Love spending time outdoors and exploring the wonders that nature has to offer? Then Dominica is the place to visit! Dominica is giving hiking and outdoors enthusiasts around the world even more reasons to explore “the Nature Island”. In May, the island will be home to the third annual Hike Fest. The festival will unveil specific areas of the Waitukubuli National Trail which is still under construction. Upon completion, it will be the first and only walking trail that traverses the entire Caribbean island.
The Waitukubuli National Trail will run from the north to the south, with a distance of 115 miles. Visitors will have the chance to explore 14 different segments, with levels varying from easy family hikes to longer and more challenging hikes. Each trail will showcase the breathtaking views of Dominica’s unspoiled nature, pristine waterfalls and lush rainforests, which are bound to impress all who pass on the trails.
Hike Fest will consist of three different hikes that will take place on May 1, 8 and 15, 2010. All three hikes will cover segments 1, 6 and 14 of the Waitukubuli National Trail, allowing hikers to discover Dominica’s natural attractions, viewpoints, lush landscapes and historical landmarks. The first hike will take place on the northeast side of Dominica, while the other two trails will cover the areas of Soufriere, Scotts Head and Cabrits National Park.
Each guided hike will cost US $15 for each or $34 for all three hikes. Hikes will include complimentary transportation, tea and a 2010 Hike Fest t-shirt.