The new bikes are in! Casa de las Olas has added another dimension to their sustainable living practices by adding bikes as an option for guests! No more rental cars needed to cruise around and check out restaurants, the Tulum Ruins or travel to Cesiak. If you are up for a bit of a slow adventure, meaning you are not whipping around in a car, bikes are a great way to see Tulum.
No license required! Bikes are a slow way to see more of Tulum
Leave your drivers license at home unless you want to get outside of the Tulum. Bikes are a great way to see more of Tulum or check out the Sian Kaan while chilling on one of the best beaches in the world. These bikes play a dual function, they can be driven on the road or if you are really up fora great adventure bike along the beach in these beach combers! Large tires, low riders and no complicated shifting! Get on and go.
Why bikes are considered sustainable transportation in a sustainable city
Benefits for the environment:
- The country could save 462 million gallons of gasoline a year by just increasing cycling from 1% to 1.5% of all trips.
- Reduced air pollution – 60% of the pollution created by automobile emissions happens in the first few minutes of operation. Now that is interesting!
- Every time you ride, instead of drive, you prevent one pound of CO2 emissions per mile (average).
Benefits for traffic & parking:
- Traffic and parking can get tough in Tulum. Car rental is perfect for Day trips. If you ride a bike, it takes a car off the road and reduces parking congestion. You can fit 14 bikes in one parking spot!
- Tulum is low on parking both on the beach road and the center of town. Get your VIP parking spot right in front of any restaurant or store, just for you, if you arrive by bike!
Benefits for your health:
- Cycling can help reduce cholesterol and blood pressure. Three hours of bicycling can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke by 50%.
- A 140-pound cyclist burns 508 calories in an hour. Awesome!
- In 1964, 50% of kids rode to school and the obesity rate was 12%…. In 2004, 3% rode to school and the obesity rate was 45%.
Thinking of a sustainable vacation where you know your holiday is contributing not only to your personal well-being but that of others? Check out Casa de las Olas, a sustainable villa on the Tulum beach that does everything it can to uphold its deeply rooted sustainable beliefs. Don’t know about Tulum and what it has to offer? Download our free Tulum guide!