2017 La Ruta de los Conquistadores

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Event Description

This is quite possibly the hardest of all mountain bike events on the Epic Endurance Bucket List.  For perspective, consider that for time-in-the-saddle it’s like doing the Leadville 100 three days in a row. There’s more climbing than Leadville in Stage 2 alone, and in half the distance! As Chris Carmichael (3-time La Ruta finisher) says, “When you’re looking for a genuine challenge, you do La Ruta!”

For 2017 we are offering our comprehensive La Ruta race support package for $4599 ($4999 for single occupancy). 


From the moment you arrive in Costa Rica, CTS has you covered. The whole point of the Epic Endurance Bucket List is to provide you with all the tools and amenitites you’ll need to be successful. For La Ruta, we’ll have bi-lingual guides and mechanics. We’ll have your sports nutrition taken care of on the bike and your meals taken care of off the bike. Ground transportation from the airport, between stages, and to and from the stages is included. This is a comprehensive approach to preparing for a race and competing at your best. That’s why athletes who rely on CTS for their preparation and race support have a 95% finishing rate at La Ruta! With comprehensive race support, you can focus all your attention on racing and recovering.


La Ruta Race Support: 

  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • Transportation between stages and to and from stage starts/finishes.
  • Race dates November 2-4, 2017
  • Race-day on-course support, including 4×4 vehicles
  • Bi-lingual guides
  • CTS Jersey
  • Hotel accommodations (10/31/17-11/5/17)
  • Professional mechanic support
  • All meals while in Costa Rica
  • Airfare is not included

Optional La Ruta Recon Camp, Costa Rica: September 2017 Includes:

  • Daily training sessions with Carmichael Training Systems coaches (3 ride days)
  • Ride the actual La Ruta course
  • Professional Mechanics
  • Sports nutrition support from Bonk Breakers
  • Bi-lingual guides
  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • Hotel accommodations
  • All meals in Costa Rica
  • Airfare not included


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  • Costa Rica

Date: November 02-06, 2017

Price: $4599 (Double Occupancy) $4999 (Single Occupancy)

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CTS Insight:

"Pura Vida!" is what you'll hear over and over from fans and kids and everyone in Costa Rica. It translates to "pure life" but it means more like "enjoy life" or "live life to the fullest". That's the spirit that surrounds La Ruta and it's impossible not to get caught up in it!

Want to know more about an event or ready to sign-up? Call us at 866.355.0645

Event Details


Package Pricing: $4599 for the La Ruta Package (Race Support and Race entry, Double occupancy). $4999 for Race Support, Race Entry, and Single Occupancy. Epic MTB Camp, Recon Camp, and Coaching are additional. Transportation to/from Costa Rica not included.

Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of $1500 is due at time of registration for athletes signing up for the La Ruta Package.

The balance will be billed in two installments.

Contact us today for information and to register: athleteservices@trainright.com or 866-355-0645


LA RUTA COACHING (Recommended Add-on)

Benefit from the combination of our proven coaching methodology and our hands-on knowledge of La Ruta. Our coaches will make sure your physically prepared for the challenges you’ll face in Costa Rica, and they’ll prepare you with inside information about the course, optimal racing strategies, and race-specific nutritional advice. Call 719-635-0645 to add Coaching to your La Ruta Experience!


CTS recommends that you purchase a Travelex travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more. For more information on the recommended plans or to enroll, click here to enroll online or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9792 and reference location number 06-0245. For a summary of plan details on benefits, coverages, limitations and exclusions, please refer to the applicable Description of Coverage. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Transamerica Casualty, Insurance Company, Columbus, OH; NAIC #10952. 1308294


If you have to cancel for any reason, your deposit and additional fees depending on your cancellation date will not be refunded. Exceptions to this policy will not be made for any reason, including weather or personal emergencies and balances cannot be transferred. For the purposes of this cancellation policy below, [camp] refers the La Ruta Experience.

  • Deposit is non-refundable and non-transferrable
  • 31-60 days prior: Cancellation Fee of 75% of original camp price
  • 0-30 days prior: Cancellation fee of 100% of original camp price
  • There are no discounts, refunds or exchanges associated with a Member skipping or missing any portion of a camp and/or class including, without limitation, meals, lectures or rides.
  • CTS reserves the right to cancel a camp and/or class at any time. In this event, Member will be issued a full refund for the camp and/or class registration fee. CTS is not responsible for expenses associated with planning Member’s trip including, without limitation, airfare, lodging, meals, transportation, etc., (collectively, “Member Expenses”) to attend any camp and/or class.
  • Camp will be conducted based on the schedule posted prior to the camp, but CTS reserves the right to modify the camp schedule based on, without limitation, weather and the number or skill level of athletes in attendance.
  • All fees will be applied to the camp and/or class for which you are registered. If you have to cancel for any reason, your deposit and all subsequent payments will be applied to the camp and/or class for which you have registered and cannot be transferred to an alternate camp and/or class or any other Service or product offered by CTS.
  • For information please contact athleteservices@trainright.com or 1-866-355-0645
Want to know more about an event or ready to sign-up? Call us at 866.355.0645
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