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Spinning in San Saba: Hill Country Biking Routes

The only downside of a Texas summer is that it gets hot – and quickly. Though spring was short this year, there’s still a bit of time to enjoy a weekend of Hill Country biking. San Saba is a great place to start (and end) a road bike experience. There are ample paths for cycling enthusiasts to take their road bikes around San Saba. In fact, we have six biking routes ranging in difficulty and length. 

Leisurely Hill Country Biking Routes

If you’re looking for an easy ride to kill an hour with some physical activity then our seven-mile Beginner route is the one for you. The seven-mile route is an easy loop from the center of San Saba to the surrounding country roads. 

More time but want to keep the difficulty level low? The San Saba Route is a longer, beginner-level loop that takes you through 18 miles of Hill Country beauty.

Intermediate Hill Country Biking Routes

If you are an experienced biker looking for a bit more of a challenge, we also have excellent moderate, intermediate and advanced routes.

Our Mills County Route takes you through 38 miles of country roads. On this route you can cross Texas’ only working suspension bridge – the Regency Bridge – before heading to Goldthwaite and then back to San Saba along HWY 16. The Mills County Route is moderately difficult. If you want to make the day a little more spirited, take a few breaks at some of our favorite wineries for a day of spins and sips. 

Our Bend biking route is rated intermediate/advanced intermediate to advanced. Enjoy 45 miles of farm-to-market roads and maybe even hop off the bike at Colorado Bend State Park for a bonus hike up to Gorman Falls or Spicewood Springs for incredible canyon views. 

The slightly-longer Richland Springs route takes you west of San Saba on 50 miles of intermediate road.

Advanced Hill Country Biking Routes

Our most challenging biking excursion is the 80-mile San Saba County Route. The full-day challenge takes you through small-town Texas at the Top of the Texas Hill Country. 


Post-Bike Relaxation

Along most of these routes, you can see historic San Saba sights like the country’s oldest operating jail, the Wedding Oak Tree, the Regency Bridge and Beveridge Bridge. Upon your return to town, cool off in the cool spring waters Mill Pond. Refreshed, head to shower off in the luxurious Dofflemyer showers, stretch your legs and head down to Wedding Oak Winery’s patio for a well earned bottle of wine (and make sure to pick up a bottle of Old Man Scary’s amazing Cabernet to enjoy at the Dofflemyer as you reminisce on your Hill Country expedition).