Hilton Head Island’s 12 miles of hard-packed beach are remarkably bike-able, particularly at low tide, and are conveniently accessible from several locations.
Rule number one—just as with biking anywhere else—is follow the flow of traffic. Cars have the right away in plantations. Ride on the bike paths as often as you can; they’re safe, well-marked and connect to virtually everywhere. Don’t ride on roads that have bike paths adjacent to them. Maps are readily available from restaurants, shopping centers, at Town Hall, and online here (linked http://www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov/publications/brochures/BikePathBrochure.pdf)
We found this helpful It’s a guide to biking down the Atlantic Beach with beach marker numbers, so you can know where you are and what the buildings/resorts/hotels are that you are seeing as you bike. Use the link below and scroll down till you get to A Bike Ride Down the Atlantic Beach. http://www.hhisleinfo.com/beaches.htm
One of the island’s most renowned places to bike is Sea Pines Plantation. There is a fee to enter if you’re not staying in Sea Pines, but once you’re in you have access to 17 miles of some of the island’s most beautiful bike trails. There is also a good deal of shopping and restaurants within Sea Pines gates. For nature lovers, the Sea Pines Forest Preserve is a beautiful expanse of wooded land and wetlands with bike trails that weave through it. The entry fee for Sea Pines is $6 per vehicle plus an additional dollar for every bike you bring in. learn more here http://www.hiltonheadisland.com/sea-pines-plantation/
In 2016 The League of American Bicyclists awarded Hilton Head a “Gold” rating in their Bicycle Friendly Community index, making Hilton Head one of only two cities on the entire eastern seaboard to hold that honor.
Have we tweeked your interest yet? If so check out our destination information for the NEW South Carolina Bike & Boat Trip scheduled for April and May at https://greatbiketours.com/south-carolina-bike-boat/