A few weeks ago, the Pink Duck Publishing team headed out into the lush countryside with Cayman Bike Company to explore the natural beauty that Grand Cayman has to offer.
Luckily for us office-dwellers, their bikes are pedal-assisted electric bikes meaning the ride was smooth and gentle as we set out on our grand adventure.
Stunning design, planet-friendly
Fresh on the island from Europe and the United States, the bikes are truly remarkable. One-of-a-kind in the Cayman Islands, their look harks back to vintage motorbikes from a long-forgotten era while their motors are super-efficient and entirely electric.
The fact that we didn’t even so much as sweat as we glided down the winding roads of West Bay, sampling the delightful three-hour tour that Cayman Bike Company offer, is a testament to the design of the bikes. When we paused, briefly, at stops our guide pointed out (such as the Old Homestead) or to take a beach break, Cayman Bike Company were ready with towels and water to make sure the heat didn’t get to us.
Comfort and easy exploration with Cayman Bike Company
For Cayman Bike Company comfort, and easy exploration, are all just part of their stellar service.
“We want to make sure every group sees the very best of Cayman on the tour that they want. Each experience is unique,” Paul from Cayman Bike Company says. “We have ample time for swimming, beach breaks, food stops, and even snorkelling if our guests wish to take a break from the road.”
Bringing snorkelling gear along for their guests is a bonus for this tour — especially on an island where the tropical diving is so incredible and the waters so clear.
They say it never rains in West Bay. Based on our tour, we’d agree. That’s probably what makes the West Bay tour ideal as an escape from summer rain showers on the island.
This three-hour tour takes in West Bay Dock touring down to Boggy Sands Road to take in the view and (perhaps) whet your appetite at Heritage Kitchen, a waterfront eatery boasting fabulous Cayman cuisine. Moving on, the tour then ambles to Hell's Post Office to take in the foreboding ironshore and learn more about the history of Cayman. There’s even time to stop at the Tortuga Rum Cake Bakery before winding up to the Turtle Farm and Macabuca Tiki Bar.
We loved how effortlessly we cruised through the tour, enjoying the landscape and learning more about the Cayman Islands, courtesy of our knowledgeable guide.
The tours start at US $45 per person (Smith Cove, two-hour tour), with the West Bay three-hour tour priced at US $85 per person. Ideal for those aged over 14 years, the bikes were truly a dream to ride in the Cayman sunshine.
How to book
You can book a tour now by heading to Cayman Bike Company’s website or by calling (+1) 345 328 2662. With the tour being ideally suited for visitors or for residents with visitors who are searching for something a little different, this is sure to fill up quickly.
We think this could be an ideal activity for a long weekend (there's one just around the corner!)