Biking tours become popular choice in Hainan
Riding a bike to enjoy the beauty of Hainan is becoming an increasingly popular choice among bicycle lovers from home and abroad during holidays.
Hainan is well suited for bicycle trips, especially if you enjoy rural landscapes and natural beauty. Away from the heavily industrialized areas of mainland China, Hainan has a pleasant environment for cycling, offering beaches, mountains, jungle, coconut plantations, waterfalls, minority villages, and a couple of scenic towns to explore.
Hainan has successfully hosted the annual professional road bicycle racing stage race, the Tour of Hainan, for nine consecutive years, starting in 2006. Each year, the Tour of Hainan cycling race draws many contestants from around the world.
To attract more bicycle lovers during the holidays, bike rental companies and clubs in Hainan have launched tailor-made tour packages for riders to enjoy better bicycle trips. Cycling trips usually range from 1 day to 3 weeks.
There are many possible cycle routes. A shorter cycling trip would be from Haikou to the coconut plantations of DongJiao near Wenchang. This could take from 1-3 days depending on each individual’s fitness level and time constraints.
Another route would be Haikou to Sanya through the centre of Hainan (250 km). The central road is in good condition and passes through very beautiful rural landscapes and mountains where you can venture off the central roads and find waterfalls and minority villages and finally arrive at the beaches in Sanya.