If you’re trying to decide where to go on vacation based on the best biking routes, Hilton Head Island should be at the top of your list. Not only does Hilton Head have miles upon miles of beautiful scenery, but there are plenty of trails to bike to see it all. Worried your mountain bike won’t make the grade on a road trail? Or that your road bike isn’t quite right for beach biking? No need to fret, there are trails to meet the needs of any tires that come to ride them.
You can’t beat the wildlife and exotic scenery you’ll find when you hit the trail at Pinckney Island Ride Trail. You’re bound to see interesting birds and possibly some large reptiles. The path goes from gravel to low (mowed) grass, with some sections paved. If you prefer a little less wild in the life you find on the trail, you might prefer to take your mountain bike to the Sea Pines Forest Reserve. (Be prepared for a $9 fee at Sea Pines.)
If you ride a road bike, you might be able to ride just about anywhere on the island. However, taking advantage of man-made trails can help ensure your road bike stays on paved areas. Some trails, such as the Palmetto Dunes and Shelter Cove trails, connect right to the town’s pathways. You’ll be able to go straight from riding to shopping!
A bike path on the beach? Yes! Where? Coligny Beach Park hosts everyone’s favorite park activities right on the beach. Let the rest of the family enjoy the splash fountains, play area, and picnicking while you take you beach cruiser out for a spin down along the sand.
Maybe all of these trails sound like place you want to visit, but you don’t have your own bike (or the right kind of bike). No sweat! Rent the bike of your choice and enjoy the ride.