Biking

Although the terrain is pretty rugged, two tour operators have put together fascinating bicycle and combination bicycle-hiking tours that appeal to novice riders as well as those who enjoy a good workout. Prices range from $60 to $100 per person, including hotel transfers.

Bike St. Lucia. Small groups of bikers are accompanied on jungle biking tours along 8 miles (13 km) of groomed trails—with naturally occurring challenges (such as rocks and roots) and a few mud holes to challenge purists—that meander through the remnants of the 18th-century Anse Mamin Plantation, part of the 600-acre Anse Chastanet Estate in Soufrière. Stops are made to explore the French colonial ruins, study the beautiful tropical plants and fruit trees, have a picnic lunch, and take a dip in a river swimming hole or at the beach. There's an orientation loop for learning or brushing up on off-road riding skills, and there are beginner, intermediate, and advanced tracks. If you're staying in the north, you can arrange a tour that includes transportation to the Soufrière area. Anse Mamin Plantation, adjacent to Anse Chastanet Resort, Soufrière, Soufrière. 758/457–1400; www.bikestlucia.com.

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