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San Jose Bike & Bites Ride
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San Jose Bike & Bites Ride

By ChepeCletas Tours
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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Ages 12-80, max of 7 per group
Duration: 3–4 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local guide
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Start:
  • National Theater of Costa Rica, Avenida 2, C. 5, San José, Catedral, Costa Rica
    In front of main entrance.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 46388P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Minimum age is 12 years
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    How much is San Jose Bike & Bites Ride?
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    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      National Theater of Costa Rica
      Avenida 2, C. 5, San José, Catedral, Costa Rica
      In front of main entrance.
      See address & details
    • Pass by
      Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
    • 1
      Rutas Naturbanas - Banco Central
      Stop: 10 minutes
      See details
    • 2
      Parque Nacional Park
      Stop: 5 minutes
      See details
    • 3
      San Jose
      Stop: 15 minutes
      See details
    • 4
      San Jose
      Stop: 20 minutes
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • ChepeCletas Tours
      136
      San Jose, Costa Rica
      Joined in August 2011
    • Judith M
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Bike and Bites tour (Special Day)
      Great bike tour with Paul today. Highly recommend. Paul is full of knowledge about his city and also a coffee expert (sommelier for coffee). Really fun day , Thank you Paul, Peter and Judith
      Written March 18, 2023
    • PKEM
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great way to see San Jose
      My wife booked a private tour with Roberto and just said we wanted to do a bit of cycling, a bit of walking but most importantly we wanted to see the real San Jose. Alex was our tour guide and he did exactly what we asked. Alex kept the tour fluid and when he could see we were interested in something, he would spend more time on it. Alex was a great guide and we definitely went to parts of San Jose that we would not have seen otherwise. The cycling was fairly easy - on a couple of steeper hills we walked up. Highlights of the tour were the green (farmers) market, the bustling central market and a quality cup of filtered Costa Rican coffee to finish. Thanks Alex for a great tour,
      Written September 12, 2022
    • Travelling-Christine
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jorge was an amazing city guide!!
      Jorge was a fantastic city walking guide and representative for his city and country. We asked him to focus on Costa Rican history, politics, education, parks and sustainability. We feel so much more informed about this beautiful country as we venture out to other Costa Rican gems.
      Written July 24, 2021
    • Sharon S
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Personalized market tour was the perfect evening!
      Chepecletas was a lifesaver for our group! With only one afternoon to see San Jose before continuing on, our group of ten really wanted an introduction to the country, a guided explanation of the area around our hotel, and help navigating a colorful indoor market and our first meal in Costa Rica. Roberto assured us they could work with our group and was constantly supportive and responsive during planning. Our guide, Jessica, was simply outstanding, and we would have taken her along on our entire trip if we could have! Jessica made sure we were prepared for our tour before leaving the hotel (for rain, with dinner money, etc.) then patiently showed us around the market, helped us through a delicious and budget-friendly meal at her favorite market place, and then back on the streets she shared the amazing history of Costa Rica with us while showing us important buildings in the neighborhood. I can’t promise Chepecletas will always be able to bend over backwards to fit your schedule like they did with us, but I know you won’t go wrong taking one of their tours. And I definitely recommend learning about San Jose when you visit!
      Written June 14, 2021
    • morgangM7089QG
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Enjoyable, Relaxed Atmosphere
      The tour was great. The guides were youthful and easy to talk to. They provided more than enough information on Costa Rican culture and history. Unfortunately our tour was cut short due to a mishap with a booking through Viator (would not recommend- terrible experience/very unprofessional group). Some highlights of our walking tour included being taken to the currency exchange, highlights of different architectural structures and being able to see the market, which was buzzing with people. If I ever come back to Costa Rica I will be sure to book this tour again.
      Written April 26, 2021
    • DTegs
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good bike tour
      Easy to book, meet and a comprehensive view of the city. I think the price is slightly too much but the tour good nonetheless. As a lone traveller I would have preferred to join a group but it was a 1:1 cycle tour. I saw a lot of the City with the fun of the bicycle
      Written March 30, 2019
    • Fausol
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Not traditional Tours
      I have been in 3 tours that Chepecletas has orginized and each one of them had a different perspective and objective. The tours are designed to people that love history and really wants to see the city in a different perspective. Ex: Spanish influence in the Amon architecture. It´s very different than any other walking tour I have done around the world. You can see that the guides are people that truly love the city and the environment and want to transfer their knowledge to other residents and curious tourist! I highly recommend that you follow their Facebook page and stay tuned to see which are the next tours!
      Written October 11, 2017
    • Jorge V
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tours, very informative
      I've taken a couple of their walking tours, and they've both been very enlightening and fun. The guides are charismatic and knowledgeable, and the tours are very well planned. You get to learn a great deal about San José that even as a local you would have no idea.
      Written June 20, 2017
    • altrejos87
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      All you wanna know in San José in one tour
      If you want to learn from Tico´s foot, history, culture and architecture in one tour... you should try it
      Written April 17, 2017
    • Nadine692
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour and stories of the blooming season!
      The tour we went was fun, pleasant and very educational. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the staff was friendly and helpful. It is nice to be with a group of people who just want to enjoy the beauty of the season, learn and share a nice picnic at the end:) If you want to know a bit more this beautiful country in a relaxed and interesting way, you have to try those tours!
      Written April 4, 2017
    • Ray G
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Private Walking Tour w/ Andres
      I was a little bummed that they canceled my bike tour the night before, but went ahead with a walking tour the next day. It was totally worth it. I paid $35 (ended up tipping a little too) and went with Andres in a tour of the city. Andres was very knowledgeable about the history & culture of Costa Rica in the 20th century, and gave anecdotes of several of the builidngs we passed by. He also bought me a coffee inside the Mercado Central and we even got a bargain on one of the souvenirs, per his recommendation. I learned a good amount in this 2-hour tour, and at the end he even waited with me to ensure that I got in my uber (traffic is pretty hectic around this area). Big props to Andres! I am only taking off 1 star because of the last-minute bike tour cancellation.
      Written January 13, 2017
    • coffeegossip
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Informative walking tour
      We arranged this at the last minute and were happy that we were given Carla an interesting, educated and informative young guide. We learnt about the history of Costa Rica and how it was reflected in the architecture. The tour culminated in a tasting session in Soda Tala in the central market which was delicious and filling so don't have a big breakfast before this tour.
      Written June 3, 2016
    • adrialvarez
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must in San José
      The tour is amazing. I am costarican and had never seen my city nor learned about it in such a way that I ended up admiring and loving it. The concept is simple, you walk around several important places, listening and learning. I fell in love with my city. I totally recommend it, if you are a national or a visitor. Is a must!
      Written March 10, 2016
    • geneva
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great walking tour
      Our family booked a walking tour at the last minute with ChepeCletas. It was awesome. A perfect way to see the city and decide what areas you want to see more of on your own. Well Organized, bilingual, friendly, safe, etc. Great tour.
      Written January 4, 2016
    • Cathy_Civy
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Experienced & first-time travelers - highlights to “Chepe” (San José)
      ChepeCletas – So there I was: no chance of catching the city tours available and with 6 hrs. to spare before heading to the airport. Luckily GoVisitCostaRica (they who planned my trip) had connections with the college-student based ChepeCletas (“Chepe” nickname in Spanish for José; “Cletas” abbreviation for “bicicletas”, bycicles). This dynamic, well-informed and reliable group of students *luv* San José and promote their city via special events, social media and private tours. My guide, Maria José, squeezed two hours out of her schedule on a Thursday morning to walk me through little-known and hidden landmarks and sights. Further, she kindly arranged the transportation back to my hotel with a reliable and safe driver so that I could explore the Pre-Columbian museum for a couple of hours. Highlights: * Centro Nacional de la Cultura (vertical sun dial and “fábrica de licores” - rum and liquour cauldrons!) * Edificio metálico (1896 building made of iron) * Calle 0 0 – nacimiento de San José de la Boca del Monte (birthplace of the city of San José) * Edificio de Correos (Post Office) – 1917 architecturally stunning building where beautiful stamps can be purchased for your postcards. * Mercado Central (Central market) – 1880 historical and cultural heritage site where you can enjoy a “resbaladera” (barley and rice chilled drink flavored with cinnamon and sugar, purchased mine at “Puntarenas”) Walk around “Chepe” as a native with the ChepeCletas!
      Written November 14, 2014
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    Lindadc3341
    Washington DC, DC2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2024 • Family
    This was an amazing tour. Our guide Alex knew a ton of history and also gave us a really good sense of current events and just how it really is to live in San Jose. I asked him to take us on a tour with not a lot of hills and he totally replanned the route to accommodate. We saw a large number of the famous sitting San Jose and he also took us to a traditional old empanada place and a coffee tasting. Overall an excellent y bike tour and great way to see San Jose in a few hours. Alex again was excellent.
    Written March 9, 2024
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    SuZQ0420
    San Francisco, CA116 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023
    This was a great way to see different parts of San Jose. I had never been in the "foodie area" where we tasted the coffee and it was very nice. We had our 13 yo son with us and he enjoyed it as well. The history and learning about the landmarks in the city was very interesting. We really enjoyed doing the coffee tasting and want to go back. The empanadas were so good and they had vegetarian options so that was lovely. Jorge was a fantastic guide! His english was amazing and he was knowledgeable about so many things whenever we had a question (about CR, San Jose, coffee, restaurants, travel, etc...). This tour would be for anyone who is fine riding a bike on city streets (the first few were in downtown so a bit of traffic to deal with). We would do it again for sure! Be sure to bring a water bottle (we refilled ours at the coffee tasting). Thanks for a fabulous day Jorge!!!
    Written September 4, 2023
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    Cheryl M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2024 • Family
    This was an outstanding tour. Our guide was knowledgeable about history, culture, art, food and had great stories to tell. He was flexible and eager to answer all of our questions. It was one of the many highlights of our time in Costa Rica and we highly recommend it. The riding was easy and not very far with lots of stops.
    Written April 17, 2024
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    dot.tod
    Chicago, Illinois9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great time on our tour with Alexander. Educational, fun, great exercise, and an exciting way to see San Jose. From my initial phone call, Roberto was very accommodating for us on short notice, and arranged a tour for our time schedule. We really enjoyed the stop at cafe machado, too, for a local, expert coffee experience. Highly recommended for an active tour.
    Written February 5, 2020
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    IMAR_13
    Windsor, Canada7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023
    We wanted to get a sense of San Jose while being active and really got that. Paul was our guide, he was very friendly and knowledgeable. Stopping along the way, giving us information about the buildings, architecture, and history of the neighborhoods. Towards the end of the tour we stopped for empanadas and then coffee at two wonderful and unique spots. We truly enjoyed ourselves. Highly recommend.
    Written February 11, 2023
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    Thank you for being part of our bike experience! We are really happy to hear that you had a good time with us. It was a pleasure to have you join our experience. We truly appreciate you sharing your experience, all the best!
    Written February 12, 2023
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    Tim K
    London, UK12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Couples
    We had a great tour with Alex. His English was excellent, his patience impressive and his knowledge was exceptional. He took us to see the most interesting sights in central San Jose along with a coffee stop and the Market which was a challenge as it was packed! We had a good lunch with him afterwards. A first class tour and thoroughly recommended.
    Written January 7, 2024
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    Jessica R
    Wilmington, DE7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2021
    We had a great time on our bike tour. Our guide, Malo, was really wonderful. He took us on quite an adventure. He recognized that we were pretty experienced riders, so we took a bit more difficult route in order to go to a beautiful park. He peppered the trip with history and information about the city. Our trip ended at a very nice coffee shop where they explained the growing, brewing and exporting processes of Costa Rican coffee.
    Written December 28, 2021
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    Hi Jessica, thank you for joining our experience, and thank you for sharing your comment. I'm really happy to hear that you have a good time. All the best in 2022!
    Written January 5, 2022
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    chrisreedfilm
    Baltimore, MD1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2015 • Solo
    I found the people at ChepeCletas to be attentive and well-organized. I was met at the pre-ordained time for a one-person bicycling tour of San Jose, and my guide Charlie was more than capable. I enjoyed the trip!
    Written July 28, 2015
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    Willow456
    Milford, MI81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2015 • Friends
    I have been exploring San Jose an number of infinite times since the 1980's. While accompanying guests yesterday, I still managed to enjoy San Jose in another perspective. I was thrilled to realize how much the city has changed over recent years to become a delightful, more pedestrian friendly city. It is now one that I would recommend that visitors spend time discovering rather than to avoid as I had suggested in the patsy I would not have enjoyed this recent trip in SJ without the knowledge and delightful enthusiasm of our guide, Marie Jose. Bravo and thanks.
    Written March 14, 2015
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    GeminiFly
    San Diego, CA1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Malo was excellent! Great ride around very unique parts if san jose, that we would never see walking. Secret spots, saw a sloth in the city, and learned ALOT of interesting history about san jose and costa rica. Easily traveled 6-7 miles with our young girls. Highly Recommend!
    Written August 5, 2021
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    Hi, thank you very much for sharing your comment, and thank you for joining our experience! We're really happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed the experience. Thank you for letting us be part of your visit to Costa Rica. All the best!
    Written August 6, 2021
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