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Williamsburg, VA

Virginia Capital Trail

2-day out-and-back bike ride: Recommended by Kathryn Zerinque

Miles

104

Start

Williamsburg, VA

The Route

Start: Williamsburg, VA  

Beginning at the trailhead of the Virginia Capital Trail (a complementary trail of the East Coast Greenway) near the Historic Jamestown Settlement, you’ll ride the 52- mile trail to downtown Richmond. Enjoy the artsy, historic vibe of this city. After breakfast in the city, bike back to Jamestown on the Capital Trail. At the end of ride, explore the Jamestown Settlement Museums and the Colonial Parkway (extra 8-mile scenic ride or drive).

Trip route, turn by turn directions

Jamestown Settlement Museums 

Colonial Parkway

 

Lodging, Provisions

Spend the night in Richmond at the HI Hostel, a cool, bike-friendly hostel located in the heart of downtown (private rooms available), right on the East Coast Greenway and blocks from the James River.

HI Hostel

Provisions: A great mid-way stopping point for lunch is Cul's Courthouse Grille in Charles City. Celebrate the end of your ride at Stone Brewing, just off of the Capital Trail as you approach downtown Richmond. Dinner options include Kuba Kuba (Cuban), Ipanema Cafe (vegan/vegetarian), and Sticky Rice (Asian fusion). In the morning, eat breakfast at Lamplighter Coffee, a bike-themed cafe.

Cul's Courthouse Grille

Stone Brewing

Kuba Kuba

Ipanema Cafe

Sticky Rice

Lamplighter Coffee

Kathryn Zeringue is the South Atlantic Coordinator for the East Coast Greenway. She lives in Durham, NC.

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