La Ruta de los Conquistadores

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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!”

This year we are offering our comprehensive La Ruta race support package for $3999.

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: Nov 2014

  • Transportation to and from the airport (arrive Nov 4, depart Nov 9)
  • Transportation between stages and to and from stage starts/finishes
  • Race-day on-course support, including 4×4 vehicles
  • Bi-lingual guides
  • CTS Jersey
  • Hotel accomodations (exact dates TBD)
  • Professional mechanic support 
  • All meals while in Costa Rica
  • Airfare is not included

Optional La Ruta Recon Camp, Costa Rica: September 22-27, 2014 Includes:

  • Daily training sessions with Carmichael Training Systems coaches
  • Ride the actual La Ruta course
  • Professional Mechanics
  • Sports nutrition support from Osmo Nutrition and ProBar
  • Bi-lingual guides
  • Transportation to and from the airport (arrive Sept 22, depart Sept 27)
  • Hotel accomodations
  • All meals in Costa Rica
  • Airfare not included


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  • Costa Rica

Date: November 06-08, 2014

Price: $3999

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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: $3999 for the La Ruta Package (Race Support and Race entry). 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 ($1250 and $1249).

Contact us today for information and to register: or 866-355-0645



You’ll have to be in the best shape of his life to thrive in Costa Rica, and the best way to start is with our Epic Mountain Bike Camp, June 25-28 in Breckenridge, Colorado. Great rides, instruction and training from CTS Coaches who have completed La Ruta.

LA RUTA RECON CAMP (Optional Add-on)

Join us in Costa Rica from September 22-27 (riding days Sept 23-26) for a proven La Ruta Recon Camp and ride the course that you’re going to race! Get insider information from CTS Coaches who have already raced and finished La Ruta! Plus, experience unrivaled support from bi-lingual guides and mechanics. All your meals and accomodationsa will be taken care of. All you have to do is eat, sleep, and ride!

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!


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
  • 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 or 1-866-355-0645
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