Allamanda Bicycle Rentals
Cycling in Grenada is a dream. Out in the open air the warm fragrant breeze flows past you, rich with a hint of spice. All around you are gorgeous tropical colours and sounds and the lush green of the luxuriant Grenadian plantlife. On a bike you really see the world around you. Stop off and chat to some local people, ask for advice or directions and you will discover how fantastically friendly this lovely country is. You really feel the spirit and culture of Grenada on a bike. Pedal around a bend and there is the sparkling beauty of the Caribbean Sea. Pack your swimming things and cycle to the beach for a refreshing swim or to watch the fabulous sunset. Cycle to the Grand Anse Vendor’s Market to buy a drink, a Grenadian meal, or some local spices or crafts.
“Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the human race” – HG Wells (English Author)
Allamanda bicycle rentals include mountain bikes and men’s and women’s cruisers. Bicycle hire prices are as follows:-
Hire a bicycle for few days and you can really explore the less challenging coastal roads around the Allamanda in Southern Grenada. Cycle to Grillmaster for a breakfast of salfish and bakes, or to get a roti from Fish and Chicks. There are many wonderful beaches around the Allamanda that are only a short cycle ride away – have fun comparing them and choosing your favourite. Ride into St George’s, the capital, and explore the Caribbean’s prettiest town. cruise around the lovely winding streets and around the Carenage, watching the boats in the stunningly gorgeous harbour. The speed of a bike is really the best way to see Grenada. Notice those goats tethered by the roadside, or a patch of Callaloo in a ditch. Stop and look at a fabulous blossom or that stunning view. Ride up a little track to watch the rushing stream alongside. Everywhere you look the scenery in Grenada is spectacular, and on a bike you can stop and gaze wherever you please!
Allamanda Bicycle Tours
Come on an Allamanda bicycle tour and really experience the wonderland that is Grenada. Pedal through pretty villages and woodlands of bamboo and huge mahogany trees. Around every bend the new view is staggering. Cycle along mountain roads with racing rivers alongside. Visit towering waterfalls and stop off for a cooling swim in the pools beneath. Look at the lush undergrowth by the roadside and see the bright red glow of beautiful Helliconia flowers amongst the bamboo. As you cycle along the South Grenada coast road you pass fields of sugar cane and hillsides full of mango trees and breadfruit. The coastline here is complex and convoluted, with fabulous views of the offshore islands.
At the Allamanda we can offer the following guided cycling tours:-
– A tour of Southern Grenada (2.5 Hours) – US$49/person
– A tour to Annandale Waterfalls (3.5 Hours) – US$59/person
If you prefer to plan your own cycle rides we recommend you buy the following map:-
“Grenada, Island of Spice”. Scale 1:50,000
This has been produced by the British Ordnance Survey and is published by the Government of the United Kingdom for the Government of Grenada
1992, reprinted 1994.
The latest revision is 1992, where additional information was added. It has not been updated since then but it is still the most comprehensive overview (and correct!). This is the map to use, just be aware a few roads have been added and updated since 1992!
Buy this at many shops including the bookshop “Art and Soul” at the Spiceland Mall.
A bicycle in Grenada will enable you to cruise through plantations of nutmeg and cocoa and see the agriculture that produces the spices we all love. Centuries of history and agriculture have produced a landscape that is fascinating. Drift past old plantation houses and military forts oozing history. Stop off for a tour around a nutmeg processing station or a rum distillery. Cycling along mountain roads you pass through rainforest with bamboo that arches over your head with Mountain Almond, Gommier, and Mahogany trees looming above. Stop for a little and listen to the never ending song of the tropical rainforest wildlife. You pass tropical orchids and ferns. A hummingbird may flit past with a chattering and whirring of wings, stopping to drink the nectar form one of the glorious rainforest flowers. Around a bend and you may chance upon one of Grenada’s volcanic crater lakes. These sites are wonderful for birdwatching and photographing nature, so pack your binoculars and camera!
Try a cycling vacation in Grenada and learn about the history, culture, nature and food of this stunning island country. Choose rides from easy to challenging and see wide skies and gorgeous mountainous scenery. Contact reception to book your cycling exploration of this Caribbean paradise.