The Great Getaway Costa Rica

Central America, perhaps from its most magical side. In Costa Rica you can feel “pura vida” – a unique attitude to life


A tropical paradise

Costa Rica – sheer biodiversity
Mountain ranges and rainforests, fertile valleys and gorgeous, sandy beaches: Costa Rica is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth. Vibrant colours, a rich flora and fauna as well as a vast range of outdoor activities. In addition, the locals are welcoming, sincerely happy people. A tour of this Central American gem is a diverse treat for motorcyclists. Whether it’s along the coast or through dense mountain forests – a new, wonderful view awaits you behind every turn. 

This is what is waiting for you

Experience “pura vida” on a motorcycle 

In Costa Rica, a tropical paradise awaits you featuring jungles, volcanoes, waterfalls and beautiful beaches. You’ll discover surfer spots and coffee plantations, experience the sheer wilderness and taste of exotic fruit and freshly ground coffee. Look forward to an unforgettable time by the campfire or enjoy fantastic sunsets and feel “pura vida” right away.

The perfect combination of motorcycling and enjoyment

Experience the ride of your life on a BMW R 18 with The Great Getaway. Relaxed cruising on breathtaking routes, combined with first-class accommodation, culinary experiences and a selection of excellent local activities create an overall experience you’ll never forget.


BMW Motorrad-certified tour guides

You are in the best hands of our BMW Motorrad-certified tour guides. They will take you along carefully selected routes from one highlight to the next and ensure that you can enjoy the journey in a relaxed way.

Experience Details

Services included

  • 10 days support by our partner
  • 9 nights’ accommodation
  • Airport shuttle on arrival and departure day
  • Catering with 3 meals per day
  • Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks during the day
  • BMW Motorrad-certified tour guides
  • Support vehicle for technical support and luggage transport
  • BMW R 18
  • Petrol
  • Access to all activities on site
  • Welcome package

Alcoholic beverages, airline tickets, cancellation insurance and all services not listed above are not included



Day 1

Arrival to San José: Welcome to Costa Rica! We highly recommend to book a flight that arrives in the early afternoon, so you can settle in and get some rest. You will have a welcome dinner in San José and our partner introduces you to the upcoming tour.

Day 2

San José to Trogon Lodge: You depart San José and leave the suburban area, right into the lust cloud forest and volcanoes that surround the city. The first day will be a short one in order to get used to the bikes and riding conditions of Costa Rica. The hotel is a lovely lodge nestled in the mountains.

Day 3

San José to Manuel Antonio: You ride through the most iconic mountain pass of Costa Rica and drown towards the pacific coast and all the natural beauty of the national park of Manuel Antonio. The destination is a lovely hotel nestled on the cliff of the surrounding area of the park with wonderful views of the pacific ocean.

Day 4

Manuel Antonio to Las Catalinas: The longest riding day of the tour will take you through the coast roads and beach towns of Costa Rica's most famous surf destinations and you head towards the Nicoya Peninsula and the Guanacaste region. You arrive at the lovely town of Las Catalinas where a special sunset surprise is waiting for you.

Day 5

Rest day Las Catalinas: Today you have a day off the bikes to enjoy a nice day in the beach and the ocean. You will  go sailing on a catamaran towards small private beaches and a fantastic sunset sail. You come back to Las Catalinas in the afternoon ready for another day of riding.

Day 6

Las Catalinas to Hacienda Montezuma: You leave the beach behind and head towards a working cattle hacienda in the plains of the Liberia region. After a short ride you will arrive at the destination early in the afternoon to enjoy this wonderful location.


Day 7

Hacienda Montezuma to Arenal: You depart from the plains and head back into the lush jungle mountains and the beautiful Arenal lake and volcano. Beautiful riding with jaw droppping landscapes will bring you to The Springs hotel, a wonderful place to end the day of riding.

Day 8

Arenal Adventure day: Today you leave the bikes behind and get ready for a day of typical Costa Rica adventure. Zip lining, canopy tour, hanging bridges. A wonderful day outside in nature with adrenaline and adventure.

Day 9

Arenal to San José: You ride back towards the city but before finishing this amazing journey you will wrap it up with a coffee tour in the nearby coffee farms of San Jose. Upon arrival back to San José, get ready for a farewell dinner after 8 days of incredible adventures.

Day 10

Departure: Return home with new friendships and unforgettable memories of the trip of your lifetime.



The participants of The Great Getaway Costa Rica ride on a road through the mountains

Frequently asked questions

How can I book a Fuel For Life experience?
  • Click on the trip you are interested in
  • Find out about the details
  • Enter your details and booking preferences
  • We will then send a contact form to our operating partner who will contact you with the offer tailored to your requirements
Who is the organiser of The Great Getaway Costa Rica?

The Great Getaway is an offer provided by our partner Elephant Moto. The Fuel For Life partner independently organises the experience and offers it to participants on their own behalf. All information about this offer, including details on prices, has been provided by the Fuel For Life partner.

Who do I contact if I have any questions?

Elephant Moto’s team will be happy to help you with any questions you may have about The Great Getaway. Simply get in touch with them using our request form. 

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In which languages do you offer Fuel For Life Experiences?

English is spoken throughout The Great Getaway. Please contact our partner Elephant Moto for further information about the languages spoken by tour guides.

When will new dates be published?

We are constantly working to expand our range of Fuel For Life experiences for you. Consequently, we recommend you check regularly to discover new offers and more dates.

Can I put myself on the waiting list for an already fully booked tour?

You can still enquire about the desired travel dates via our contact form and our partner will let you know if you can be put on a waiting list or offer you possible alternatives.

Can certain requirements with regard to catering, allergies, etc. be taken into account?

Yes, of course. Simply include specifics in the contact form. 

Which physical or athletic demands must I meet?

Check the booking details for participant requirements. If you require further information or are unsure, the operating partner will be happy to advise you in more detail.

Can I participate with my own motorcycle?

Unfortunately not, but it gets better: a BMW R 18 will be made available to you for the entire journey. 

Logo of BMW Motorrad Partners Elephant Moto

Organising partner

The Great Getaway is organised by BMW Motorrad partner Elephant Moto. 

Elephant Moto is a motorcycle travel provider in Colombia and Costa Rica. When riding a motorcycle, the two owners Chris White and Mauricio Escobar focus on unforgettable memories and shared discoveries. That’s why their motto is “stories to tell for a lifetime”.

At The Great Getaway Costa Rica, you can count on Elephant Moto’s team to provide you with an unforgettable experience.

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