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Bermuda Railway Trail Bike and Beach Adventure

3.5 Hours
Group Activity
Strenuous

From (USD) $75 Per Person

Bermuda Railway Trail Bike and Beach Adventure

3.5 Hours
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Strenuous

From (USD) $75 Per Person

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      Bermuda Railway Trail Bike and Beach Adventure

      King's Wharf, Bermuda
      From (USD) $75 Per Person
      Highlights
      • Bermuda Railway Trail: Nature reclaims its territory on transformed train tracks that make excellent bike and walking paths, with spectacular views of the island.
      • Fort Scaur: More great views await from behind the cannons of this historic fort that still guards Somerset Island.
      • Heydon Trust Chapel: Originally a cottage on an early-1600s colonial estate, it's now the smallest church ever established on the island.
      About this King's Wharf tour

      Good PR generated by well-heeled visitors like Mark Twain and President Woodrow Wilson helped establish Bermuda as a serene island sanctuary more than a century ago. Silence was indeed golden, and the government banned private motor vehicles.

      But World War I began a drastic decline in tourism, and a revenue-starved government had to act. Debate raged over how to transport vacationers and locals around the island. Rather than restore automobiles to cramped, virgin roads, train lobbyists convinced officials to rely on rail. It took seven years to lay 22 miles of track and erect 33 bridges and trestles.

      The system opened to great fanfare in 1931; 17 years later, "Old Rattle and Shake" ran out of steam, the victim of decay, crumbling timbers, huge repair bills, and precipitous operating losses.

      This is where you luck out. Mother Nature has been slowly but surely reclaiming the rail route since 1948, resulting – quite unintentionally – in an especially scenic set of cycling and walking trails. Most of the Bermuda Railway is again open to visitors, engineering an unrivaled track to environmentally friendly island adventure. Without relying on cars.

      Going to the chapel

      The tiny Heydon Trust Chapel was originally built by John Heydon, Bermuda's governor in the 1670s, as a cottage on his estate. Though unpopular for his puritanical dogma, Heydon stayed in Bermuda when he retired. Incredibly, at 80 years old, he was charged with treason – he'd supposedly helped Spain and Holland plan an invasion. Upon acquittal, he forgave his neighbors in true Christian fashion, and established the trust that has preserved his name, estate, and that cute chapel for four centuries.

      Getting prepared
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      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
      Bring Towel Bring Towel
      Change of clothes Change of clothes
      Bring money Bring money
      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Hat Wear Hat
      Swim wear Swim wear
      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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