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Riding a bicycle in Salina Island

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Barcelona, Paris
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Riding a bicycle in Salina Island

Hi all,

We are a couple going to Salina this summer in late July, and we would like to rent bikes (bicycles) to move around the island. My questions are:

- Is it dangerous to ride the bike in Salina's roads?

- Is it safe to park the bikes in the towns/beaches or they might be stolen easily?

- Are there special paths for bikes/pedestrians to move around villages?

Thanks a lot!

Pau

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Brussels, Belgium
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1. Re: Riding a bicycle in Salina Island

1) Not particularly, but watch out for buses.

2) In my opinion you should always lock them in town, or at a beach where there are people around. Other tourists who want a ride might well be tempted to "borrow".

3) No !

Barcelona, Paris
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2. Re: Riding a bicycle in Salina Island

Hehe, thanks qaminari!

Los Angeles, CA
Destination Expert
for Sardinia
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3. Re: Riding a bicycle in Salina Island

Some of the inclines are MUCH too steep for bicycle riding on PARTS of Salina. You'll be just fine between S.M. Salina and Lingua, but elsewhere, you've got to be in shape for the Bicycle Olympics!

Edited: 6:28 pm, May 16, 2013
Here & There
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for Sicily, Taormina
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4. Re: Riding a bicycle in Salina Island

And it's very hot in July - Hire scooters, a car, or take the local buses!

Vagabonda

Lipari, Italy
posts: 17
5. Re: Riding a bicycle in Salina Island

reply

1) no

2) safe place

3) no

ciao

al

Here & There
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posts: 75,413
6. Re: Riding a bicycle in Salina Island

Perhaps you could bike for sport or short distances, but bicycles are less than ideal for seeing Salina in July!

Vagabonda

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