Riding the Outer Banks of North Carolina in May

March 28, 2015

Are you looking for that ideal location to ride the rust out of those winter legs? My target destination is the Outer Banks of North Carolina in the month of May. 

With an average high temperature of 76 and a low of 60, level payment at sea level, a usually steady wind at 10-15mph (sometimes a headwind and sometimes a tailwind), lots of sunshine, great seafood, and comfy motels, the Outer Banks of North Carolina is a definite destination for spring riding. 

A bit of lighthouse exploring as a rest stop along your journey. The Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras lighthouses can be visited by bicycle.

In addition to cycling, a visit to the Outer Banks should include hiking, swimming, kayaking, bird watching, or windsurfing. 

 Watching the sunrise over the Atlantic or set over the mainland is a definite delight.

More than 100 miles of paved bike lanes and bike paths away you on the Outer Banks as you explore the beaches and the small towns that inhabit the island. Whether it is North Carolina BBQ or the local catch of the day, your palette will be satisfied after your daily explorations.

Surprisingly, there are indeed wild Mustang ponies on the Outer Banks. These ponies are descendants of those brought over from Spain more than 500 years ago. They really are the state horse of North Carolina.


Looking for more information? Check out Adventure Cycling's Outer Banks tours during May.


Post by Arlen Hall| Photo 1 by David Cox | Photos 2,3,5 by Julie White | Photo 4 by Kent Beisner | Photo 6 by Terri Lyde 

ON THE ROAD is written by the tours team — Lydia, Darrah, Mike, Mandy, and Arlen — tours specialists and intrepid bicyclists, covering all things related to the Adventure Cycling tours department. Check out our 2015 Guided Tours today!


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