BAHIA PRINCIPE JAMAICA
Grand Bahia & Luxury Bahia
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.
ALL PACKAGES MUST BE PREBOOKED. THERE ARE NO ONE DAY PASSES.
SECURITY ARM BANDS FOR CYCLISTS ARE STRICTLY MONITORED.
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 three ride distances each day. Long route, Short route and then the option to do the One way Short route.
Why not go longer? Several reasons. This is an early or late season event and its a vacation. So you dont 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 sun and 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 push in A group.
If you want a fast ride but may need assistance, please join group B.
#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
• 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 .
• All inclusive hotel accommodations in host hotel booked
• 3 days fully supported cycling as per itinerary
• Sag vehicles
Access to Whatsapp group - communication with organizer
• 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. 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. Note; Oceanfront rooms ONLY have king sized beds.
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 important. Please 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!
Cyclists: 3 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.
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
DAY 3- Saturday -Usain Bolt Day - Strava Challenge
OneLove Jersey Day
A 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
2:00-5:30pm Optional Tour: Rafting on the Martha Brae River
8:00-10:00pm Farewell Dance Party: Chill Out Hut ( Luxury beside the pool)
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
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.