There are multiple ways to survey the Grand Strand, including a helicopter tour, jet ski ride, or beach stroll. With 60 miles of pristine beaches spanning from Little River down to Winyah Bay, there’s no shortage of potential mid-day exploration for you and the kids. Sands Resorts welcomes travelers from all across the East Coast, many of which arrive in an SUV with a full bike rack attached to the rear. The latest “bicycle craze” (or “bike boom”) has led to an exponential rise in cycling popularity in Myrtle Beach, Conway, Murrells Inlet, and beyond. A self-guided Myrtle Beach cycling tour is the perfect way to greet a sunset, burn some calories, and, quite simply, explore the Strand’s vast, untouched acreage.
Top 5 Myrtle Beach Cycling Routes
It’s worth noting that the growing Myrtle Beach cycling community hosts a bevy of group rides throughout the Strand, many of which pedal past Sands Resorts’ four oceanfront hotels. Tours vary from casual road biking to singletrack treks and strenuous runs. If you’re looking for a splendid combination of natural beauty and smooth pavement, nothing tops the lengthy Waccamaw Neck Bikeway. “The Neck” features a delightfully biodiverse landscape, including ocean views, marshlands, and uninhabited backcountry.
Below, you’ll also discover two routes that roll past Sand Dunes Resort and North Shore Oceanfront Hotel: “The Best of Myrtle Beach” and “Mellow Monday.” These two self-guided Myrtle Beach cycling routes are flat, well-paved, and undeniably scenic. Remember that cycling in the city is an altogether different experience compared to, say, riding The Neck. So, allot some time for incremental stoppages. Meanwhile, the quaint town of Conway is always a fun run, while the East Coast Greenway (which spans from the Canadian Border down to Key West) also meanders through the city.
- Waccamaw Neck Bikeway – 18.6 miles (one-way)
- Wicked Wednesday (near Conway) – 34.6-mile loop
- The Best of Myrtle Beach – 26.9-mile loop
- Mellow Monday – 18.1-mile loop
- East Coast Greenway
Myrtle Beach Bike Rentals
The Myrtle Beach cycling scene wouldn’t be as relevant today without the leadership from several local bike shops, including Beach Bike Shop, Cyclopedia Bike Sales, and Myrtle Beach Bicycles. As a collective whole, these three local outfitters provide hundreds of Myrtle Beach bike rentals for those in need of some wheels. Feel free to touch base with members of their teams to chat about hidden gems, potential construction, and can’t-miss roadside attractions. For those who don’t necessarily want to embark on a 10-mile expedition with the kids, remember that Ocean Boulevard is a spectacular bicycling locale that the whole family can enjoy.
Myrtle Beach Resorts with a Water Park
The Sands Resorts family boasts four unique oceanfront hotels in the heart of Myrtle Beach, where guests will discover an on-site water park, a blacklight mini-golf course, an arcade, multiple oceanside pools, and the best beach bar in the city. Amenities and luxuries include ocean-view suites, free parking, complimentary water park access, discounted golf packages, and more! With summer winding down, don’t miss out on a last-minute getaway to sunny South Carolina. Take advantage of our “Endless Summer” discounts, which can help you save up to 40 percent. Please give us a call today at 800-726-3783 to book a long-awaited vacation to our sandy paradise!