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									                     Blue Ridge Parkway Bicycle Tour
                                                                                                         Dates: June 15 - 24, Sept 7-16


                                                                                                         Accommodations: 9 Nights Lodging

                                                                                                         Single Occupancy $2975

                                                                                                         Double Occupancy $2250

                                                                                                         Deposit - $250 per person with the
                                                                                                         remainder due 60 days before the
                                                                                                         tour start date.

                                                                                                         Places of Interest:

                                                                                                         There are too many places of interest
                                                                                                         along the Blue Ridge Parkway to list
                                                                                                         them all here, so I have added links
For 469 miles the Blue Ridge Parkway weaves, rises and falls through the magnificent mountain            to websites that will take you for a
ranges that make up the Blue Ridge . The Parkway stretches from the Shenandoah National Park to          virtual tour along these beautiful
the Great Smoky Mountains. On this tour we will climb and descend over 48,000 feet as we cycle           roads.
the entire length of the Parkway and discover the beauty it beholds. Picnic at the top of the tallest
mountain east of the Mississippi in a picture postcard setting. Take a leisurely stroll to a majestic
                                                                                                             q   BRP Virtual Visitor Center
waterfall or mountain vista on any one of the many hiking trails that cross the Parkway. Relax
under a mighty oak tree while enjoying endless mountain views. In the mornings and evenings                  q   Blue Ridge Parkway Official
keep a watchful eye for a deer, fox, black bear and other woodland creature. While the days are                  Site
spent riding and hiking the evenings are spent dining on great food, relaxing around the                     q   Grandfather Mountain
comfortable inns chosen for your tour and sharing stories of the days adventures with your new               q   Ultimate Parkway Travel
friends. This tour will challenge all who chose to participate but your friendly guides will make sure           Guide
you complete the tour and experience the thrill of cycling into the town of Cherokee on the final

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 - Asheville to Charlottesville
                                                                                                                        Night 1:
                                                                                                                   Waynesboro, VA
We leave Asheville at 10am to shuttle to Waynesboro, VA. the bordering town of Rockfish Gap, the
                                                                                                                  Holiday Inn Express
origination point of the Blue Ridge Parkway. After dinner in town we will return for an early
evening and much needed rest before you begin the challenge to cycle the length Blue Ridge
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Dinner Day 2 - Entering the Blue Ridge Parkway

After a hearty breakfast we shuttle to the Parkway to begin our bicycle tour of the Blue Ridge. The
next two days are the longest of the tour and are scheduled that way to accommodate the spacing
between available lodges. Today we will cycle to the Peaks of Otter Lodge, which is one of three
                                                                                                                        Night 2:
lodges operated by the Park Service that are located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Today's route is
                                                                                                                      Bedford, VA
one of the most challenging both for its length and the climb up to the Peaks. Tonight's lodging
                                                                                                                  Peaks of Otter Lodge
with its pristine setting and restaurant overlooking the lake will be just reward for your efforts.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mileage: 0.0 - 86.0 = 86 Miles

Day 3 - Peaks of Otter to Rocky Knob

Today we will cycle 88 miles along a stretch of the Parkway that is full of historic farms, cabins and
beautiful overlooks. We will begin the day by descending out of the Peaks of Otter into the rolling
terrain of the Roanoke valley before ascending up through the Rocky Knob recreation area.
Tonight our host will be Greg and Nancy at the Woodberry Inn, in the hip little community of
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                                                                                      Night 3:
Mileage: 86.0 - 174 = 88 Miles                                                                                  Ground Hog Mtn, VA
                                                                                                                  Woodberry Inn
Day 4 - Mabry Mills to Doughton Park

This morning we will have the pleasure of a bountiful breakfast prepared for us by our gracious
host at the Woodberry Inn. After breakfast we continue the days 67 mile route which will bring us
into North Carolina. The route ends at Bluffs Lodge, which is located next to the beautiful 6,000
acre Doughton Park. After getting cleaned up there are several optional hiking trails where you can
take in the dramatic sunset.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mileage: 174.1 - 241.1 = 67 Miles
                                                                                                                     Night 4:
                                                                                                                 Doughton Park, NC
Day 5 - Beautiful Blowing Rock                                                                                     Bluffs Lodge

Today's 51 mile route will start with a glorious descent past sheer rock faces and roll along the
ridge as you make your way into the beautiful mountain town of Blowing Rock. That evening we
will relax at the luxurious Chetola Resort, which is within walking distance to many interesting
shops and fine restaurants.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mileage: 241.1 - 291.8 = 50.7

Day 6 - A Day to Recover in Beautiful Blowing Rock
                                                                                                                     Night 5 & 6:
The day is yours today to do whatever you choose. You may choose to stroll through the area's                     Blowing Rock, NC
many shops, relax by the hotel pool or join a few of us as we cycle the infamous climbs of the once                 Chetola Lodge
fabled Tour DuPont. Tonight you can dine privately or of course you are more than welcome to join
your guides as we sample some of the local nightlife.
Meals: Breakfast
Mileage: 0

Day 7 - Conquer the famous Mount Mitchell

After fueling up on a full southern breakfast we will set out on a 69 mile route that finishes with the
renowned climb to the top of Mount Mitchell, the tallest mountain east of the Mississippi. At the
top of the mountain you will want to visit the natural history museum to learn about the areas                          Night 7:
unique environment and also take the short hike to the observation tower where you will enjoy an          Little Switzerland, NC Switzerland
amazing view of distant mountain ranges. Tonight we will stay at the Little Switzerland Inn with its                      Inn
seemingly endless views of the distant valleys.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mileage: 291.8 - 355 .4 (plus 5 miles up a to Mount Mitchell) = 69 Miles

Day 8 - Mountain to Mountain

Today we will cycle from Mount Mitchell to Mount Pisgah and the Mount Pisgah Inn, which offers
up some incredible views and delicious food. Today's 51 mile route contains a long descent and a
long climb and a whole lot of beautiful scenery to keep you inspired the entire time. A brief stop at
the Folk Art Center will allow you an opportunity to admire and even purchase original pieces                         Night 8:
made by local artisans.                                                                                            Mt. Pisgah, NC
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                                                                                     Pisgah Inn
Mileage: 355.4 - 406.6 = 51.2 Miles

Day 9 - The Final Glorious Day Along the Blue Ridge Parkway
This is it, the final day, 62 dramatic miles through some of the most beautiful scenery of the entire
tour. After breakfast we will cycle along the Pisgah Ridge to the Great Balsam mountains, where we
will pass over the highest point on the Parkway, and eventually finish with a long descent into the
town of Cherokee near the Great Smoky Mountains. To celebrate everyone's accomplishment of
finishing this challenging tour we will shuttle into the city of Asheville where we will enjoy a
gourmet meal and maybe sample the famed vibrancy of this beautiful city.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mileage: 406.6 - 469 = 62.4 Miles

Day 10 - Final Farwell                                                                                       Night 9:
                                                                                                           Asheville, NC
                                                                                                        Haywood Park Hotel
After a relaxing breakfast you are free to depart at your leisure. The trip home will be a time to
reflect on the incredible accomplishment you have achieved and the new friends you have made
along the way.
Meals: Breakfast

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