Best Bike Rides in the South  by Elizabeth & Charles Skinner

Best Bike Rides in the South Guide Book

by Elizabeth & Charles Skinner (The Globe Pequot Press)
Best Bike Rides in the South  by Elizabeth & Charles Skinner
A guide to 46 scenic bicycle tours in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia & Virginia, ranging in length from 20 to 100 miles. Includes some mountain bike routes and rail-to-trail routes.

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Trails from the "Best Bike Rides in the South" Guide Book
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Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 46.

Aiken is proud of its southern heritage and its investment in thoroughbred horses. At the Aiken Mile Track Training Center along the Montmorenci Loop, trotter horses work out. Aiken has been considere ...
Aiken, SC - Road Biking - Trail Length: 24.5
This loop begins and ends at Doughton Park on the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. The excellent landscape architecture often has a picture-postcard quality that glosses over daily existence in this region. ...
Laurel Springs, NC - Road Biking - Trail Length: 34.3
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If mountain biking is your passion, you will definitely want to spend a full weekend in the park. The park lies along the Cumberland Plateau in northeastern Tennessee and southeastern Kentucky. The Cu ...
Oneida, TN - Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.3
This ramble is an 11-mile loop nestled in the middle of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This is an ideal jaunt for cyclists of all levels. There's only one hitch: if your visit is a Sunday, holid ...
Townsend, TN - Road Biking - Trail Length: 11
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The ride acquaints you with nearly every aspect of the Cape Fear area. It progresses from city to riverbank to beachfront. Points of interest along the way include Fort Fisher and the North Carolin ...
Wilmington, NC - Road Biking - Trail Length: 55.8
This ride travels through the Low Country south of the historic Charleston peninsula. The route hops from island to island past tall palmettos, sprawling live oak canopies, and salt marsh lining the ...
Charleston, SC - Road Biking - Trail Length: 61.8
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The Chattahoochee River forms a natural boundary between the Wiregrass region of southeastern Alabama and the southwest corner of Georgia. This ride makes a loop around the Chattahoochee River and Lak ...
Eufaula, AL - Road Biking - Trail Length: 51
This ride pleasantly eases you back into history. From the Natchez Trace Parkway to the plantation row of Mississippi Highway 553, you simply roll along hoping to absorb huge chunks of the Old South, ...
Natchez, MS - Road Biking - Trail Length: 23.2
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Beginning in the hamlet of Chelsea, Alabama, this loop explores the charming back roads of Shelby County southeast of Birmingham. You'll ride along winding country roads past cemeteries, churches, and ...
Chelsea, AL - Road Biking - Trail Length: 32.7
The ride from Norris Dam State Park to the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area crosses through the rolling-to-mountainous terrain of the Cumberland Plateau, through elevations ranging fr ...
Lake City, TN - Road Biking - Trail Length: 64.2
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This rugged roller coaster ride through the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is sure to challenge the best you've got to offer. The red clay hills surrounding Dahlonega and Helen are full of lege ...
Dahlonega, GA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 99.2
This ride celebrates the humble peanut and the southern Virginia farm country that grows the peanut with such pride. There are twelve bike rides ranging in length from 13 to 125 miles. The rides rambl ...
Skippers, VA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 62.2
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Both routes begin at the stoplight in the town of Floyd, within hollerin' distance of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and have their midway point at Chateau Morrisette Winery. The routes diverge on the back s ...
Floyd, VA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 31.3
Grandfather Mountain may be the most recognizable peak in western North Carolina. The cruise is a thrill-a-minute bicycle loop. In 18 miles you wind around switchbacks on a segment of the mountain's b ...
Linville , NC - Road Biking - Trail Length: 18.3
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Of all the states along the Gulf of Mexico, Alabama enjoys the briefest segment of coastline. Although scant in mileage, this sugary white section of beachfront has been prominent throughout the histo ...
Gulf Shores, AL - Road Biking - Trail Length: 70.5
The North Carolina Piedmont spans 125 miles between the coast and the Mountains. The rolling farmland of this area produces soybean, corn, hay, all manner of produce, and North Carolina's most famous ...
Julian, NC - Road Biking - Trail Length: 50
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Hanging Rock State Park is the major destination for several bike rides in the area. Hanging Rock is a jagged peak prominent in a range of Mountains called the Sauratowns. They stand nearby but apart ...
Rural Hall, NC - Road Biking - Trail Length: 37.5
Excellent for the entire family. The route travels almost exclusively on a bike path around the island. The route is entirely flat and is well away from car traffic, except when crossing some intersec ...
Brunswick, GA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 15.9
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This ride is enjoyable all year. The back roads of Catawba and Iredell counties are as charming as their names: Grassy Creek Road, Black Snake Road, Molly's Backbone, and Buffalo Shoals road. The r ...
Denver, NC - Road Biking - Trail Length: 43
Looking for a challenge, why not cycle around a vast, 730-square-mile lake? Lake Okeechobee is a primeval landscape of water, horizon, and sky. The lake is home to all manner of native birds: egrets a ...
Clewiston, FL - Road Biking - Trail Length: 108
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