With a year round temperature of 28/29 degrees Celsius the Caribbean islands of Barbados seem like an amazing place to take a holiday, and what holiday would be complete without bringing your mountain bike.
Mountain biking in Barbados means one thing – narrow trails, plenty of cover, and unsurpassed views The Pico Teneriffe trail is a 25km rocky stretch of rough trail taking you along the Atlantic coast line that will not just test your suspension, but also your manoeuvring skills and reactions as you’ll be sharing this trail with hikers.
Expect a variety of trails, from touring the coast listening to the waves as they thunder against the shore, to small farm tracks, steep climbs, and rich tropical vegetation. Enlisting the help of a local guide or cyclist is definitely recommended as not all the best trails are documented.
There is bike hire available in Barbados but it’s more suited to the urban mountain biker. So make sure you pack your own bike if you are looking to do any serious mountain biking in Barbados – bringing any necessary spares is a must.
Being tropical you’ll have to remember that the Islands have only two seasons, wet and dry, either way the temperature is fairly constant and getting too cold won’t be a problem.
Getting to Barbados is easy, daily flights arrive from all over the world. Accommodation on Barbados is reasonably priced with options ranging from inexpensive camping, through to luxury apartments and hotels.
An endless range of adventure activities are on offer in Barbados, a zip-line journey through the forest canopy, or explore the depths of the ocean in submarine. Whatever you plan your Barbados mountain biking experience will be just the beginning of a trip to remember for years to come.