This route is roughly 1,700 miles and goes down Highway 101 and Highway 1. It starts in Vancouver and ends in Tijuana passing through Washington, Oregon, and California along the way. Bikers will be by the ocean for the vast majority of this trip, although the route does go inland through Redwood National Park.
2. Great River Road
The Great River Road (also known as the Mississippi River Trail) is 2,069 miles and passes through ten different states from Minnesota to Louisiana. This is a great route for a history buff since there are plenty of places to see which are relevant to Native American history, the days of the early settlers, and the Civil War era.
3. Alaska Marine Highway
This highway covers a variety of terrain from wetlands, to marine rain forests, to arctic deserts, to glacial valleys. One of the most unique parts of this route, however, is that a system of ships connect a series of islands that make up Southeast Alaska. So basically you can hop on the ships to travel between the islands, and bike around the islands when you
|ride the ferries between islands!|
4. East Coast Greenway
The East Coast Greenway is roughly 2,900 miles stretching from the Canadian border in Maine to Key West, Florida. The Greenway connects fifteen states (plus Washington, D.C.) and twenty-five major cities. Almost thirty percent of the route is off-road and traffic-free, although the eventually goal is that the whole route will be trail only.
5. Great Lakes Seaway Trail
The Great Lakes Seaway Trail stretches 450 miles through New York and Pennsylvania, ending at the Ohio border. There are 28 historic lighthouses along the path, which used to guide traders and merchants along the waterways. Before that, Native Americans used the lakes to fish, hunt, and travel. The lakes provide prime grape growing conditions, so much of the route goes through wine country.