Bike Adventure Trip

The island is famous for its beautiful hotel resorts. But it offers much more - it is a paradise for outdoor athletes.


Description

The bike is included but not the helmet. There is no helmet requirement in the Dominican Republic, but we recommend wearing a helmet for our tours.


Places visited during this trip

Day
Place
Place
Activities:
  • Welcome at the airport and transfer to the old town of Santo Domingo. The rest of the day is at leisure to get to know the oldest city in the "New World".

    Included services today:

    • transfer

    Included meals today: -

  • Accommodation: Hodelpa Caribe Colonial***(*) or similar, Santo Domingo

Activities:
  • Today it goes on a discovery tour. On the bike you will explore the first European city in America with its winding streets and inviting squares. Here the first cathedral was built, the first governor resided, here the first bishop was consecrated, and the first hospital opened. Visit the palace of Diego Columbus and feel transported back to the time of colonization. In the "Casas Reales" you will see the story of Columbus' different travels, the so-called "Discoverer of America", and his arrival on Hispaniola. Then join us on a journey into the past and experience the history of the colonial city up close and alive in 4D Cinema - you will not forget this adventure so quickly.

  • After lunch, leave the colonial zone and set off on a discovery tour. In the middle of the city of Santo Domingo and not far from the colonial zone is the recreational destination "Los Tres Ojos", which houses a small nature park and several stalactite caves. You descend into the caves and enjoy the view of the partially open stalactite caves and the green-covered coral underground. Stroll through the unusually green vegetation and admire the 3 eyes (caves). The fourth eye can only be reached by boat, which takes you over a small underground river to the cenote. Before heading back to the old town, take a short photo stop at "Faro a Colon", the controversial lighthouse and mausoleum of Christopher Columbus.

    Included services today:

    • transport,
    • entrance fees

    Included meals today: breakfast & Lunch

  • Accommodation: Hodelpa Caribe Colonial***(*) or similar, Santo Domingo

Activities:
  • Today you take the bus over the highway into the interior of the island. The route leads through rural areas that are characterized by intensive agriculture. You leave the main road and drive on a mountain road to the scientific research reserve "Ebano Verde", which was created in 1989 to increase the amount of precious wood. From the lookout tower at "Alto de la Virgen" you have an impressive view over the Cibao Valley. From here you continue by bike to Constanza, a climatic health resort at 1'220 m above sea level. The place is located in a fertile high valley where large-scale agriculture is operated.

    Included services today:

    • transport

    Distance by bike: 36 km

    Elevation: from 850m to 950m

    Time approx.: 3 hours

    Level: medium to light

    Road surface: asphalt 100%

    Support vehicle: bus with trailer and 4x4 truck

    Included meals today: breakfast and picnic lunch

  • Accommodation: Hotel Altocerro*** or similar, Constanza

Activities:
  • Today you cycle directly from the hotel towards "Pinar Grande". A challenging bike tour on gravelly nature trails takes you through one of the highest mountain regions of the Caribbean island.

    Included services today:

    • transport

    Distance by bike: 18 km, one way

    Elevation: from 950m to 510m

    Time approx.: 3 hours, one way

    Level: medium to heavy

    Road surface: nature road 95%, asphalt 5%

    Support vehicle: jeep or no biking then back and forth

    Included meals today: breakfast and picnic lunch

  • Accommodation: Hotel Altocerro*** or similar, Constanza

Activities:
  • Even today, there is another beautiful, varied bike tour, first in the beautiful hills around the "El Mogote" and then along a crystal-clear mountain river. You reach Jarabacoa, at 600 m above sea level. Jarabacoa is surrounded by pine forests, mountains and valleys of the rivers "Rio Yaque del Norte" and "Rio Jimenoa". Spring-like temperatures prevail here all year round. The health resort is the center for hikers and nature lovers. Countless adventurous sports are offered here.

    Included services today:

    • transport

    Distance by bike: 45 km

    Elevation: from 1160m to 1830m

    Time approx.: 5 hours

    Level: medium

    Road surface: 15% natural road, asphalt 85%

    Support vehicle: bus with trailer

    Included meals today: breakfast and dinner

  • Accommodation: Hotel Rancho Baiguate*** or similar, Jarabacoa

Activities:
  • Option 1

    In the rubber dinghy, you will drive on the longest river of the Caribbean about 13 kilometers downstream. The rapids are classified between class II and III. Good swimming skills of the participants are a prerequisite.

    Option 2

    In the afternoon you will visit the charming village of Jarabacoa and visit the coffee factory "Monte Alto", where you will learn everything about the cultivation and processing of coffee. Of course, there is also a coffee sample.

    Included services today:

    • transport

    Included meals today: breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Optional activities today: Rafting and coffee factory “Monte Alto”

  • Accommodation: Hotel Rancho Baiguate*** or similar, Jarabacoa

Activities:
  • In the early morning we take the bus via La Vega and Santiago to Guayacanes. Here starts your stage today. After an initially crisp climb, the journey takes you through rural areas, small villages, past Colmados to the idyllic fishing village of Punta Rucia. The small town is located on a breathtaking sea bay at the tip of a small headland, where the water shimmers in the sunshine in the most beautiful blue and turquoise tones.

    Included services today:

    • transport

    Distance by bike: 45 km

    Elevation: from 240m to 330m

    Time approx.: 3 hours

    Level: medium

    Road surface: 15% natural road, asphalt 85%

    Support vehicle: bus with trailer

    Included meals today: breakfast

  • Accommodation: Hotel Paradise Ecolodge*** or similar, Punta Rucia

Activities:
  • Take a boat trip to the Cayo Arena this morning. Cayo Arena or "Paradise Island" is a jewel of the Dominican Republic and a highlight of the north coast. Directly from the beach you drive in about 20 minutes with a private boat to the Cayo Arena. On the island you will get snorkeling equipment and have time to discover the beautiful coral reef, which lies directly around the island, and the many colorful fish. Experience pure Caribbean! (this trip is optional)

  • After return, today's bike tour starts at the nature reserve "Estero Hondo". Through small villages and along extensive green pastures you will finally reach Imbert.

  • Continue by bus to the Amber Coast. Puerto Plata is known for its pretty Victorian-style wooden houses around the central park and the 800-meter high Isabel de Torres. Afterwards, visit the central square with its colorful Victorian-style wooden houses.

    Included services today:

    • transport

    Distance by bike: 52 km

    Elevation: from 295m to 130m

    Time approx.: 4 hours

    Level: medium

    Road surface: 15% natural road, asphalt 85%

    Support vehicle: bus with trailer

    Included meals today: Breakfast

    Optional excursion today: boat trip “Cayo Arena”

  • Accommodation: Hotel Natura Cabana**** or similar, Cabarete

Activities:
  • On the outskirts of Salcedo, you will visit the museum of "Tres Hermanas Mirabal". The Mirabal sisters María Teresa, Minerva and Patria, who opposed the dictatorship of Trujillo for decades, were murdered in cold blood by the soldiers of Trujillo in 1960 after visiting their imprisoned men. This atrocity caused great indignation at home and abroad.

  • Through a fertile valley, we continue towards San Francisco de Macoris. On the way you will visit the "Sendero de Cacao". Here you have the unique opportunity to experience everything from the cocoa bean to the chocolate processing on the cocoa plantation "Hacienda La Esmeralda", which supplies world-famous chocolate factories. Of course, a cocoa and chocolate tasting are part of the program. Lunch is offered during the tour.

  • Afterwards continue to Nagua, where you will reach the Atlantic Ocean. The 63 km long and between 10 and 20 km wide peninsula Samaná is characterized by a paradisiacal tropical landscape with lonely beaches in hidden bays, clean mountain rivers and craggy rocky coasts. Lively center of the northeast coast is Las Terrenas. Here you can still feel the magic of the Caribbean.

    Included services today:

    • transfer,
    • entrance fees,
    • cocoa and chocolate tasting

    Included meals today: breakfast and lunch

  • Accommodation: Playa Colibri***(*) or similar, Las Terrenas

Activities:
  • Experience the rush of speed at a height of about 120 meters. A total of 13 platforms and 12 different tracks lead you through the dense trees of the beautiful peninsula Samaná. Float across the tropical rainforest. Afterwards, take a refreshing swim in the nearby waterfall before heading back to the hotel.

    Included services today:

    • transport

    Included meals: breakfast

    Optional activities today: zipline

  • Accommodation: Playa Colibri***(*) or similar, Las Terrenas

Activities:
  • After breakfast, today's boat tour takes you to the National Park "Los Haitises". This is one of the most interesting and one of the largest untouched areas of humid tropical jungles in the Caribbean. The excursion leads to the coastal zone of the more than 200 km² comprehensive protected area. Along the coast stretches a huge green mangrove belt and over 50 small islands form a labyrinth of waterways. The surface form is very irregular and consists mostly of limestone hills from 200 to 300 m in height. Over millions of years, the rain has washed out caves here. These already offered protection to the indigenous population and stone carvings prove this even today. Here you will be offered a visit to a cave and a short hike in this impressive national park. The park area is one of the most important retreats of the native flora and fauna.

  • After lunch, continue by kayak. Glide through the tropical mangrove forests during this memorable half-day excursion. Marvel at the beautiful flora, which offers a variety of birds and crabs at home. Enjoy the tranquility of this peaceful environment and let nature take over. Kayaking is one of the best ways to explore nature as close as possible and in a sustainable way.

    Included services:

    • transport

    Included meals: breakfast

    Optional Excursion today: Boat trip “Los Haitises” and Kayak Tour

  • Accommodation: Playa Colibri***(*) or similar, Las Terrenas

Activities:
  • Transfer to the airport of Santo Domingo.

    Included services today:

    • transfer

    Included meals today: breakfast

Additional information

Minimum number of participants: 1 persons

Maximum number of participants: 8 persons

Services not included

  • Entry visas (tourist card) of US$ 10.00. Should be included in your flight ticket
  • Tips for driver/tour guide
  • Additional meals and drinks not mentioned above
  • Personal expenses