- Where else in the world can you experience the thrill of bobsledding without the icy conditions of a snowy mountain? For the adventure of a lifetime in Jamaica, book yourself a seat on a bobsledding tour from Montego Bay. Buckle up, hold on and get ready for a thrilling ride through the Jamaican rainforest you won't want to miss!
The exciting sport of bobsledding grabbed international headlines in 1988 when 4 guys from Jamaica donned their lycra bodysuits and hurtled down the mountain at the 1988 Winter Olympics. The unlikely story of a team from sunny Jamaica competing in the adrenalin-pumping bobsled event was taken to the world by Hollywood in the 1993 movie Cool Runnings. Now you have the chance to join the fun in the sun!
Departing Montego Bay, you'll travel through picturesque countryside towards the eco-park in Ocho Rios. The scenic drive along the north coast passes through the historic town of Falmouth, known for its Georgian style houses and links with Christopher Columbus.
On arrival at your bobsledding destination, you'll be intrigued by the layout and design of the park. Stretching from Dunns River Falls at a height of 700 ft (215m), the winding 3,200 ft (975m) course is an exotic habitat for local flora and fauna. With natural springs, indigenous plants and diverse species of birds, the landscape you will ride through is a great introduction to Jamaica's beautiful jungles. The track was built into the existing natural landscape, ensuring the least amount of impact on the local wildlife as possible.
The bobsled is simple and easy to operate. A hand brake allows you to control your speed at all times. It's up to you if you want to slow down and enjoy the scenery, or get your heart pumping as you let go of the brakes and speed down the hill! Hotel pickup and drop off from Montego Bay is included on this fun day trip.
So what are you waiting for? Book your seat today for a truly unique adventure in Jamaica.
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