Measuring just 21 square miles in area, Bermuda maximises the land to provide some of the best sports activity facilities in the world. From golf and cricket to sailing and Jet Skiing, Bermuda has it all.
For cyclists looking to hit the pavement, many resorts provide bikes, which Bermudians refer to as “pedal bikes,” to differentiate from those with motors. Whilst the terrain is mostly bike-friendly, there are a few hills and climbs that can prove to be quite challenging to cyclists. If you need the extra push up the hill, Elbow Beach Cycles Ltd. offers hybrid electric bikes.
Despite its small size and suburban appearance, trail riding is available. Moran Meadows Bermuda Horse Trail Ride offers historic and scenic trail and beach rides along the northeast coast of St. George’s. Reservations are required. All rides in Bermuda are accompanied by qualified instructors. Horses cannot be hired due to strict laws regarding riding in public areas.
The rugby season runs from October to April, with fans and players able to enjoy two types of rugby: league rugby for professional players and rugby union for amateur teams. International rugby on the island began in 1972, and its most important competition, the World Rugby Classic, started in 1988. In 2017, the event takes place November 4–11.
One of the easiest ways to exercise and take in all the beauty of Bermuda is by running through its trails. One easy trail to explore is the famous Bermuda Railway Trail. Following the path of the old railroad, you can potentially see Bermuda from end to end, with a total of 18 miles of path. If you’re looking for a more organised event, check out the Walking Club of Bermuda, which meets every Sunday morning for a six-mile walk.
With about 100 courts on the island, options for playing tennis are many. It has been a popular sport in Bermuda since its introduction from England in the late 19th century. Most resorts feature courts available to guests, and many permit non-guests to use them. There are also public courts for hire.
Need help booking a tour or want further information or advice? Contact Island Tour Centre in Hamilton or The Royal Naval Dockyard at 236-1300, or contact a Visitor Information Centre: Dockyard, 296-9400; Hamilton, 295-1480; and St. George’s, 297-0556. And Bermuda Explorer specialises in customised tours and authentic Bermuda experiences (534-1797).