Two Countries, One E-Bike

Dutch & French Sides of St. Maarten Small Group Biking Cruise Tour
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
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.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended 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.

Two Countries, One E-Bike Shore Excursion

Some people say the best way to really get to know a new area is on the seat of a bike. This 30km tour aims to do just that as you go on an eco-friendly journey through Sint Maarten!

Before you start your ride, your local guide will give a brief introduction to cycling in St. Maarten and how to use your bike. You will then follow your guide along the Boardwalk of Philipsburg that hugs Great Bay's white sand beach. You will also pass Divi Little Bay and continue over Cay Hill for an amazing view of the Simpson Bay Lagoon.

After descending into Cole Bay, you will cross the Causeway, which stretches over the Lagoon, and make a short stop at the Border Monument. Here is where the Dutch Side borders the French side, and your guide will explain all about the Concordia Treaty signed in the 1600's. To this day it still serves as an amicable agreement between French and Dutch St. Maarten.

Continue riding along to Marigot, the French Capital, where you will explore the local market, savoring the sights, smells, and sounds of a traditional Caribbean marketplace. You will also enjoy a cold beverage before making a short walk to the historic Fort Louis, once a strategic fortress protecting the bay of Marigot.

On your return, you can decide to end your journey in Simpson Bay, or continue back over the hill to Philipsburg.

Please Note: This is only an E-bike tour.

5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  22 ReviewsReview This Tour
Bike tour of St Maarten
February 22, 2023
This was a very enjoyable excursion. There were 5 people on this tour when I took it during February 2023. We had a highly knowledgeable guide who, when asked, told us about the history and geology of St. Maarten and pointed out some of the differences between the French and the Dutch parts. An excellent, safe trip.
Reviewer: Jim Hayes
5 Stars
Great Day
February 12, 2023
Had a great day. Met our tour guide per the directions. We were the only two. He recommended electric bikes which was a good recommendation. Made the trip more enjoyable and allowed us to go a little further and see more of the island. Tour guide was great, very knowledgeable and kept us safe.
Reviewer: Scot Hawkesworth
5 Stars
E-Bike Tour of St. Martin
February 08, 2023
This tour is a roughly 23 mile route that takes you from Phillipsburg to Marigot (on the French side), around Simpson's Bay lagoon, and back to Phillipsburg. It is quite scenic. The ride was sometimes marred by poor quality roads and the inevitable chaos that characterizes driving amongst motor vehicles on most Caribbean islands. Our guide was excellent! He was sensitive to the fitness level and constraints of all the participants on the ride, stopping frequently to see how we were doing, and he did a great job of pointing out landmarks and providing a historical perspective on the island. Several of the scenic viewpoints we stopped at were simply gorgeous. Finally, a word on the level of fitness required for the ride. It is fairly challenging with long hills (to get to those great views). Having an e-bike helps immensely, but you should not attempt this ride if you are not in good shape physically, or if you are uncomfortable riding a bike in congested areas.
Reviewer: Barry Blumenfeld
5 Stars
Super Tour
March 14, 2022
My wife and I really enjoyed the tour. They upgraded to e-bikes which made pedaling much easier. Our guide was great keeping us at a good pace and telling us lots about the area. The tour included a great smoothie which was a nice break.
Reviewer: Neil Stuber
5 Stars
So much fun and an actual workout!
December 23, 2019
We love to see new places, and St. Maarten is a beautiful place to see! It was made even better on well-maintained Trek bicycles and a very knowledgeable guide. Like many islands in the Caribbean, there is no shortage of hills. Be prepared to pedal and be rewarded with spectacular views and a bit of island history. If you think the hills are work, you’ll be even more impressed when your guide pulls a bottle of water out of their backpack for you! Thanks for a great tour!
Reviewer: Calla Whipp
5 Stars
Enjoyable, but challenging
July 25, 2019
We did the 2 countries, 1 bike tour early July 2019. It was an enjoyable experience, but very challenging. You need to be in excellent shape, as the hills are serious. Bring lots of water (even a camelback) and be prepared to work. This is not a leisure tour! But fun way to see the island.
Reviewer: Nicole
4 Stars