Seychelles: Cycling - Mountain Biking

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Cycling / biking in Seychelles is essentially limited to the three main islands, although visitors staying on smaller resort islands often have the option of renting mountain bikes for trail-riding.

On La Digue, cycling is the main method of transport. Cyclists will share the pleasant, winding roads with ox carts and a small handful of vehicles. Most able visitors will be able to handle the gradual changes in elevation on this slow-paced island, perhaps with a little huffing and puffing at points.

On Praslin, rent your two wheels at Côte d'Or (Anse Volbert) or through your accommodation. You'll face more hills and barrelling buses, but fit and confident bikers will have fun.

On Mahé, cycling is not a popular transportation option. Cyclists must share the very steep, winding roads with considerable vehicle traffic, and since most visitors prefer car rental, it's difficult to even find a bike to rent. When planning a cycling trip to Seychelles, remember that (apart from La Digue) cyclists are relatively few, there are no bike lanes, and other traffic combined with difficult hills will present significant challenges.