Bike St. Lucia
The best mountain biking is found on an old sugarcane estate that spills onto Anse Mamet Beach, reachable by a complimentary boat service (it’s located next to Anse Chastanet). Ranging from relatively easy to extremely difficult, the twelve miles of private trails crisscross dense jungle flora and zip past waterfalls. The most challenging route is Tinker’s Trail, named after American pro biker Tinker Juarez, who was a consultant on the project. Day packages that include transfer from hotels along the west coast, bike rentals, lunch and snorkel equipment are available.
Dive Fair Helen
Indagare member Alex Erdman recommends:
“During the day we had some amazing experiences. We did a scuba dive with the company Dive Fair Helen, and dove in the spectacular reefs off of the southern coast. The boat ride provided a great alternative way to see the topography of the island as well as the magnificent Pitons.”
Rainforest Canopy Adventures
If you love adventure (or are traveling with teenagers), you might consider spending a morning zip lining through the treetops of the rain forest near St. Lucia’s rugged east coast. Strapped into a harness, you travel between nine platforms located thirty to fifty feet off the ground. It takes about an hour from most resorts to get to Dennery, where the zip line is located, so ask your hotel to pack a boxed lunch and/or snacks. Reservations are required, and the minimum age is eight.
SEE ALSO: On the Water: Snorkeling & Scuba Indagare Intelligence: Boating Walks: The Pitons.