These bike trails and routes make it possible for biking enthusiasts to see and experience Kentucky's scenic beauty and varied topography while enjoying tourism attractions all along the way!
Bluegrass Tour - this tour travels through the heart of Kentucky, beginning in the foothills of the Appalachians at the Kentucky-Tennessee border and travels north through the famed Bluegrass region.
Central Heartlands Tour - begins near the Tennessee/Kentucky border at Dale Hollow Lake, nestled in the Cumberland foothills and travels northward to Carollton.
Kentucky's TransAmerica Bike Trail - was designated as part of our country’s 1976 bicentennial celebration. Six hundred miles of this coast-to-coast trail go through Kentucky. A short piece in western Kentucky provides the link from Cave-In-Rock ferry on the Ohio River to the rest of Kentucky.
Mammoth Cave Tour - begins in Franklin near the Tennessee border and travels through and features the Mammoth Cave National Park area. The park and surrounding area comprise the world's most extensive cave region. Great place to enjoy the scenery and wildlife.
Midland Kentucky Tour - begins in Land Between The Lakes and travels northeast to the Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park before continuing through the rest of midland Kentucky.
Mississippi River Trail-this 7-state bike route offers over 1,000 miles of bicycling adventure. The 65-mile Kentucky portion of the Mississippi River Trail begins at the bridge connecting Cairo, IL with Wickliffe, KY and continues south to the Tennessee state line. The first 5 miles has narrow bridges with fairly heavy traffic. The remainder is over flat to gently rolling country roads with very light traffic. Much of the route is designated a Scenic Byway.
Ramblin' River Tour - begins at the Mississippi River in Hickman and continues north to the Ohio River and then turns east along the Ohio River. Part of this tour runs concurrent with the Mississippi River Trail.
Southern Lakes Tour - also begins at the Mississippi River in Hickman. It travels east roughly parallel to Tennessee all through western Kentucky. Land Between The Lakes, Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley are highlights of this tour.
Underground Railroad Bike Route - while there is no one path that escaping slaves took to claim their freedom, cyclists can get a sense of America's Underground Railroad History from this 2,100 mile route that cuts from coastal Alabama to Canada. One of the sections runs from Land Between the Lakes in western Kentucky, north to Owensboro.
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