The glacier that carved Yosemite Valley must have had cruiser bikes in mind. Bring your own two-wheeler or rent a cruiser by the hour from Curry Village or Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, then hop on the 10-mile, car-free, paved trail that loops around the valley. From all compass points the views are high (Half Dome), mighty (El Capitan), and wondrous (wildflowers and waterfalls). With all this natural grandeur, staying focused on the trail can be tough! Wheel to Lower Yosemite Falls, where there’s an easy walk to the viewpoint.
For a map to the 10-mile Valley Loop Trail, click here. Rent a bike and get more info at Curry Village or Yosemite Lodge at the Falls.