WHY A BIKE?
Discover the nooks and crannies of 30A near your Oversee rental. Exploring our enchanted region by car has its advantages. But to really get that “Oh wow, I’m on vacation!” feeling, get out of your vehicle and lose yourself on a bike. Before you explore 30A, explore 30A bike rentals now.
“But I haven’t ridden a bike in years.” Think you’re too old or out of shape to even balance yourself on a bike? Hogwash. You can do this. The cliché “It’s like riding a bike” exists for a reason. It really is one of those skills that once you master, you never forget. Go for it!
Treasure hunt on two wheels, not four. Traffic and parking? Nope. Enjoy the flexibility to explore 30A at your own pace, with plenty of time to stop for shopping, swimming, drinks, and attractions. Thirsty? Just stop on a dime. Park your bike. Walk into an eatery, or up to an Airstream food-trailer and BAM! Immediate refreshment.
WHERE TO RIDE
200 miles of woodsy trails? Absolutely. The many state parks and wildlife areas along 30A are a sight to be seen, some of which highlight the splendor of the coastal dune lakes. Indigenous wildlife thrives in these diverse pockets of untouched beauty while offering access to beaches, rolling sand dunes, and delightful boardwalks, which meander just feet above the protected flora and fauna.
Easy, breezy, your path to fun. Did you know a paved trail runs along the entire length of 30A? The “Timpoochee Trail” parallels the scenic road and passes through all of its famous beach communities. You’ll see the very young, old, and even pets, cruising along the paved and relatively flat bike path. Let’s make your adventures safer, and more fun:
- Please yield to pedestrians, as they have the right of way.
- Abide by the same road rules of staying to the right and passing on the left.
- When stopping, stand off the trail so others can pass to the left.
- All bicycle riders or passengers under the age of 16 must wear helmets.
- When riding at night, please use head and taillights.
- Many Oversee homes include complimentary bikes. Enjoy!
The windows are always rolled down on a bike. The best way to breathe in the beachy air is to cruise along the Gulf Shore on a beach cruiser. Riding on the beach can be a blast if you: 1) Avoid riding on soft, deep sand. It’s difficult, even with beach-cruiser tires. 2) Wet sand (not wet-wet, but the hard-packed stuff a few feet from the water) is the way to go.
Beach hopping! Exploring a beach, and then another one, and another, by way of the pedal, is a fast, efficient way to grasp the grandeur of the Emerald Coast. It’s simply stunning and seems to go forever. But nature alone doesn’t have a monopoly on beauty and color. The beachfront homes and the many styles of the much-celebrated architecture are simply dreamy and are best seen from the beach, on a bike.
Be phat with a fat bike. (do people still say ‘phat’? whatevs.) But if you really want an off-roader, rent a fat bike. The extra wide tires will grip the sand better, giving you better balance. While your best bet is to ride on wet sand (though not in the water), you may prefer the looser sand.
A speedy alternative to all that exercise? Electricity! Get to all the glamorous beach houses and vibrant neighborhoods in just seconds, on an e-bike. Cruise the water’s edge for miles. Zoom to a 4-start restaurant. There’s nothing more satisfying than getting to all your 30A favorites conveniently and expeditiously on a bike. YOLO can even deliver an e-bike rental to your Oversee home.
WHERE TO RENT
Bikes aren’t the easiest thing to pack for your 30A getaway. So make your dream vacation dreamier.
Oversee by Vacayzen: As a guest at one of our 30A vacation rentals, you have access to our incredible beach concierge company. Let Oversee by Vacayzen put together your bike rental bundle with bikes in various sizes, including kid bikes and extras like cargo trailers and pull-behinds.
More bike rental pros inlcude:
- Salt Air 30A in Watersound has everything from beach cruisers to pedal-assisted e-bikes.
- For those staying in Santa Rosa Beach, check out Pedego Electric Bikes.
- Another great option for e-bike rentals is 30A Electric Bike Co in Santa Rosa Beach.
WHERE TO UNWIND
Why go out and pick up your bike if you don’t have to? When searching for bike rentals, see if they deliver to your Oversee 30A vacation rental.
After a day of soaking in the sunshine, nothing is better than returning to your home away from home. At Oversee, our gorgeous beach homes come in all shapes and sizes. Want to bring your four-legged friend along? No problem, we even have pet-friendly options. To reserve your home base, give us a shout at 888-290-3489.
From your friends at Oversee, happy trails!