LA RUTA DE LOS CONQUISTADORES is Costa Rica’s premier mountain bike race and one of the most difficult athletic events on the planet. The world’s original multi-day fat-tire stage race, La Ruta is the “Grandfather” that created and inspired this now-worldwide genre — and still the most loved, feared, and respected.Read More
LA RUTA, founder Urbina is fond of saying, “Is more than just a race. It is a personal growth experience” That’s because, while some race La Ruta, for most it is such an arduous physical and mental challenge that they’re just happy to finish. The race is about the journey and all that it entails —learning about yourself, about a different culture, and making friends along the way.Read More
Twenty years ago, Roman Urbina read of three Spanish Conquistadors, Juan de Cavallón, Perafán de Rivera and Juan Vásquez de Coronado, who in the 1560’s began a 20-year journey through the beautiful and treacherous mountains of Costa Rica. Their expedition started on the Pacific coast and finished on the Caribbean Sea. Urbina, an elite Costa Rican athlete and adventurer known for staging physical challenges to publicize the plight of the country’s endangered wildlife, decided to retrace their long trek on his mountain bike.Read More
Day 0 / October 23: Jacó. Noon to 5 pm registration process.
Day 1 / October 24: you'll be climbing from Jacó Beach on the Pacific coast and finishing at El Rodeo area, then transported to your hotel. Overnight in San Jose Hotel.
Day 2 / October 25: stage starts from Terramall on a course that climbs the volcanos Irazú and Turrialba, finishing always in the CATIE at Turrialba. Overnight in Turrialba hotel.
Day 3 / October 26: activity starts in CATIE finishing always in Playa Bonita, Limon, in the Caribbean coast.
Diet and body conditioning is one of the most important factors determining athletic performance in long distance endurance events, yet this is something that many athletes do not take seriously enough. It is common knowledge that food fuels the body and that you need to put the right fuel in to reach peak performance, but what may surprise many people is that meat, dairy, and the wrong type of carbohydrates can actually hamper performance by making the body unresponsive and sluggish. That is why many top athletes are now looking to the power of juicing to give the body a huge performance boost in the days leading up to a big event.