Top 10 Biking/Cycling Vacations in North America
One of the most diverse terrains in the world is also one of the most hospitable for cyclers. If there isn’t a tour running to a site, there is a local cycle club that makes the trip regularly. Great road conditions, well marked trails, a bike shop in every small town…what more could you ask for?
- Maui, Hawaii, United States
After sunrise on the extinct volcano, hop on your bike and descend from 10,000 feet at Maui’s Haleakala crater.
- Northern California
The training ground of Tour de France wanna-bees. Start in Santa Rosa and make your way 75 miles up the coast to Mendocino and back
- Canadian Rockies
Banff National Park, wildflowers, glaciers, emerald lakes, and much, much more, Ay.
- New Mexico
Ride through Georgia O’Keefe country while tackling a number of different routes. Start in Albequerque, Taos, or Sante Fe and take off to search for ranches, mining towns, and the Anasazi Cliff Dwellings.
- Grand Canyon, Arizona
Make your way to the South Rim via the Ponderosa Pine Forest covered Arizona Trail. One of the best ways to see the Grand Canyon.
- Champlain Valley, Vermont
Norman Rockwell-esque red barns, covered bridges, and Lake Champlain views wait. This is typical New England scenery at its best.
Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks are both fair game for the serious expert or adventurous amateur.
- Napa Valley, California
See wine country in a new light. Peddle across the Napa, Sonoma, Dry Creek, Alexander and Russian River valleys stopping only to admire redwood forests and sample the Chardonnay.
- Lake Tahoe, Nevada/California
The 72 mile ride around this western lake is considered America’s most beautiful.
- Vail, Colorado
A ninety degree down hill road on the world’s most famous slope.