Jekyll Island has everything you need for an incredible vacation with your family. There are tons of historical sites to learn about, natural wonders to explore, mouthwatering seafood restaurants to indulge in, and beautiful beaches to spend the afternoon. But how can you get from place to place? Bicycling around Jekyll Island is not only a great way to get around, but it’s also the perfect way to get some exercise and see nature at the same time! Here’s how to prepare for bicycling when you stay in one of our Jekyll Island cottages.
Biking in Jekyll Island
Biking in Jekyll Island is a favorite pastime of locals and visitors alike. There are more than 20 miles of trail for you to explore, making this hobby the perfect way to see all the island’s most popular points of interest. You can bike solo or with your sweetheart on a tandem bike, and if you have little ones, you can get them a tricycle or rent a pull-behind wagon to pull them with you!
Beachside Bike Rentals
You don’t have to lug your own bicycle with you on vacation. There are several places for Jekyll Island bicycle rentals that have all the equipment you need. Beachside Bike Rentals, for instance, is perfect for grabbing your gear and hitting the trails in a hurry.
This location is incredibly convenient as they are a partner of our Villas by the Sea! Hours vary by season, so contact Beachside Bike Rentals for more information.
Jekyll Island Bike Barn
Another rental option is Jekyll Island Bike Barn, where you can find all your adult and kid-sized bikes, trikes, tandem bikes, two- and four-person surreys, dual trikes, and bike trailers. They are open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. You can also visit Jekyll Wheels, which offers bike maintenance and storage in addition to rentals and accessories. They are open daily from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Now that you’ve got your bike and helmet, where should you ride? Jekyll Island bike trails are numerous, so you can always find something for your group, no matter your skill level. The bike trails on the island also take you past tons of popular spots on the island, so you can plan your whole day with just your bike!
Plan Your Visit
Riding your bike around Jekyll Island all day is likely to wear you out, so you need a comfortable and convenient place to stay. Our Jekyll Island rentals are perfect for any group, and our experienced and friendly staff is ready to help you plan the getaway of your dreams. So, what are you waiting for? Contact us today to get started!
To get you started, head to the Jekyll Island Welcome Center or to the bike barn on Shell Road for a free bike path map. You can start off on the north side of the island to discover attractions like Driftwood Beach, Clam Creek Fishing Pier, Horton House, and Riverview Drive. This is a great route that combines nature trails and historical sites.
If you want to head to the southern end of the island, you can explore attractions like Glory Beach, St. Andrews Beach, and Tidelands Nature Center. If you’ve got a nature lover in your group, this is where you’ll want to be! Finally, you can explore attractions in the middle of the island in the Historic District, such as the Jekyll Island Museum, Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and Jekyll Island Boat and Dolphin Tours.