You just moved to Nashville and finally got settled in. Now, it’s time to get out on your bike and check out your new city.
Nashville is a very bike-friendly city and has plenty of bike trails, pathways, and streets for you to enjoy. Here’s a look at some of the best spots for biking throughout the Music City.
Shelby Bottoms Greenway & Natural Area
Offering 15 miles of paved bike trail, the Shelby Bottom greenway is found in East Nashville. This trail runs along the Cumberland River and offers some incredible views. You can take a three-mile route starting at the Shelby Bottoms Nature Center and enjoy the Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge.
This isn’t the easiest path in the city, however. It’s a bit more difficult than some of the other options, but you can easily enjoy some of the top East Nashville neighborhoods off the Shelby Bottoms Greenway bike trail.
Harpeth River Greenway
For some of the top scenic views in Bellevue, the Harpeth River Greenway is the right choice. This is a seven-mile paved bike path following the Little Harpeth and Harpeth rivers. You can start at Edwin Warner Park and there are plenty of spots for a picnic along the way.
Natchez Trace Parkway North
You can enjoy up to 14 miles on this national park highway with some of the best scenic views in the area. The actual parkway starts at Loveless Cafe and travels to Natchez, Mississippi. However, the section found in Nashville end at Leiper’s Fork and provides some incredible spots for pictures and picnics.
A top attraction in Nashville, Centennial Park offers a 2.3-mile bike path to enjoy right in the heart of Nashville. It’s the perfect spot for enjoying the Parthenon building and plenty of other great attractions. There’s even a bike-friendly coffee shop here called Three Brothers Coffee.
Other great biking options in Nashville include:
- Richland Creek Greenway
- Belmont Boulevard
- Peller Park Greenway
- Belle Meade Boulevard
- Percy Warner Park Loop
If you’re new to Nashville or new to biking, check out some of these top biking options all throughout the city.