One of the best ways to experience the beauty of Hilton Head is by riding a bike on one of the many trails on the island! It’s fun way to spend the day with your family as you explore this wonderful area of South Carolina. Here are the top 4 reasons why you should spend a day of your vacation biking in Hilton Head:
1. Over 60 Miles of Trails to Explore
Hilton Head has been rated as a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the American League of Bicyclists, making it an ideal place for cycling. There are more than 60 miles of multi-use trails for you to explore. These well maintained trails connect you with everywhere you might want to go in Hilton Head, including all of the beautiful beaches! This is your chance to discover an area of the island you may never have seen while driving around in your car!
2. Plenty of Bike Rentals Available
If you don’t own a personal bicycle or didn’t want to bring one with you on vacation, there’s no need to worry! There are nearly 30 bicycle shops all over Hilton Head that offer approximately 15,000 bicycles for rent! Whether you need a small bike with training wheels for your child or several cruiser bikes for a group trail ride, the bicycle shops in Hilton Head have you covered! In most cases, you can rent a bike by the day or rent for the entire duration of your vacation. If you are visiting during the summer months when bikes are in demand, we recommended you submit your rental order at least 72 hours in advance.
3. Spectacular Scenery
When you go biking in Hilton Head, not only do you get exercise, you also get incredible views of the island! Regardless of where you decide to ride, you will find another beautiful vista around every corner. You can even ride your bike on the 12 miles of beach, which is easy to ride across during low tide. Just be careful not to ride your bike in the water since salt water is very corrosive. Bring your camera along for the ride and take plenty of photos to remember your vacation to this beautiful part of the country!
4. Safe and Fun Activity
All of the trails in Hilton Head have been designed so your bike ride on the island is a fun, safe activity! Since biking is a popular activity for both locals and guests from out of town, you will find plenty of other folks enjoying the trails too. Just remember to be alert at all times and travel the paths at speeds safe for both pedestrians and other cyclists. Keep in mind most sections of the trails are not illuminated, so if you do ride at night, we recommended you wear light colored clothing or carry a flashlight. It is also mandatory bikes have a red rear reflector and a headlight at night.