Mountain Biking is extremely popular with visitors coming to the Natural Bridge for Virginia Getaways as the region is surrounded by the VA Blue Ridge Parkway, the George Washington Forest, and the Jefferson National Forest. Best of all, mountain biking is allowed on any forest road or trail unless there is specific signage posted that the area is closed to mountain bikers. There are numerous Mountain Bike Trails in Virginia nearby to the Natural Bridge, read on to start planning outdoor activities you want to enjoy while on your Vacation in Virginia.
For a short bike ride, enjoy the four mile ride along the Maury River on the flat, River Road. One of the known Mountain Bike Trails in Virginia, River Road can be ridden back and forth for a longer, eight mile ride. To get to this flat biking spot, take 501 south from Buena Vista and take a right onto River Road. The Blue Ridge Parkway is also a nice spot to enjoy mountain biking in Virginia, and a popular starting point is right near the parkway entrance at Buena Vista. Take 60 east to the Blue Ridge Parkway entrance, turn south to the overlook parking area and from here you can head north or south down the parkway, both of which are excellent rides.
Experienced cyclists love visiting the Mountain Bike Trails in Virginia at South Pedlar Mountain. A noted ATV Trail Virginia, South Pedlar Mountain is also open to mountain bikers. Also, two long loop trails, the Natural Bridge Loop and the Lake Robertson Loop, are long rides that experienced riders truly enjoy. The Natural Bridge Loop takes you through Rockbridge County and is approximately 36 miles; the Lake Robertson Loop takes riders all over the countryside to Lake Robertson and is about 26 miles. To enjoy the Lake Robertson Loop ride, start in Lexington and follow Route 11 to Route 251 and follow the signs to Lake Robertson.
Stay and play at the Natural Bridge in Virginia! The Natural Bridge Hotel is located right at the Natural Bridge Virginia Tourist Attractions and nearby to all of the Things to Do in Virginia. Enjoy the Hiking Trails Virginia, Horseback Riding Vacations in VA, Virginia Golf Vacations, and tons of other wonderful ways to enjoy all that the Shenandoah Valley VA has to offer. The Natural Bridge Hotel provides the very best in Shenandoah Valley Lodging, and is a more unique choice than the standard Hotels in Lexington VA. Start planning your Virginia Getaway and browse the information on our site.