March 16 - 21, 2020
Barbados combines heat, sun, quiet roads and food in a friendly small town atmosphere. The people are polite, the roads are serpentine, the breeze is consistent which combine to make it a great spot for a short getaway (plus, we stay far away from the hustle of the resorts). The cycling is challenging with steep climbs (8-15%) and lots of twists and turns. Direct 4.5 hour flights from Toronto by Westjet and Air Canada make it quite accessible.
Intermediate and Advanced level riders will enjoy the challenging climbs on our varied routes. We ride earlier in the day and avoid the heat of 2:00-5:00pm. This time can be spent catching up on a book or exploring the island. Rides are accented with tough, punchy climbs of 1 to 5 km in length at pitches of 8%-15%. We stay on the north east side of the island, near Belleplaine, well away from the resorts and their traffic and noise. Quiet roads are at our doorstep and the surf is a short stroll away.
Santosha is located near Belleplaine in Saint Andrews Parish on the rugged North East Coast. This is a very private 10 room former yoga retreat located 150 metres from the Bathsheba Beach. These are the famous surf beaches with large waves so swimmers must be cautious. The resort has a great deck, pool house and pool to make post ride lounging relaxing.
Food is catered and all 3 meals are included in this trip.
Monday, March 16th
Saturday, March 21st
DAY 1(ARRIVAL DAY)
Our shuttle service picks you up at the Bridgetown airport (BRI) and takes you to Santosha. After checking in, get acquainted with the hotel while we assemble your bike.
Breakfast at 7:30 a.m., perform bike checks, and discuss the day's route before departing at 9 a.m. It always takes a little longer on the first day before everybody is ready to ride. We will head NE and take in some blowholes, Animal Flower Caves and the famed Morgan Lewis climbs.
DAY 3 - 5
Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Rides start at 9:00 a.m. We will do loops of 50-100km depending on the groups interests and abilities
DAY 6 (DEPARTURE)
Have a nice breakfast, go for a beach stroll while guides pack your bikes and catch the shuttle to the airport.
5 nights of accommodation
5 breakfasts, lunches and dinners
Daily rides led by experienced guides
Daily ride support from Wild Rock Travel staff
Airfare to and from Bridgetown, Barbados (BRI)
Cycling specific nutrition - we will provide some fruit and snacks for riding, however we recommend that you bring the gels and drink or electrolyte mix that you’re used to using at home.
Additional food between meals.
Rental bike (if not travelling with personal bicycle).
Transportation to and from Pearson International.