Best Biking Getaways To For Fall Foliage Views
Cycling is fun at any time of year, but when Autumn brings a refreshing nip to the air and landscapes explode with fall colors, there’s no better time to hop on your bike and take in the splendor. This fall season a number of wonderful properties across the U.S.A. have put together biking packages that make it easy and enjoyable to go off exploring the countryside on two wheels while being pampered at day’s end at a lovely Inn. Here’s a look at some of the best biking getaways for fall 2015.
Inn to Inn Bike Tour, New Hampshire Lakes Region
Casual bikers, avid cyclists and nature lovers of all stripes will love riding along the Northern Rail Trail in the Lake Sunapee-Dartmouth Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Completed in 2013, this 56-mile long, 13-feet wide, paved recreational path attracts biking enthusiasts from across the country. Riders discover covered bridges, quaint villages, lakes and streams, orchards, farms, mill sites and breathtaking scenery all along the way.
Your invited to bring your own bike or rent from Rhino Bike Works in Plymouth, NH and star each day at one of the 7 participating Bed and Breakfast Inns. With a hearty breakfast each morning and a cozy historic inn to welcome you each afternoon and evening, it’s the ideal way to ride through New England. Inns include Common Man Inn & Spa, Follansbee Inn where you can watch the sun set of Kezar Lake, luxurious Highland Lake Inn, Inn at Pleasant Lake with gourmet restaurant, historic Inn on Newfound Lake near Enfield Shaker Museum, and the Shaker Farm BnB. More information is available at LakesRegion.org.
Cape Cod Bike & Rail Trail, Brewster, MA
Cape Cod’s premier family beach resort, the Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club, on the Cape’s quiet side (Rt 6A), has put together four customized bike itineraries for exploring Cape Cod’s bays, bogs, beaches and shops. The “Take A Bike” package is available from 8/23 – 10/31/15 and includes brand-new bike rentals for two and 15% savings. This is a great opportunity to glide along the 26-mile Cape Cod Bike & Rail Trail that is accessible right from the resort.
Explore Historic Newport, Rhode Island
The newly renovated Newport Marriott Hotel is offering charming Autumn biking getaways. They have partnered with Villy Custom Bikes to bring you a great biking getaway package that includes an overnight stay in a renovated guest room, use of 2 Villy bikes for a half day, use of iPhone photo lens to capture great pics of your adventure, biking maps of Newport and two refreshing post-ride cocktails at Skiff Bar. Rates start at $189 per night and are available from August 16 through November 27th.
See and Be Seen Pedaling Through The Hamptons, Long Island, NY
The Inn at Windmill Lane, one of the Hampton’s best secret hideaways, has partnered with Bowery Lane Bicycles to put together a great biking escape. Hop on your rented bike and go for a short 10 minute ride to the beach or tool around the chic towns of East Hampton and Amagansett. You’ll love their branded baskets that are ideal for carrying a gourmet picnic along on your ride. Rates in the luxury property start at $550 for fall dates.
Bike Across The Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, New York
Surely one of the top items on any serious biker’s bucket-list is to ride across the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Thanks to the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge and New York’s Citi Bike Share program it all becomes possible. There are city bike docks located just a short walk from the Brooklyn Marriott so you can ride like a local through the colorful city. After crossing the bridge, stop at the hotel’s newly renovated Great Room Lounge for refreshers or stop at a Brooklyn Winery, Brewery or Bakery! Rates in fall begin at $269 per night.
Cycle Through the Vineyards of Sonoma, California
What could be more exciting than biking through the Sonoma countryside with a small group of biking enthusiasts, visiting vineyards and farms along the way. Sonoma on a Bike (a newly formed high-end tour company) takes groups of just 12 guests on a luxury six-day tour of Sonoma County. The tour includes Dry Creek, Alexander and Sonoma Valleys, Bodega Bay, Calley of the Moon, Sonoma Mountain and past the Russian River and famous Redwood trees, as you travel along the Pacific Coast. The tour includes wine tastings at celebrated wineries, meals at high-end restaurants using locally sourced ingredients, stops at local gardens and farms and elegant lodging each evening. Fall itineraries often witness a portion of the grape harvest as well. The biking tour is rated moderate with riders traveling 20-40 miles of surfaced roads each day.
So no matter where you travels take you this fall, jump on a set of wheels, breathe the crisp fall air and zip along the byways to see the best fall foliage.
Image Source: Google Commons, LakesRegion.org, Ocean Edge Resort, Newport Marriott, Inn at Windmill Lane, CitiBike, Sonoma on a Bike