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Trans Panama Tour

    Tour Overview

  • Tour Type: Enduro Tour
  • Riding Levels: Easy, Medium, Hard, Expert
  • Riding Days: 5 Days
  • Tour Length: 5-7 Days
  • Nights Stay : 6 Nights
  • Max People : 6
Description

Travel from the Pacific beach through jungles and cloud forests to Panama's highest peak, the Baru Volcano. Then we travel to the Caribbean by crossing the continental divide. On our final day, we bike through Bocas Del Toro. We'll show you the incredible riding we have in Panama while riding the most recent Husqvarna TE250i enduro bikes. Our guides are knowledgeable and bilingual. Every day, a different trail leads to a secluded location, such as a canyon or a natural hot spring. 

NEW! Choice of routes for the Trans Panama Tour

Choose either Pacific to Caribbean or Caribbean to Pacific

NOTE:

There is a minimum of 6 riders for this tour due to the expenses of the logistics involved. If all the slots have not been filled 1 month prior to trip we have the option of doing the Volcano Challenge Tour or passing you on to the next Single rider tour date.

"Own room" room is 1 rider by himself. "Shared room" is normally when you are coming with your buddy or you are welcome to share with another rider on the tour, Shared room price is per rider. Please note that if another rider in the group does not opt to share with you, your booking will have to be changed to private room at extra cost.

Please be advised that on one of the nights you will be staying at the Rio Encantado cottages. You will be sharing a cottage with 1-2 riders, however each will have their own room/sleeping area, this also applies to those who selected the "own room" option.

If sharing a room with a non-rider additional charges may apply.

Airport transfrers cover pickup on arrival from David airport and for departures from Bocas airport. Riders arriving or departing earlier or later than the recommended flights will be charged for the transport.

Price Includes
Bike Hire
Accommodation
Professional Guide
Airport Transfer
Breakfast
Lunch
Fuel
Price Excludes
Dinner
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Dry Season - (sunny, dry and at times windy)

Green Season - (sunny in the mornings with cloud cover and occasional rain showers on the afternoon)

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Itinerary
Day 1 - Arrival
Route: Pacific - Caribbean Pick up at Enrique Malek Airport in David and transfer to Las Olas Resort, Barqueta beach. Enjoy the rest of the day relaxing at the beach resort and in the late afternoon we will set up controls and suspension to the Husqvarna TE250i enduro motorbikes to suit each rider ready to ride the next morning. Route: Caribbean - Pacific Pick up at Bocas Del Toro airport to Bambuda Town Hotel located over the waterfront. Enjoy the rest of the day relaxing in Bocas del Toro and in the late afternoon we will set up controls and suspension to the Husqvarna TE250i enduro motorbikes to suit each rider ready to ride the next morning.
Day 2 -
Route: Pacific - Caribbean Barqueta beach - Alanje - David - Caldera 8.30am Tour introduction and safety briefing before we head out for a day of riding. With an early start, we head off along the pacific beach and then on to fast sandy trails from the beach through small villages and then across a boulder-strewn river and then through sugar cane fields. Right before David, we come to a canyon where the river destroyed the bridge so the only way across is to lower the bikes down the canyon side by ropes! This is optional as we have a chicken line around this! Refuel in David, then we reach the trails of San Antonio and El Valle which are super fun flowy tracks intersected with short technical sections leading up to Caldera. Lunch is at the small town of Caldera and if we have time after lunch, we can visit the nearby natural hot springs. A short ride leads us to our stay for the night Rio Encantado which is situated alongside the river. Route: Caribbean - Pacific Bocas Del Toro 9am Beach and jungle riding today with some cool spots along the way. Leaving Bocas town, we ride on the sandy track skirting the ocean to the area of Bluff famous for the amazing beach and great waves for surfing. Passing Bluff, we hit the trail system which is a mixture of jungle and beach riding. Our first stop will be the ruins of General Noriega’s airstrip that he used to fly in drugs from Pablo Escobar back in the day. From there we ride along the beach trails to “La Piscina” which is a secret hidden bay perfect for a swim. Continuing along the beach trail we will head towards the “Blue Lagoon” another secret spot full of underwater caves perfect for snorkeling. For the advanced riders we can go further through the swamp to check out the “Bat caves”. From here we will head back along the “Jungle highway” and check out some of the trails heading into the jungle. Lunch is on the beach back at Bluff’s and after lunch we can cruise to the other side of the island to Boca Del Drago to finish the day off with a cocktail at Starfish beach.
Day 3 -
Route: Pacific - Caribbean Caldera - Boquete 9 am Starts in the town of Caldera with a constant climb up to the mountain town of Boquete. The trail will have some challenging sections with creek and river crossings and technical rocky areas, but we always have alternate routes so whatever your riding level is we have the trail for you. At midday we will ride to the area of Jaramillo for lunch at the Mirador which has spectacular views of the Volcano and the town of Boquete below. After lunch we will ride as far as we can up to the Volcano through some challenging farm trails and then down to Boquete through some coffee farms. We will stop at Don Pepe Coffee shop to sample the world-famous coffee and some of their cakes. Tonight, we will be staying at Hotel Ladera in Boquete. Route: Caribbean - Pacific Bocas Del Toro - Hornito 11am Later start today with a water taxi ride through the islands and mangroves to an island called Loma Partida for lunch and some optional swimming and zipline fun! After lunch we will be travelling to the town of Chiriqui Grande where we will meet up with the bikes. Riding today will be up the Caribbean slope passing the Angel waterfalls on to the Fortuna dam. After the dam we have 2 riding options down the valley, both with spectacular views to our stop for the night at Horizontes Hotel.
Day 4 -
Route: Pacific - Caribbean Boquete - Gualaca - Hornito 9 am We are heading back down to the area of Caldera the first part of this morning; we have lots of options from easy farm trails to some hard enduro goat trails so take your pick. Whatever option we choose we will jump in some creeks and rivers along the way to cool down. A quick break in Caldera to drink some chicha (local fruit drink sweetened with sugarcane) and then we are off to the town of Gualaca for lunch either through some more hard enduro trails or more easier trails. After lunch at the cowboy bar next to the rodeo we will jump in the river at the slot canyon “Cangilones” for another cool down period. Now we will head along the Barrigon reservoir and then an uphill trail to Hotel Horizontes our destination for tonight. This hotel is on the top of the mountain with spectacular views all the way down to the Pacific Ocean. Route: Caribbean - Pacific Hornito - Gualaca-Boquete 9 am A few different trails to choose from this morning from easy flowing to some more technical single tracks descending from the mountains through farmlands we will arrive at the Barrigon reservoir. A fast run alongside the reservoir brings us out to the small town of Gualaca famous for its slot canyon with crystal clear water. A picnic style lunch is alongside the canyon and take advantage to jump in the river to cool off. After lunch we have more choices of trails to take us up to the mountain town of Boquete where you will be staying the night at Hotel Ladera.
Day 5 -
Route: Pacific - Caribbean Hornito - Fortuna - Bocas Del Toro 9 am Off to the Caribbean today! We will ride up the Valley of Hornito way up in the cloud forest as we climb over the continental divide of Panama. Stopping along the way to take in the fantastic views of the valley, we eventually come out at the Fortuna dam where we will stop for a snack of fresh pineapple and empanadas. A short section of paved road is next the winds its way around the reservoir and down the mountains to the Caribbean slope passing on the way the 3 Angel hair waterfalls. Halfway down the slope we hit the trail again that takes us out to the port of Chiriqui Grande. We will leave the bikes here as they will be transported to the island by ferry and we will board a water taxi to take us to Isla colon, Bocas del Toro. Stay the night at Bambuda Bocas Town. Route: Caribbean - Pacific Boquete - Caldera 9am Today is Volcano Day! Explore the trails through cloud forests, coffee farms and up to the Volcano around Boquete. Lunch will be in a local eatery alongside the river in the quaint town and then after lunch you will descend to the area of Caldera, take advantage of the numerous stream crossings to cool down! And if you arrive in time, we can make a stop at the natural hot springs in the area. Tonight’s stay is at Rio Encantado which has some great cabins alongside the river.
Day 6 - Bocas Del Toro
Route: Pacific - Caribbean Bocas Del Toro 9am Last day of riding! Beach and jungle riding today with some cool spots along the way. Leaving Bocas town, we will ride on the sandy track skirting the ocean to the area of Bluff famous for the amazing beach and great waves for surfing. Passing Bluff, we hit the trail system which is a mixture of jungle and beach riding. Our first stop will be the ruins of General Noriega’s airstrip that he used to fly in drugs from Pablo Escobar back in the day. from there we ride along the beach trails to “La Piscina” which is a secret hidden bay perfect for a swim. Continuing along the beach trail we will head towards the “Blue Lagoon” another secret spot full of underwater caves perfect for snorkeling. For the advanced riders we can go further through the swamp to check out the “Bat caves”. From here we will head back along the “Jungle highway” and check out some of the trails heading into the jungle. Lunch is on the beach back at Bluff’s and after lunch we can cruise to the other side of the island to Boca Del Drago to finish the day off with a cocktail at Starfish beach. Route: Caribbean - Pacific Caldera - Barqueta beach 9 am Last day of riding down to the Pacific Ocean! We have a huge trail system from Caldera down to the town of David so will be up to you what level of difficulty of trails you want to ride mainly depending on how tired you are! Lunch will be in David and then after lunch it is an easy ride through the sugar cane fields down to the beach. Finish the trip with final blast along the Pacific beach of Barqueta. Enjoy the sunset over the Pacific with a cocktail at Las Olas Resort.
Day 7 - Airport Shuttle
Route: Pacific - Caribbean Bocas Del Toro We will pick you up at your hotel and transport you to Bocas Del Toro Airport to board your departing flight back to Panama City. Route: Caribbean - Pacific Barqueta Beach We will pick you up at your Hotel and transport you to David Airport to board your departing flight back to Panama City.
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