As retirees, you have the luxury of time to explore the great outdoors and stay active. One of the best ways to do both is through biking. Not only is biking a great low-impact exercise, but it also allows you to take in some of the most stunning scenery that nature has to offer. Here are our top 10 picks for the most scenic bike routes for retirees:
- Napa Valley Vine Trail, California: This 47-mile trail takes you through the heart of wine country, with stunning views of rolling hills and vineyards.
- Hiawatha Trail, Montana: This 15-mile trail takes you through breathtaking mountains, tunnels, and over trestles.
- The Virginia Creeper Trail, Virginia: This 34-mile trail offers stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, waterfalls, and quaint towns.
- The Katy Trail, Missouri: This 237-mile trail takes you through the picturesque Missouri River Valley and small towns.
- The Great Allegheny Passage, Pennsylvania and Maryland: This 150-mile trail takes you through the Allegheny Mountains, with stunning views of forests, rivers, and small towns.
- The Root River Trail, Minnesota: This 60-mile trail takes you through rolling hills and farmland, with stunning views of the Root River and bluffs.
- The Mickelson Trail, South Dakota: This 109-mile trail takes you through the Black Hills, with stunning views of canyons, tunnels, and trestles.
- The Cape Cod Rail Trail, Massachusetts: This 22-mile trail takes you through charming New England towns, marshes, and sand dunes.
- The Banks-Vernonia State Trail, Oregon: This 21-mile trail takes you through lush forests, creeks, and over old trestle bridges.
- The Silver Comet Trail, Georgia: This 61.5-mile trail takes you through lush forests, over trestles and through tunnels, and along beautiful rivers and creeks.
No matter which of these routes you choose, you're sure to experience breathtaking scenery and unforgettable memories. So grab your bike, your helmet, and hit the road!