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Private Two Countries, One Bike

Price: $93.00
Minimum of 4 participants required for this tour.
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Private Two Countries, One Bike Shore Excursion

See the Dutch side of St. Maarten and the French side of St. Martin on this private island tour by bike.

After meeting your guides for this St. Maarten excursion, your private group of 4 - 10 guests will have an instruction session about your comfortable Trek hybrid bicycle and equipment. Once everyone is ready, your guide, will lead you out of Philipsburg past the Great Salt Pond, which once held a major role in the history and economy of St Maarten's beginning in the 1600s.

After a short sustained climb, you will enjoy a long descent to the charming Oyster Pond Bay, a quaint residential area situated on a lagoon, shared by the Dutch and French side of the island.

You will continue on, crossing from the Dutch side over to French St. Martin. Continuing along the eastern coastline, you will have the opportunity to see some magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean and the neighboring French island, St Barths. Your pedaling will soon bring you to the beautiful Galion Beach and views of Orient Bay, the island's most famous beach and referred to as "the pearl of the Caribbean."

You will return to Philipsburg via French Quarter, which is located in the middle of the island.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Difficult
Shore Excursion Leaves From
10 minute walk from the cruise pier exit. Full details will be provided upon booking confirmation.
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing with either shorts or other pants that will not get caught in the chain. Flat soled shoes are required for pedaling. Sun glasses and sunscreen are also suggested.
Restrictions
Minimum age to participate is 16 years old. All guests must wear a helmet, sign a waiver and be in moderately good health. All guests should have a general idea of riding a bike as most of the tour is on roads shared with vehicles.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 12 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsGreat Tour around two nationsJanuary 13, 2017

Reviewer: Mary S.
This bike tour is for those who are used to biking on roads with traffic. I read all of the reviews before selecting and was well aware of the traffic and hills we encountered. I am an avid bicyclist and even I had to walk up some of the hills! It was great fun though. The Tour guides took care of us the whole way and helped out anyone who needed to take their time.

4 StarsGreat bike ride, but very strenuousMay 12, 2016

Reviewer: Audrey the traveller
The bike ride on St. Maarten was so much fun! It was fairly stressful riding on the two-lane road with busses honking at us, but once we made it past the high-traffic area, it was better. Also, some of the hills were too difficult to ride, so we ended up pushing our bikes several times. It was exciting to cross the international border into the French side, and nice to see the different parts of the island. Our guide, Berhend, was incredible and we all really enjoyed him. Seeing him at first, looking like a Olympic athlete, was a little intimidating, but he was kind, patient, and funny, and we feel like we made a new friend. Again, this was a tough ride but we felt accomplished at the end of it.

4 StarsThis was fun but wish there was a different routeApril 27, 2016

Reviewer: Dan
There are couple of steep hills. I wish the route was a little different, we could have gone further around the sewage ponds. We really enjoyed the guides and the history lessons about the area. Riders need to make sure they are comfortable with riding with a lot of traffic. The guides were very nice and polite. I would do it again but not sure if my wife would.

4 StarsBeautiful scenery, treacherous roadsMarch 24, 2016

Reviewer: Mar
This ride is beautiful when you can look up from the traffic. It is very hilly and our guide had us riding up the center of the road with bumper to bumper traffic each way. He did it very confidently so it was not scary, but in retrospect it doesn't seem like the best idea. St. Maarten is gorgeous and it's a great way to see the island. This is not for the unfit or casual bikers.

5 StarsGreat Excursion and guideMarch 13, 2016

Reviewer: David
Fun bike trip. Very good equipment and guide provided. I am in decent shape but not specifically a bicyclist for the past few years, so it took some reacquainting myself with the process. Our guide was patient and helpful and there were only a few of us so we got all the individual attention we needed.

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