Bike Costa Rica 2016 for Zoë's Place Baby Hospice

Fri, January 15th, 2016

The perfect new years resolution solution!

There are just a few places left on the adventure of a lifetime- Bike Costa Rica 2016! On Saturday 5th November 2016 a group of people from all walks of life will be setting off to Costa Rica to do a Charity Cycle Ride in Aid of Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice in Liverpool. Our Hospice needs £1,400,000 per year just to keep the doors open and the care provided to the children is second to none. The cycle ride is a great way to raise funds for Zoë’s and it is also a real personal challenge.

Our last overseas challenge saw 41 amazing people from all walks of life travel to Vietnam and Cambodia for a truly spectacular bike ride across these two countries that raised an unbelievable £194,313 net profit for our hospice and this one promises to be the most challenging and best yet!!

Costa Rica is officially known as the happiest country on earth. Everywhere you go in Costa Rica you will be welcomed with a smile by the locals, and they will truly make you feel at home in their country. Costa Rica is home to some amazing sights from active volcano’s to rainforests, tropical beaches to incredible wildlife, all of which you will experience during this very challenging adventure.

Challenge Highlights
– Ride through the heart of the real Costa Rica

– Incredible wildlife spotting opportunities

– Take an optional tour on the spectacular Rainforest Aerial Tram

– Cycle along the sparkling Pacific Ocean coastline

– Afterwards take a well earned break in the beautiful coastal resort of Jaco

Zoë’s Place specifically cares for babies and children from ages 0-5 who have life-threatening or life-limiting conditions. Very little support is given from the UK Government and fundraising is a vital part of the day to day running of the Hospice.

You will have to buy a bike if you haven’t already got one! This challenge is not easy. You will cycle an average of 50 miles per day over a five day period on mountain bikes over some very rugged and hilly terrain. You will have to train for months beforehand and be really focused, it’s not just a holiday! You will also have to raise a minimum of £3,300 in sponsorship money.

The trip is 11 days long but the actual cycling is condensed to 5 days. The rest of the time is for travel and also sightseeing. There is also an option to extend your stay just for ‘holiday time’ if you wish.


Because the challenge is some time away it will give you a real opportunity to get yourself fit. You will also have some great fun in getting your sponsorship money together whether it’s putting on a Karaoke night or sitting in a bath of beans! Between now and November 2016 you will always have the trip in the back of your mind. It’s hard work raising the money and even harder work getting to the level of fitness required but you WILL find that you will come out of it as a better person. This really can be a life changing experience for you.

The event is run by Classic Tours who have years of expertise in this field and provide full support with tour guides, medics, cycle mechanics etc. They also know how to party at the end of it!

You will need to complete the registration forms and pay a £400 non refundable registration fee although this can form part of your fundraising. We will then help to support you to raise a further £2,900 for our Hospice before the trip in November 2016.

There is no upper limit on what you can raise… keep going! To download registration packs, itineraries for the trip and to see videos of our previous challenge please click HERE or call/email John on 0151 228 0353 or

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