The Mule Trail is approximately 630 kilometers long across the length of Costa Rica, from its southern border in Panama to the northern one with Nicaragua…


Date: January 22

Time: 7:00 am


Cost: $395 – $550

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Organizer: Jeff Herrera & Norma Dukes



Cañas Gordas de Agua Buena

Coto Brus, Puntarenas Costa Rica

The Mule Trail is a bike-packing, adventure race in which participants complete a grueling, self-supported, course that crosses Costa Rica from the southern border with Panama to the northern border with Nicaragua. The terrain includes gravel and primitive dirt trails, river crossings, beach, jungle and plenty of climbing. The experience of crossing this small and rugged Central American country is truly unique. The course has been pieced together using old maps, cow trails and historical research. Each participant will need to use a GPS device to follow the designated course and a SPOT or Garmin InReach device to track their progress .

The 630K distance, with over 14,000 meters of climbing, starts of February 1st 2023 from Cañas Gordas. Participants will have 4.5 days to complete the course. The 450K distance, with nearly 7,000 meters of climbing will start on February 2nd from Playa Dominical. Participants will have 3 days to complete the course. The organization includes airport pick up, lodging for two nights prior to start, shuttle to start locations and shuttle from finish back to San Jose, Costa Rica.

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