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Where to Go Biking in Kentucky

These are the Best Places for Biking in Kentucky
Over the past several years, biking has become one of the fastest-growing activities in the country. Many people look for vacation destinations based on how bike-friendly their state and communities are, and what kind of opportunities are available to them. Luckily, Kentucky has an incredible range of road routes and mountain trails to choose from. Whether you're looking for a leisurely ride through Kentucky's scenic countryside or an adventure on Kentucky's mountain trails, there's something here to keep every cyclist content for days on end. Many of the best trails and routes also happen to be near a number of our member Inns, making your choice for accommodations easy.  Whatever it is you're looking for, you'll find it at a Kentucky Bed and Breakfast.  Find your Inn, and book your room today!

Find Your Perfect Biking Routes in Kentucky

From east to west and north to south, Kentucky has an incredible range of mountain biking trails and road cycling routes. In fact, the 1976 TransAmerica Cycling Route crosses through portions of Kentucky as it makes it way from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. As you bike around the state, you're likely to find winding and sometimes country roads, steep gradient changes, and plenty of stunning scenery.  As you start planning your adventure, we've compiled a list of some of the state's most popular biking destinations to consider.

Road Routes

  • The TransAmerica 76 trail stretches across Kentucky and offers some of the best road cycling in the state. 
  • This fall would be a great time to bike the Bourbon Trail, especially if you timed your trip to coincide with the annual Bourbon Festival in September.
  • Ride through the rolling, green hills and historic horse country of Kentucky's Bluegrass region as you follow the Bluegrass Bicycle Tour from the foothills of the Appalachians to the Kentucky-Tennessee border.

  • The quiet roads around the town of London, which is known as the cycling capital of Kentucky, are a popular place for biking, so much so that they have led to the Redbud Ride becoming one of the most popular cycling events in the region.
  • Bike down the Great River Road Bike Trail, and take in some of the most scenic vistas along the Mississippi River.

Mountain Biking Trails


  • With over 500 miles of trails and 200 miles of scenic roads, the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is perfect not just for road cyclists, but mountain bikers as well. 
  • Many of Kentucky's most popular state parks have an excellent trail network suitable for mountain biking, hiking, and so much more. 

If you'd prefer to take a tour and let someone else do the planning, the Kentucky Bike Tour from Lousiville to Lexington is a great option. 

Best Places for Biking in Kentucky

Rest Your Legs at a Kentucky Bed and Breakfast

When your legs can't carry you any farther, it's time to turn to a Kentucky Bed and Breakfast for an evening of rest and relaxation. Kentucky's hospitality is legendary. You'll enjoy nothing but the finest service from our network of Innkeepers, in addition to made-from-scratch breakfasts daily, quality amenities, and unbeatable local knowledge. Wherever it is you plan to go in Kentucky, you're likely to find one of our member Bed and Breakfasts nearby.  Search for places to stay in Kentucky, and book your biking vacation today.

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