An even more thrilling way to absorb the gorgeous scenery of the Blue Mountains—winding past waterfalls, birds, and lush rain forest—is to hop on a mountain bike. Sign up for a downhill cycling tour, offered by area lodges or by Blue Mountain Bicycle Tours—picking up from Ocho Rios, Kingston, or the Hardwar Gap trail—who have the most solid equipment for this type of terrain. At the end, you’ll get to cool off in one of those waterfalls you spotted along the way.
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Tour a Coffee Plantation
Hop on a one-hour guided coffee trail—if you’re not fit to hike, best to sit this one out—with Craighton Estate, a 200-year-old coffee plantation and number-one exporter of Blue Mountain Coffee. Learn all about the planting of one of the world's most wanted and expensive coffee beans. It's also a great opportunity to buy fresh coffee directly from the source. More than likely, you’ll be distracted by the stunning views of the mountains ahead.
Another great pick for a coffee tour is the Jamaican-owned Standing Spring Plantation.