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The Carolinas Bike Tour: Active Greenville to Arty Asheville
Join a 5 day cycle tour of the Southern Appalachians on a tour filled with natural splendor, vibrant culture and some of the most spectacular riding on the East coast. From outdoorsy Greenville to artsy Asheville, you'll be sure to find your ideal spot in the Carolinas. Enjoy the elegant charm of George Hincapie’s cycle-centric hotel and the opulence of George Vanderbilt’s sprawling estate. Experience a superb bike tour and don't forget to delight your taste buds with the regional specialities on offer, including farm-to-table cuisine and craft brewery explorations on this Carolinas' cycle tour.
- CategoryEasy-going & Leisurely
- TypeFully Guided
- Duration5 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level3 - Intermediate
- Activity Level3 - Active
- Elevation3 - Intermediate
- Distance84.5 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance16.8 miles
Ride the countryside, surrounded by sweeping views and stunning colors of the legendary Blue Ridge Mountains and the gently rolling hills of Piedmont. Smile and tap your feet as the unmistakable sounds of bluegrass fill the air, this is music that originated here, in the mountains of North Carolina and feels part of the landscape.
Cycle tour the Blue Ridge Parkway, famous among biking enthusiasts for the far-reaching picturesque views and exciting elevations.
The terrain on this trip incorporates some long, gradual climbs, as well as steep hills with winding descents—you are riding through the Blue Ridge Mountains after all! Remember, take your time and go at your own pace—you're on vacation! Your Trip Leaders are there to provide the support you need when you're ready for a snack, a cool drink, or a lift back if you're done for the day. Most days you'll have a choice of mileage options, so you can decide how active you want to be—it's always up to you.