Road Biking

Four-season Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area is a biker’s paradise. While scenic mountain biking in Tahoe is at the top of a lot of bikers’ lists, there are several road biking adventures that will give you equally unparalleled views and experiences.

Historic Donner Pass

The mountain terrain of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area doesn’t really lend itself to “easy” rides, but there are some shorter routes. Try Historic Donner Pass. The out-and-back route starts at the intersection of Donner Pass Rd. and Frates Lane in Truckee and is a total of 16 miles. A five-mile climb to the summit starts after the intersection of South Shore Dr. It’s also a popular scenic route for motorists, so exercise extreme caution in the summer months.

Tahoe City-Truckee

The level road features narrow shoulders stretching from Tahoe City to Squaw Valley, with wider shoulders from Squaw Valley to Truckee. The nearly 30-mile round trip runs along Hwy 89, through historic Downtown Truckee, with several areas to pull off and enjoy the landscape around the Truckee River.

South Upper Truckee

Good for just about all skill levels, the out-and-back trail in Tahoe is actually a flat neighborhood street through the Christmas Valley neighborhood. The ride is a popular one during the fall when the Aspen trees are doused with color. Add some difficulty with a steep one-mile climb to Hwy 89 and a bridge that crosses the Upper Truckee River where you’ll find a riverside meadow perfect for a rest and a picnic.

Pioneer Trail

Start at the intersection of Pioneer Trail and Hwy 50 near Stateline, or Pioneer Trail and Hwy 50 in Meyers. The out-and-back ride is a popular “across town” ride with lower traffic volumes as well as bike lanes. There’s no absolute distance for this ride, as there are many places to connect to Pioneer Trail in Tahoe so you can customize your ride to your liking and ability.

Road Biking in Tahoe

You came to the area for a relaxing, fun, and exciting time, with a touch of road biking exercise. Make sure you enjoy a stress-free, worry-free stay where you can rest and relax after a long trek and book a vacation rental provided by Tahoe Signature Properties. Many of our vacation rental homes include flat screen TVs, cozy and stylish furnishings, and stunning master suites. Make a delicious and refueling meal in the fully equipped kitchen, then gather in the open living and dining space to share the meal. Retreat to a private bedroom for a good night’s sleep before another day on the road. For an unforgettable luxury stay, choose a premium unit that may include perks like stainless steel appliances, wood floors, and beautiful and stylish bedrooms to make your stay comfortable and memorable to keep you coming back for years to come!

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