There are a lot of ways to enjoy yourself, whether you're on vacation or right in your own backyard. For some people, the best way to enjoy yourself is to get out into nature and explore the world without any distractions. Some people do that by jogging while others do it by getting on their bike and going for a ride.
Around the world, there are paths dedicated to people that like to hop onto two wheels and go for a ride. This is a great way to get your heart pumping and stay fit while also enjoying the scenery. Some bike paths are calm and give you a chance to experience the great outdoors and some are a little more treacherous and really test your skills as a cyclist.
To see 10 of the best bike paths in the world, keep reading!
10 Shark Valley Trail - Everglades National Park
There's a lot to do in Florida. Although some people may immediately think of a trip to Walt Disney World when planning their Florida trip, there are a lot of other things to do in the state that don't involve that theme park.
Shark Valley Trail is a trail located near Miami, Florida in the Everglades National Park. It's paved, meaning that it's really safe and easy to trek this 1.5 mil path whether you're walking, pushing a stroller, or riding a bike. It's a great way to experience Florida's beautiful weather and see some of their natural plants. But be careful - alligators are known to cross the path!
9 Mount Taranaki Circuit - Egmont National Park
Mount Taranaki Circuit is definitely a path reserved for the more skilled nature lovers out there. It can be a pretty tough path to journey across and, at times, snow or overgrown trees and plants can math some of the higher paths impossible to cross.
This path is located in Egmont National Park in New Zealand. For the experienced hiker or cycler, it can be a lot of fun to spend a few days trekking across this path and camping out in the wilderness of New Zealand. This path is best taken from October to April in order to avoid any severe weather or blockage of parts of the path.
8 Clawhammer Road Mountain Bike Trail - Brevard, North Carolina
North Carolina is definitely a state that's known for things like sports with two big college basketball teams being based out of this state. But on top of things like sports, North Carolina also appeals to other interests like going outdoors and enjoying nature.
Clawhammer Road Mountain Bike Trail is located outside of Brevard, North Carolina and is an intermediate path that spans about 8 miles and is great for biking, hiking, or walking. This trail can be somewhat challenging, but during the spring, summer, and early fall months, it's a wonderful way to experience North Carolina.
7 Bangtail Divide Mountain Bike Trail - Bozeman, Montana
Bangtail Divide was built in 2003 and has become a favorite bike trail among lovers of the outdoors that find themselves in the southwestern part of Montana. Montana is definitely a state with a lot to see and do when it comes to being out in nature, so the fact that Bangtail Divide is such a beloved trail says a lot.
This trail has views of the mountains, a lot of wildflowers to spot, and generally just a great view of everything that the Montana countryside has to offer. It's located near Bozeman, Montana and is a fairly difficult course because of the hills and switchbacks.
6 Whistler Mountain Bike Park - Whistler, British Columbia
Whistler Mountain Bike Park is a really unique trail compared to some of the others on this list. Instead of just being a trail through nature, this is actually a park with a lot of obstacles and trails for bikers to ride. It's definitely one for lovers of extreme sports and not necessarily one for people that just want to bike through the forest.
Whistler Mountain Bike Park features multiple different trails and jumps for riders to test their skills. Some of them are relatively challenging, so they're definitely only recommended to cyclists that have a lot of experience in riding on tough terrains.
5 The Whole Enchilada Mountain Bike Trail - Moab, Utah
This bike path in Utah is called The Whole Enchilada and it's definitely safe to say that this is a fitting name for it. While many bike paths take you through one type of terrain, The Whole Enchilada is a bike path that has just about every type of terrain that a person could want to ride across.
Because of this, it's a bike path that is only recommended for experienced cyclists. The Whole Enchilada is a long, tough bike path that takes riders across sandstone, past a river, and through an alpine pass. If you're looking for a really unique natural experience, this one is one you can't miss.
4 Tai Mo Shan Mountain Biking Trails - Hong Kong
Tai Mo Shan is known for being the highest peak in Hong Kong and among the highest in China. There are quite a few different trails located around Tai Mo Shan for hikers and cyclists to take on. For someone that wants to get out and experience something a little different while in Hong Kong, this set of trails is definitely a must.
There are a variety of trails to ride here, but they're definitely all on the more difficult side since they're in a mountainous area. The trails are covered in rocks and plants and are definitely not for new riders to try out.
3 Rebecca’s Private Idaho - Ketchum, Idaho
Unlike these other trails, Rebecca's Private Idaho isn't exactly just a trail that cyclists can visit and take their bike out on whenever they want. Rebecca's Private Idaho is an event that takes place during Labor Day every year and has been since 2013.
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It's located in Sun Valley, Idaho and is made up of multiple different courses that participants can choose from. All of them are long and definitely designed to test the endurance of the cyclists that sign up.
2 Colle Delle Finestre - Piemonte, Italy
Colle delle Finestre is a bike path located in the region of Piemonte, Italy. The path was originally built as a road in the 18th century but today, it's a popular destination among cyclist and hikers that are visiting Italy.
It gives a great view of the surrounding mountains and the beautiful, natural landscape of Italy. Because of this, this relatively easy path is really popular among people visiting Italy that want to get a good view of the mountains and enjoy the Italian sunshine.
1 403 And 401 Loop Trail - Crested Butte, Colorado
This trail is located near Crested Butte, Colorado. Colorado is definitely a state that is known for having a lot of natural attractions that bring people into the state. So, it's no surprise that the 403 and 401 Loop Trail is so popular among locals and visitors alike.
403 and 401 Loop Trail is a moderately easy trail that takes visitors through the Colorado countryside. There, they can see the birds and other wildlife that call this state home and get a view of the mountains in the distance.