Bringing your bike over on the ferry or renting one while on Daufuskie Island is a great way to explore the island at your leisure.
Since you are on Daufuskie, it’s apropos to take your time and enjoy all that the Island has to offer. Bikers will enjoy navigating between abandoned farmhouses and thick forests. You can learn about the history of Daufuskie and the Gullah culture. But, it’s a good idea to do some research prior to touring Daufuskie Island by bike.
The Island is small enough that it is easy to get around by bike, but some roads can be challenging. Its beaches are some of the most beautiful in all of South Carolina, but Daufuskie’s also got a couple tricks up its sleeve. For one thing – there are about half-a dozen dirt roads that lead through soft sand trails that can be messy after a hard rain.
The best way we’ve found so far to ensure the best biking experience? Come during or after rain because then those pesky little grains stick together more than usual which makes them easier on your tires as you navigate this terrain (just make sure not too much!).
Put down the kick stand and park your bike for the perfect picnic at the beach.
The sound of waves lapping against the shoreline and seagulls overhead make for a perfect picnic on a beautiful day. If you want to picnic on the beach, you can ride through Melrose and Avenue Of Oaks for access or take a half mile walk with your bike before getting started- that might not sound too bad if it’s nice out!
On your bike ride down island, stop at Billie Burn Historic Museum. The Museum reflects the history of this unique Lowcountry island, from its pre-Colonial days through the mid 20th Century. You can also enjoy a a guided or self guided tour of the farm tour of the Daufuskie Community Farm. Or pedal over to the Daufuskie Island Distillery and check out the rums, bourbon and vodkas they feature.
You’ll want to pack a few snacks in case you get hungry while exploring Daufuskie.
Make sure your water bottle is full. Without grocery stores and restaurants always nearby, it can be difficult to find refreshments when you’re on the go.
Overall, a tour of Daufuskie by bike is an excellent way to see the island and learn about its rich history and culture. With a little planning, you can make the most of your trip and have a truly memorable experience.