The people and landscapes of Guadeloupe are the backdrop to this tour. First up is the colourful Sainte-Anne craft village. Here, you could end up picking up anything from spices and traditional sweets to handmade clothing and jewellery. It’s the locals who make it worth the visit, though – they’re a friendly bunch and like to haggle with a smile. The following drive through Saint-François is quite the head-turner, serving up white-sand beaches and a wriggling coastline. After a quick pit stop, we’ll roll on to the most easterly point on Grand-Terre, dramatic Castle Point. The crowning cross was built to bless ships as they pass by. One of the many coves of L'Anse à la Gourde serves as our final stop. An hour here will give you plenty of time to take a dip in the bottle-blue waters and explore the sweep of pale sand.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.