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“Good exercise and get to see the interior of the island” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bermuda Railway Trail

Bermuda Railway Trail
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Railway Trail Bike and Beach Tour in Bermuda
Ranked #51 of 240 things to do in Bermuda
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Owner description: Once the location of the Bermuda Railway, now a walking and biking trail that provides excellent opportunities to see the island by foot.
Davidsonville, Maryland
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good exercise and get to see the interior of the island”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

The trail has several sections and we walked from Elbow beach to Hamilton in around 1 hour and 45 minutes. The trail is sometimes just cut into the volcanic rock and is very lush. Other times it wonders behind the backyards of houses and their gardens. Sometimes you need to cross streets and pick the trail on the other side. In all, it was quite entertaining and very, very beautiful at parts. it makes you feel that you are in the middle of Bermudan life and not in an isolated resort.
Bring good shoes.

Visited November 2012
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Oxford, Ohio
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“Morning walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

Excellent trail for an early morning hike. You may include bird watching, identify herbs that you have heard about, take a brief rest, or even dodge the traffic as you cross the road.

Visited December 2012
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NYC northern suburbs, NY
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127 reviews
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“Pleasant for walking and taking in the scenery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2012

We started at the Somerset end of the Railway Trail and walked 2 sections and part of the 3rd- a distance of about 4 miles. This part of the trail was mostly flat except for a couple of staircases and a couple of short hills. Most of it was paved, making for easy walking. We had some sea views, passed by Fort Scaur (but did not climb up the hill to the fort), and walked over Somerset Bridge (the world's smallest drawbridge). Much of the scenery was inland, passing homes and a few schools. But for us it was just what we wanted - a safe, tranquil place do to a good walk without dodging traffic. If you go, it is best to carry water and snacks. The map we got from the Tourist Board does shop the location of bus stops, food, etc., but sometimes you are not close to those access points.

Visited June 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
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“Bermuda: Active but Somewhat Disappointing Railway Trail”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

During our mid-April stay in Bermuda, we did two stretches of the famous Railway Trail: we biked from Paget to Barnes Corner return on the one day (about 30 km) and we walked from Somerset (not too far from the Dockyard) to Warwick on another day.

The latter stretch was paved, the first one mostly not. In both cases, there was not a great choice of restaurants or snackbars nearby and no restrooms along the trail itself. So it is advisable to bring one's lunch and water to drink.

The North Shore trail is adequate, if somewhat rough at times. On a bike, you have to watch for fallen rocks, raised sewer covers and low-lying fences blocking the way at every intersection. The trail is generally encased, which means that you must navigate mostly in the shade. This keeps you cool in the heat but at the same time, it makes it somewhat harder to sport obstacles in time. Because the trail is encased in that area, there are few scenic views, except for the local flora and the backyards of villas you pass by. There is also a couple of areas where the trail crosses small ravines and one must basically carry one's bike up and down the trail or, in another case, a stairway. There are few rest stops (meaning benches where to sit along the way). Oleander has a bike shop in Paget, whithin half a kilometer of the trail. The rental cost was USD 35 per person for a 24-hour period, everything included (helmet, lock).

The trail section from Somerset to Warwick is paved and easier to navigate. It doesn't offer many great views. We did not see a bike shop in Somerset. If one has to rent a bike, say at Eve's Cycles at the Dockyard, then there is a good stretch of biking ahead, on narrow bridges and roads, before the beginning of the trail in Somerset.

Nevertheless, we enjoyed the Railway Trail as it gives a good overview of Bermuda's diversity of landscapes and housing. We are not adventurous enough to bike on the local roads, which are often very narrow and with no shoulders, due to the rocky terrain in which the roads are carved or the walls of adjoining residences. Biking or walking the Trail is a good respite from excessive time spent lying on the beach!

Visited April 2012
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Rochester, New York
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“A safe, scenic way to walk around Bermuda”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2012

Due to the lack of shoulders on roadways and sidewalks throughout Bermuda, we utilized the railway trails for much of our hiking around. As you tour this beautiful country by bus, you will notice the paths off to the side of the roads. We toured just about all of Bermuda's perimeter during the two trips we took there this year. The paths allow you to walk safely along breathtaking ocean vistas, colorful stunning neighborhoods and along some of the most scenic trails anywhere on this planet. A great stretch is from Flatts Village all the way to the Swizzle Inn near the Crystal Caves--this will take you a couple of hours walking but bring your camera for stunning ocean views and a stop at Shelly Bay. If you tire, catch a bus anywhere along the way and make sure you stop to chat with some of the nicest people you will ever meet in your travels. Happy walking, It's all good, Cheers!

Visited April 2012
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