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Blue Ridge- Asheville, NC

Ride Details

Dates: 2018 dates to be announced

Distance: 235-287 +- Miles, 18-102 daily

Cost: $395 - $2096

Rider Level: Active- Advanced

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Blue Ridge Parkway - Asheville, NC  2018- Dates to be announces    (5 nights, 5 days  Sun- Fri)

Tour Costs -All Inclusive $2096 (includes all lodging, breakfasts and dinners, picnic lunches, van support transfers, leaders, maps and narratives. Airfare and transportation to and from Asheville is not included.)  Airport pick up times: Sept 17 at 3 pm. Drop off time: Sept 22 at 4 pm. Single room supplement- $440

Pay as you go ; $395  (includes orientation dinner, breakfast, picnic lunches, van support transfers, leaders, maps and narratives.) Pick up times: Sept 17 at 3 pm. Drop off time:  Sept 22 at 4 pm. Guests are responsible for their own hotel accommodations and dinners. You may participate in all of the days of riding or as little as 3 days of riding. We do require that all riders start with the opening evening orientation dinner and the first 3 days of riding.

Assembly Point- Asheville, NC- Starting hotel in Asheville ( schedule your air service to Asheville NC. - Van shuttle available)

230-280 approx miles of spectacular views, challenging climbs and a bounty of good times!

This tour was developed by our owner and guide, Elli Sias, and is not designed for the faint of heart.  She has pedaled these hills and visited these charming towns over the last 25 years, while living in the South. 

We will do airport pickups at the Asheville, NC Airport and shuttle riders and their bikes to our starting hotel in Asheville.  The beauty of this 5 day tour is that we reside in one hotel for the duration of this tour. The luxury, comfort and convenience of an atristic and cultural small city. Our travels take us through the beautiful, small towns of Brevard, Mars Hill, Weaverville, Cilo, Marshall, Mount Mitchell and Asheville.

This tour is the perfect tour for a non-cycling spouse or travel companion. Asheville is home to the Vanderbilts (the early residents of the historic Biltmore Estate), some of the South’s finest microbreweries, regional artists who studied at the Penland School, and incredible restaurants and wonderful local cycling routes. Western North Carolina boasts upscale mountain towns, as well as some truly rustic Appalachian home sites and farmland. While riders are out cycling, there is a bounty of options for your travel companion.

The Blue Ridge Parkway and the NC mountains ain’t flat, folks. At times, you may think that you are on a human powered rollercoaster. Our climbs will be short and steep and descents will go by quickly. The Cycle of Life Adventures van will always be there to assist.


Day 1  Asheville - Blue Ridge Pkwy - Brevard and back as an option (51-102 miles)

Day 2  Asheville - Local ride of the Arts Districts and the area surrounding The Biltmore (18 miles) other options available.

Day 3  Asheville - Blue Ridge Pkwy - Mt. Mitchell  (67.1 miles)

Day 4  Asheville - Mars Hill Loop (50.3 miles)

Day 5  Asheville - Beaver Dam - Elk Mountain Loop  (48.9 miles)  Total 235-287 miles.

Blue Ridge- Asheville, NC

Blue Ridge- Asheville, NC

Blue Ridge- Asheville, NC

Blue Ridge- Asheville, NC

Blue Ridge- Asheville, NC