Recently mountain bike photographer Sandra Sabitzer headed off the beaten track to somewhere unusual – Jamaica. These incredible pictures tell the story.
We’d spent much of autumn dreaming of escaping Europe’s cold, wet winter weather to satisfy our trail hunger in warmer climates.
After some research we started looking at Jamaica. “Mountain biking in Jamaica?” One of our friends asked. “Do they even have any mountains?”
“Do they even have any mountains?” Yes, it turns out they do.
Well yes it turns out they do. The eastern part of the island is covered by the Blue mountain range with its highest point at 2,256m. A decent elevation by anyone’s standards.
The climate in Jamaica is tropical, with hot and humid weather. But in the higher inland regions the weather is more temperate. The trail types vary from flow forest soil to exposed rock sections.
Previously the only way to get riding properly in Jamaica was to participate at the annual “Fat Tyre Festival” which was an invitational event, but starting with 2015 it became possible to arrange a personalised trip through Singletrack Jamaica.
It’s an experience I’d recommend for everyone!