The Island of Martha’s Vineyard has miles and miles of biking trails, and biking is one of the most popular ways to experience and explore the Island. From family-friendly bike paths Down-Island to challenging hilly rides Up-Island, biking is a great way to experience the natural beauty of Martha’s Vineyard. It’s an easy addition to our video discovery series Martha’s Vineyard Bucket List: Biking The Vineyard
Martha’s Vineyard Bucket List: Biking The Vineyard Down-Island
There are so many great places to bike Down-Island. Some of our favorite bike paths are found here. The six-mile ride from Oak Bluffs to Edgartown is particularly beautiful. The entire ride has water views on both sides — Nantucket Sound on one and Sengekontacket on the other. This bike path is mostly flat and you even get to go over Jaws Bridge!
Another favorite is the five-mile Katama bike loop. Just outside of Edgartown, you can enjoy a smooth ride with views of farm fields, cows, and if you’re lucky a llama or two. A stop at South Beach is highly recommend and you can grab a bite to eat or a beverage at the Katama General Store or Katama Kitchen.
Martha’s Vineyard Bucket List: Biking The Vineyard Up-Island
The Manuel F. Correllus State Forest offers miles and miles of paved bike trails that cross through Up-Island and Down-Island. The scenery changes throughout the ride. Be sure to check out our Vineyard Bucket List video to see a fun surprise along the trail in West Tisbury.
Martha’s Vineyard Bucket List: Biking The Vineyard – Menemsha Bike Ferry
Did you know that the Island has a bike ferry? The Menemsha Bike Ferry is a fun way to shave a little distance off an Up-Island ride. The ferry shuttles to and from Menemsha or at Lobsterville Beach. It may just be the shortest ferry ride in the country, but the views are stunning.
Many experienced cyclists bike Up-Island. Though you won’t find bike paths like Down-Island, the challenge of the hills leading up to Chilmark and Aquinnah — definitely way too hard for me.
Wherever you bike on Martha’s Vineyard, it will be a memorable experience. We hope you have an idea as to why it belongs on our Vineyard Bucket List.
*In need of a bike? No problem, the Island has a number of bike rentals shops – click here to see the list.
The Martha’s Vineyard Bucket List is our ongoing curated collection of the best Martha’s Vineyard vacation experiences and first-hand travel adventures. From exploring the island by tall ship, bike or biplane to touring its African American Heritage Trail and historic lighthouses to discovering the best beach walks, sunsets, and farm-to-table adventures, the Martha’s Vineyard Bucket List is your ultimate insider guide. Click here to see the entire library.
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