If you’re looking to cycle in Haikou, you don’t need to be a two-wheel sports superstar like the British legend Chris Froome. All you need is some free time and motivation to work out, as in Hainan’s capital city you won’t be short of options for biking, whether it’s vintage or modern.
Ranked first among 168 Chinese cities with the best air quality, according to the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection, Haikou is a natural wonder where you can exercise whilst taking in, and admiring, the refreshing environment and surroundings.
This is a destination that is full grasping the opportunities of wellness tourism, helping visitors to keep healthy while also looking after the precious local environment and surroundings, which make Haikou what it is today.
Haikou is attractive for cyclists for many different reasons. Not only because of its natural conditions but also because of its long lanes, specifically created for sports practice along the coastal avenue passing by Holiday Beach, Xixiu Beach and Evergreen Park, for example.
Whilst the city is gradually growing this new trend, it is also becoming healthier, with plenty of fashionable and cool bicycles filling the streets and parks. Are you ready to enjoy a ride in paradise?
Running along the seashore, passing by the Haikou Port, Xixiu Beach Park and Holiday Beach, Haikou’s Binhai Avenue is a magnet for cyclists. The lanes on the road leave no shadow of a doubt this place was thought out for sports practice.
Surrounded with exotic coconut trees, the avenue is about 2,300 metres long with specially created cycling and walking paths along the way. It’s a dream come true for sports lovers, where you can also come to enjoy a nice sea breeze. It’s also a great place to relax after a day in the saddle, with family and friends.
Located at the heart of Haikou’s downtown and facing Haikou Bay, the Evergeen Park is the largest park in the city with plenty of space to do sports. It boasts extensive grassy areas, with approximately 10,000 coconut trees and hundreds of species of South Asian ornamental plants. Not bad at all if you want to cycle in Haikou.
Inside the park, there are also food streets, some small outdoor restaurants, children areas, an artificial lake and a small amusement park. Entrance is free, but you will need to pay for some activities should you feel inclined to try any of those.
Located approximately 20 kilometres away from downtown Haikou, Hainan’s Volcano Park is the first volcano themed national park in China.
Surrounded by trees and volcanic nature, it covers the sites of more than 40 volcanoes and 30 volcanic caves, a natural paradise for hiking and sports lovers.
Cyclists also find here a perfect spot to exercise with large mountain trails, more challenging both in terms of flexibility and endurance.
With a lake in the interior and a restaurant serving local Hainan food, the park also includes a small museum of volcanic rocks and hiking activities designed for children who would love to follow their parents.