Why You Should Bike the Valley!



Hey, cyclists! We know the road is always calling to you. From the recreational rider to the endurance cyclist, joy is always on the road with the adventures you find there.

That’s why cyclists from all over the country pack up their bikes and head to Central Shenandoah Valley’s pastoral countryside, quaint towns and cities.





Nationally recognized as a bicycling touring destination, the Valley offers:

  • On-road routes

  • Greenways and paths

  • Gravel grinders

  • Mountain biking Trails

There’s no shortage of scenic routes to choose from. Your biggest challenge will be to decide which one to take, when and where to stay. We’ve got you covered on all accounts!

How to Find the Bike Experience You Want Most

bike the valley cyclistsIf you want to know all the best bike routes here in the Central Shenandoah Valley, look no further than Bike the Valley. 

This easy-to-use website covers everything a cyclist needs for a satisfying ride.

You’ll find:

  • Location of local bike shops
  • A comprehensive list of scenic loop rides
  • Maps of the scenic routes
  • Places to stay
  • Visitor information (cycling clubs, advocacy organizations, tips)
  • Guides and Tour information

From easy 1+ mile paved road rides to rugged 50-mile on-road rides, there’s a bike trail with your name on it!

Look at the Places You Can Go!

Brushy Hill Loop

Brushy Hill Loop in Goshen VA


From mountains to farmland to National Forests, there’s no shortage of biking adventure!

Biking trails include the counties of Augusta, Bath, Highland, Rockbridge and Rockingham to the cities of Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Staunton, Lexington, Waynesboro and the 11 towns that lie in between.

Where to Stay on Your Biking Vacation

If you’re thinking of making a biking trip to the Waynesboro area, consider a stay at the Iris Inn, a Select Registry Virginia bed and breakfast inn!

With a beautiful selection of cabins, cottages, and rooms to choose from, there are many amenities to complement a full day of biking.

Such as:

  • Heated bathroom floors
  • Hot tubs
  • Jacuzzis
  • Crackling fireplaces
  • Porches—both open and screened-in
  • 4 body jet shower for two
  • Steam shower
  • King or Queen sized bed
  • Flat screen TV
  • Local snacks in your kitchen

And much more! Visit our Accommodations page to find just what you’re looking for. What you’ll find every day at the Iris Inn is a 5-star gourmet breakfast, friendly staff, complimentary wine tastings, and a stunning view of the Blue Ridge Mountains!

You may even decide to choose one of our add-on packages to include as part of your biking day, or for when the day is done.

Let the Central Shenandoah Valley WOW you with its beauty and diversity of biking trails. And let us WOW you with accommodations that make you wonder how you can ever leave. Book here.