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The Best of the Virginias

Ride Details

Dates: Aug 10-18, 2018

Distance: 25-77 miles daily

Cost: $ 3196

Rider Level: Active - Advanced

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In 2017, while on the West Virginia-"Wild and Wonderful " tour, we fell in love with the area and the neighboring mountains of Virginia.  For 2018, we have decided on our ideal riding locations in these two states. With a name like "Wild and Wonderful "and "VA is for Lovers" you can't go wrong. These two states are packed with Civil War history, farming and coal heritage, outdoor activities, raw natural beauty and good ole southern hospitality that will create a memorable cycling and adventure experience you should not miss.

On our "Virginias" Tour, we still focus on the southern portion of the state of WV in and around the Greenbrier Valley, New River and The Potomac Highlands. All of WV sits within the Appalachian range, therefore giving WV the name the "Mountain State". We will visit and reside nightly in the historic towns of Lewisburg, Cass and Lexington, VA. To this, we have added the mountains of VA in and around the Shenandoah Valley and the Washington and Jefferson National Forests. There are some great small towns with art, upscale southern dining, Civil War history, equine centers, and wonderful adventure activities. Both of the Virginias have small towns with names ending with "Springs".  And yes, there are springs. Along with the springs come wonderful rock formations, caves, beautiful lush green farms and wildlife. This tour provides time to enjoy the water and experience the natural caves. There is never enough time on a cycling tour, so consider staying after a few extra days to take in the local attractions, experience excellent spring fly fishing or call some of our local riding buddies for extra time in the saddle.

Tour Details: Aug 10-18, 2018 (Fri- Sat) 8 days, 8 nights  Price: $3196 Single room supplement $600

Travel Logistics: Make flight arrangements in and out of Roanoke, VA. Pick up time will be by 3PM on Aug 10. Drop off time will be Aug 18 by 4PM

Included: All lodging, transfers to and from the airport, all breakfasts, dinners and picnic lunches on riding days, cocktail social hour on the 1st evening, van support, maps, GPS mapping, mechanic, 2 or more experienced guides. One Bunker tour at the Greenbrier and choice of rafting or cave tour.

Accommodations: Best Western Hunt Ridge- Lexington, Inn at Gristmill, Cass State Park, Holiday Inn Lewisburg

Our daily rides are designed for what we would call a fit rider because of the short steep hills. Daily distances will range between 32 and 77 miles depending on the terrain for the day. Thus, we would classify this tour as appropriate for the "Active" level of Rider not necessarily the Advanced rider.The Best of the Virginias

Pre-tour Day 0  We meet at the Inn in Lexington, VA

Day 1- Lexington - Natural Bridge Loop- Lexington (42 miles)

Day 2- Lexington - Rockbridge Baths- Longdale State Park- Healing Springs (52 miles)

Day 3- Healing Springs - Warm Springs - Minnehaha Springs - Marlinton, WV- Cass, WV  (61 miles)

Day 4- Cass - Greenbrier Trail- White Sulphur Springs (77 miles) shuttle to Lewisburg

Day 5- Lewisburg - The Green loop - Lewisburg  (32 miles) Bunker Tour in the PM

Day 6- Off bike day - Cave tour or day raft on the New River Gorge

Day 7-  Lewisburg- Asp burner loop- Fairly - Alderson - Grassy Meadows- Lewisburg  (76 miles)

Day 8-  White Sulphur Springs - Crows, VA - Paint Branch - New Castle - Fincastle - Shuttle to Roanoke and Lexington, VA (56 miles)

Total Miles: 398

Daily Profiles:

Lexington/Natural BridgeThe Best of the Virginias

Lexington/Warmsprings  The Best of the Virginias

Warm Springs/Cass          The Best of the Virginias

Cass/ Greenbrier Trail      The Best of the Virginias

Lewisburg Green Loop     The Best of the Virginias

Lewisburg Asp Burner      The Best of the Virginias

Lewisburg/Fincastle          The Best of the Virginias