Top 10 Places to Visit in Alabama by Bike

Top 10 Places to Visit in Alabama by Bike

We are now in Alabama, home of Jesse Owens and George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, and also a state with great biking opportunities. 

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So, hit play on that “Sweet Home Alabama” tune and let’s go.

1. Battles Wharf, Fairhope

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One of the loveliest coast views in Alabama, Battles Wharf is very bike-friendly and it’s one of a day biking trip’s high points around Fairhope. The movie sunsets make it a perfect spot for a romantic biking date:).

2. Cheaha State Park

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Get your MTB equipped with the Bikeroo MTB Saddle and prepare for one of the best biking experiences in the heart of the Talladega National Forest.

If you’re looking for a bit of thrill, we highly encourage you to take the Cheaha Express Mountain Bike Trail, you’ll be in for some spectacular views.

There’s a small fee (maximum $5) to enter Cheaha State Park, and there are many camping options and facilities if you plan to spend the night.

3. Chewacla Falls

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Chewacla State Park is a great place for mountain biking, just outside Auburn. It has numerous short and long bike trails that bring you across one of the most well-known state parks in Alabama. And, yes, there are some very nice waterfalls that will definitely help you cool off on those hot Alabama summer days.

Pro tip: if you want to get together with some local bikers that can show you around, check out the Central Alabama Mountain Pedalers – they know all the sweet spots and even got their own hand-built wooden structures in the park!

4. Mobile Downtown

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We could tell you to prepare for a full day of biking around to the wonderful museums, cafés, and art venues in downtown Mobile, but we would be lying. You need at least three days to experience what it’s all about, and there aren’t any guarantees that you won’t be returning to spend a week there so you can also enjoy the water sports and the cruises. If you’re a party animal and you happen to be around for Mardi Gras or one of the many music festivals, you’ll probably consider moving there.

5. Gulf Shores

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A day at the beach is always a good day. A biking day at the white-sand beaches of the Gulf Shores is a perfect day. Be sure to take your sunglasses, your sunscreen, and your Bikeroo Cruiser Bike Saddle, and spend the most relaxing day ever on some of the best beaches in the USA. Oh – and the seafood is ah-may-zing.

Trivia: the white sand is almost entirely made of quartz. That’s right, the crystal. Naturally washed down all the way from the Appalachian Mountains since the dawn of mankind. Nature is awesome.

6. Lake Martin

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Lake Martin is a huge man made reservoir that has become one of the favorite family weekend spots and a place for luxury estates. Hundreds of miles of wooded shoreline, wild islands and countless relaxing and sports facilities make it a good destination for bike lovers.

7. Samford Hall

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Because going for a bike ride around Auburn University Campus isn’t just for students. Besides the nice park and the general feel-good vibe – I mean, students are students – the historical building of Samford Hall looks a bit like Charles Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters a.k.a. the X-Mansion, so that’s definitely a place to visit.

Local tip: if you’re a student and you don’t have a bike, you can rent one on site for a price of $5/hour or $25/day (the first 2 hours/day are free) with the War Eagle Bike Share program. Agreed, awesome name.

8. USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

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Among a myriad of visiting choices in Mobile that we told you about earlier, there’s a special place for the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park.

We won’t sugarcoat it: get ready to have your mind blown on a full day of stepping into history on one of the most renowned US battleships in history that has earned nine battle stars for its service in World War II.

The Memorial Park also includes tours around USS Drum, Aircraft Pavilion, Tanks & Artillery, and many more.

9. Alabama’s Natural Bridge

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Alabama’s Natural Bridge is one of the state’s most iconic places. It’s about 200 million years old, give or take a birthday. T

here are lots of ways to bike to, from, and around it, and lots of accommodation & meal options, you really shouldn’t miss the opportunity of visiting the spot. Before you ask, no, you can’t cross it – too old, too frail, too dangerous.

Just walk around, take it all in, pictures, selfies, the whole thing. Bonus points if you find the carved Indian Head nearby for another selfie.

10. Montgomery County

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To be fair, almost the entire state of Alabama qualifies for a great biking experience, so it has not been an easy task to choose just 10 places.

We left the friendly county stroll for last, Montgomery is our choice for today: hundreds of miles in dozens of scenic routes for biking with friends and family through mellow landscapes.

Do you have any tips and tricks when it comes to pit stops for eating and drinking or other places to bike in Alabama? Share with us your travel experiences and help other bikers discover the best out of this beautiful state. 

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