Most people plan to get into the best shape of their life for their new year’s resolutions. There is good news in 2017. From January, you can join the Hike Barbados Programme every single Sunday for the entire year. Don’t be shy and don’t think you aren’t fit enough. They have groups for each level. You can start with a 6 mile hike which they call the “Stop ‘n’ Stare” and for the big dogs, the highest level is “Grin ‘n’ Bear”… It’s 12 miles! Yikes!
The locations vary so call the National Trust directly to organize yourselves. The hikes are about 3 hours long so you definitely need to come prepared for some hard work. It’s a great way to get some exercise and trigger those muscles you didn’t know you had. You can also see parts of Barbados that you have probably never seen before as the hikes will take you through gullies, forests and cane fields. This group touches every corner of the rock. So no more boring walks on a treadmill facing a wall or going nowhere fast on a static bike. Join the BNT on a hike on these Sunday for a change!
Barbados National Trust Website
Free, but donations are welcome