Join us for the our fourth annual bike ride through Nicaragua on less traveled back roads and trails! You have the opportunity to see parts of this amazing country that most tourists never get to see while guided by locals excited to share they beautiful country while earning funds for their community to have a better education. The ride was founded by Empowerment International (EI) , a non-profit organization devoted to the education of impoverished children in Nicaragua.
Your trip will be fully supported by the EI team and led by the EI Bike club.
The Ride: Each rider will take a tour of the two EI communities and meet the program participants before being led by the EI Bike Club out of Granada, Nicaragua, the oldest colonial city in the America’s (1524) on dirt roads, paths and fields.
A few of the attractions and features that will be visited:
- the isletas of lake Nicaragua (the 10th largest lake in the western hemisphere)
- skirting around the every present Volcan Mombacho
- Riding to the top of the active Volcan Masaya
- visiting various swimming holes known only by the locals
- riding around the amazing and magical Laguna de Apoyo
- stunning waterfalls such as La Maquina
- beaches of all sorts including San Juan del Sur where Survivor was filmed.
Mini Challenge: A condensed 4 day ride of the southern portion of the challenge is available to Nicaraguan nationals.
Riders: Our crew will do their best to care for you, but every rider will be required to come not only fit but also self-sufficient in terms of ability to carrying food, water and clothing on all rides. The ride is currently capped at 15 riders. We’ll be averaging about 50km a day. Although much of the ride will not be technical, it is important to be able to do this much mileage on gravel roads and dirt paths for consecutive days. 50 km on a mountain bike is about as hard as 80 km on a road bike. We will have a mechanic but you should be able to fix a flat or a simple mechanical problems and be aware bike parts are very difficult to find in this country.
What we will provide: 3 meals a day, lodging (double occupancy), purified water, sag wagon wherever the terrain permits, airport transfers to and from Granada.
Cost: $1500 Total: Rider cost of $700.00 for meals, lodgings and support, with a fundraising goal of $800.00 USD.
Atención Nacionales de Nicaragua – por favor póngase en contacto con nosotros para más detalles de precios si quieres hacer todo el viaje.
Note: It is best to bring your own bike. Rentals in Nicaragua are available in limited numbers or are heavy and may not be very comfortable for the long miles we will be putting in daily. In the past, many riders purchase a good, but used bike and bring it one way, leaving it after the ride for the bike club, so it can continue to grow.