but if you're used to riding in a city around cars you will be fine. The bikes were in good shape, brakes and gears worked well and they gave us all helmets. The best part of this tour was how much of the city you got to see and the tasty street food near the hall of justice. The guide was fantastic! Really knowledgeable and nice. He really loved showing the city to all of us and we saw so much more of it than we would have walking. We even got the privilege of seeing a sloth in the city, which was a real TREAT! Do not hesitate, if you like bike tours this is the one for you.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Hi Kayla, thank you very much for sharing your experience! We're really happy to hear that you enjoyed the ride. Thank you for letting us be part of your visit to Costa Rica. All the best! Roberto
Perfect
Danette_N, Oct 2021
This was such a great tour! Sadly I can not remember the name of the gentleman, but he was very knowledgeable and fun to talk to. We ended at a wonderful craft coffee place that explain the coffee harvesting methods and gave very accurate tasting notes. It was perfect.
Wonderful Experience!
Danette_N, Sep 2021
Malo was my guide and he was not only a lot of fun, but very knowledgeable. We ended the tour at an amazing coffee shop (which unfortunately I can’t remember the name of) and they explained their coffee process. The coffee was delicate and floral with hints of blueberries. A perfect end to a wonderful tour.
Auf Fahrradtour durch San Jose viel gesehen!
Kai_R, Dec 2022
Wir haben uns für eine halbtägige Fahrradtour durch San Jose entschieden (vorab gebucht übers Internet). Etwas komisch kamen wir uns schon vor, da sonst fast niemand in der Hauptstadt von Cost Rica mit dem Rad fährt...Wir hatten mit Pablo aber einen sehr guten Guide, der uns viel über Land und Leute vermittelt hat. Wirklich zu empfehlen, da man mehr sieht, als wenn man zu Fuss geht. Auch die Verpflegung während der Tour war wirklich gut!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi Kai, thank you very much for sharing your experience! We're really happy to hear that you and your family had a good time, it was great having you join our activity. All the best!
Tolle Tour mit neuen Eindrücken
Nicole_H, Aug 2022
Unser Tour Guide Alex war sehr engagiert und hat uns einige Plätze in San Jose gezeigt, die wir zum Teil auch noch nicht kannten. Er hat unsere Wünsche berücksichtigt und wir haben zwei schöne Cafes / Snackbars kennengelernt, Faultiere gesehen und einen Einblick in die Graffitti Szene bekommen. Trotz Verkehr gut mit dem Fahrrad machbar.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Vielen Dank, dass Sie Ihre Erfahrung geteilt haben, Nicole. Wir freuen uns sehr zu wissen, dass Ihnen die Aktivität gefallen hat. Es war uns eine Freude, Sie kennengelernt zu haben und mit Ihnen zu teilen. Grüße nach Deutschland!

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