If you love nature and cycling, Puerto Rico is your destination. Cycling is a serious sport in Puerto Rico, with hundreds of miles of coastline and beautiful nature reserves and wildlife refuges offering excellent scenic trails for every skill level. There are various bicycle rental agencies on the main island and on the islands of Vieques and Culebra.
Bicycle Trails in Puerto Rico
Capital City of San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan is a wonderful destination for cycling and a good way to get around the city. The districts of Condado, Old San Juan and Ocean Park are all bicycle friendly offering designated cycling paths. The best part about cycling in the city of San Juan is the easy access to a diverse amount of interesting attractions and activities along the way with spectacular views along the bicycle routes. More about bicycling in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (new window going to SanJuanPuertoRico.com)
West Coast Region
The very best region for bicycling is the west coast also known as “Porta del Sol“. Start your adventure at the Boqueron and Cabo Rojo wildlife refuges (map locations below), home of Los Morrillos Lighthouse, the most scenic attraction on the island, right next to it you’ll find the most beautiful beach in Puerto Rico and you can enjoy about 100 miles of gorgeous nature trails leading all the way to Lajas, some very easy for beginners and some very challenging for the more advanced athlete. The views along the trails are incredible, ride through the salt flats, see hundreds of bird species and refresh at gorgeous beaches. Trails include dirt roads, beach trails, single tracks, the salt flats, down and up hills and more. On the weekends you may find organized riders.
South Coast Region
A nice location to mountain bike is in Guanica along scenic, waterfront P.R. Route 333. There are especially nice sandy trails to ride in the Punta Ballenas Natural Reserve. See map location below.
Isla de Vieques (offshore Puerto Rican island)
Another great destination for bicycling is on the offshore island of Isla de Vieques in the Vieques Natural Wildlife Refuge (see map location below). Enjoy a number of scenic trails and the most secluded beaches of Puerto Rico. Stay a night and book a tour of the Bioluminescent Bay. More about Bicycling in Vieques
Pinones Trail / Paseo Tablado de Pinones
If you’re staying in the San Juan metro area, head over to Paseo Piñones (location on map below) – a favorite spot for bicycling and walking just a few minutes east of Isla Verde. Located along Route PR-187, you can ride the 11 km, 6.8 mile scenic trails and boardwalks with the conveniences of parking areas, picnic gazebos, restaurants and an information center. Ride along the scenic coastline and through the Pinones state mangrove forest. It’s a beautiful nature area great for taking photos. You can rent a bicycle at the Paseo Pinones Information Center, it is handicap friendly, and the boardwalk is used by both walking and bicycling.
Map of Puerto Rico Bicycle Trails and Biking Areas
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