With its long, flat landscape stretching 72 miles down the coast of North Carolina, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a good destination for long, relatively easy rides. There is only one real hill in the whole seashore area, and that is the man-made humpback bridge spanning Oregon Inlet, so you don’t have to have quads of steel to cycle here. Some people strap their gear onto their bikes and make their vacations a biking/camping event, cycling from campground to campground and enjoying the attractions and restaurants around them before moving on to the next one.
Heading to or from Ocracoke Island, cyclists enjoy making a passage on the ferries, and pay only $3.00 on the toll ferries. Although Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a good biking destination, it’s unfortunately not a great one. What prevents it from being the quintessential flatlanders’ dream are two elements: wind and traffic. All this about wind and traffic said, if you’re a seasoned two-wheeler, come anyway and explore these beautiful islands. Just be sure to have your equipment in order, wear a helmet and bright clothing, and try not to waver when riding.
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