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BIKING THE RAILWAY TOUR

Per Person $98 USD
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BIKING THE RAILWAY TOUR

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On an island where residents are limited to one private 4-wheeled vehicle per family unit, biking has become an integral component of Bermudian culture. For tourists, it is also a great way to maximize sightseeing on the island. As you take a shuttle through Bermuda to its rural West End you'll feel a sense of romantic nostalgia for a simpler way of life that doesn't involve the hustle and bustle of large metropolises which comprise the modern world.

Upon reaching Ely's Harbour you will receive a 21-speed Trek Mountain Bike and a quality helmet. If you haven't ridden for awhile, don't fret - your helpful guide will provide you with a safety and riding instruction until you feel comfortable. Now the fun begins as you ride safari style led by your guide.

Your journey begins along the historic Bermuda Railway Trail. For nearly two decades the Bermuda Railway provided a non-intrusive coastal route across the archipelago. Today, it has been converted into hiking and biking trails that yield beautiful scenic views. As you bike, you will hear about the development and importance of this means of transportation moving people and goods around the island as you traverse its many paths.

The commentary will include information on the natural environment as well as historic points of interest with the guide stopping along the route to share these stories with you. The length of the ride will vary according to the speed of the group but will be somewhere between 5 and 8 miles of mostly flat trail.

The scenery along the way will include Fort Scaur as well as the sprawling Mott family estate, built in the 17th century.

Cool off with a swim after the ride if you wish as you will end at the beach. At the least enjoy a much deserved and ever refreshing cold beverage.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Roundtrip transportation from your meeting point
  • Expert Bicycling guide
  • 21-speed Trek Mountain bike and helmet
  • Biking trail of mostly flat surfaces
  • Stops along the way to see scenic views and sights
  • Bottled water
  • Time for an optional swim after

Days of Operation

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Sun
Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - no
Fri - yes
Sat - no
Sun - no

Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (3.5 hrs) Please check in 15 minutes early. Monday. Tuesdays. Wednesdsays.
  • 10:30 AM (3.5 hrs) Please check in 15 minutes early. Fridays.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• The biking is easy and mostly flat surfaces but the activity level is high.
• Length is between 5 and 8 miles, depending on speed of the group.
• Please wear lightweight clothing, closed toe shoes.
• If you plan to swim, wear your swimsuit under your clothes and bring a towel.
• Sunscreen is recommended.

Restrictions

• You must be 10 years old and 58 inches tall.
• This tour is not recommended for people with health issues, heart conditions, asthma, back problems or pregnant women.
• Tour is weather dependent.
• You need only minimal biking experience for this tour.