Last updated: July 12, 2023
Duration depends on pace, ability, length of stops at points of interest, and whether one chooses to add additional miles and/or overnight stays by riding loops connected to the primary route. One can easily spend 3-4 days in the region, combining bicycling with additional activities such as kayaking, wine-tasting and visits to historic sites and historic towns.
Between Westmoreland State Park and Reedville, the 60-mile route is mostly on secondary roads, connecting historic sites, small towns and access to water. (Note that Route 3 has minimal to no shoulder and vehicles at high speeds; bicyclists can use secondary roads/Leedstown Loop to access GW Birthplace from Westmoreland State Park). Contact the Northern Neck Tourism Commission for a brochure/map and/or see the map on the NPS PHT Web site. To arrange a shuttle, contact Bay Transit, which manages two vehicles with two bicycles racks on each. Lodging along the route available at Westmoreland State Park, Stratford, Montross, Hague and Reedville.
Pets on bicycles? Well, maybe.
Fees for lodging.
The Northern Neck refers to five counties in Virginia between the Potomac and Rappahannock rivers. Within the region, this tour follows a major portion of the Northern Neck Heritage Trail Bicycling Route between Westmoreland State Park and Reedville, Virginia.
But recommended for lodging at peak times.