San Diego’s wonderful weather is but a great invitation to outdoorsy individuals to explore what the whole county has to offer. Biking enthusiasts for one are in for a great treat when it comes cycling in and around San Diego. With its challenging and scenic routes, cycling becomes an even more enjoyable sport or pastime for the avid biker.
The La Jolla Blue Book has listed down biking paths that can be enjoyed by both avid cyclists and casual bikers. The 12-Mile Mission Bay Bike Path is among the routes mentioned in their list.
“The route starts at 850 W. Mission Bay Drive in San Diego and passes through or near more than 10 public parks, two wildlife reserves, and a portion of the San Diego River. Bring your picnic basket, a frisbee and swimsuit, and a pair of binoculars to enjoy the parks and reserves to their fullest extent. The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition’s recommended route incorporates almost 12 miles of flat, scenic bike paths along most of the interior of the bay; with the exception of a few short sections, the route is vehicle free.”
Check out the other paths that they mentioned here.
Routes for Beginners and Experts
The website GoPedal.com meanwhile shared various scenic biking paths in and around San Diego. They grouped their recommendations according to the type of route – how steep it is, how challenging, and what cycling level it is best for.
For instance, in their article, they said that the best intermediate to expert route is along the Pacific Coast Highway.
“Lastly, the Pacific Coast Highway, or PCH, is our number one choice for both training and scenic rides. This intermediate to expert route is easily accessible throughout San Diego’s coastal county from Del Mar up to Carlsbad and Oceanside. The entire route is a combination of streets and bike paths, so be prepared for cars and beach traffic, but the trade-off is a breezy ride chock-full of sunshine and awe-inspiring coastal views.”
The rest of their recommendations can be found here.
Biking with children in San Diego
For families with young children, biking is yet another great leisure activity that will also get the whole gang exercising.
The San Diego Tourism Authority has suggested biking routes to take with children. The routes take into consideration their safety, and the views that will surely awe them among other considerations for children.
The article recommends the Carlsbad Coastal Rail Trail is their top recommended route for families with very young bikers.
“Starting in North County, the Carlsbad Coastal Rail Trail runs along the train tracks, making it a whole lot of fun for the kids to see the trains up close! The path is wide and tucked away from the traffic, making it ideal for smaller children and stress-free for the bigger ones, too. Stretching only .7 miles, it’s ideal for smaller peddlers. Park on Tamarack Avenue or in Carlsbad Village and enjoy the ride!”
Read the whole material here.
Scenic biking routes can be best enjoyed in San Diego. Whether the biker is an enthusiast, or a beginner, or even a child, San Diego cycling routes remain to be enjoyable and most of the time breath-taking.
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