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BARBADOS - hiking


Alpheus Leisure hike

Hiking in BarbadosHiking in Barbados takes you through cane fields, gullies, tropical forests and coastal communities to explore the unique geological and social structure of Barbados. Along the way you will meet friends, enjoy healthy exercise and observe the delicate balance of the unique heritage and environment of Barbados Hiking tours are for all ages and levels of fitness!! Our friendly, knowledgeable guides will let you take Hikes at your pace and pace of your group, so ensuring that you will see and experience all the treasures of this small corner of paradise.

E-mail us your requests and we will tailor make the package to your group's needs, level of fitness and specific requirements, with flights and accommodation ..

A package well worth exploring!!

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Hike Barbados

Hike Barbados claims to take you places most visitors never discover! Organised by the Barbados National Trust in conjunction with Treading Lightly, Hike Barbados is highly recommended.

Chalky Mount Walk through ancient tropical forests, hike down cart roads and between cane fields, through interior gullies and over coastal areas, exploring the diversity of Barbados.

The hikes are FREE and visitors are welcome, however donations to the Barbados National Trust and Treading Lightly are always welcome to help continue the work of preserving our natural environment.

All morning hikes start at 6:00 a.m.
Afternoon hikes (Stop 'n' Stare only) start at 3:30 p.m.
The Moonlight Walks start at 5:30 p.m., you are advised to bring a torch to these walks.


All hikes start and finish at the meeting places which are documented in a calendar of events

Dress appropriately in loose clothing, comfortable hiking boots/sports shoes, remember your sunscreen depending upon your skin type, visitors to the island are recommended to use nothing less than Factor 15, hat and sunglasses. Bring your camera, binoculars and a bottle of water.
Walks are arranged according to durability and stamina!

The "Stop 'n' Stare" group walks for 5-6 miles,

The "Here and There" group 8-10 miles,

The "Grin and Bear" group 12-14 miles.

All hikes last approximately 3 hours.

E-mail us your requests and we will tailor make the package to your group's needs, level of fitness and specific requirements, with flights and accommodation ..

A package well worth exploring!!

 

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The Arbib Nature
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Heritage Trail

  Barbados countryside

Winners of the Island Magazine 1999 Ecotourism Award, the hard working folks of Speightstown now have an adventure trail to be proud of... invigorating and educational. Discover the beautiful Whim Gully, picturesque fort ruins, quaint parish churches and nature trails.

There are two trails to choose from a 7.5 km and a 5.5 km.

This interactive guided trail must be pre booked by 3 pm the day before.
Tel: (246) 426-2421.

The usual advice is given in relation to clothes, shoes, fluid intake and sun protection.

Hikes are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 am to 2.30 pm.
Cost: Adults Bds $15.00, children half price.


North pointExperience
a safari tour across the sugar cane cart roads to the tidal flats of the north east coastline. Explore wave ridges along the craggy northeast coastline, relax in nature's warm, salty sea pools.

Barbados is blessed with many natural phenomena .Tropical gullies, ocean tide pools, underground caves with waterfalls and lakes, a flower forests and mangrove and swamps. Birdwatching can be a rewarding experience in this landscape.

Experience the thrill of going places that even some locals haven't seen, but don't go without an experienced 'Eco Tour Guide' to show you nature's treasures!

Flower Forest

Discover Barbados' beautiful gardens a lovely morning hike

A comment from the visitors book sums it all up...

'If I owned Paradise and Flower Forest I would rent Paradise and live in flower Forest'


Click to visit this wonderful garden

Orchid World

The dream of horticulturalist and plants-man Richard Coughlan who was trained at London's Kew Gardens and was instrumental in landscaping the Flower Forest.

Click to visit this lovely garden

Andromeda Botanical Gardens



Created as a private garden, on an Atlantic hillside, in the mid 1950s, this five acre haven perched on a cliff overlooking the east coast has grown to become one of the most acclaimed botanic gardens in the region.

A good morning exercise and a refreshing lunch at the cafe on site.

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