VOLCANO CHALLENGE

This tour brings you to your limits!

Panama’s very own sea to sky challenge to ride off-road from the Pacific Ocean to the highest point of Panama, the Volcan Baru at 3,475 meters. All of our tours can be customized but we would highly recommend riding at least 4 days in the best place in the world to Enduro ride.


Volcano Challenge Tour (6 nights, 4 Day riding) package includes:

  • Transfers to and from David Airport to the Hotel Ladera located in Boquete, Chiriqui
  • 6 nights accommodation at Ladera Hotel based on double occupancy
  • 4 days of awesome riding ending with a ride from the Pacific beaches to the top of the Volcano
  • All riding to be accompanied with expert bilingual guide
  • 4 days of rental of Husqvarna TE250i 2019 (including fuel)
  • Lunch on riding days either at a local eatery or packed lunch

 

Day 1

Arrival Day- Pick up at Enrique Malek airport in David and transfer to Boquete. Orientation to the town of Boquete and introduction, setup of controls and suspension to the Husqvarna TE250i enduro motorbikes at Panama Enduro Tours headquarters.

Day 2 

Caldera-Fortuna. 8.30am tour introduction and safety briefing before we head out for a day of riding. We will ride from the area of Volcancito to Lucero through country lanes with coffee plantations either side, once we get to Lucero we will be riding down a gravel trail that leads to the sleepy town of Caldera . Crossing the Caldera River we will pass by the hot springs and ride a flowing easy trail to the town of Paja Sombrero. From Paja Sombrero we will head up the Caldera Valley to a height of 1,337M with fantastic views down the valley. The riding in this stretch of trail is fast double track along the side of the valley and it comes to an end at the Fortuna dam which is the half way point between Chiriqiui and Bocas del Toro. We will stop here for a rest beside a waterfall and eat some fresh fruit and some chicken empanadas to fuel us up for the next leg of our adventure. We cross over the dam and work our way down the other side of the valley arriving back in the town of Caldera for lunch time. Lunch is at our favorite local restaurant which serves some excellent local food. After lunch we will cross over the Caldera river again and ride down the trail to the hot springs “La Abuela”. Bring your swim suits so we can take a well-earned dip in the therapeutic waters. At this point we have a choice, we can either spend a longer time at the hot springs and then head back to Boquete on the gravel road we came down from or if we have enough energy, we can hit a single technical track back up to Boquete. Once we are back at PET HQ we will transport you down to Hotel Ladera. 102km double track, 10km of optional single track, 308M-1337M altitude

Day 3

Potrerillos. 8.30am pickup at Hotel Ladera, tour introduction and safety briefing before we head out for a day of riding. Heading in another direction today we once again start by riding through some country lanes to the area of Palmira, famous for its geisha coffee plantations, passing Palmira we come to the town of Potrerillos which is our jumping point for todays rides. We head up towards Volcano Baru through some double track first of all which then narrows down to challenging single track which winds its way through cloud forest to a height of 1,720M. We have various single-track trails in this area and we will spend the morning exploring all of them. We will head down to the town of Potrerillos for lunch and then after lunch we will ride through the orange groves to an area called La Elvira for a mixture of double track and single-track trails. If the group has a lot of experience, we have a “Hard Enduro” single technical track in this area also. Back in the town of Potrerillos we will head back to PET HQ for a well deserved cold beer. Once we are back at PET HQ we will transport you down to Hotel Ladera. 100km double track, 20km single track, 800M-1720M altitude

Day 4

Gualaca. 8.30am pickup at Hotel Ladera , tour introduction and safety briefing before we head out for a day of riding. Following the first part of day 1 we will start at the area of Lucero where we will ride through some farm access trails with spectacular views of the surrounding canyons and Volcano Baru. This trail quickly turns to a horse trail that crosses a couple of small rivers which we have the opportunity to jump in quickly to cool down. >From the last river crossing the trail winds up through different challenging at times terrain which then drops down to the town of Caldera through a really fun, fast but obstacle strewn section. Crossing the Caldera River we head in the direction of Gualaca, riding a short distance on double track and then on to single track climbs through farm land and up to a mountain ridge line. Great views from the top of the Pacific Ocean and Caldera on one side and Gualaca on the other. A fast, double track ride down the other side of the mountain brings as to the town of Gualaca. Lunch will be in a local restaurant in the town square and then after lunch we will ride 5 minutes to the famous slot canyons “Canguilones” for a refreshing soak. We can ride up the river crossing from the rock to gravel river beds and then on to a trail that leads us out to the reservoir of Barrigon where we ride around its perimeter on a gravel road to a trail head that leads up to Caldera. Riding up through flowing farm access trails we reach the town of Caldera and then a fast run home to Boquete on gravel roads ends the day. Once we are back at PET HQ we will transport you down to Hotel Ladera. 90km double track, 30km single track, 120M-1100M altitude

Day 5

Volcano Challenge, Barqueta beach to the top of Volcan Baru. 5am pickup at Hotel Ladera , tour introduction and safety briefing before we head out for a day of riding. Early rise as we have 160km of riding today! Load up the bikes and we drive down to the beach of Barqueta. With an early start we head off along 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 that the river destroyed the bridge so the only way across is to lower the bikes down the canyon side by ropes! Refuel in David, then we reach the trails of San Antonio and El Valle which are super fun fast tracks leading up to Gualaca. Crossing the wide river at Gualaca we take the technical single track up to Caldera and then further single track up to the famous “Nino Grande” hill which seems to be never ending! Arriving at Jaramillo we pass through some more single-track connections that drop down to Boquete. Refueling in Boquete we then ride through a coffee plantation to arrive at the foot of the Volcano. Only 30 more minutes and we will be at the top of the Volcano the highest part of Panama. Important to keep your momentum up on this last stretch as there is a lot of loose rock in sections. Finally, we reach the top at 3,474M. Mission completed! Once we are back at PET HQ we will transport you down to Hotel Ladera. 110km double track, 50km single track, 0-3474M altitude.

Day 6

Free day

Day 7

Boquete to Enrique Malek Airport. We will pick you up at Hotel Ladera and transport you to David’s Enrique Malek Airport to board your departing flight.


Cost of 6 nights, 4 day riding package:
$2,000.00 $1.499
plus 7% tax per rider
SPECIAL
Additional day of riding/1 night accommodation (based on double occupancy) $450.00 plus tax per rider

PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY
Cost

All prices are based on double occupancy. All prices plus 7% tax.

Additional day

Additional day of riding/1 night accommodation (based on double occupancy) $400.00 plus tax per rider

Forms

We accept Mastercard, Visa & wire transfers.

Deposit

A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking to reserve your space. Reservations are not final until a deposit is received.

Final Payment

The remaining 50% balance is due 60 days prior to arrival to Panama.

Cancellations

Full refunds will be given for cancellations made in writing 60 days prior to your scheduled arrival. Cancellations inside 60 days are non-refundable.

CONTACT

For more information contact info@panamaendurotours.com

Do you have questions? Just call or send a message in WhatsApp!

+507 6974 7722
Info: Due to approval matters, we can currently only ride up to half of the volcano peak. The rest of the route is currently only accessible on foot.