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Cycling in San Salvador

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Cycling in San Salvador

Hello to all Bahama specialist!

I have one question about '' Queen's Highway '' that circle San Salvador Island:

Is the road all paved and what is the condition of it ?

Many thanks

GG

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1. Re: Cycling in San Salvador

The road is paved, but as we say in the Bahamas, it can be "hily" in places!

What do you plan to ride? A road bike might not be ideal, unless you go with slightly wider tires (700x25 is too thin) But a hybrid or mountain bike will work just fine. Wear and helmet and watch the road more than sightseeing. And watch for stray or loose dogs! A good squirt from a water bottle and a shout of "bad dog" usually will give you time to sprint off.

Make sure to take lots of water with you, as there are not always places to refill and it does get hot. Cycling is a great way to see things you wouldn't see by car.

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2. Re: Cycling in San Salvador

I've brought my road bike and ridden around the island (a little over 30 miles total) the last two years. It is rough chip seal do is rough to ride. There is a constant wind that you need to overcome. Not much traffic - especially on the back side of the island - rarely see anything for miles. The road was really bad in a couple of spots on the south east side of the island and in town but they are pretty short areas and if you go slow, it is ok. Bring spare tubes and ability to change and inflate (pump better because I had CO2 confiscated by the TSA.) )

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3. Re: Cycling in San Salvador

Yes the road is paved and as we speak it is being worked on to be improved but you are still able to Cycle it. I have a friend that visits from New York every year and does the Iron man competitions and so when he comes he swims and then cycles the entire island every morning to keep up his training. Be sure to bring extra tubes...you will need them if you cycle everyday like my friend..if your only doing one or 2 days then no worries just a spare in case of emergencies as the east side of the Island there is nothing and no one. I hope this helps!

Edited: 10:58 am, December 07, 2013
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4. Re: Cycling in San Salvador

We had this discussion a while back, here's the link...

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g147431-i1923-k353…

A gent named Yakzo made it and has some good insight into the ride.

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