Bikepacking is one of the exciting new trends in outdoor recreation, and Virginia’s Blue Ridge is a great place to enjoy this fun activity.

If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, “Bikepacking” is the blend of mountain biking and minimalist camping. You take on a multi-day adventure along various trails while carrying all your camping gear with you on your bike.

It’s the subject of a recent article on the Travel Channel website that highlighted “10 Great Bikepacking Routes in the U.S.

The Virginia Mountain Bike Trail is one of the routes featured in the article, which is spotlighted alongside other iconic biking experiences Denali National Park in Alaska, the Arizona Scenic National Trail, and the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route between the United States and Canada.

Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge assisted in the region being featured in this article by providing information about the local bikepacking opportunities.

According to, the Virginia Mountain Bike Trail is a 473-mile route between Strasburg and Damascus. The route leads you along some of the fantastic mountain biking trails in the George Washington & Jefferson National Forest in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, including the epic ridgeline on North Mountain.

Click here to see the complete article on the Travel Channel website.

You can also learn more about the Virginia Mountain Bike Trail on the Bikepacking website.