Distance
6.96 km
Ascent
100 m
Descent
100 m
Peak
1,221 m
Difficulty
Beginner
Duration
<1 hr
Yosemite Valley Ride

Overview

Who doesn’t want to have a glimpse look at the town we arrive before starting the real exploration? So satisfy your curiosity about Yosemite Valley by taking this 4-mile ride.

The ride starts from Yosemite Valley Lodge where you can find a good bicycle for you and your company. And off we go, cruising around the valley on smooth paved paths, diving into the dense pine forests while looking for a good spot to admire the imposing cliffs that love to play hide and seek behind the trees for most of the ride.

Want to make the most of the ride? Find your quiet and peaceful moment at the old wooden chapel, or get to know the valley by visiting the Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center before stopping at Curry Village for a nice lunch break. Now that’s a brilliant ride!

Terrain

The whole ride is one path paths. Some sections are a bit hilly, but nothing is too tricky.

Access

The ride begins at Yosemite Valley Lodge. You can use the shuttle system and get off at shuttle #8.

Food and drink

Good food, better ride! Have a decent breakfast at one of the many eating places at Yosemite Valley Lodge before heading to the roads. Then stop at Curry Village where you have a wide selection of dishes and refreshments to re-energize.  

More details

From Yosemite Valley Lodge bike stand, follow the bike path across the meadow and over the bridge toward the Chapel. Continue past Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center to Curry Village for lunch, then head back to Yosemite Valley Lodge by following the signs to Yosemite Village.

Further info

Before heading to the trail, make sure you know all the rules when riding in Yosemite.

  • Ride only on paved bicycle paths. Bicycles are not allowed on trails.
  • Helmets are recommended for all ages. However, they are a must for those under 18.
  • Obey all traffic laws and signs.
  • Let pedestrians know when you’re passing them. When riding in groups, please ride single file on the right hand side of the path.
  • Only one rider is allowed per bike. Passengers not permitted including babies.
  • Rental bikes must stay in Yosemite Valley. However, they are not permitted on Mirror Lake Hill and Lower Yosemite Falls Trail.
  • Don’t feed the wildlife
  • And finally, please carry out your trash and food waste when leaving

 

Some information on this page is sourced from:

https://www.travelyosemite.com/things-to-do/biking/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=places&utm_campaign=google_places

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Fitness Level:
Low
Medium
High
Ultra Fit
Various
Cycle friendly features:
Family-friendly
Dog-friendly
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Double Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Off-Road
Gravel Road
Trail Signage:
Excellent
Good
Average
Poor
Non Existant
Mobile Coverage:
Excellent
Good
Limited
Nil
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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