A bike trip is a fun and affordable way to enhance just about any vacation. Our list of bike trips for vacationers includes something for everyone from sprawling cityscapes and historic monuments to desert vistas and breathtaking canyons. Together, let’s explore several of the most popular vacation destinations and see what they have to offer cyclists looking for a way to climb back in the saddle.
If you’re looking for a bike tour as the primary activity and purpose of your trip, check out our article entitled, Top 10 Bike Tours In North America.
With no further ado, here are 7 Bike Trips for Vacationers:
- Haleakala Sunrise
- Arizona Desert
- Old Town Key West
- Murals In Tucson
- Waimea Canyon
- Coastal Monterey
- Washington Monuments
Haleakala is a massive shield volcano on the Hawaiian island of Maui. The picturesque volcano forms seventy-five percent of the island. The self-guided bike tour is designed to allow you to experience the beauty at your own pace. However, tour guides are available and ready to tell you about Hawaii’s rich history and diverse culture on your way to the summit. Once you’ve reached the top and witnessed the grand sunrise you’ll enjoy a leisurely 23 mile ride back down the mountain.
The Arizona desert offers a stunning display of scenery while biking some of the Grand Canyon State’s most unique terrain. The Sonoran Desert scenic ride enjoys 360-degree desert views, picturesque sunsets and off-roading. According to Journey Rides the bike trip has more of a “first man on Mars” feel rather than a typical Rock n’ Roll joie de vivre.
Old Town Key West
South Florida’s historic Old Town Key West guided bike tour was awarded Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best 2021 by Trip Advisor. The $45 ride, led by Key Lime Bike Tours, features historic attractions such as Malory Square and White Street Pier in addition to the lovely waterfront views to be taken in at the Southernmost Point Buoy.
Murals In Tucson
Tucson, Arizona is home to 35+ vibrant outdoor murals; a nod to the city’s thriving art community. The Mural Bike Tour, led by Tucson Bike Tours, will allow you to experience the Tucson art scene up close and personal. The guided bike tour routes through a variety of neighborhoods from bustling downtown to placid Dunbar Spring. The tour is about 7 miles on flat terrain and lasts about 2 hours.
Also known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, the Waimea Canyon is located on the western side of Kauai on the Hawaiian Islands. The canyon itself is 3,000 feet deep and ten miles long. Keko Adventure Tours offers an amazing downhill bike tour which lasts 4 hours. The tour covers three state parks including the Waipo’o falls and the Napali Coast before ending with a view of the beautiful sunset on Kekaha beach.
Coastal Monterey Bike Trips
Coastal Monterey draws visitors from all over the world. Big Sur Adventures offers the 17-Mile Drive Tour along one of the most scenic stretches of California coastline. Starting at Pacific Grove, the tour cruises all the way to the Coastal Trail. The ride is breezy and refreshing. It also offers a variety of scenery at lookouts like Point Pinos Lighthouse, Lone Cypress, the China Rock, and Lover’s Point.
Washington, DC Monuments Bike Trips
A bike trip of Washington DC provides an excellent way point to experience and learn American history. The Monuments Bike Tour is led by Bike and Roll and features safe riding on sidewalks, path and trails. The tour takes place between the National Mall and the Potomac Tidal Basin and includes visits to famous landmarks such as the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the new Martin Luther King Jr Memorial. You’ll also have a chance to jettison your bike and explore on this leisurely, yet efficient, tour.
Ready to upgrade your vacation? So are we. Biking allows you to experience the beauty and richness of your vacation destination a slower, more enjoyable pace.
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