Hop On A Bike
  1. T+L

Hop On A Bike

Bicycle Built for Two

The Ride


Take a tandem cruise down by the San Francisco Bay—it's eight miles from Fisherman's Wharf
to the Presidio and across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito. After a lunch by the water, jump on the ferry to get back to your starting point.

The Details


Calories burned: 400


Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals, 415/202-8888; $11 per hour.


Solo Roll

The Route


Be your own guide as you pedal along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal bike trail, which stretches 185 miles through the scenic Potomac River valley from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Maryland.

The Details


Calories burned: 9,000


Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Washington, D.C.; 202/653-5190; www.nps.gov/choh.


Rough Routers

The Route


Break a sweat mountain biking 130 miles of Idaho backcountry between Sun Valley and the Sawtooth Wilderness Area, unwinding each evening with a long soak in a natural hot spring and a tasty dinner prepared by your guide.

The Details


Calories burned: 6,400

Western Spirit Mountain Bike Adventures, 800/845-2453; www.westernspirit.com;
five-day tours from $895.


One-Wheeler

The Route


Moab's famous 12-mile Slickrock Trail lets unicycles show off their tough side. With a rugged frame and big knobby wheel, the boulder-chomping Semcycle Deluxe Off-Road is machine enough to conquer even the gnarliest terrain.

The Details


Calories burned: 1,200

Available at Unicycle.com, 800/ 864-2925; www.unicycle.com; $690.


Pampered Pedaling

The Route


Sign up for a low-speed bike tour of Europe. This month, Butterfield & Robinson has trips in France and Italy. As you meander through scenery that inspired the old masters, you'll stop for wine tastings, château tours, and elaborate meals.

The Details


Calories burned: Don't count on it.


Butterfield & Robinson, 800/678-1147; www.butterfield.com; five-day packages from $2,475.

Sponsored Content
More from T+L
 
Advertisement
Advertisement