Imagine biking in a tropical paradise like Gulf Shores, where the salt-tinged breezes from the sea blow past you as you cruise along soft and pristine white sand beaches, the glittering waves of the Gulf of Mexico reflecting the brilliant sunshine in the distance.
While there are many ways to experience the beauty of Gulf Shores up-close, few of them are as simultaneously relaxing and thrilling as riding a bike through the gorgeous natural setting of this beachy area. Read on for further information on the best Gulf Shores bike trails!
Great Places to Go for an Excellent Time Bike Riding
Gulf State Park, a popular park already famous for its incredible hiking trails, also has a trail loop for bike riding that is invigorating but not overly tiring. The air on this loop also generally feels a little cooler than the more heavily traveled roads and Gulf Shore bike trails near the beach.
Within Gulf State Park, you can also ride your bike on several of the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trails, which wind their way throughout the park and throughout the rest of the area around the Gulf Shores. On the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trails, you’ll encounter sights like marshes, sand dunes, creeks, swamps, a beautiful environment, and a host of fascinating ecosystems (six in total) and wildlife (both abundant and endangered species) found nowhere else but in Gulf State Park.
If you’re more interested in a Gulf Shores bike trail that takes a little bit longer, taking the paved bike path along Highway 180 known as the Fort Morgan Road Trail from Gulf Shores to Fort Morgan (or vice versa) and back can be quite a challenge, but the sights you see along the way are unparalleled. This Gulf Shores bike trail begins at the western border of Gulf State Park and spans over the course of five miles westward through Gulf Shores. At the eastern end of the trail, you’ll encounter a handful of minute climbs on an otherwise flat trail.
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Contact our dedicated team of reservation specialists to find out more about Gulf Shores bike trails and other fun activities, events, and attractions that are waiting for you in Gulf Shores when you book your stay in one of the spectacular vacation rentals that Harris Vacation Rentals has to offer for your accommodations today!