Discerning travellers planning their next destination in the tropics often ask themselves, ‘Where Is The Best Place To Visit In The Caribbean?‘. Well, for those who enjoy stepping (or rather pedalling) off the beaten track, there are a wide variety of beautiful islands to take advantage of.
Exploring your luxury retreat by mountain bike or cycle can define your visit and open your eyes to panoramas, vistas and scenery not witnessed by the everyday guest. The back roads and dirt tracks, when navigated with the aid of a knowledgable local, become portals to unseen parts of the islands where fauna and flora reign supreme.
There are many on-island mountain bike rental companies that offer packages and tours to suit every taste. From low-key perusals through plantations to intense, near-vertical climbs through heavy rainforest, we thoroughly recommend this two-wheeled pursuit.
Mountain Biking In BARBADOS
Trailseekers Bike Rides
Three main types of tour are available with the reputable family-run Trailseekers in Barbados. Their daily tours give guests an opportunity to experienced the Best of Barbados that most travellers miss. With prices ranging from US$65-150 (or from US$120-250 for private tours) nature lovers, explorers and bikers alike will love the understanding and appreciation of the island, they leave with. Make sure you stop to pick a wild fruit or crack a coconut on this truly unique experience!
Mountain Biking In ST LUCIA
Bike St Lucia
Based in the beautiful Anse Mamin Plantation in the South of St Lucia, these custom trails have been designed to accommodate all levels of riding ability. Views of the Pitons are interspersed along your route, and serious adrenalin rushes are available for those who feel completely at home in a saddle! The routes weave between historical ruins, reservoirs and organically grown trees, and guests can take their time finding their own peaceful spot to relax. A few places each day are reserved for non-resident guests, so remember to book early!
Mountain Biking in JAMAICA
Blue Mountain Bicycle Tours
Available rain or shine, these once-in-a-lifetime tours are the perfect way to explore the dense rainforest surrounding the legendary Blue Mountains in Jamaica. With small groups, with a maximum of 8 riders per guide, visitors are given personal attention at all times. Their most popular route, ‘The Blue Mountain Bicycle Tour’ is a downhill track through the rolling hills and mountainsides which is truly memorable experience. One of their packages also includes picking guests up from Montego Bay – super easy!
Mountain Biking In GRENADA
Mocha Spoke Cafe & Bike Rentals
Believing that “a good cup of coffee and/or a bike ride can help solve all of the world’s problems”, this novel business based in Grenada, is best suited for those looking to lose the stresses of everyday life. With their tours starting at US$49 per person for 2.5 hours, their truly is no better way to experience Grenada. Mocha Spoke also offer bicycle rental for private navigation of the island, but their trained guides truly make a visit the highlight of your stay. Make sure you take a sip of their Caribbean Mocha – packed with attitude (and lovely coconut milk)! If you want to find out more, tweet @MochaSpoke for more info.
Mountain Biking In ANTIGUA
The perfect opportunity to experience Antigua‘s hidden countryside and a selection of it’s 365 beaches up close. There are three expertly crafted routes to choose from to suite different personalities, interests and abilities. Ride through serene landscapes and visit local landmarks including Nelson’s Dockyard, Half Moon Bay, Smiling Harry’s Beach Bar and the Potworks Dam Reservoir. These cultural explorations are the perfect way to add to your Luxury Villa Rental in Antigua!
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