Hiking & Cycling
© dta Why not hike up Sage Mountain?
There are many opportunities for walking and hiking in the BVIs.
Tortola has the cool slopes of Sage Mountain National Park, where traces of the primaeval rain forest can still be seen at higher elevations.
On its mountain ridge walkers can also observe local Caribbean life with its gentle laid-back rhythms, farms, settlements, and churches.
The Mount Healthy National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park boast rock outcrops and vertical ghuts, or dry valleys, that expose the deep, rich earth of this volcanic island.
If something a bit more leisurely is what you had in mind then the J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens in Road Town offer peaceful walks through pergolas and pathways covered with colourful vines, as well as a miniature rain forest and fern house.
The other islands offer many opportunities for walking too.
Jost Van Dyke has a number of unspoiled trails that weave their way around this peaceful island and Virgin Gorda rewards hikers who take to its hills with breathtaking views and mind-blowing panoramas.