The bikes where brand new for our trip, the team had punctures and mechanical problems fixed or patched on the fly quickly so nobody missed any miles on the bikes.
The choice of hotels was great, and would advise anyone thinking of booking independent hotels not to bother! Food provided and restaurants recommeded by Kevin always came up to scratch.
The Turrialtico lodge for the food, views and generally excellent evening we had even if it was a bit wet. The humming birds at the cafe stop on the Cerro de la Muerte, the beach day off at Puerto Jimenez. The views, sunset from the swimming pool and my favourite meal at the Hotel Villas Gaia all after a great long ride. The best ride from Las Cruces to Paso Real across the rolling hills and views. Finally, the private spa at La Fortuna that Kevin sorted out for us, with cocktails in the hot springs, fantastic!