Top Bike Routes near Iberville Parish

ANDREW GREEN, EDITOR
Abita Springs is one the best biking spots, either professional or amateur in Louisiana.

Winter has come and gone, so now it’s time to get outside and hit the trail.  The Post South has compiled a list of the best places to bike-ride that we think you should check out.  These places range from professional riding routes, to casual routes for you and the family to spend a spring afternoon.  Did we get it right? Let us know in the comments!

Abita Springs - About an hour and a half drive from Iberville Parish, Abita Springs is home of the famous Abita Brewery.  It’s not known just for its beer, however.  It houses one of the best bike routes where you can spend a warm-weather afternoon.  It draws attention from all types of riders, from professional to family-friendly, all share the same path.  You can spend an afternoon riding from Abita to Mandeville, or if you’re feeling up to speed, you can make it all the way to Slidell and back.

Plaquemine to Grosse Tete – We all may be familiar with the back drive from Plaquemine to Grosse Tete, especially this time of year, when the trees and flowers are in bloom.  To enjoy this route better, we suggest you blow the dust off of your bike and enjoy the scenery along Bayou Plaquemine.  This route is just a little over 20 miles, and can be done in one afternoon.

Morgan City to White Castle - This is one of the longer routes we’ve chosen for this list, but it is well worth it. If you leave from Morgan City, you will pass Lake Palourde, and you can hit the top of the levee to get a good look at the Atchafalaya Basin.  From Pierre Part to White Castle, you will pass many bayous and waterways and end your trip at the famous Nottoway Plantation.  This route is about 40 miles.

Baton Rouge to St. Gabriel – If you would like to visit one of the shortest bike routes, you can start from the trailhead in downtown Baton Rouge and ride through LSU campus.  You meet back up with the levee where the professional bike route is located, but beware there is plenty of traffic.  The route runs through Sunshine, La. and ends in St. Gabriel.

Grosse Tete to New Roads – This route follows Bayou Grosse Tete, where riders can view beautiful plantation homes and eventually find agricultural landscape. You end in New Roads, the center of Pointe Coupee Parish, and an area filled with the Creole French culture.