Explore the Blue Mountains of Jamaica on this full-day tour, including a fun bicycle ride – downhill! After a drive to the mountains for a Jamaican brunch, stop by Blue Mountain Coffee for a coffee roasting demonstration. You’ll take in amazing views of Kingston and the Caribbean as you you coast down the mountain. Stop for lunch before a refreshing swim under a gorgeous waterfall!
Your full-day tour begins with hotel pickup in Ocho Rios, followed by a 2.5-hour drive up to Jamaica’s Blue Mountains. The drive takes you past local outdoor markets and a banana plantation, as well as the historical site of the 17th-century Rio Nuevo battle between the English and Spanish. Along the way, learn interesting facts about Jamaica's past from your guide. Enjoy a Cajun-spiced brunch and feast on beignets (deep-fried pastry), banana fritters and fruit drinks, as well as world-famous Blue Mountain coffee. After brunch, enjoy a coffee roasting demonstration before you get fitted with a bicycle, helmet and other protective gear,
and prepare for a fun, 2.5-hour ride downhill as you coast along the
mountainside!Begin the descent from an impressive 5,600 feet (1,700 meters), take in the breathtaking views of Kingston, Jamaica’s capital. The peak of Blue Mountain – the highest point in the entire Caribbean – rises 7,402 feet (2,250 meters) nearby. You’ll descend at a leisurely pace (approximately 5 -10 miles per hour), with plenty of designated picture-taking stops en route. (If you choose the non-bike riding option you will be transported down the mountain by bus, making the same photo stops as the riders.)As you ride down, soak up views of the dramatic tropical forest with its pristine streams and misty slopes, home to the Giant Swallowtail Butterfly and a variety of Jamaican birds, wildflowers and unique plants, including the world’s smallest orchids.After stopping for a late lunch, conclude your tour with a swim at a pristine, secluded waterfall before the return drive back to your hotel.