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Itinerary
This 17km (10 mile) cultural ride begins in Philipsburg (by the cruise harbor) and heads towards Marigot. You’ll pass through the town of Philipsburg and over “the hill” enjoying magnificent views over town and the neighboring islands. There is a short stop at the Border Monument, separating the Dutch Side from the French side, where you can earn bragging rights that you cycled through 2 countries in one day!! Your guide will explain about the Concordia Treaty which was signed in the 1600′s and serves to this day as an amicable agreement between the French and Dutch Side of St. Maarten.

Continue riding along to Marigot, the French Capital, where you will explore the local market, savoring the sights, smells and sounds of a traditional Caribbean market.

Then it’s a short climb to the historic Fort Louis, once a strategic fortress protecting the bay of Marigot. Today, it lazily watches over the capital, offering magnificent views of the town, the bay and the British neighboring island of Anguilla. If time allows, and the whole group is up for it, a short side trip can be made to the famous Maho Beach (airport beach) to see the airplanes landing and taking off. You then pass through Simpson Bay where you have the option of ending your tour to avoid the hilly trip back to Philipsburg (we will help you get a taxi of local bus at your expense) on your way back to Philipsburg.

This is a very small group tour allowing us to customize each tour on the day of based on ability, fitness and interests. No two Cross the Border bike tours are the same.
Locations visited
Fort Louis
Maho Beach
Tri-Sport Eco Tours
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Overview
Bike around St Maarten to explore both the French and Dutch sides of the island on this 4-hour tour. Follow your local cycling guide through Philipsburg and over the highest point of the island stunning views of the neighboring islands. Visit Marigot, Fort Louis and the famous Maho Beach. Make plenty of stops along the way to listen to your guide's engaging commentary on the history and culture of the island and take photos. This very small group tour allows your guide to customize each tour on the day of based on ability, fitness and interests
Highlights
  • Cycle around St Maarten to visit both the French and Dutch sides of the island
  • Explore Philipsburg, Marigot, Fort Louis and Maho Beach
  • Learn about the island's history and culture from your cycling guide
  • Make plenty of stops to rest and take photos
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Reviewed 28 May 2018
Challenging but wonderful bike tour

This ride was, as advertised, very hilly, but a wonderful way for bike enthusiasts to see both sides of the island. Sandra our guide was delightful. She was very conscious of safety and made sure to customize the ride to our preferences/abilities. She provided lots...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 2 May 2018
Fun way to see the island

This was a great way to see the island. Marci and Benson were excellent tour guides and were very knowledgeable about the island. They took to interesting places and even to a local artists' home to sample some rum. Not strenuous at all so all...More

Thank Donna T
Reviewed 7 April 2018
Great tour by bike of both sides of the island!

Great bike ride! We got to see both the French and Dutch sides of the island. Sandra our guide was amazing and very helpful and catered to our needs. It was a tough, hilly ride but she was very willing to customize our personal tour...More

Thank Andy N
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile
Excellent tour by bike!

Chris lead an excellent tour for Lucie and I. We’re not great cyclists but we love cycling so the idea of touring by bike appealed to us. Chris took great care to make sure that the level of cycling was suited to our ability and...More

Thank brgrg
Reviewed 16 March 2018
Fantastic 15 mile tour of both island countries!

We took a $20 taxi from the cruise ship terminal to the Tri Sports location. We were warmly greeted by the owners and introduced to our guide for the tour. His name was Dean and he grew up in St. Maarten. Dean was a very...More

Thank David S
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