Dominica is a hiker’s paradise with more than 300 miles of trails weaving through rugged rainforests, stark terrain, stunning coastlines and crystal clear rivers. And with trails geared toward every fitness level – from beginner to advance – a vacation to Dominica would not be complete without some kind of hike to explore the island’s natural beauty.
For guests visiting over the next two Saturdays, May 19 and May 26, we invite you to join local Dominicans and visitors from around the island in the Dominica Hotel & Tourism Association’s Annual Hike Fest. Each Saturday’s hike explores a different segment of the Waitukubuli National Trail, which spans 114 miles and the entire length of the island.
May 19, 2012
Hike Segment 10 and part of 11 (Cross Country Hike), starting Colihaut Heights and ending in Picard. While walking the trail, you will learn about local farmers, species of trees and hear the sound a variety of birds.
Distance (km): 6.4
Estimated Walking time (hrs): 4
Type of hike: Easy hike, family hike
Areas of interest: Morne Diablotin, Secondary forest, Agricultural farming, Parrot habitat, Syndicate Nature Trail & Welcome Center (optional)
May 26, 2012
This beach hike begins at Eden by the Sea and concludes at Londonderry. This walk along the coast offers spectacular views of the northeast coast.
Estimated Walking time (hrs): 3.5
Type of hike: Easy to moderate
Areas of interest: Hidden sand beaches, quiet cozy bays, and fascinating rock formations that jut out into the sea. Panoramic views of Marie Galante and the two islets: Mastle and Noble.
Learn more or to sign up, speak to the Front Desk.