We generally don’t recommend cycling as your main means of transportation on Providenciales. This due to of a combination of factors, including the lack of dedicated (or even shared-use) cycle lanes, reckless drivers, and the intense sun. However, many tourists do cycle in the Grace Bay, The Bight and Turtle Cove regions.
Serious local cyclists do at times travel on Leeward Highway and on other busy roads on Providenciales, yet we strongly recommend that visitors avoid the traffic and bustle of these areas.
Generally, cycling can be summarized as followed. If you’re staying in Grace Bay, most destinations (such as shops and restaurants) are within walking distance. Anything else, such as some attractions or other beaches, is too far for the casual cyclist. Moreover, there are poor facilities for securing your bicycle (no cycle racks anywhere), so theft may be a problem. Whilst technically illegal, many cyclists ride on the pavement (‘sidewalk’ for American visitors). Cycling on the road itself can be dangerous because of speeders and poor drivers.
Several resorts provide cycles free or for a small fee, and can also be rented in the Grace Bay and Turtle Cove areas.
Below is a map of recommended routes and estimated times for cycling. These are NOT cycle routes-there are no dedicated or shared cycle lanes in the entire country. Numbers are for reference only.