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Charming Charleston Bicycle Tour

Charleston is full of history, culture, and plenty of Southern hospitality. This tour will take you from a state-of-the-art aquarium to peaceful waterside parks to incredible historical homes. Hop on a bike and enjoy a slow ride through this charming city.

Start your journey at Waterfront Park

Waterfront Park is an award-winning green space in the heart of Charleston. The park has 8 acres of beautiful landscapes and features, including a floating dock, a canopy of oak trees, fountains, and a palmetto-lined esplanade along the water’s edge.

South Carolina Aquarium

Fun, wonder and education come together at the South Carolina Aquarium. See a rare albino American alligator, get hands-on at the Touch Tank, marvel at the sharks in the Great Ocean Tank, come face-to-face with rays in the Shallows, or see our brand new state-of-the-art sea turtle hospital in the new Zucker Family Sea Turtle Recovery experience. Don’t miss our daily interactive dive shows and animal programs.

Photo Credit: South Carolina Aquarium

Arthur Ravenel Junior Bridge

At 13,200 feet in length (1,546 feet between the towers), the Arthur Ravenel Junior Bridge is one of the longest cable-stayed bridges in the Western Hemisphere. It has a bicycle pedestrian path named “Wonders’ Way” in addition to 8 lanes for vehicular traffic. Construction of this contemporary structure began in 2001 and was completed in 2005. The 2 distinctive diamond-shaped towers connected to a web of cables is now an icon of the Charleston area.

Shem Creek Park

Shem Creek is a Mount Pleasant destination known for its fresh seafood restaurants, views of the marsh and wetlands, and the boats that float past along the creek. Park your bike and walk the boardwalk to take in the scenery. Stop for a meal at one of the popular local eateries along the creek before pedaling back to Charleston.

King Street

King Street is one of the 10 most famous streets in America. The Charleston landmark dates back over 300 years and is named after King Charles II of England. In colonial times it served as the main thoroughfare into what is now Charleston. Today the colorful facades of the historic buildings house a bustling strip of boutiques, restaurants, galleries, and nightlife. Stop and stroll down King Street to take in the beautiful architecture, shop, and have a meal.

The Battery

The Battery is a historic seawall in Charleston that was built in 1670 along the peninsula where Cooper River and Ashley River meet to form Charleston Harbor. This scenic landmark and the area around it is known for its grand, historic homes, including:

  • William Gibbes House (built in 1772)
  • William Washington House (built circa 1768)
  • Robert William Roper House (built in 1838)
  • Edmondston-Alston House (built in 1820)