Blue Mountain Downhill Bike Tour with Transport from Ocho Rios - Reviews

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Claire M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

A fantsiic day out which I would recommend everyone to do. It is along drive to get ther but you see some more of Jamaica and the driver gives a good commentary. We really enjoyed the bikes and it is not difficult at all. The scenery is beautiful. Take bug spay and some crayons etc for the school.

Tammy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

We were very pleased with this excursion and told everyone about it when we got back to the resort. We've visited Jamaica 3 times and this was the first time that I felt we saw the non-resort Jamaica. The mountains were just beautiful and the bike ride was exhilarating while feeling completely safe. We were worried it would be a little too much being on a bike for over 2 hours but neither one of us ever felt uncomfortable. I highly recommend this excursion.

Adi K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

it was great tour with awesome guides.
more extrimy than what we thought!

Kaisha E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

An excellent experience!

David G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Great fun. Old skool bikes but that made the downhill experience more exhilirating!

Larissa B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

AWESOME. I do it all again. I loved it.

Deborah S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

We loved the tour. The views were amazing and the tour guides were excellent always concerned for our safety. The brunch and lunch were very nice and I loved the swim at the end. A great tour and would recommend to everyone

Pandora S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Amazing! Fantastic scenery, brilliant guides, good food. Drive to get there was great, good to see a bit of Jamaica.. The views all the way down were stunning, nice and chilled able to stop wherever. Bikes easy to ride, back-pedalling to brake. No effort required. Waterfall at the end was lovely

Charles D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

best excursion I went on in Jamaica, well worth the money and the staff was very helpful and informative.
best coffee you will ever drink, but the bikes could be upgraded little.

dloverise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

The land of leaves and water. This was a sensational tour promoting the breath taking vistas of the The Blue Mountain...just beautiful. It was very well organised from pick up to drop off. We had a fantastic tour guide who was very safety conscious, fun and knowledgable about some of the plant life. The food was fantastic - my girlfriend was worried that she'd be hungry during the tour as we had to skip breakfast but we were fed twice and the food was lovely. The bikes are designed to be quite slow so those of you who are hoping for serious mountain biking action should be advised that these bikes are back-pedal breaks and it's a relaxed glide down the mountain side. The reason for this is that the tiny road is not one way and there is no way of seeing traffic as it is coming up the mountain. The mountain side is a sheer drop and not protected by fence. For this reason, there is a car that rides up front about 5 minutes a head of the cycling party (you can't see it) - that radios the lead cycler when there is traffic coming up the mountain. I felt safe the whole time.

Towards the end of the trip we were taken to a secluded waterfall - we swam in it and watched some of the locals diving from great heights. This was a sensational tour, lots of fun and very chilled out. As with all if these tours I would advise you to bring a little cash with you to tip the driver, tour guide and also (if you decide to swim in the waterfall) one of the waterfall guides. We very foolishly left our wallets at the hotel and were really embarrassed that we couldn't tip. They were all very cool about it but I'd encourage anyone who goes on these tours to give something. These guys are all consummate professionals. From Ocho Rios, this was about one hour and 20 or so in the taxi - not too long and there is enough scenery to keep you occupied and one pit stop. From Negril, it would take you around 3 and a half hours by the time everyone is picked up to get there. An excellent trip.

jan s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

This trip was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. It was nice to get off the resort and see some of the island. The driver was friendly and knowledgeable. Swimming in a waterfalls was a refreshing way to finish the day's activities. We were a party of four and I saved $80 by booking with viator.

Adrienne M

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2018

What a great time we had. The scenery was awesome. No accidents occurred. By the time we got downhill, you we eager to jump into the lake to cool off. The lunch was full of flavor. We had a chance to buy coffee during lunch but thought it was too expensive. Afterwards, we learned that it was the cheapest place for the Blue Mountain coffee.

Karen N

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2017

The Blue Mountains IS stunning the views and wildlife are breathtaking

PROS:

We were picked up on time. The bus journey will take a few hours, the good thing it has AC and the driver Markie Markie will keep you informed and you get to see the local sights that you don't see in the hotel, plus jokes and riddles the entire trip up the mountain. The bus will take you up to 7,000 feet and then you cycle down.

We stopped for brunch the food was great and delicious. We were then introduced to the coffee that was produced there and this was available for purchase in their gift shop.
There is a large selection of bikes to choose from and the guides help you chose and make adjustments if required, we were given knee and elbow pads and a helmet, safety is paramount.

The roads in Jamaica aren't smooth mostly ones this remote, so the guide would regularly shout 'pot hole' and we would, in turn, shout it back up the single line we were cycling in. It was all good JAMAICAN fun.

Lunch is at the same stop off where we had brunch earlier, and the Jerk chicken and rice is really great and tasty. We also got to stop off to learn about the wildlife there and well as learn about which plants you could find to use as natural remedies. Then we continued downhill further on the bikes.

The tour ended with a dip in a cool waterfall where the locals will assist you and sell you drink and finally a 'beer drinking contest'. You will need money to tip these guys that help you in the waterfall. They are very kind and helpful. Also brought a bag of beautiful mandarins from a local. This is the time the bike guides one only will collect for all to tip them.

I would definitely recommend FANTASTIC DAY!

CONS:

1.         Web site states over 60 years old you cannot ride Seriously look at my photo. I am 60 years old female and I was up the front riding as fast and good as anyone else. I would hope that I could still be riding in 20 years time or more. Found this offensive.
2.        Brunch and lunch and they were really great were too close together time wise. We were starving for hours after we got on the bus and then were still full from Brunch to eat an early lunch. Dont know who you can change this as the venue was great. Maybe Brunch served at your office area?
3.        The guide on the bike wearing the fluoro vest he was the only one was speeding past and weaving in and out and past rides which I though was very dangerous if a rider turned their wheel slightly. He was showing off, but was inappropriate riding like this with other riders not familiar with the bikes or roads. Idiot!

dale l

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2017

Not quit what I expected but still it was enjoyable.

Arthur G

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2017

A really great day traveling down the mountain, a lot is packed into the day so each stop is very rushed but I would definitely recommend.

Samantha F

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2015

Great value for a wonderful day. Views amazing. Only negative comments are the bus was cramped - my son and I both sat on seats above the wheel which meant we couldn't put our legs down on the 2 hour trip. The bikes weren't in the best in conditions. But the experience was worth it!

Julia A

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2014

WE had a very nice enjoyable day in the mountains. One suggestion might be to not have so many people soliciting things or themselves to guide at a natural site such as a waterfall. People prefer to just enjoy the natural beauty, a waterfall isn't supposed to be turned into a commercial venture, such as what has occurred at Dunn's River Falls.

pazla

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2013

Informative and entertaining driver on the 1.5 hour drive to the start. Breathtaking view at the cafe where you eat breakfast and lunch. Trip down the mountain was also fun and informative. It was a lot slower pace with more stopping than I expected (which was probably for the best!). The bikes and equipment were a little rickety, but manageable. I would definitilely recommend the tour!

Hasaan G

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2013

Had a great time on this one, the views were incredible and no photo can truly capture it. My only complaint would be that the bikes could have been of better quality

Harry R

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2013

Friendly, helpful guides. All downhill. Very scenic and worthwhile doing. Lasts all day.

Berit R

3 star rating: Worth doing
June 2016

Tour was nice just a bit rushed during lunch and at the water fall, needed more time or be told by the guides current time and how long we had

Eyezz

3 star rating: Worth doing
November 2014

The trip was not what we thought it would be. Our group assumed we would reach the highest point and take in breathtaking views of Newcastle. Very disappointed with the views. The journey that BMT took was completely different from information already provided. Does not give a true picture of Blue Mountains.

Eldjm

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
January 2016

Six or seven hours on a bus, up rough mountain roads, down hill on beach bikes that were not safe at all. Brunch and lunch were served two hours apart - so skip one. We saw a lot of the country that is for sure - but so not worth the time or money

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