Mountain biking at Tahoe

Mountain biking at Lake Tahoe


Except for snowing days, every day is a good day for a bike trip around Lake Tahoe. The area boasts dozens of places for mountain biking with nice and smooth trails passing amazing lake views and alpine vistas. Also, Tahoe is the home of two famous IMBA EPIC rides – the Tahoe Rim to Flume Trail, and Armstrong to Strawberry Trail.

South Lake Tahoe is a designated League of American Bicyclists silver-level bicycle friendly community, with good infrastructure, facilities and services for locals and visitors.

When to go

The best times to visit Lake Tahoe are probably spring and summer.

From March to May, the temperatures gradually increase. If you’re lucky enough, you can catch sight of a few lingering snowflakes still on the slopes.

Lake Tahoe is crowded during peak summer months (between June and August) with more sunlight hours and warmer weather - perfect cycling conditions. Though you may face large crowds of tourists and, with that popularity, soaring prices (particularly on the weekends), the trails during this period are the best. So if you’re planning to take your bike trip in the summer, make sure to book at least three months in advance.

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Skiing, swimming, golfing, biking, shopping, dining…the fun never ends in Lake Tahoe. The area offers the best of everything to make your vacation more than you’ve ever expected. Experience the hiking trails through the Sierra Nevada Mountains, ski the slopes of Squaw Valley Ski Resort in wintertime, kayak in Emerald Bay, or take the whole family to the bird’s-eye view of the lake from the Heavenly Gondola. 

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