BIKE ST. LUCIA’s home is the Anse Mamin Plantation in the south west corner of the Caribbean coast line. Anse Mamin is part of the exclusive 600 acre beachfront estate of Anse Chastanet, one of St Lucia’s best known resort hideaways. Amidst an abundance of tropical vegetation and historical remains dating back to the plantation’s 18th century beginnings, 12 miles of bike trails were carefully implemented to create a unique adventure location while at the same time preserving the plantation’s natural beauty and cultural heritage.
BIKE ST. LUCIA’S custom trails were designed to accommodate both the first time and the experienced rider on Cannondale suspension bikes. There is a skill course training area adjacent to the 5,000 square foot BIKE ST. LUCIA facility where riders can learn or brush up their off-road riding skills. For those wanting a more challenging ride, there are intermediate level single-track trails. They are designed with the idea of a roller coaster ride in mind with lots of turns, ups and downs while cruising (or perhaps, on occasion, careening) among dense, lush vegetation on the specially made tracks.
For those who practically live on a bike and have great lungs and legs, BIKE ST. LUCIA created TINKER’S TRAIL. This challenging ride was designed with the help of world champion Tinker Juarez, of the Volvo-Cannondale racing team. You will find that its steep uphills and tight switchbacks make it truly an advanced expert-level trail. At the top, you can proclaim your reward by ringing Tinker’s Bell. And, of course, take in one of the most spectacular views imaginable. Don’t forget your camera!
Tinker describes the Tinker Trail downhill ride as a “really sweet ride.” For most, it will be a heart thumping adrenalin rush all the way down. About midway, there are two back to back long steep downhill portions with a slightly banked turn leading the rider from one to the other on a wild ride. Just don’t miss the turn!
So, whatever your riding experience, BIKE ST. LUCIA’s JUNGLE BIKING ADVENTURE has trails to match your ability.
Where to Stay
Nestled amidst a 600 acre tropical estate with two soft sand beaches bordering on pristine coral reefs, ANSE CHASTANET is in complete harmony with its natural surroundings and right in the heart of the island’s marine reserves. ANSE CHASTANET enjoys a unique hillside-beachside location with 49 individually designed rooms and 24 spectacular Infinity pool sanctuaries each with their own vanishing edge pool located on the very top of the property. Resort facilities include two restaurants/bars serving Tropical World Cuisine created by a team of award winning chefs, the Kai Belté spa, mountain bike facility with Cannondale bikes and 12 miles of private trails, the 42 ft sailing yacht, boutiques, library and art gallery.
The resort diving operation SCUBA ST.LUCIA caters to beginners and experienced divers alike Nitrox is available. Beach, boat, wall and wreck diving are all offered. The night dives right on the ANSE CHASTANET reef are a highlight for any diver. Look for THE THING!
Rising majestically above the 600 acre beach front resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain is a cornucopia of organic architecture celebrating St Lucia’s stunning scenic beauty. The bold architectural design – individual bridges leading to exceptional infinity pool sanctuaries and rugged stoned-faced columns reaching towards the sky – makes Jade Mountain one of the Caribbean’s most mesmerizing resort experiences.
Enjoy the exclusivity and privacy of Jade Mountain plus all of Anse Chastanet’s restaurants, bars, boutiques, art gallery, spa, scuba, bike and watersports facilities as well as 2 soft sand beaches available to Jade Mountain guests at all times.
Book your JUNGLE BIKE ESCAPE
Enjoy a 6TH NIGHT FREE in Standard, Superior, Beachside Deluxe room categories at Anse Chastanet plus a US 150 per person per stay food and beverage credit deducted at check out AND ALL THE JUNGLE BIKING YOU WISH FOR.
The daily rates per couple in room categories Standard, Superior and Beach Deluxe respectively are;
US 350/440/530 (Nov 1 – Dec 19, 09) and US $450 / $560 / $650 /$740 / $860 from Jan 3- April 15, 2010
Rates are room only rates and are subject to 18% tax/service charge. If the MAP plan (breakfast and dinner) is also prebooked, the 6th night free will include free MAP. All reservations are subject to availability at the resort.
To reserve the Jungle Bike Escape, call 800-223-1108 or e-mail email@example.com