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Charleston to Savannah Multi-Adventure Tour

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Walk/Hike
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In the Charming Coastal South

From $3,598 - $3,798 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$910 for sgl. occ.)

Sometimes you just need to slow down. Inhale the aroma of blossoming jasmine. Bike leisurely under shady live oaks draped in Spanish moss. Strike up a conversation over a glass of sweet tea. Savor the Southern charm of Charleston, Beaufort and Bluffton on the way to Savannah. Dine extravagantly. This is how a vacation is supposed to feel.

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South Carolina & Georgia

Start Charleston / End Savannah or Charleston

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Highlights

  • Amble through historic Charleston, Beaufort and Savannah, all rich with beautiful architecture, gardens and Southern charm
  • Indulge in award-winning cuisine at Peninsula Grill in Charleston and authentic southern cooking at Miss Wilkes Kitchen
  • Paddle the quiet waters of the ACE Basin, keeping an eye out for local birds like cormorants and eagles
  • Luxuriate at Montage Palmetto Bluff—an elegant resort in an oasis-like setting, offering a wide array of amenities wrapped up in impeccable Southern hospitality
South Carolina & Georgia

Start Charleston / End Savannah or Charleston

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Itinerary

Day 1 Pedal past the grand mansions of Sullivan's Island on the way to historic Fort Moultrie | Explore the lovely historic district of Charleston with narrow brick alleys, hidden cemeteries, stunning architecture and flower-draped courtyards | Dine in style at the acclaimed Peninsula Grill.

Day 2 Enjoy an easygoing ride in Francis Marion National Forest through quiet tree-lined roads and fragrant pine forests | On a guided tour, learn the history of Hampton Plantation, a national Historic Landmark and relax on the grounds with a picnic | Soak up more of the charming culture of Charleston, the first city in the country to zone for a historic district.

Days 3-4 Kayak in the ACE—Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto—Basin, watching for local wildlife | Stroll on a boardwalk through a submerged cypress tupelo swamp forest where you may spot alligators | Over a Low Country boil, learn about the unique language, songs and traditions of the Gullah community—descendants of West African slaves whose cultural heritage has been preserved for generations | Meander through the beautiful neighborhoods of Beaufort on your way to Port Royal, along the Spanish Moss Trail.

Days 5-6 Bike from our luxurious retreat in Palmetto Bluff to historic downtown Bluffton | Visit the historic squares of downtown Savannah on a guided walk | Savor authentic Southern food at lively Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room—okra, lima beans, sweet potatoes and some of the best fried chicken around.

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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2018 November

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

2018 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $3,398 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,898 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,098 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,498 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $6,398 pp dbl occ

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Prices

From $3,598 - $3,798 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$910 for sgl. occ.)

Premiere Hotels

Planters Inn
Planters Inn

Charleston (2 nights)

Rhett House Inn
Rhett House Inn

Beaufort (1 night)

Montage Palmetto Bluff
Montage Palmetto Bluff

Bluffton (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-2

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in South Carolina and Georgia

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Premiere Hotels

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Planters Inn

Planters Inn

Charleston (2 nights)

Just steps from the Old Market, a "gracious hotel overlooking a garden courtyard in the heart of the historic district," according to the Hideaway Report. A Relais & Châteaux member.
 

Rhett House Inn

Rhett House Inn

Beaufort (1 night)

In the National Historic Landmark District, a beautiful Greek Revival plantation-style inn with sprawling verandas and antebellum-era décor.

Montage Palmetto Bluff

Montage Palmetto Bluff

Bluffton (2 nights)

Brimming with impeccable Southern-style service and amenities including a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course and a 13,000 square-foot spa, pool and fitness center, this bucolic hotel is nestled on the May River within an award-winning 20,000 acre community. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-2

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Biking 17 200
2 Biking 16* 100 28 100
3 Walking/Hiking 3 100
Kayaking at ACE Basin (1.5 Hours)
4 Biking 10* 100 27 300
Biking 16* 200
5 Biking 10* 100 25 200
6 Other City Walking Tour (2 Hours)
 

Note:

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Meals

All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day’s ride is a bike that’s perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip or view our full bike fleet in further detail.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

For trips departing before 4/15/18, please see available bike options here.

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our 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
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Why Travel with Backroads in South Carolina and Georgia

Our Deep South Is Deeper

The South is filled with gifted storytellers, and after 20 years of actively exploring the region, we can introduce you to engaging local historians and all-around colorful characters who bring the region's complex past – and present – to life. We also take you deeper into the nature – for instance, at the beautiful ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge, where you explore a flooded cypress forest by boardwalk, then slip into a kayak for an even more up-close experience.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our South Carolina and Georgia trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

The Best Leaders in South Carolina and Georgia

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in South Carolina and Georgia, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

We Invented the Multi-Adventure Trip

After more than 30 years of creating Backroads Multi-Adventures, our trip designers know how to blend the perfect balance of biking and hiking with other activities to showcase the best of a region. And then they arrange the seamless transitions that would be so hard to orchestrate on your own—adding dimensions to your trip that are exciting, inspiring and just plain fun.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in South Carolina and Georgia—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

We Live in the Neighborhood

Our Trip Leaders in South Carolina and Georgia live in the area and are deeply engaged in their communities, giving them unique inside knowledge they're happy to share in making your experience that much richer. They'll introduce you to people, customs and parts of town you'd likely never encounter on your own—and teach you a few local phrases to help break the ice.

Signature Backroads Picnics

Guests rave about our picnic spreads. Enjoy a welcome break in a scenic spot, or a quick refuel stop if you don't want to lose momentum. And because we have two vans, one can host lunch while the other is out providing support along the route.

Our Superb Bikes Included

A great bike is obviously critical for a great multi-adventure trip; you don't want to gamble on one that's been sourced locally to trim costs. This trip features our acclaimed Backroads Custom Titanium bikes, expertly tuned and fitted, and included in your trip price. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders.

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for one or two people (or a family of three or four), subject to a nominal extra fee. Or transfer to another trip, and we'll give you a credit. It's all part of our trademark commitment to treating guests with integrity, transparency and total accountability. Read all the details.

We Were Born Here (in 1979)

Backroads has been inviting active travelers to explore our own backyard since Jimmy Carter was in the White House. We offer more trips than anyone else in South Carolina and Georgia, and we've spent more years finding the best ones. What keeps it real is having a consistent vision and the same passionately committed leadership for nearly four decades.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

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