This was an experience of a lifetime! I started riding only 2 years ago as part of a cancer fundraiser and have kept up with it. Cycle Jamaica hosts four rides a year throughout Jamaica. 'Storm' the organizer and her staff were attentive, warm, amazing, comforting and proud to share their country the way it was meant to be experienced.. by bicycle!!
My family joined me for the vacation, and this was the first time riders brought children! The ride left out of RIU Negril early in the am and we were back to enjoy breakfast with our family, followed by optional excursions, or lazy days by the beach and pool.
Three days of riding, we rode with world renown Jamaican Olympians. Riders cruised into the towns, met the locals and felt safe and secure with a police escort and SAG van with us at all times. All we had to do was ride, and take in the beauty of the island! Fresh coconut guava, bread fruit, shrimp, the real foods of Jamaica were experienced as well!
The staff took photos, videos, and every excursion we had a clean, air conditioned van, with tour guides. We went to YS falls for rope swinging. We had a private boat to Floyds pelican bar where we celebrated birthdays with the locals. A catamaran cruise with snorkeling followed by cliff diving rounded out the trip. All excursions were added and you could pick and chose what you cared to partake in.
Covid protocols, hotel accommodations and transfers all made for safe travel. My family has never been to an island, they had the time of their lives! Two boys 12, 15 will remember this vacation forever. SO if you are looking for some exercise and personal riding adventures, the culture, VIP service, overall Jamaican vibes, look no further than CYCLE JAMAICA and Holiday SERVICES for you next cycling experience! One love! Alicia IRE!