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BAHIA PRINCIPE JAMAICA
Grand Bahia & Luxury Bahia

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5 day, 4 nts all-inclusive cycling vacation

Includes: 4 nights accommodation in Bahia Principe Jamaica - all inclusive resort  including all meals & drinks, airport transfers,  In resort activities, 24hour concierge services,  3 fully supported rides, finishers medal.
 
Non Cyclists are welcome and enjoy a specific Non cyclist itinerary including tours and daily activities in the hotel and the option to ride the sag bus for a tour and to take photos of your riding friends and join in at rest stops.
 

IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO PURCHASE "CYCLING ONLY" WITHOUT THE HOTEL PACKAGE.

ALL  PACKAGES MUST BE PREBOOKED.

THERE ARE NO ONE DAY PASSES. 

SECURITY ARM BANDS FOR CYCLISTS ARE STRICTLY MONITORED.
 

GRAND BAHIA PRINCIPE
LUXURY BAHIA PRINCIPE

Overview

Our rides  are designed with the perfect combination of riding time and resort relax time! T

Cycle Jamaica is an all inclusive cycling  vacation  which  includes 4 nights stay at an all inclusive resort based and 3 organized rides. There is time in the afternoons to meet up with fellow cyclists, spouses and friends to explore the island's many  attractions, relax at the spa and to enjoy the facilities  of  your all inclusive resort.

Non cyclists are welcome and have access to our 24-hour concierge services, hospitality room, photo shoots, airport transferss, and to ride on the. sag bus and join in at our rest stop activities.

For cyclists we cater to ALL pace levels. If you are a newbie know that we make it fun for everyone and there is full service support at all times along the way. This is a concierge service tour  with ride leaders as escorts for each group.


NO ONE IS EVER ALONE ON THE ROAD BY THEMSELVES EVER! These are group rides. No rider is allowed in front 

of our designated lead rider who maintains the pace level. This is not a race. This is a FUN event. Please don't  stress

or get geeky. We are here to have fun!

Our stops are well planned so as to ensure everyone experiences the real Jamaica: we will have a rest stop at a local fruit stall. Enjoy coconut water straight from the  nut: the best rehydration ever!  The Jamaican people are warm and genuinely friendly.  You'll get to meet them up close and in their real world!

We have three ride distances each  day.  Long route, Short route and then the option to do the One way Short route.

Please scroll down to itineraray for an overview.

Why not go longer - a metric century maybe? Several reasons.  This  is an early or  late season event and its a vacation. So you don't  want to be so exhausted that you cannot enjoy the resort after the ride. In  addition, Jamaica is hot and humid. We want to return to the resort before the 11am & most importantly be able to go at a comfortable pace and distance so you enjoy yourself

ANTICIPATED PACE LEVELS (this is not avg speed but the pace that we move at when on the flats. We always regroup on climbs)

We adjust  the number of groups depending on participant registrations.  We could have  anywhere from 2-4 groups. This is a not

a competitive event by any stretch of the imagination.  It is  a RECREATIONAL EVENT. Please dont take the speeds  and challenges too seriously. WE have a chill and relaxed vibe.  Our  rides are meant as season openers or closers. Chill  - its  a vacation!

#1     20-24 mph   LONG  This is for faster cyclists. There are no cycling  guides to assist with pushes.

#2   17 - 20mph  LONG  This is a medium- fast ride with cycling  guides there to help should you not be able to keep the pace. This group does the longer distance.  Faster riders can get the opportunity to pull on the front. Just speak to the ride leader for the group.

#3   14 - 18mph   SHORT This is more of a chillax pace for beginners,  intermediates or those who wish just get their morning ride in but want to get back  to  the hotel for  a tour or to be with family or just want a bit more relaxation time.

#4   10-  15mph (NEW!)  Short   This is for newbies, beginners and those who would like to learn more at an easy chill pace, from our expert coaches and skilled cycling guides. Happy to share our knowledge. We take joy in your improvement!

So come on, let's ride!
Let us show you why Jamaica is truly the "heartbeat" of the Caribbean

Package inclusions:
•    Experienced English-speaking guide(s)

.    Round trip airport transportation for host hotels
•    Pre-tour orientation meeting
 and

     Welcome Party with Steel Band

     Farewell Dance Party with DJ music . 

     Finishers Medal 
•    All inclusive hotel accommodations in host hotel booked
•    3 days fully supported cycling as per itinerary
•    Sag vehicles 

     Police escorted

     Access to Whatsapp group - communication with organizer 

Not Included: 
•    Round-trip airfare
•    Staff gratuities ($100-150  per person)- pooled tips  which is  shared with the  entire team of about  30.
•    Personal expenses such as souvenirs, gifts, additional drinks/entertainment, and incidentals

 •  Bicycle rental is  not included. Bring your own bike with you or rent a bicycle.

 •  International Travel Medical Health Insurance - compulsory (https://www.cyclejamaica.com/travel-insurance-1)

Rates are per person for the 4 night package. For  additional  nights  these can  be booked under optional extras in the payment  portal. Just  message us  with the dates  you wish  to  use those extra nights.

Rates increase each month. Pay your deposit and lock  in these low rates!

There is the option to use the payment plan with  easy monthly installments

 

Go to our booking link for rates and payment options. Rates vary depending on the date chosen, the. room occupancy and the view and if you are cycling or not but start from $1000 upwards, all-inclusive.

Before you book, please take note of the differences between booking GRAND or LUXURY Packages.

 

Grand Bahia vs Luxury Bahia..what's  the difference?

If you stay at Luxury you have access both sides of the resort BUT  if you stay at the  Grand you do  NOT  have  access to the  Luxury side.  So what's the difference between the Grand and Luxury? 
Grand is for everyone including children

Luxury is adults only.

Approximately 90% of our guests choose to stay in the Luxury. Luxury is a smaller property so its more intimate.  Luxury has a cold towel welcome, concierge services, &  an upgraded bar selection. It also has room service included.

 

Grand has a very large lobby that is expansive and open with nice shops and sports bar adjoining. They have recently added a jerk food centre by the pool and a large market style restaurant ( Luxury guests have access too)

All  rooms at both resorts are spacious junior suites.  All the suites are exactly the same size in each resort. The only difference in the  room types is the  view. There are three view types:
SUperior/Deluxe (no specific view guarantees)

Seaview - view of the sea - about 400 metres from the sea

Oceanfront- closer view of the sea -about 200 metres. Oceanfront rooms ONLY have king-sized beds.

 

The Luxury bathroom is a bit larger and  has  two  face basins vs the Grand bathroom  with  only one. Otherwise the rooms are the same in size.  Decor can differ - some have dark wood and others have white furnishings. The  TVs in the rooms are smaller than average size, and this is the case in both resorts (but you didnt come to Jamaica to watch TV!)

The  main buffets are extensive with a wide variety of choices. If you stay at Luxury you can go to both buffets. Note to Vegans: the Grand Buffet has a dedicated vegan section each night

BEDDING TYPE: all  rooms  have  either two double beds or one king sized bed.  We will ask your preference at registration but this does NOT mean that the bedding  type is  guaranteed. It is just requested. We are not responsible to guarantee it as  the hotel does not offer guarantees. If the  hotel only has a king  bed available and the two persons do not want to share, they will  add a rollway twin bed into the room or fix the sofa bed up, thus offering two beds.   The Luxury side is 95% king  beds, so those who may not want this  to happen, you may prefer to book  into the Grand Side where the property has more double bedded rooms. However it is not guaranteed at the Grand either. The only way to 100% guarantee one bed. for one person is. to book a single. room.

NOTE:  As Jamaicans, we are  a chill  people, so please leave that stress behind as our culture isn't  receptive to stressful people who make a big deal out of small matters. If that's you, then this event is  NOT For you!  It won't fit with  our culture here. This is a THIRD world country! We be chillin...! This is your well earned vacation and we deliver a top class event! You're going to have a GREAT TIME! Just relax your mind and go with the flow! That's the Jamaica vibe!


Rates increase EVERY month so the earlier you deposit and lock in the low rate, the cheaper the package will be.

Itinerary

Cyclists:  3 route options are provided each  day - beginners, short and  long.  Sag vehicles are provided for ALL  groups. Maps below are approximations and are subject to change depending local conditions.  This is a fun event, please don't get too geeky!

DAY 1 - Thursday -ARRIVAL- Montego Bay 

We highly recommend to arrive on the earliest flight you can get into MBJ airport so that you have time to relax and enjoy the hotel facilities and get your bike set up.   We also  highly recommend you book the VIP arrival services/Fast track called Club Mobay for so many reasons: you are met right off the plane and join the fast track  through  immigration and customs and then have a comfortable place to relax and have a snack and drink before heading off to your hotel as you await everyone to clear through. We group arrivals up to 45 minutes apart and it's an hour to the hotel, so a nice refresh in the lounge is just perfect. Its important to book it early because it often gets sold out early.

 6:00-6:30pm   Orientation meeting at the theatre: Grand Bahia Principe 

 6:30 pm             Dinner and evening at leisure.

DAY 2 - Friday -Welcome Ride

Wear your Club/Team Jersey Day

There are scenic views of the Caribbean with smooth gently undulating, roads. Our rides are challenging but they are not races! TOday is  the "Warm up" ride! Take it easy!

LONG  Route -    40 miles/ 953 ft

SHORT Route   - 20 miles -500 ft

ONE WAY SHORT ROUTE: 10 miles

  • 05:00am           Continental Breakfast in the main buffet for the group

  • 05:45am           Fill water bottle, Photos, put day bag on bus, put on shoes and helmet. Prepare for ride out.

  • 06:00am           Ride out

  • 09:00-10:30    Photo shoot by the Bahia Principe sign in your kits, on Grand Beach (by watersports)

  • Lunch at leisure in the hotel

  • 1:00-5:00pm - Optional Tour: Dunns River Falls- Bring towel, aqua shoes, change clothes.

  • 6:30pm             Dinner and evening at leisure to enjoy the hotel.  Early to bed - tomorrow is a hard day!

  • Overnight Host Hotel:  Grand Bahia Principe OR Luxury Bahia Principe

Cycle Jamaica Daily ride distances

DAY 3-  Saturday -Usain  Bolt Day - Strava Challenge    

OneLove Jersey Day

scenic ride along the northcoast of the island.  TOday is challenging  for both routes.

LONG ROUTE: challenge yourself up Braco Hill to try to get on the top of the leaderboard and compete with local legends. Dont use up all the energy because the Spring Challenge starts as you head back for extra fun!  

LONG  Route -    45 miles/ 2063 ft

SHORT Route   - 34.5 miles -  1203ft 

ONE WAY Short route: 17 miles

  • 05:00-05:30 - Breakfast

  • 05:30-06:00 - Photos and then Ride out 

  • 09:30-10:30am - Return to hotel

  • Lunch at leisure in the resort

  • 13:00- 17:00  Optional tour: CATAMARAN CRUISE ( very  popular)

  • Dinner and evening at leisure to enjoy the hotel

  • Overnight Host Hotels:  Bahia Principe Resort

DAY 4-  Sunday - Cycle Jamaica Day

Wear your Cycle Jamaica jersey today - its great for posing with your finishers medal!

Today sees us heading along the northcoast of the island, towards the east which is very lush and green with consistent rollers. Challenge yourself today

LONG  Route -    46 miles/ 1388 ft

SHORT Route   - 35 miles -1103 ft

ONE WAY Short route; 17.5 miles

  

  • 05:00am,  Breakfast. Bring  All bikes to be put at the meeting point. 

  • 05:30am   Group Photo

  • 6:00am     Ride out

  • 09:00-10:30 Medal Ceremony: Grand Lobby, immediately as your ride returns

  • Lunch at leisure in the hotel

  • Optional Tours

  • 2:00-5:30pm   Optional Tour: Rafting on the Martha Brae River

  • 8:00-10:00pm   Farewell get together (TBA)

Overnight Host Hotel:  Bahia Principe Grand Jamaica  OR Luxury Bahia Principe

DAY 5 - DEPARTURE  Monday 

Transport from  Bahia Principe to Montego Bay airport.

Driving time: 1 hour

ROUTE CHANGES

Every effort will be made to adhere to the planned route. Any unforeseen adjustments will be noted on our website in advance of the event , noted on the route guides, or explained by our Ride Tour Leaders and Road Master during our rides.

There are no refunds or compensations for any route changes, whatsoever. There is no compensation for bad weather or other causes that makes it impossible for us to ride safely.

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