Though hydrobikes are like boats in that they provide safe transportation over water, they're most often likened to horses due to their storage consoles for carrots. Climb aboard a water steed with this Groupon.
- $30 for a holiday hydrobike tour for one (a $60 value)
Guides, who are former gondoliers and locals, lead groups of up to 20 peddlers through the scenic canals of Naples on hydrobikes. As they leisurely float and sip warm cup of hot chocolate or apple cider, they can take in views of award-winning, million-dollar homes lit up with holidays lights and decorations.
Long Beach Hydrobikes
One way to get an exceptionally close look at picturesque Alamitos Bay is to ride atop its churning surf on one of Long Beach Hydrobikes's stable, pedal-powered water cycles. The company ensures that renters catch the bay's most noteworthy sights, providing them with a map detailing the location of a bird sanctuary as well as a cove where jellyfish delicately billow in certain months. Avid pedalers generally cruise at speeds of up to 7 miles per hour, exercising bodies with a workout that takes advantage of water resistance to jettison excess calories out to sea. As there is virtually no risk of capsizing, riders may wear anything from a bathing suit to a water-soluble prom dress. The hydrobikes come equipped with storage compartments, drink holders, and a wealth of extra space to invite pets along for the ride, free of charge.