Do not hesitate anymore about exploring our islands on a bike! Call Discover France Adventure at 1-800-929-0152 and find out more about Guadeloupe Islands road cycling guided tours. Since our archipelago is a Department of France, infrastructure are modern and most importantly for a cyclist, this means you find small, well-paved farm roads connecting everything. The total area is over 600 square miles (1600+ square kilometers) with more than 600 miles of paved (1000+ kilometers) of catalogued national and county roads. Known as the “butterfly” island for it’s two distinct wing-shaped halves, Guadeloupe is divided by a marshy river known as the Rivière Salée.
The Basse Terre half is mountainous, with fewer roads and more challenging terrain. It houses a still mildly active volcano, La Soufrière (4812FT/1467M), which is the highest point in the eastern Caribbean (Lesser Antilles to some). There’s a dead-end paved road up one side, with the latter part reaching high into the misty rain forest. Grades reach 20+ percent and, with mossy sections of concrete, can be practically unridable – just in case you needed a challenge.
Non-volcanic, the Grande Terre side has more roads, and centers around the seriously rolling forested hills of the Grands Fonds. Reaching to the north and east are the flatter plains, covered by bright green fields of cane. And you can trace much of the perimeter on breezy coastal stretches, with spectacular views over the Atlantic and Caribbean waters. The wide variety of outdoor and other activities make Guadeloupe Islands an ideal destination for cyclists to bring family and friends. Most importantly cycling is the #1 Sport!
So get ready to feel like a star on our roads!! Cheers and shouts of encouragement are guaranteed!
We are like that in the Guadeloupe Islands!