Biking

Explore Hilton Head Island By Bike

Hilton Head is known for our wonderful bike paths! With 12 miles of hard packed sandy beaches and 50 miles of bike paths, you could literally ride the entire island.

Hilton Head Bike Pathway System

The Town of Hilton Head Island is proud to provide a network of parks that capture the unique character of the Town’s natural environment and recreational opportunities for our residents and visitors. While using the pathway system, please visit and enjoy these facilities. Public restrooms are available in most parks.

Hilton Head Bike Pathway System

Tips for safe biking

  • Please obey all traffic signals and pathway markings. Stop signs must be obeyed for safety. Bicycles are vehicles and must obey SC traffic laws.
  • Travel the pathways at speeds that allow for the safety of pedestrians and other users.
  • Never ride within the roadway against traffic. State law requires bicycles to drive like all other vehicles.
  • For your own safety, please consider riding bicycles on a pathway instead of the roadway when one is available.
  • Please ride single file and keep a safe distance from other bicyclists.
  • Watch out for motorists! In South Carolina, motorists must yield to pedestrians and bicyclists within marked crossings, but they may not see you.
  • Please yield to pedestrians. When resting or stopped, please move off the pathway.
  • Most sections of the pathways are not illuminated. If you must bike at night, please wear light colored clothing or carry a flashlight. Bicycles must have a red rear reflector and a headlight when biking at night.
  • When approaching slower pathway users from behind, please sound your warning device, or call out “Passing on your left.”Always pass on the left.
  • Bicyclists should always wear a helmet, especially children 12 and under.
  • Make eye contact and use hand signals. Assume other bicyclists and motorists don’t see you. Hand signals tell motorists and other path users what you intend to do and will ensure everyone’s safe enjoyment of the pathways. An audible signal such as a bell or voice commands like “Passing on Left”are useful to let other pathway users know of your approach and/or intentions.
  • Be courteous, alert, and predictable.

Due to the amount of bicycling activity on Hilton Head, the local ordinance states that bikers are to yield to autos before entering intersections, so please watch out for motorists as they are only required to yield in some marked designated crossings.

Hilton Head Bike Rentals

The Bike Doctor

The Bike Doctor

Free child seats, Free baskets, Free locks, Free delivery and pick up. Road Bikes also available. Visit us at our new convenient location on New Orleans Rd to test ride your bike!
55 Mathews Dr., HHI, SC 29928
(843) 681-7531

Vacation Comfort Rentals

Vacation Comfort Rentals

Vacation Comfort Bike Rentals is a fully-insured, family owned and operated rental company providing clean, top-quality equipment and accessories for the entire family. ISLAND GETAWAY GUESTS RECEIVE 10% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER USING PROMO CODE IG10.
3 Enterprise Ln., HHI, SC 29926
(800) 655-9315

Peddling Pelican

Peddling Pelican

One of the island’s oldest and most reputable companies! Call today for rates and discounts.
79 Lighthouse Rd., HHI, SC 29928
(843) 785-5470