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,  private welcome and farewell parties, 24hour concierge services,  3 fully supported rides, finishers medal.
 
Non Cyclists are welcome and we now will have a specific Non cyclist itinerary 
including tours and daily activities in the hotel and you can also 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.

PACKAGES MUST BE PREBOOKED. THERE ARE NO ONE DAY PASSES. SECURITY ARM BANDS FOR CYCLISTS ARE STRICTLY MONITORED
 

Overview

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

Cycle Jamaica is an all inclusive cycling  vacation  which  includes 4 nights stay at an all inclusive resort based in  Runaway Bay, 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 the private welcome and farewell events, our 24-hour concierge services, hospitality room, photo shoots, airport transferss, free covid antigen test for the return and so much more.

For cyclists we cater to ALL pace levels. If you are an elite cyclist, be prepared to be challenged by the island's top champions and if you are a newbie or intermediate cyclist, 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!  Enjoy local roasted yams - as we pedal through "Usain country"! The Jamaican people are warm and genuinely friendly.  You'll get to meet them up close and in their real world!

We have two  ride distances each  day. Those in the  more moderate paced level will  be asked to join the  shorter ride distances and  allow  the faster cyclists to do the  longer distances.  We must control the amount of groups on the road at any one time and follow the durations allowed for the police and covid associated protocols.

WE must choose options that are safe for all riders. This is a GROUP Event. If you would like a specific route, pace etc,  we will be happy to create a private ride that will fit your requirements. Our aim  is to please!

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

#1     20-28mph   LONG  This is for racers, hammerheads and fast cyclists. There is no cycling  guides to push in A group.

If you want a fast ride but may need assistance, please join group B.  On the  first day's welcome ride if any cyclist cannot keep up

we ask them to move to Group B.  This is NOT A RACE. It's a fun  ride.  

#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   Medium  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 ($150 per person)
•    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. If you wait, the prices increase and there also can  be no more availability as we have a  limited amount  of hotel rooms  held in each 

category.  In addition bicycle rentals and VIP services sell out quickly. It pays  to  book EARLY -  BIG TIME!
Please do  not  delay because you will  pay a lot  more.

 

Go to our booking link for rates and payment options.

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

Grand Bahia vs Luxury Bahia..what's  the difference?
What's the difference between the Grand and Luxury?  Its smaller details - that  touch  of  something  extra - but it doesnt  make the Grand any less Grand. Luxury is a smaller property so its more intimate.  Luxury has a cold towel welcome, personalized check  in  and concierge  services. Grand has a very large lobby that is expansive and open with nice shops and sports bar adjoining.   If you stay at Luxury you have access to the Grand but  if you stay at the  Grand you do   NOT  have  access to the  Luxury side.  LUXURY IS FOR ADULTS ONLY  - so its quieter and no noise from children . It  has more choice at the bar and also includes 24hour room service.  All  rooms at both resorts are spacious junior suites. The Luxury bathroom is a bit larger and  has  two  wash  sinks vs the Grand with  only one.   Both resorts have great seaviews . Storms Opinion: You will  find me  in the  Luxury Seaview: best value with a great view.
Negatives: Note that the flat TVs in the rooms are a bit smaller than average in both resorts  and it can be difficult to get into the special restaurants so be prepared for to dine at the  buffet which is extensive and with a wide variety of choice.  There are some areas where there is red carpet that is very worn out. They are changing them to tiles but the entire process wont  be finished this year. You may want to bring your own beach towel as sometimes they run out if the resort is full. Bring a power strip for your gadgets as they have limited three pronged sockets.
We have excellent  value for money so that is  what is importantPlease do not  imagine Ritz Carlton when you hear luxury: it's not that kind of luxury but this you can tell  by the pricing.  if you want Luxury book our Luxe tour at Iberostar Grand.

We are here to  vacation and  have fun.  We are a chill  people,so please  leave your  stress  behind  once  you board  that plane:  we don't need none of that here.
 PLEASE  be smart: BOOK EARLY!

Itinerary

Cyclists:  2 route options are provided each  day - one short and one long. For those who ride under 16mph, only the shorter route is available.  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.

 5:00-6:00pm   Meeting and welcome mixer at the Sports  Bar, beside the lobby: 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!

Group 1:   43.72/580 ft    Groups 2&3: 39.3miles /575ft      Group 4: 20 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

  • 10:30-11:30     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

DAY 3-  Saturday -Usain  Bolt Day - Strava Challenge    

OneLove Jersey Day

scenic ride along the northcoast of the island.  Groups 1& 2: ...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!  Group 3 takes the seacoast route to avoid it. Group 4

Groups 1& 2  Route -  45 miles /1602ft

Group 3         Route  - 33.90 miles/1400 ft

Group 4         Route   - 20 miles -500 ft

  • 05:00-05:30 - Breakfast

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

  • 11:00am - Return to hotel

  • Medal Awards

  • Lunch at leisure in the resort

  • 13:00- 17:00  Optional Sightseeing tour Tour: Green Grotto Caves

  • 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

Groups 1+2     Route -   45 miles/1602ft  - 

Group   3        Route  -  36  miles/1300ft

Group   4        Route -   20 miles

  

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

  • 05:30am   Ride out

  • Lunch at leisure in the hotel

  • Optional Tours

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

  • 2:00pm-5:30pm   Adventure afternoon - 1 activity

  • 2:00-7:30pm        Rafting on the Martha Brae and Luminous Lagoon (Combination)

      5:00-8:00pm         Luminous Lagoon

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 and  to  ride safely and be inside the rules laid out by the Government of Jamaica.