Goto Lake & Rincon Village Nature Biking Tour

4 hours | Bonaire | B O N - 4 5 0
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Min. height: 54 inches (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • North Tour
  • Rincon
  • Goto Lake
Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

North Shore Bicycle Excursion:
An exhilarating bike excursion, covering approximately 2.5 hours and 12 miles, takes in island scenery as well as cultural highlights.

What you will see along the way:
Rincon Village (bike to the village)
A bike ride to Rincon Village showcases the oldest village in Bonaire. Strategically nestled in a deep valley, Rincon was once home to the Arawak Indians, then was taken by the Spanish in the 14th century as a haven from pirate invasion. Here, the slaves that were brought to Bonaire to work the fields and in the salt flats lived with their families. Delve into this cultural attraction where time has stood still with its stone and wood buildings, small farms and east coast vegetation as well as the restored old plantation house that holds a museum displaying artifacts from the era.
Goto Lake
A natural saltwater lake and a feeding ground for the island's shy pink flamingos is possibly the most beautiful, serene spot on the island! Bonaire proudly boasts five RAMSAR sites dedicated to the preservation of wetlands and waterfowl, and Goto Lake is one of these sites.

Dos Pos (Two Wells):
The greenest and most lush vegetation on the island grows here because groundwater is close to the surface. Until the late 1890s, it was one of the principal settlements of the Rincon Valley. In 1940, a reservoir and windmill were created to increase the island's water resource. In 1949, two water distribution systems were installed from these springs: one for Rincon and the other for Kralendijk. There's also a small watering hole for the abundant wildlife in the area.

Snack:
A complimentary bottle of water refreshes during your adventure.

Special Notes:

This active excursion is suitable for passengers in excellent physical condition. The actual bike trip is approximately 2.5 hours and covers 12 miles. In the village of Rincon bicycles get loaded onto a trailer and your return trip to the cruise ship is by bus. The minimum height required to participate is 54 inches. Rated as a moderate ride, the terrain is mostly flat with occasional inclines. An escort vehicle accompanies the tour. Once participants join their tour, they will be required to complete a liability waiver. Wildlife sightings, while common, are not guaranteed. Wear closed toe shoes and sunglasses. Bring adequate sun protection.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Meet your guide at the pier and walk to the bus at the gate

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:05
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
No

Cycle further to the lake to see the pink colored Flamingos

Transport type:
Bicycle
Travel time:
00:15

Photo stop at the lake

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Cycle further to Dos Pos

Transport type:
Bicycle
Travel time:
00:15

Stop at drinking well for animals "Dos Pos" for complimentary water or soft drink

Transport type:
Bicycle
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
20
Restroom available:
No

Cycle to Rincon village, the oldest settlement of Bonaire

Transport type:
Bicycle
Travel time:
00:25

Cycle through Rincon to the Cadushy Distillery

Transport type:
Bicycle
Travel time:
00:05

In Rincon board your bus back to the cruise ship pier

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:30
Steps:
2

Transfer to the bicycle starting location, outside of town

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
18
Travel time:
00:15
Steps:
2

Briefing and equipment adjustments

Transport type:
Bicycle
Time at site:
00:15
Restroom available:
No

Follow guide by bicycle towards north along the paved ocean road to Tolo Beach

Transport type:
Bicycle
Travel time:
00:20

Stop at Tolo Beach to enjoy the view

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:10
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
20
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Cycle further to the Landhouse Karpata

Transport type:
Bicycle
Travel time:
00:20

Stop at Karpata Landhouse where aloe was produced in the 19th century

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
20
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Cycle further to the Echo point at Goto Lake

Transport type:
Bicycle
Travel time:
00:20

Stop at the Echo point to view a part of the inland salt lake

Transport type:
Bicycle
Time at site:
00:05
Inside visit:
Yes