Join us for 16 days and nights in the sunny Caribbean and Portugal. We offer three different tours. Two are to the Caribbean and the third is to Portugal and Spain. Come along on an escorted jogging trip to all the places made famous in our two books Jogging the Caribbean and Jogging Portugal, Spain With a Visit to Romania. Open to anyone who is in good enough shape to keep up with the group from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m daily.
TOUR 1 – (San Juan, San Martin, Anguilla and St. Barths)
Spend four days and nights in each of the above locations. While in
San Juan, we stay in the hotel district of Isla Verde. Daily we jog into
Old San Juan. Once in Old San Juan, you are on your own to explore.
We meet back up at the foot of Fortress El Morro for a jog around the
bottom of the Fort at 6 p.m. before taking the taxi back to the hotel.
In San Martin, you will stay in Simpson Bay. Daily jogs will take you
around Simpson Bay, to Marigot (the capital of French San Martin),
to Philipsburg (the capital of Dutch Sint Maarten), to Cap Caribe and
Grand Case (the gourmet capital of the Caribbean).
In Anguilla, you will stay in Island Harbour right on the beach. Each day we will jog out to explore the island. Besides exploring the area around Island Harbour we will go up to the high-end resort district and explore Sandy Ground, Cap Jaluca, Tha Manouhanni and the latest five-star resort The Viceroy.
In St. Barths, accommodation will be in one of the splendid local French
boutique hotels. Everyone (who can drive) will have a Smart Barth at
their disposal (Mercedes convertible). Jogs will be around the capital of Gustavia and the town of St. Jean located on the beach.
Cost is $4995 US This includes airfare between the islands and all
accommodation as well as other perks along the way. We meet in San Juan as visitors usually come from all over the world. Dates of this tour will be posted once we have ten people signed up.
TOUR 2 – (San Juan, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire)
Spend four days and four nights in each of the above locations. While
in San Juan we stay in the hotel district of Isla Verde. Daily we jog into
Old San Juan. Once in Old San Juan, you are on your own to explore. We
meet back up at the foot of Fortress El Morro for a jog around the bottom of the Fort at 6 p.m. before taking the taxi back to the hotel.
While in Aruba you will stay in the high-end hotel district right on
Palm Beach. Each morning we will jog out to a different site i.e. California Lighthouse, Tierra del Sol Golf Course etc. After lunch, we will jog down to Oranjestad (the capital of Aruba). Other days we will travel to the other end of the island to San Nicholas and jog around Baby Beach and the historic Lago Oil Refinery.
In Curacao, you will stay in an all-inclusive on the outskirts of Willemstadt (the capital of Curacao). In the mornings you will jog into Willemstadt and over to Otrabanda across the Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge. One day we will explore the west side of the island. Another day you will explore the southern tip of this historic island. There may even be a ride on a three-masted sailing ship to round off your stay.
In Bonaire, we will all stay at a Dive Resort on the west coast of the
island. Each day we will jog into Kralendijk (the capital of Bonaire) and
continue out into the countryside to explore the nature reserve. The runs will bring you into contact with wild donkeys, pink flamingos and large sea turtles that inhabit the island. A trip to Klein Bonaire where the sea turtles live may also be included.
Cost is $4995 US (for 16 days and nights) This includes airfare between the islands and all accommodation as well as other perks along the way. We meet in San Juan as visitors usually come from all over the world. Dates of this tour will be posted once we have ten people signed up. P/N You are each responsible for your own meals. Everyone has different eating habits in the tropics. Because of the heat small meals are often the way to go. Large meals each day are not advised as you will probably not last. Lots of liquids are crucial to maintaining good health in the tropics. We have jogged all these routes and no what is required.
TOUR 3 – (Lisbon, Albufera, Seville, Marbella)
Spend four days and four nights in each of the above locations. We
meet in Lisbon. While in Lisbon we will stay in the Estoril Costa. Each
morning you will jog to Caiscas and back before breakfast at a luxury
four/five-star hotel. After breakfast, we take the scenic coastal train into downtown Lisbon. The day is spent jogging around and exploring this fascinating old-world city. Side trips can be arranged to Sintra as well.
Next, we all hop on the train to Albufera in The Algarve (south Portugal). In Albufera, we will stay at one of the five-star resorts on the beach for four nights. Each morning you will go for a jog on the beach to either Albufera or Vilamoura. After lunch in the town, we are off on another jog into the countryside or further along the beach (the beaches here all have hard packed sand).
To get to Seville we will all take a taxi or maybe two or three. In Seville,
you will stay in the heart of the city in the Santa Cruz district near
the Alcazar Palace. Every morning you will jog along the Guadalquivir
River. After lunch in one of the many districts i.e. Macarena you will
jog around Seville and explore its sites: Plaza de Espana, Torre del Oro,
General Archives of the Indies etc.
We all hop on the bus to arrive at our next destination Marbella (the
jet set capital of the Costa del Sol). You will stay right on the Golden
Mile on the water in the heart of the city. Early morning jogs along the
Golden Mile and over to Puerto Banus before breakfast will get you
ready for your afternoon activities. A jog further afield to Estepona, bus ride and jog around Gibraltar or bus ride and jog around another town on the Costa del Sol Torremolinos, Benalmadena or possibly even Malaga.
Cost is $4995 US (for 16 days and nights) This includes all transportation between cities and accommodation. This tour meets in Lisbon. Dates will be posted on the next tour when 10 people have signed up.