"What an unforgettable experience". In fact, I couldn't stay away, and had
to come back for more challenges, different terrain and scenic beauty that
is truly, second to none. However, this off road riding experience would be
extremely difficult, if it were not for our trail guide and host, Larry
Larrabure and the staff of MotoAdventures. They'll pave the way, whether
youâ?Tre a novice or expert rider, trail selection will be "Taylor Fit" to
your riding skill. For me, rider safety is above everything else---and Larry
makes sure of this. The bikes are professionally maintained, and Larry
ensures his party stays together and intact. Challenges, scenic vistas,
fantastic resorts and night life plus, MotoAdventures has it all. I know my
money was well spent I can hardly wait to do it again.
Five out of five stars, all the way. Happy Trails.
J.H . Bay Area, OTHG, 45+Expert
Vacaville, Ca. USA
You absolutely have to ride this world class ride. Larry and friends can
tailor the ride to fit all. From fun dual sport stuff to very technical
riding, Costa Rica has it all. Ask him about the oAirplane Trail,
you are higher than the clouds. The country itself is so friendly you never
knew what the word meant. The diversity is stunning, the scenery beyond
words. You'll be safe, have other great activities if you wish, and have a
complete vacation. Do not wait to experience this, you will regret it
new england trail rider assoc administrator
I just wanted to let you know what a great time we had on the Volcano Tour.
The six of us are very experienced riders and we appreciated the multiple
challenges along the tour. Everyone really enjoyed the varied terrain -
beach, mountain, volcano, rain forest, rivers, etc, etc. Also, the food and
accommodations were terrific, not to mention the other activities we took
part in when not riding the bikes - river rafting, zip lines, hang gliding
and ultralights. Thanks again for a fantastic week, we all had a blast and
are looking forward to returning again.
As you know this was our second tour with MotoAdventures. Our group
consisted of what I would consider intermediate to expert single track
riders ranging in age from 60 to 69 years. (kids really) Several of us have
ridden together for 40+ years. We try to get together for an adventure every
couple of years, a couple of us have ridden the Baja with Malcom Smith and a
few years ago we rode Copper Canyon in Mexico. Of all our tours I would rate
yours as the best. Not just the riding because we probably have some of the
best riding right here in Idaho. Some things I really like about your tour
is riding in the morning and then having the day for the pool, beach or
whatever. Our lodging was really good. It's nice to come back to the same
place and not have to upack every day. Manny was great as usual. He pretty
well knows where everyone is all the time but doesn't try to be "trail
boss". He lets people enjoy the ride and stop as often as the group wants. I
thought the riding this year was the best yet, the single track sections
were what we like. Around here that's pretty well all we ride. The people
in Costa Rica we have encountered have all been the best. Very friendly and
honest. Costa Rica was beautiful as usual. The Hondas worked well and Marco
was always there to make sure we didn't have any mechanical issues. Jaco is
a fun little place with enough night life to be interesting. Mike's airplane
tour is spectacular and anyone who doesn't do it is missing a lot. About the
only negative I heard was some of the guys whined about the [typical Costa
Rican] food. Thank you and Manny and Marco for taking good care of us. If
you ever get near Idaho let me know. I have extra bikes and we would show
you some beautiful rides.
Thanks again !
D C. Idaho
"We'd like to thank you and your staff in Costa Rica for the experience of a
lifetime! Jack, Doug and I really enjoyed the trip. We loved the trails
and challenges that you showed us. We will certainly wear our
MotoAdventures "Trophy T-shirts" with pride."
Be Careful what you ask for!
Our trip to Costa Rica was in January 2003 which four of us friends rode with Larry. Within five miles from Larry’s house, Larry had already figured out that an additional rider probably wasn’t going to make it where Larry had planned. In another 20 or 30 miles of tough trail, I told Larry that there was no way that he sent all of his tours on this trail. With a little laugh, Larry said that he didn’t send many of his tours on this trail and he asked me if I remembered what I had told him when he asked what kind of riding we would like to do. Yes, I remembered that I had told him that we wanted tight, technical, tough trails so we would have a lot of good stories. Larry just laughed because he knew that he could show us tight, technical, tough trails in Costa Rica!
To make a long story shorter, we had a trip of a lifetime! Costa Rica is a beautiful country and they have some unbelievable riding. Even though the four of us are used to good technical riding in Colorado, Costa Rica has a lot of good riding. We rode for all five days. We found new bruises each night. Be forewarned though, be careful what you ask for; Larry can definitely challenge any rider. Will we do it again? Definitely! Do we have really good stories? Definitely! And, I think Larry enjoyed doing the tight, technical, tough trails too!
B. Smith – Craig, Colorado
I've been home for over a week now and my hart is still on the trails
in Costa Rica. The Volcano tour was far more cool than I had
anticipated. Let me start by saying that you did a superb job of
guiding us. You set a very reasonable pace and you were never too far
ahead. You always stopped at crossroads to make sure we didn't take a
wrong turn. I stopped many times to take pictures and you never seemed
to have a problem waiting for me.
I took the role of sweeper so that I could watch over my boys. As dusty
as it was, it was worth it. Not only did I pick up my boys a few times,
but I got to slow down to enjoy the sites. You chose the perfect blend
of single track trails as well as horse trails, fire roads, and
pavement. It didn't take me long to figure out that the main focus of
the ride wasn't the dirt bikes themselves, but using them as a tool to
see the most beautiful country side I've ever seen, let alone ride
through. The Honda XR400 was a perfect choice for this adventure. My
CRF would have lasted one day! My boys and I have a deep respect for
the Costa Rican people. 99% of the tourists would never see what we saw
in the interior of the mountains and jungles. My boys are now grateful
for the lifestyles they lead. That's new!
You kept the ride well within our skill level. I liked that you gave us
a choice on the hardest trail. My son decided the easy way was right
for us. I'll catch the hard way next time.
The hotels were great. Food was great. The view from the hotels were
unsurpassed. The lunches were better once I figured out to simply order
what you ordered! My boys and I are 110% thrilled with our adventure. I
really liked how you bonded with my son Jon. He can be a challenge at
times and you made a wonderful impression on him.
We used everything on your list of things to bring. Advil was a must
for me. We will definitely return for another adventure with you and
remember, you have an open invitation to stay with us and ride here in
Dave, Chris and Jon Regenhardt
San Diego, California.
PS.... Please thank Marco for me for a job well done.