Bike a section of the glorious Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina
See a diverse array of attractions on tour
Spend part of the tour on this revered ride
Participate in a tour with like-minded new friends
Stretch your legs and your lungs on a terrific tour

The Carolinas Bike Tour: Active Greenville to Arty Asheville

5 days
$3,599 USD

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.

  • Category
    Easy-going & Leisurely
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    5 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    84.5 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    16.8 miles
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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.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

  • Expertise and services of experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Baggage transfers and porterage
  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Free bike rental is included in the price of this tour (upgrade options are available - please see below).
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • International/Domestic flights
  • Visas

Tour options and upgrades:

6 equipment options available
2 tour add-ons available