Valentine’s day is just around the corner, and this means it is time to plan for a romantic getaway. What better way to enjoy it than on your trusty e-bikes? Fortunately, there are a number of romantic trails all over the USA to enjoy with your significant other. So, let’s take a look at some of the most date-worthy trail destinations to make your partner swoon this Valentine’s day.
Virginia’s New River Trail State Park
With the state slogan “Virginia Is for Lovers,” it may be unsurprising that the state features an incredible trail for romantic dates. The New River Trail State Park, located on the southern end of the state, features beautiful scenic vistas, spots for picnic breaks, and if you are up for taking a break from enjoying your e-bikes, guided horse trails.
The ride itself is a primarily downhill journey along Chestnut Creek and New River, with numerous lovely trestle bridges to enjoy. This includes a beautiful 950 foot Hiawassee trestle on the north end of the park. With countless scenic stops to enjoy, this park is a go-to option for romance.
California’s Napa Valley Vine Trail
For a romantic experience to die for, there is nothing like a ride through California wine country. With incredible mountain scenery acting as a backdrop for your romantic journey through picturesque vineyards, the scenery is hard to beat. The best way to enjoy the experience is from the rail trail offered by the 47.5 miles long Napa Valley Vine Trail, which stretches from Vallejo all the way to Calistoga, which holds a number of mineral springs and mud baths for those looking to relax and cool off from their ride. Along the way, there are a number of parks to stop at and enjoy if you want to break away from the trail. In fact, for those looking to push their boundaries, there is a connection to the San Francisco Bay Trail, which links to many other trails. In fact, by combining trail connections, you can enjoy almost 3,000 miles of trail. That will certainly occupy any date weekend.
Florida’s Nature Coast Trail
If you’re looking for romance, then look no further than the Nature Coast Trail, which winds for 32 miles through the Suwannee River Valley. With the quiet tunnels of trees to offer privacy as you ride and several exciting spots to explore, including a historic trestle bridge, there are countless opportunities for romance along this paved trail. Plus, when the day has passed, there are cabins for rent in Fanning Springs State Park to relax with your loved ones.
Iowa’s High Trestle Trail
The High Trestle Trail is one of the most highly trafficked trails in Iowa both during the day and at night, and there is a good reason for it too. In addition to a 24.9-mile trail from Ankeny to Woodward passing through quaint towns and scenic farmland, this trail includes one of the most iconic and breathtaking sights the state has to offer. The High Trestle Bridge is wrapped with 43 twisting cribbing, which is lined with LED lights.
For a particularly breathtaking sight, you can follow a path on the left before entering the bridge, which leads to an overlook where you can see the bridge stretching out over the river. At night the bridge’s lights turn on, giving a beautiful blue glow for a romantic and otherworldly experience. This trail will certainly give you and your partner a Valentine’s day to remember.
Ohio’s Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail
Considered the centerpiece of Ohio’s cycling trails, the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath offers some of the greatest sights and experiences the state can offer. Stretching over 110 miles of the state generally alongside the scenic Ohio & Erie Canal from which it gains its name, this path offers a comfortable mixture of paved road and smooth crushed limestone, making it perfect for a comfortable e-bike ride.
Along the way, there are countless experiences to choose from, including the historical and cultural landmarks such as the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, where you and your special other can enjoy a romantic train ride and even dinner on the rails. With an exciting e-bike ride to start the day and a romantic meal aloft a train to finish it, there are few date ideas better than this one.
Massachusetts’ Cape Cod Rail Trail
With beautiful New England Ocean views, quaint small towns, and beaches all running along the 22-mile route, the Cape Cod Rail Trail offers some of the most romantic and diverse scenery in the state. Located in scenic Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the Cape Cod Rail Trail offers a paved trail that is perfect for enjoying a smooth ride while taking advantage of the speed and ease of riding your e-bike has to offer.
Passing through several small towns, alongside several of the region’s distinctive lighthouses, and countless opportunities for outdoor recreation, there is no limit to the activities to enjoy. Plus, when the day is through, there are many excellent dining options to choose from.
Hawaii’s Ke Ala Hele Makalae
In a state that is legendary for its romance, any destination needs to work hard to stand out. But, Ke Ala Hele Makalae, which translated means “The Path Goes by the Coast,” does this and more. The approximately 17-mile multi-use trail is divided up into two segments running alongside the breathtaking Royal Coconut Coast. It is impossible to beat the coastal views or the weather!
If the romantic atmosphere of the Hawaiian island of Kauai, the incredible views, and the paved trails aren’t enough, there are countless opportunities to enjoy the beaches, shopping, snorkeling, and more.
No matter what your tastes are or where you are located, there are countless amazing spots to enjoy a romantic e-bike getaway with your loved one this Valentine’s day. So whether you are looking for a quiet wooded trail or a sunny island atmosphere, you are bound to create a memorable day of romance with any one of these incredible destinations.
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