Radwanderwege durch Berg und Tal - Unterwegs mit dem Rad

Bikers along the Blue Ridge Parkway
Blue Ridge Parkway
Rock Creek Park, trail, fall, autumn, DC, national parks, Capital Region
Rock Creek Park in DC
Cycling Mount Vernon Trail in Virginia
Mount Vernon Trail
Virginia Capital Trail, cycling, bicycle, trail, Virginia, Richmond, Williamsburg, Capital Region, USA
Virginia Capital Trail
Bikers along the Blue Ridge Parkway
Rock Creek Park, trail, fall, autumn, DC, national parks, Capital Region
Cycling Mount Vernon Trail in Virginia
Virginia Capital Trail, cycling, bicycle, trail, Virginia, Richmond, Williamsburg, Capital Region, USA

Extensive tours, bike paths through beautiful landscapes and challenging terrain in the mountains - the Capital Region offers all of this.

Mount Vernon Trail

Washington, DC always in view: This is guaranteed by this 30 km long, paved trail, which - popular with cyclists - starts at George Washington's country estate in Mount Vernon and leads to the quiet Theodore Roosevelt Island in the Potomac River. Those who want to take longer trips can easily combine this tour with other bike trails in the region such as the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, the Four Mile Run Trail or the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail. 

Gambrill State Park Yellow Trail

With its steep, partly rocky climb, the eleven-kilometer-long Gambrill Yellow Trail is popular with experienced bikers. Admire the beauties of Monocacy Valley in northern Maryland and the incomparable panorama of Catoctin Mountain Park, home to mountain laurel and dogwood bushes that bloom beautifully in spring.

Virginia Capital Trail

A paved path, equally suitable for hikers and cyclists, leads from Jamestown to Richmond - i.e. from the old to today's capital of Virginia. The approximately 84-kilometer trail follows Highway 5 and leads past the historic James River. Interesting sights on this route include Historic Jamestowne, Revolutionary War battlefields, and the Sherwood Forest Plantation, the home of former President John Tyler.

Blue Ridge Parkway

At around 750 kilometers, this National Scenic Byway leads through parks and forests, to old towns and many museums, to waterfalls and wineries. It eventually flows into Virginia's famous Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. This federal road between the southern and central part of the Appalachian Mountains offers nature at its finest: wonderful wildflowers in spring and summer, brightly colored deciduous forests in autumn and a fauna with wild turkeys and black bears, which can be observed there all year round.

Quarter Century Loop

The over 40-kilometer route from Washington, DC to Montgomery County in Maryland leads cyclists through a peaceful landscape with wonderful views. The tour offers steep climbs and gentle descents and can be made even more varied by connecting it to the Capital Crescent Trail near Bethesda.

Washington & Old Dominion Trail

The W&OD is often referred to as the "narrowest park in the state": It stretches a good 72 kilometers in length on paved paths between Shirlington and Purcellville through northern Virginia and runs along the former route of the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad. The idyllic nature and the numerous parks promise an enchanting tour.

Rock Creek Park Cycling Trails

Simply go into the great outdoors - without leaving Washington, DC. A whole range of paved trails and a road bike route are popular with visitors and locals alike. The park turns into a true oasis at the weekend when the roads are closed to motor vehicles.

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