La Ruta de Los Conquistadores, a grueling mountain bike race that crosses the country from the Pacific to the Caribbean, in underway.
The course changes every year. This year (2018), the three-day race, billed “the toughest MTB in the plant” began on Thursday, November 1, at 5:15 am at Crocs Hotel in Jaco and finishing at the Hacienda El Rodeo, Ciudad Colón.
Stage 2 began this morning, Friday, at 5 am Terramall, Tres Rios and finishing at the Catie, in Turrialba.
Tomorrow, Saturday, the racers will leave Centro de Siquirres at 1 pm and finish at Playa Bonita, in Limón.
In total, the route covers 260 kilometers and 12 microclimates.
Photos from social networks and Ruta de Los Conquistadores website.