Photo by Will Bignal
Cayman Eco Rides
Take the road less traveled by—or several of them—on an insider’s bike tour of Grand Cayman. Eco Rides offers a whole menu of worthy options, perhaps the most pragmatic being the two-to-three-hour ride that starts at sunrise, a relatively cool time to hit a string of nature lovers’ hot spots: a hidden cave, a series of blowholes, a blue iguana reserve, and a bird sanctuary, among others. But on a not-too-sultry day, the roughly four-hour Cayman Inland Escape is hard to resist: Following the East End village coast, you’ll take in gorgeous sea views before turning off into the area’s vacant interior, where you’ll uncover farmlands, natural watering holes, and maybe even pirate's booty.
By Abbie Kozolchyk, AFAR Local Expert
ECO-Rides Cayman, Grand Cayman
The best way to see the island’s beachy East End? On a sunrise bike ride with the just-launched ECO-Rides Cayman. Over the course of about three mellow hours (read: no hills), you’ll pedal past geyser-like blowholes to Colliers Wilderness Reserve for glimpses of iguanas and natural palaces of stalagmites and stalactites, and then head onward to Wreck of the Ten Sail, a park commemorating the 1794 incident in which a convoy of 10 ships sank off the coast and Cayman residents saved nearly all of the shipwrecked sailors. ecoridescayman.ky
By Ann Abel, AFAR Contributor
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands