Bicycles have become a creative form of carrying out popular tourism in Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone. In the past few months bicycling through the city’s colonial streets has become an interesting way to become familiar with the Zone’s rich history. Both tourists and nationals alike can now rent bicycles for a couple of hours and tour the Zone with family and friends.
When bicycling through the colonial streets, tourists will be able to stop and enjoy a refreshing drink or delicious meal in one of the Zone’s many restaurants and pubs, as well as visit some of the museums found in the area.
Bicycle tourism is also a great way to spend a Saturday or Sunday with family and friends. It is by far the best way to get young kids to exercise, and get them away from their cellular telephones and tablets.
Dominican urban cyclist Jose Miguel Paliza explained that bicycles do not pollute and require little maintenance, and are ideal for running errands and doing light shopping.
In addition, bicycling also has great physical benefits since it is one of the most complete physical activities, helping to relieve back pain, lose weight, regulate blood pressure and reduce cholesterol levels, as explained by Dr. Ingo Froböse.
There are several bike rental shops in the area. One is the Sunny Bikes rental shop, where you visitors can choose the bicycle of their choice including bicycles with child seats.
Address: Duarte Street # 154, Colonial Zone
Hours: Tue-Fri: 10: 00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Sat-Sun: 9:00 a.m. – 7: 00 p.m.
Telephone: (809) 689-6249
Address: Arzobispo Merino Street #217
Hours: Tue-Fri: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Telephone: (809) 885-6003
Text: Rosa Cedeño; Photo: Maximo Zorrilla