Grab your bicycle for your next vacation and try out one of our five favorite destinations for bike riding:
Huntington Beach State Park Path in Murrells Inlet, SC.
When you are visiting Myrtle Beach, sometimes you have to get away from the action. Huntington Beach State Park Path puts you among the exotic birds and marsh-dwellers. Pelicans, alligators and sea turtles are some of the wildlife you’ll encounter along this fairly rider-friendly path.
North Central State Trail
Gaylord, Michigan to Mackinac (Near Petoskey and Charlevoix)
Experience the nature of the north on this versatile bike trail, perfect for all levels. If you’re looking for a relaxing ride with the family or a lengthy excursion, this is the place. There are tours available that last anywhere from 90 minutes to a half-day. No matter which one you choose, you’re going to witness some peaceful wildlife, farmland and lakes.
Kilauea, Hawaii (On Kauai, near Princeville, Hawaii)
This trail is mainly used for hiking, but you’ll get a true thrill if you bring your mountain bike. You’ll be in the heart of Kauai’s immaculate landscape on the 10-mile single track trail. It’s all about the destination: an unforgettable view 2,000 feet over the Napali Coast. Just make sure that you stop beforehand, as this view comes at the end of a big downhill. It’s all uphill on the way back.
A nice gentle stroll through any part of this 47-mile long path will take you through the quaint downtown areas of Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, Clearwater and St. Petersburg. You’ll find a strong sense of community as Pinellas Trail pops in and out of these towns with plenty of quiet greenery in between. The route includes 10 overpasses and three underpasses, so it remains uninterrupted for your commuting pleasure.
The Flume Trail
Glenbrook, Nevada (near Lake Tahoe)
Taking a lovely stroll around Lake Tahoe sounds like a peaceful vacation, but it’ll take some bravery if you want the best views. This challenging, yet stunning, ride runs 14 miles one way at 7,000-8,000 ft. in elevation. At its worst, the Flume Trail can be steep and rocky, which will challenge inexperienced riders. At its best, it’s one of the most scenic mountain biking rides in America.
If you need motivation to get excited for National Bike Month, look no further than these awesome trails. Some Global Discovery Vacations resorts have complimentary bike rentals, but if not, you can find the closest bike rental store near you with our Points of Interest feature!
Do you prefer mountain biking or are you a more casual biker? Let us know in the comments!
Photo credits: Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission, David Bunker, Pinellas County Communications Department.