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The Carolinas Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $3,499 - $4,099 /person

5 days

4 nights

Activity Levels 2-5

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

This trip is filling up for 2024! Check out our Carolinas Multi-Adventure Tour with new dates just added

The Carolinas Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

5 days

4 nights

Activity Levels 2-5

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: May-Jun, Sep-Oct 2025: May-Jun, Sep-Oct

From $3,499 - $4,099 /person

Outdoorsy Greenville to Artsy Asheville & the Blue Ridge Mountains

This trip is all about natural splendor, Southern Appalachian culture and some of the most glorious riding on the Eastern Seaboard! From outdoorsy Greenville to artsy Asheville and on routes through a cyclist's paradise. From George Hincapie’s cycle-centric hotel to George Vanderbilt’s historic and opulent estate, experience one of our most pedal-perfect offerings yet.

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Highlights

  • Marvel at sweeping vistas and stunning colors in the storied Blue Ridge Mountains and the rolling hills of the Piedmont region
  • Tap your feet at a performance of bluegrass—music born and nourished in North Carolina's mountains
  • Bike on the Blue Ridge Parkway, famous among cycling enthusiasts for its picturesque views and thrilling elevations
  • Delight your taste buds with regional specialties of the Carolinas, including farm-to-table cuisine and a plethora of craft brews
North Carolina and South Carolina Bike Tour map

South Carolina & North Carolina

Start Greenville

End Asheville

Airports & Travel details*

* Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Bike the Swamp Rabbit Trail, one of Greenville’s famed Rails-to-Trails pathways, along the Reedy RiverSet out on a peaceful ride through the Greenville Watershed Area and visit the historic Victorian mountain town of SaludaRelax at our Mediterranean-style hotel and fuel up with a wonderful farm-to-table dinner at the stylish Restaurant 17Embark upon Hincapie’s Gran Fondo route or choose a leisurely spin past the North Saluda Reservoir.

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Hotel Domestique
Travelers Rest
Premiere Hotel

Set amid the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains, this stylish boutique hotel is the brainchild of 17-time Tour de France competitor George Hincapie and his brother Rich. (pool)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 3

Description

Cycle north at the foot of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in South CarolinaTackle the ascent of Caesars Head—spectacular vistas of the surrounding mountains await at the summitRide a gradual descent across the state line into North CarolinaIf you enjoy rolling terrain, you’ll love pedaling through the afternoon stretch of Southern Appalachia and classic Carolina farmlandEnjoy bluegrass music over a traditional barbecue dinner.

Accommodations
Pilot Cove

(1 night)

Night 3

Pilot Cove
Pisgah Forest
*Casual Hotel

Bordering Pisgah National Forest, the modern cabins at Pilot Cove are designed to blend into their verdant setting and have easy access to area trails.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-5

Description

Head out on a peaceful ride through Pisgah National Forest, home to Sliding Rock and the Cradle of Forestry heritage siteWonder at the numerous white-water rivers and waterfalls, including Looking Glass Falls, with its spectacular 60-foot cascade • Cycle down an exhilarating portion of the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway, the longest stretch of protected parkway in America and known as "America's most scenic drive"Bike through tunnels and past scenic overlooksExplore George Vanderbilt’s magnificent Loire Valley-inspired château and gardens, set within the 8,000-acre Biltmore EstateEnjoy a leisurely spin through the Biltmore Forest before we savor a farewell lunch.

Accommodations

Night 4

Inn on Biltmore Estate
Asheville
Premiere Hotel

Savor turn-of-the-century elegance and breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains at this gracious inn, nestled on Biltmore's majestic estate. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

Hotel Domestique
Travelers Rest

Premiere Hotel

Set amid the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains, this stylish boutique hotel is the brainchild of 17-time Tour de France competitor George Hincapie and his brother Rich. (pool)

Night 3

Pilot Cove
Pisgah Forest

*Casual Hotel

Bordering Pisgah National Forest, the modern cabins at Pilot Cove are designed to blend into their verdant setting and have easy access to area trails.

Night 4

Inn on Biltmore Estate
Asheville

Premiere Hotel

Savor turn-of-the-century elegance and breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains at this gracious inn, nestled on Biltmore's majestic estate. (pool, spa)

From $3,499 - $4,099 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Canyon Endurace SLX 9 Di2
  • $650 rental fee; subject to availability
  • Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Canyon Endurace CF SLX 9 Di2
  • Perfectly balanced comfort and performance with a Grand Tour pedigree
  • State-of-the-art components and precision German engineering
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike
  • $400 rental fee
  • Hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed Cro-Moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train
  • Custom upgraded wheelset
  • Best for riders with some tandem experience.

From $3,499 - $4,099 /person

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