Explore St Lucia's lush landscape by bike, on foot, and aboard an open-air, off-road vehicle. Depart from the North Island on a half-day tour to discover St Lucia's tropical eastern interior. Grab a mountain bike and set out along forest trails toward scenic Sault Falls, where you have ample time to hike, soak in the cascades' waters and snack on island fruit. Later, reboard the open-air transport for a ride back to your hotel.
St. Lucia excursion in tropical island forest
Bike ride down lush, tropical forest trails
Hike up Sault Falls and swim in St. Lucia's most scenic waterfall
Refreshing drinks and tropical fruit snacks included
Meet your local guide upon pickup at your St Lucia hotel. Hop aboard your open-air, off-road vehicle and take off for the island's lush interior.
As you ride, enjoy unfettered views of the tropical forest and listen for the calls of local wildlife like birds and monkeys. Learn about the island's ecosystem, including its unique flora and fauna, from your guide on the way to the bike rental center.
Upon arrival, get fitted for a bike and safety equipment. Get pedaling over the rustic dirt trails that lead to one of the island's national treasures, Sault Falls. After working up a sweat getting there, a dip in the crystal clear water will be a welcome break. Relax with the roaring of the falls in the background or get adventurous and make the hike to the top. Keep an eye out for parrots flitting through the forest canopy. Munch on tropical fruits and revel in the feeling of being far from civilization.
Return to your hotel the way you came, enjoying a refreshing drink on the way.
We enjoyed the bike ride and are glad we did it. Although you are in a Rainforest, it doesn't necessarily feel that way. You are riding on a road rather than a trail. The last 10 minutes was on a trail that made you feel like you were in a rainforest. This is not for novice bike riders. There are two hills, one most everyone pushed their bikes up. I put my bike in the lowest gear and made it up the hill, but I have ridden mountain bikes for years. The bikes were not in very good condition. Within 5 minutes the chain came off my bike. Someone else had a wheel issue. My wife had issues with her gears. The waterfall was a bust. There hadn't been any rain for a week and the waterfall was non-existent, just a very small trickle of water. The guide was great. He stopped several times to talk about the various trees and plants. He opened a coconut and let us sample it. Overall a good tour.
The bike ride was very short but strenuous at times. They showed different plants and natural spices along the way. The waterfall was beautiful and a nice dip after the bike ride. This trip is NOT for beginner riders. There is really no hiking involved.
The bike tour in the rain forest was fun, however, between the hills, the heat and the humidity, it was very strenuous. Strong cyclists will love it, while a novice might need to ride the bus up the hills. The downhill was fun, but the trail is still washed out in sections from the rain which made going too fast dangerous. Once we left the bikes and hit the waterfall the fun really began (in my opinion). The waterfall decent was not too steep nor too long and once you arrived it was the perfect refreshment to the strenuous uphill bike ride. The water was cool and the guides were very hospitable. They opened coconuts and took pics of everyone with our cameras. All in all I would recommend it - just be sure you are physically fit enough to climb the hills.