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Guide to Biking Vacations

By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher

 

Family vacations and vacation rental homes

Planning Biking Vacations

Cycling is an excellent choice for a family activity. Biking is a great form of exercise, and a great sightseeing method while on vacation. Plus, biking works well as a whole-family activity. However, you must do some homework. Although Find Rentals makes it easy to find any vacation rental with biking options, it is up to you to select your best match. This guide will include some questions to consider when picking the right spot and what to pack for biking vacations. Are you ready to go?

 

Location, Location, Location

Start by deciding your location. The entire world offers excellent biking trails with different aspects. For example, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee includes the 11-mile Cades Cove loop entirely free of cars. On the other hand, the Zion Nation Park in Utah offers eco-friendly buses for transportation. And the Katy Trail in Missouri allows a trip past lovely wineries, stores, and parks. So, what type of scenery are you interested in? Is low-traffic important? Perhaps places to eat nearby? Should the cycling paths be safe for children? Finally, are you looking for a short or a long trip? These are just some of the questions to consider when selecting your ideal location.

 

Rental Managers Near Great Biking Spots

Windcliff Properties

Windcliff Properties


Rocky Mountain National Park Area ~ Estes Park


Windcliff Properties is a local, professional management company providing the vacation rental program for Windcliff Estates. We have a continuous..  learn more


Flip Flop Vacations

Flip Flop Vacations


Orange Beach ~ Gulf Shores


Flip Flop Vacation is a vacation rental management company servicing the Gulf Coast of Alabama. A Licensed Real Estate broker well versed in real..  learn more


Carolina Cabin Rentals

Carolina Cabin Rentals


Boone ~ Banner Elk


Founded in 2008, Carolina Cabin Rentals is a family owned full service vacation rental management company located in Boone, the northwest mountains of..  learn more



Packing the Proper Equipment

Even if you are not participating in a professional biking vacation, preparing your equipment is necessary, especially with children. First of all, you will need a bike. Ask your vacation rental agency if they provide bikes for free or for a fee. If not, ask where you could find local bike rentals--or just bring your own.

You will also want to pack and wear the appropriate clothes. Check the weather report before a bike trip. However, just in case, prepare for rain or heat. Furthermore, we recommend including biking gloves, helmets, sunglasses, cycling or athletic shores, and a backpack filled with necessities. Pack enough food and water when biking with children. Also, plan other activities. This is important in case the children get bored or tired. Thankfully, many bike trails include entertainment nearby as well as toilets and dining opportunities. The key is preparation, and to understand and plan where you are going. Now, get ready, get set, and go start your adventure!

 

Vacation Rentals in Biking Areas

Los Abrigados resort & Spa
Resort in Sedona Arizona
$383/night
Heather's Hacienda 3
Home in Taos New Mexico
$179/night
44a - Orchard Pommerale
Home in Taos New Mexico
$162/night

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