When your on a vacation, one of the most enjoyable things to do in South Carolina is to enjoy a nice meal at one of South Carolina's many fine restaurants. However, this does not stop you from getting on a bike ride to take in some of the local scenery. South Carolina reputed for its interconnecting pathways (paved) where anyone can pedal at their leisure.
Here are 5 best places that are excellent for road biking in South Carolina:
1. Three Rivers Greenway
Comprising of three riverwalks with overlooks, boardwalks, and lighted and paved trails, the 10-mile long, Three Rivers Greenway is a growing chain of riverfront pathways where Congaree, Saluda, and Broad rivers meet. Enjoy the beauty of the area coupled with outstanding views of the downtown skyline by taking a bike ride along the famous Columbia Riverbanks. Along with bicycling, the Three Rivers Greenway which is wheelchair and baby carriage accessible is also open for running and walking. As always be safe and wear a helmet and if your bring your children, dont forget a bike trailer.
2. North Augusta Greeneway
Get on your bike and set your own pace as you make your way through the Savannah riverfront, the neighborhoods, and the natural terrain on the North Augusta Greeneway Trail. Created out of an abandoned railroad right of way, this paved multipurpose trail is one of the most popular recreational amenities in the Greeneway. It is named after former Mayor Thomas W. Greene.
Under the shaded canopy of wooded alcoves, Riverview parks, and past Brick Pond, this great flat rails-to-trail runs seven-plus miles over bridges and through tunnels. Find your way to the Boeckh Park and Savannah River through the spur trail.
3. Riverwalk Trail
Located in Rock Hill, Riverwalk Trail offers bikers with a unique but pleasing opportunity to experience scenic views of the Catawba River while meandering through the woods. With only a few sections traversing hills, most of this 2.25-mile asphalt path is flat.
4. Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail
Also known as “The Rail Trail” this paved urban trail was once part of the former Norfolk Southern railroad corridor. While connecting many neighborhoods to the historic downtown of the city, the 1.9-mile rail-to-trail conversion which also parallels two major roads will take you past certain amazing recreational facilities, shops, and restaurants in Spartanburg. The trail which is wheel-chair accessible is bordered with many trail-friendly businesses. In a bid to increase the use of the rail for physical activities such as biking, Partners for Active Living has been proudly supporting residents.
5. GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail
There is a 21-mile multiuse greenway system in Greenville, basically designed for bike riders. While offering visitors and residents with exciting transportation opportunities, non-motorized recreation, and other fun activities Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail runs through the city’s trendy downtown along an old railway connecting local business, parks, and schools in the area.
These biking trails should keep you busy enjoying all that South Carolina has to offer, enjoy!