Biking is one of the most popular summer activities while in Vail, and for a good reason! Biking is a great way to see and experience every corner of Vail, no matter your age or ability level. And don’t worry about bringing your own bikes – rental bikes and gear are readily available at the many rental locations in Vail Village, Lionshead and West Vail. Bike rentals in a variety of sizes and performance levels, including kids bikes, tag-alongs and trailers to pull the littlest kiddos along are available. Bike shops are also a great resource for ride recommendations.
Biking with kids is a fantastic way to explore Vail Villages and the mountain, depending on levels and what the group is looking for. Check out our top suggestions for biking with kids, whether on paved or mountain trails, and for various ages and abilities.
From the unmatched mountain views to the adrenaline rush riding down the mountain, mountain biking is one of the best ways to enjoy all that summer in Vail has to offer. Or, if a paved path is more your speed, there are plenty of road biking trails to get your blood pumping or enjoy a cruise while taking in the views. We’ve compiled our top bike rides with suggestions for both.
Consider a guided bike tour to fit your ages and ability levels! Whether you want to ride on Vail Mountain or stay to the paths on the valley floor, guided tours begin with a lesson in the basics including checking gear, bike fundamentals and understanding the terrain. Several bike outfitters offer iconic Vail Pass bike tours, where they shuttle you up to the top of Vail Pass, and you can fly down the thrilling 10,600 feet of elevation ending in Vail!