Can you Bike in Colonial Williamsburg?

Taking a Leisurely Ride Through History

Williamsburg, VA has so much to offer vacationers and locals alike; a bustling downtown full of shops and restaurants, Colonial Williamsburg where history comes to life, and nearby William & Mary College. It may have been built long before bikes made their appearance, but it’s still perfect for two-wheeled exploration.

For fans of outdoor activities, there are dozens of trails of all lengths to bike on. Perfect for a casual ride around town and through breathtaking views of Virginia.

cyclist at sunset

Explore Greater Williamsburg by Bike

Ride along the bike-friendly paths and trails through the beautifully landscaped campus of the College of Williams & Mary, where historic architecture and collegiate charm draw visitors from all over. After riding through the campus, take a tour through Williamsburg’s Merchant Square an 18th-century style retail village with over 40 shops and restaurants. Finish off the bike ride by traveling back in time by pedaling through Colonial Williamsburg.

Don’t forget about the motherload of Virginia bike trails: the Virginia Capital Trail. This 51.7-mile paved bike and pedestrian trail crosses four counties between Jamestown and Richmond. As you ride along, make time to stop and see the various parks, museums, and historical sites that dot the route. 

More Bike Trails are a Short Drive from Fife and Drum

Once the bikes are loaded up and ready to go, consider the Colonial National Historic Parkway. This twenty-three-mile scenic roadway is easily accessible from our Williamsburg bed and breakfast and connects Virginia’s historic triangle: Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown.

If a shorter ride is calling, the Jamestown Island Loop Drive is perfect. Surrounded by a unique natural environment that greeted early English settlers, this three-to-five-mile island loop includes stops to view the ruins of Ambler Mansion and much of the early settlement of Historic Jamestowne's New Towne.

family riding bikes

Unique Inn Surrounded by Natural Beauty

Fife and Drum Inn is situated right in the heart of Williamsburg, 1 block from the College of Williams & Mary campus and down the street from the historic downtown, where you and the family can take a stroll to the many cafes and ice cream shops for a sweet treat after your bike ride.

 At our bed and breakfast in Williamsburg, guests are welcome to use the common area/breakfast room to relax and read the local, regional, and national newspapers. The balcony that runs along the rear of the building is available to all our guests.

Book your stay with us and discover Williamsburg’s historical roots and charm!

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