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St Maarten Sightseeing Tour by Bike

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    What to Expect
    This 17km (10 mile) cultural ride begins in Philipsburg (by the cruise harbor) and heads towards Marigot. You’ll pass through the town of Philipsburg and over “the hill” enjoying magnificent views over town and the neighboring islands. There is a short stop at the Border Monument, separating the Dutch Side from the French side, where you can earn bragging rights that you cycled through 2 countries in one day!! Your guide will explain about the Concordia Treaty which was signed in the 1600′s and serves to this day as an amicable agreement between the French and Dutch Side of St. Maarten.

    Continue riding along to Marigot, the French Capital, where you will explore the local market, savoring the sights, smells and sounds of a traditional Caribbean market.

    Then it’s a short climb to the historic Fort Louis, once a strategic fortress protecting the bay of Marigot. Today, it lazily watches over the capital, offering magnificent views of the town, the bay and the British neighboring island of Anguilla. If time allows, and the whole group is up for it, a short side trip can be made to the famous Maho Beach (airport beach) to see the airplanes landing and taking off. You then pass through Simpson Bay where you have the option of ending your tour to avoid the hilly trip back to Philipsburg (we will help you get a taxi of local bus at your expense) on your way back to Philipsburg.

    This is a very small group tour allowing us to customize each tour on the day of based on ability, fitness and interests. No two Cross the Border bike tours are the same.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    22 Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Use of helmet
    • Use of bicycle
    • Bottled water
    • Driver/guide
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • St. Maarten is hilly and this ride is no exception. You should be in good physical condition
    • The tour rides on the road with traffic.
    • All guests must be at least 5', know how to ride a bike and have experience with bikes with gears
    • This tour starts from the cruise port, if you are not arriving by cruise ship you must bring your ID to check-in with security
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • Please message us 48 hrs in advance if a member in your group requires an e-bike (additional charge of $10 applies)
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    All reviews excellent tour would highly recommend this tour both sides tri abilities customize hilly ride french island
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    Reviewed 6 June 2019 via mobile

    We enjoyed this ride in St Maarten. It is quite a strenuous ride though with some steep hills. Our guide was very considerate of the different abilities in the group and took frequent breaks. The tour was great and a great way to see both...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Grant M
    Reviewed 30 May 2019

    We did their tour last week. The highlight of our trip. We paid the extra for electric bikes and it was well worth it. Those mountains were tall! Saw lots of pretty and lots of hurricane remains. Still talking about it. My husband is 70...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Sondra G
    Reviewed 29 May 2018

    This ride was, as advertised, very hilly, but a wonderful way for bike enthusiasts to see both sides of the island. Sandra our guide was delightful. She was very conscious of safety and made sure to customize the ride to our preferences/abilities. She provided lots...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    Thank Susan S
    Reviewed 2 May 2018

    This was a great way to see the island. Marci and Benson were excellent tour guides and were very knowledgeable about the island. They took to interesting places and even to a local artists' home to sample some rum. Not strenuous at all so all...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    Thank Donna T
    Reviewed 7 April 2018

    Great bike ride! We got to see both the French and Dutch sides of the island. Sandra our guide was amazing and very helpful and catered to our needs. It was a tough, hilly ride but she was very willing to customize our personal tour...More

    Date of experience: March 2018
    Thank Andy N
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