The largest state in the lower 48, Texas’s nearly 270,000 square miles contain a wide variety of landscapes and terrain types. The dense pine forests of East Texas, the picturesque limestone landscapes of the Hill Country, the towering desert peaks of West Texas, the vast plains of the panhandle and the more than 350 miles of coastline along the Gulf of Mexico all provide opportunities for unique experiences aboard your motorcycle. Whether you’re into carving up twisting roads or enjoying scenic rides across large stretches of land, there are a number of Texas motorcycle rides that are sure to satisfy.
Deep in the heart of Texas lies a region known simply as “Hill Country''. This largely remote area of central Texas encompasses an area of land that includes Austin to the east, Junction and Rio Frio to the west, Lake Buchanan to the North and San Antonio to the South.
The best way to approach Texas motorcycle riding is by having a solid plan, but planning a motorcycle trip can be both a time consuming and stressful endeavor, especially if planning a ride in a state or area that is new to you. The REVER App is free to use and makes your ride planning process as easy as browsing routes in your intended area and selecting what looks best to you. Then just gas up and hit the road! Log rides, create new routes, and share with friends all within the app. If you really want to step up your route planning/logging game, upgrade to REVER Pro for features like turn-by-turn + voice navigation, 3D animated route exploration, weather radar + alerts, and much more. Explore everything that REVER Pro has to offer you on your next motorcycle ride, whether it’s a Saturday morning ride or multi-day adventure through the backcountry!
Texas is home to a wide range of environments and climate types. Cool winters and pleasant spring/fall seasons allow for very comfortable riding from about mid October through mid May; the challenge comes during the brutal Texas summer. Having grown up in Houston, I can tell you from personal experience that the heat during summer months is nothing to mess with, especially in the southeastern part of the state. Triple-digit temperatures and humidity levels over 90% give your body no chance of keeping itself cool. The hyper-saturated air inhibits evaporation, which prevents your sweat from doing it’s primary job - lowering your body temperature. Your best bet during the summer months is to do your riding early in the morning, before temperatures rise to uncomfortable and dangerous levels. Be sure to utilize well-ventilated riding gear and definitely carry plenty of water with you on your ride via a wearable hydration system or similar device. It is also recommended to increase your water intake in the days leading up to your ride. During the other 8 months out of the year you can get away with using four-season riding gear or even your summer setup with a base and/or mid-layer underneath. The skies of Texas can birth some pretty gnarly thunderstorms from roughly May through October; if riding during these months, be sure to take a look at the weather forecast and pack in some rain gear if there is any chance of wet weather.
Texas has a long list of attractions that are worth experiencing, many of which align perfectly with a motorcycle ride or trip in the state. One of these such attractions is Big Bend National Park. Encompassing an area of more than 800,000 acres in the far reaches of West Texas, Big Bend National Park is home to some of the most scenic and fun motorcycle routes in the entire state. One can easily make a weekend out of exploring Big Bend on motorcycle. Camp out in the National Park or get a room in the charming and unusual desert town of Terlingua, which is a destination in itself! If in San Antonio, The Alamo is a must-see. This legendary fort is the site of one of the most significant battles in early Texas history. Here you can tour the fort grounds + museum and learn much about the early history of Texas. Subsequent to the Battle of the Alamo, the Battle of San Jacinto in Southeast Texas changed the course of the Texas Revolution. Today you can visit the San Jacinto Monument, located just east of Houston. The San Jacinto Monument is marked by the tallest monument column in the world, standing at 567 feet and topped by a nine-point, 220-ton star. Built between 1936 and 1939, the San Jacinto Monument is considered one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture anywhere in the United States. The state capital of Austin is one of the best cities for visiting on motorcycle, partly because it makes an excellent launching point for the twisting, world-class motorcycle roads of the Texas Hill Country, and partly because of the countless swimming holes and unbelievable barbecue! There’s so much to see and experience in the Lone Star State - let us help you make the most out of your next Texas motorcycle trip!
Hop on this twisty ride around Big Bend National Park. As you hover above the Mexico border, you can check off a visit to a National Park in the Park Ranger Challenge.
<a href="https://rever.app.link/e43Qd7a5TT" class="btn article-preview__btn w-button">View In App</a>
This double loop out of Rock Springs includes some of the best roads that the Texas Hill country has to offer including sections of the 336, the 335 along the Nueces River and the 674.
<a href="https://rever.app.link/azDrp5UFtH" class="btn article-preview__btn w-button">View In App</a>
Celina to Spanish Fort Loop. Nice places to stop are Gainesville (Starbucks), Muenster (food and gas), Spanish Fort (old hunters supply bldg). Check out the huge yard art south of St. Joe. St. Joe is also a good place to rest at the town square in the shade. A great place to eat is Bebo's in Aubry, just south of Pilot Point on 377.
<a href="https://rever.app.link/qEZ6HofTtH" class="btn article-preview__btn w-button">View In App</a>
This ride leaves from Dallas Harley-Davidson (1334 W Centerville Rd, Garland, TX 75041) and heads south into the Texas Hill Country around Austin. Once you get into the Hill Country, you'll ride through the best roads Texas has to offer. The road ends on South Congress in Austin, where you are sure to find good food and drink at the end of a long ride.
<a href="https://rever.app.link/KyxzHZkZtH" class="btn article-preview__btn w-button">View In App</a>
Bandera Pass [elevation 1,745 feet (532 m)] is a mountain pass in Bandera County, Texas, in the United States. It is located 10 miles (16 km) northwest of the town of Bandera.
<a href="https://rever.app.link/NleflC48NU" class="btn article-preview__btn w-button">View In App</a>