Mountain Biking Tours
Mountain Biking Trails
Granlibakken to Paige Meadows**
3.5mi. Roundtrip, Easy to Moderate, 1 1/2 to 3 hours
Step out the back door of Granlibakken to enjoy this classic trek. This is a perfect way to start your Tahoe Adventure. Meander through the woods to link up with the Tahoe Rim Trail, which leads up the canyon to one of Tahoe’s best alpine meadows. Paige Meadows is the perfect location for a high altitude picnic. Ride through the meadows and then descend the single track back to Granlibakken.
Tahoe Rim Trail – Granlibakken to Twin Crags to Four Bridges***
12mi. Roundtrip, Moderate to Difficult, 2-4 hours
From Granlibakken, head due north via the Tahoe Rim Trail to reach amazing views atop Twin Crags. Located just outside of Tahoe City, this hidden gem leads you through aromatic pines, and cedars, through a series of switchbacks overlooking the Truckee River below. A quick crossing over the Truckee River and the road leads you to the cliff tops perched high above the Truckee River. Dense forests give way to picturesque views of the lake and river. Continue on the Tahoe Rim Trail, a beautifully built single track, until you reach “The Wall” and the Four bridges single track downhill. Ride back to Granlibakken on the bike path enjoying the scenery of the Truckee River canyon.
22 mi. Roundtrip, Moderate to Difficult, full day (5-7 hours)
Without a doubt, the most scenic bike ride in Lake Tahoe. Best suited for the intermediate to advanced rider, the start has a few long hills to reach Marlette Lake. Once at Marlette, ride along the lake to the flume trailhead and you will soon see why the Flume Trail is considered one of the 50 best rides in the United States. Be prepared for unbelievable panoramic views of Lake Tahoe from 1000’ above the shoreline. Ride for miles above the beautiful East shore of the Lake until the long downhill descent back to highway 28 and a shuttle ride back to the start point.
Tahoe Nordic Center**
Easy to Moderate, 1 to 3 hours
One of the few semi-flat areas to ride in the Tahoe basin. Tahoe Nordic Center is a popular cross-country ski center during the Winter but during the Summer offers a variety of trails and fire roads for Mtn. Biking. This is the perfect spot for learning to Mtn. Bike or a slower paced and shorter tour.
North Tahoe Adventures
Tahoe City, CA 96145