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Costa Rica Mountain Bike Race: The Route of the Conquerors

The Route of the Conquerors is recognized as one of the most difficult competitions in the world of mountain biking. Last Tuesday, the 28th...

Colombia’s Luis Mejía claims second straight Ruta de los Conquistadores title

The 24th riding of La Ruta de Los Conquistadores concluded Saturday in Moín, Limón with a repeat winner.

La Ruta de Los Conquistadores, world’s toughest mountain bike race, starts Thursday

La Ruta de Los Conquistadores returns Nov. 3 for three days of grueling mountain biking through Costa Rica.

PHOTOS: Ruta de los Conquistadores bike race heads into final leg

Costa Rica's Ruta de los Conquistadores mountain bike race, considered one of the most difficult in the world, is headed into the third and final stage on Saturday. Here is a look inside to Friday's Stage 2 action.

‘The hardest mountain bike race in the world’ kicks off three-day trek across Costa Rica

The Ruta de los Conquistadores, the famously grueling mountain bike trek across Costa Rica, begins Thursday. Bikers will start in Playa Herradura, Puntarenas and travel three days across jungle, volcanoes, and rivers to the finish in Playa Bonita, Limón.

VIDEO: A morning on the Ruta de los Conquistadores

The Tico Times caught up with racers just before the starting gun at 7 a.m. A thick fog blanketed the hills of Tres Ríos, and riders looked road-weary after the first day’s push from Jacó to Atenas. But several athletes were happy to discuss their experience.

Why is the Ruta de los Conquistadores so hard?

The 22nd Ruta de los Conquistadores bike race kicked off this morning, and a new cohort of wheelsmen will battle for first place. As usual, the competition touts itself as “the toughest mountain bike race on the planet.” But is that true? And what makes the Ruta so particularly hard?

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