We say, why not?!
Since the Durban beachfront was regenerated for the 2010 Soccer World Cup, it just keeps getting better and better. The 6km of esplanade from Ushaka Marine World to the Umgeni River at Blue Lagoon is world class. It’s a well maintained, clean, wide stretch of pavement which runs along the ocean creating a cycling heaven.
Here at Xpression On The Beach we have over 35 bicycles – children’s bikes, tandem bicycles, exceptionally comfortable cruisers (with child seats) as well as mountain bikes for those who want to pick up the pace.
We’re lucky in Durban – most of the year we experience clear sunshine filled skies and relatively little wind. It’s the perfect place to cycle.
Brandon and I cycle every day before we open the shop – it’s a privilege to work at the beachfront and be able to cycle 12kms adjacent to the Indian Ocean – an excellent warm up before we Stand Up Paddle.
Perhaps it wasn’t the best day to showcase Durban, owing to the overcast skies, but nevertheless, a grey day is still good for a cycle – so off I went with my camera this morning to capture the ‘hot spots’ and some scenic views along the route. We can recommend Afro’s – the best chicken in Durban for a bite to eat and Bike & Bean for a pit stop along the way for coffee with a view. Moses Mabhida Stadium is also easily accessible .
From XOTB at Addington Beach to the Blue Lagoon, it is a scenic 6km paddle, or a 12km round trip.