Backcountry TrailLooking for the best way to see the byway? Pack up your bikes (or rent some locally) and get to pedaling along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. With so many beautiful, paved nature trails, there’s no excuse not to head outside and have your own cycling adventure along the beach byway.

Venturing near Gulf Shores and Orange Beach? Check out the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail. With seven trails spanning more than 15 miles, you’re guaranteed to work up a sweat and experience the beauty of the pitcher plant bogs. Keep your eyes peeled for alligators!

Head to Foley for mountain biking at Graham Creek Nature Preserve. A 7.5-mile bike trail features varying levels of difficulty as you ride through pine savannas, bottomland wetlands, mixed forests and tidal marshes. You’ll definitely Graham Creek Nature Preservewant to bring your camera to capture the beauty along this trail.

If you don’t have your own set of wheels with you, it’s not a problem. Reasonable rates make it easy to rent bikes and more by the hour, day, week or month at one of our local bike rental companies.

Thinking of temporarily swapping out your four wheels for two? We recommend it! For adventure seekers of all ages, biking Alabama’s Coastal Connection will bring you a whole new perspective of the area. Just remember to always wear a helmet!