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The Best Bicycles for Exploring

Enjoy an efficient adventure in a new setting with these fun rides.

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October 20, 2021
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When you’re checking out places off the beaten path, be sure to pick the best way to get to them. Shutterstock

If you’re looking to ride slowly and enjoy your surroundings, stick to a beach cruiser. If speed and a rugged landscape are more appealing, you’ll definitely want to invest in a mountain bike. Don’t have a lot of storage? A folding bike is just what you need.

From sporty to casual, these bicycles are perfect for any type of rider.

Huffy 26" Men's Cranbrook Cruiser Bike

Beach Vibes

If your pace is a leisurely one then you’ll want to ride with comfort in mind. Huffy

Having a lightweight setup is best for when strolling through parks and small cities. There’s not a whole lot to them, but they get the job done while not being too difficult to find a place to park. This beach cruiser from Huffy is durable and fun to ride. You won’t find any complicated gears here, this bike is made for pure enjoyment.

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VIRIBUS 21 Speed Mountain Bike with Dual Disc Brakes | 26 Inch All-Terrain Bicycle with Full Suspension Adjustable Seat | Adult Road & Offroad Folding Bike | 26er MTB with Aluminum Frame

Convenience

When you don’t have a rack on your car, pick something that fits in the trunk without taking up too much room. VIRIBUS

Durability is among the most important factors for an exploration bike. The last thing you want on an adventure that began with a bike is for your means of transportation to break down halfway through. This offroad mountain bike from VIRIBUS will provide hours of excitement on rugged terrain. Built with dual suspension and 21 speeds, it’s powerful, reliable, and won’t let you down.

PUTEARDAT 26 inch Folding Mountain Bike

A Looker

Of course you want to stand out on the road or path, so choose a ride with attitude. PUTEARDAT

Exploring can take you to some choppy environments sometimes. Make sure you have a bike that handles well and will be there for you the whole journey. This mountain bike from PUTEARDAT is not only stylish with its 3-spoke wheels but it also has strong shock absorption and ultra responsive front and rear disc brakes, making it easy to slow down when riding.

Mongoose Switchback Adult Mountain Bike

Luxury Upgrade

Different conditions mean different levels of effort, so go easy on your legs. Mongoose

One of the primary factors you should consider is comfort. Exploring on a bike, whether in large-scale environments or just around the corner from your house, can take a toll on you after a while, so it’s important to bring along a bike that’ll keep you feeling your best.

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Schwinn High Timber Youth/Adult Mountain Bike

Feature Rich

Easy to assemble, a sturdy frame, and thick knobby tires—this model can handle just about any adventure. Schwinn

For those daring and adventurous settings, a heavy-duty bike is best. These bikes are high-quality and durable so that no small incidents will stop you from getting to and from where you want to go.

Victor Tan is a contributing writer to Islands, an award-winning brand founded in 1980 that speaks to international travelers who have an affinity for the Caribbean and beyond. The website showcases destinations, resorts, cruises, and recommendations by the Islands’ staff. Victor has a focus on the Caribbean, Mexico, and cruises. As a solo traveler, he’s always looking for the best luggage and bags to make the trip easier. He’s also serious about keeping up with fitness away from home, so there’s no gadget he isn’t willing to try.

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