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. From George Vanderbilt's opulent estate to George Hincapie's cycle-centric hotel, experience one of our most pedal-perfect offerings yet.
1-2 Ride the Swamp Rabbit Trail, one of Greenville's famed Rails-to-Trails pathways, along the Reedy River | Enjoy bluegrass music while watching the sun set behind the mountains | Set out on a peaceful ride through the Greenville Watershed Area and visit the historic Victorian village of Saluda | Relax at our Mediterranean-style hotel and fuel up with a wonderful dinner at Restaurant 17 | Embark upon Hincapie's Gran Fondo route or choose a leisurely spin past the North Saluda Reservoir.
3 Bike north at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in South Carolina | Tackle the ascent of Caesars Head—a picnic lunch and spectacular vistas await at the summit | If you enjoy rolling terrain, you'll love pedaling through the afternoon stretch of Southern Appalachia and classic Carolina farmland | Enjoy a drink on the hotel's patio at sunset.
4-5 Explore George Vanderbilt's magnificent Loire Valley-inspired château and gardens, set on the 8,000-acre Biltmore Estate | Cycle a challenging and exhilarating portion of the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway | Pedal past scenic overlooks and lush forests | Learn about Southern Appalachian culture and shop for unique local crafts at the Blue Ridge Parkway Folk Arts Center | Enjoy a leisurely spin through the Biltmore Forest before a farewell lunch.