When we plan to visit a location, one of the first things we look at is the biking trail situation. We found the trails in and around San Antonio were great for any type of cyclist. Paved and wide, these trails were scenic and beautiful.
Salado Creek Greenway Trail
The Salado Creek Greenway Trail was right behind the San Antonio/Alamo KOA making it a great ride for after work. This paved trail winds through parkland, and even up to AT&T Center!
We also rode this trail on the north side of San Antonio near the airport and beyond.
Mission Hike & Bike Trail
Our favorite trail and the one we rode most often was the San Antonio Mission Hike & Bike Trail. This trail system was originally begun in 1993 and connects San Antonio’s five Spanish colonial missions with pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular routes.
Hot Wells Hotel & Bathhouse
You never know what you’ll stumble onto when out riding. Along with the missions, we found this historic gem. The Hot Wells Hotel & Bathhouse was developed after an artesian well containing sulfur water was discovered in 1892 on the property of the Southwestern Insane Asylum. Enterprising entrepreneurs recognized the recreational and medicinal potential of the water and built several properties to take advantage of the new find. Visitors included many celebrities, world leaders, and industrialists. E. H. Harriman, who was president of the Southern Pacific Railroad, even had his own spur from the main line so private trains could access the property.
Read more about this historic property with the link above.
Blue Star Brewing Company
Of course, no bike ride would be complete without experiencing a local favorite. While we didn’t have alcohol (because we still had more riding to do), we did split an order of chicken tenders & fries. The portion size was plenty for us to share. Blue Star Brewing Company is right off the trail near the start of the Riverwalk.
On another ride, we enjoyed an ice cream snack at Burgerteca. This restaurant is located at The Flats at Big Tex, also along the trail. In fact, there are several great dining options on the trail as you get closer to the Riverwalk. (Just remember that you cannot ride a bicycle on the main Riverwalk itself.)
We loved riding the trails around San Antonio. If you like riding as much as we do, be sure to check out all that San Antonio has to offer.
Check out these posts about our other adventures in San Antonio.
Also, check out Time for A Change to see how I made the decision to go from my Trek FX-4 to my Trek Verve+ 3 pedal-assist while we were in San Antonio.
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