Virginia Capital Trail


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Virginia Capital Trail

History abounds all along the Virginia Capital Trail! You will cycle along the Scenic Route 5 corridor, one of the first inland routes in North America. You will have many opportunities to explore national treasures including battlefields, plantations, birding and wildlife refuges, museums, and much more. The Virginia Capital Trail connects Virginia’s past and present capitals of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Richmond, encompassing 400 years of history.

Completed in October 2015, the Virginia Capital Trail offers 52 miles on a protected multi-use path between Richmond and Jamestown. Wonderfully diverse, the Virginia Capital Trail winds its way along the James River, offering you scenic views of the river, its tributaries, and tidal marshes. You’ll cycle through dense forests and along open fields of corn, soybeans, sorghum, and wheat. It is easy to imagine life on the historic plantations once owned by Virginia’s elite planters from the 1600s to 1800s.

Your tour can be expanded to include the cities surrounding the Virginia Capital Trail. Road-Tested Bike Tours plans personalized tours of the Richmond region and the Colonial Parkway, a 23-mile National Parkway that connects Virginia’s Historic Triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown. For more information, refer to: and

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Website: Virginia Capital Trail
Distance One-Way: 52 miles
States: Virginia
End Points (West to East): Richmond and Williamsburg, Virginia (Jamestown Settlement)
Type: Trail
Linear Trail: Yes
Surface: Asphalt
Terrain: Flat to gently rolling
Vehicular Speed Limit: Not applicable

Road-Tested Bike Tours LLC plans your self-guided, self-supported bike tour, which offers you flexibility and independence while enjoying the company of others. Each day of your tour will be personalized with your needs in mind so that you don’t have to worry about the logistics.

After you book your tour, we will fine-tune the details with you. Your tour can be one-way, round-trip or a hub-and-spoke where you overnight in one location and cycle different routes each day.

We’ll let you know about the points of interest along your route; that way you can choose the daily mileage that allows you to visit historical sites, battlefields, plantations, wineries, craft breweries, or other side trips off the beaten path. You can also combine your cycling with other sports such as hiking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, fishing and observing birds and wildlife.

You’ll reserve your accommodations based on our recommendations of the motels, inns, and bed and breakfasts that are located in the towns along your route. We can also identify camp sites if you prefer the moon and the stars above.

Once your decisions are made, we’ll summarize them in a personalized daily itinerary designed to carry on your handlebars. That way you won’t have to worry about a thing and you can relax and enjoy your ride!

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*Combine with the Richmond Virginia Region and Colonial Parkway to extend your tour

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