When asked about Cycling Savannah we can only say it is a “must cycle” destination! Savannah’s mild weather and flat riding conditions are near perfect for bike tours.
Here are some optional bike rides during our time in Savannah (on our Georgia Isles Bike Tour):
Cycling Savannah Tree Tour
Savannah has some of the most amazing trees to see in the Downtown Area. They have even created a cycling tour route to be able to see them all!
Here is the list we found at bikewalksavannah.com
The Candler Oak
A 300 year old oak that has the first (and only) conservation easement for a single tree. You can read more about this fantastic tree on the sign within the easement.
Look for Chinese Fringe trees growing underneath the canopy of the live oaks in the square
Look for the Japanese Maple. This species has been cultivated for centuries for its ornamental qualities, and over 1,000 cultivars have been named.
Enjoy the shade form the grand Southern Live Oaks downtown.
The iconic Southern Magnolia is a sight to see!
Here you will see the beautiful Crape Myrtles!
Take a minute to rest and enjoy their shade of the Southern Live Oaks!
Check out the Black Cherry trees amongst the oaks. While the fruit from these trees do not compare to cultivated cherries, they are a vital source of food to wildlife.
Only four fantastic Southern Live Oaks shade this entire square.
Mother Mathilda Beasley Park
Enjoy several native tree species including River Birch, American Sycamore, Bald Cypress, and Sweetbay Magnolia.
Popular Bike Corridors in Savannah
There are many popular corridors you can cycle through in Savannah running both East to West and North to South.
East to West tours will take you from MLK JR Blvd to East Broad Street along W Broughton St, W Oglethorpe Ave, E Liberty St and W Gaston Street.
North to South tours will take you from W Bay Street to W Gaston St and beyond.
Along these routes you can see Battlefield Park & Railroad Roundhouse Museum, the Colonial Park Cemetery, Forsyth Park, and the many Squares that offer dining, and shopping opportunities
Riding Bicycles in Downtown Savannah
There are a few rules you need to follow when riding your bike in the downtown area:
- Cyclists must follow the same traffic regulations as the motorists.
- Cyclists should always travel in the same direction as the traffic.
- Cycling through any of the downtown squares, on sidewalks of Broughton Street will earn you a fine of more than $100 as it is against the law.
- Cyclists must careful watch for opening car doors along routes.
- Helmets are strongly recommended for adults and are legally required for rider and passengers under the age of 16.
“The squares and parks of Savannah are the community’s most beloved icons. Originally designed with 24 squares, 22 remain today to be enjoyed by the millions who grace their grassy utopias every year.”
Join Great Bike Tour for a one of a kind cycling experience to St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, and Savannah on the Georgia’s Golden Isles Bike Tour
Few regions in the United States pack in as much culture, history, and natural beauty as the Golden Isles of Georgia. This lovely part of the Georgia coast should not be rushed through by car. Rather it is best explored on bicycle, allowing you ample time to savor the unique southern hospitality, reflect upon their 300 years of fascinating history, and explore the many wild beaches, barrier islands, and famous marshlands.
This six-day tour starts in Savannah, GA (one night), and travels south to visit St. Simons Island (two nights) and Jekyll Island (two nights).