Asheville “FUNDO” Bike Tour

Asheville "Fundo" Bike Tour

Overview

This 4-day riding and social event will be designed for rider levels from Recreational to Advanced. The design of this tour keeps us in Asheville for all four nights. There will be one low cost of $595 per person for up to four days of riding. You will have all maps and GPS routing, van support at 10-15 mile intervals, mechanical support, energy drinks, riding snacks, brewery tour and an occasional van ride for those who are tired. Guests will pay for their own rooms, their own meals and will be responsible for their own transportation and bicycle shipment. Our base camp hotel will be Sheraton Four Points in downtown Asheville and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Or, you and your group may opt to rent a VRBO or Airbnb in the local area.There will be one casual catered meal and a complimentary Wine and Brew social on our first evening. The group ride will be limited to the first 20 riders. Route maps will become available when you sign up.

We will ride quiet, country roads in great little towns near: Brevard, Burnsville,  Barnardsville, Mt Mitchell, Lake Lure, Marshall and the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway.

Details

Rider Level

All Levels

Distance

18 – 75 miles per day

Travel

Fly in and out of Asheville Airport. Arrive to the starting hotel for cocktails and dinner by 6 pm on June 25. Riding will start on the morning of June 26. Our final ride will complete on June 30 by 3pm. Room reservations will be necessary ASAP at the Sheraton Four Points. Register for a room here. The room rates for 2 doubles or a king start at $109 plus tax for Cycle of Life Adventures guests.

Meals

Meals are not included

Accommodations

Lodging is not included

Alternative Lodging:

Other
  • Unbelievable riding
  • New Belgium Brew tour
  • Additional information for local attractions
  • Available Masseuse
  • Mechanic (tipping suggested)
  • Every day will include shorter casual options and “advanced” options. Distances can vary from 18 miles of intown touring to a choice of metric century rides.
Extra Charges
  • Souvenir jersey
  • Biltmore tours
  • Rafting
  • Mountain bike guide
  • Roundtrip transportation service for a rider and a bicycle to and from the Asheville airport can be arranged for $75 per person.

Dates

  • June 25 – 30, 2021
  • Friday – Wednesday

Pricing

Per Person
$595/person
  • RENTAL BIKES:
    Road Bike - $140
    e-Bike: $300
The best the NC high country has to offer, so book today!

Itinerary

Orientation: Casual Dinner/Beer and Wine Social (included in your package); 6  – 7:30pm on the night before we ride.

Day 1

Short Ride Asheville – South on the Blue Ridge Pkwy – Pisgah Inn – Lunch options available (32 – 64 miles) van options

Long Ride Asheville – South on the Blue Ridge Pkwy to Pisgah – Brevard – Lunch Options – Ride back to Pisgah or Asheville. (64 – 113 miles)

Day 2

Short Ride 18 miles -/+ in town, Touring of the River Arts District, 15 miles of cycling available on Biltmore Estate touring by bicycle for those who are holding tickets. (Tickets can be reserved one week in advance for everyone interested at no extra cost. You are our guest.

Long Ride East Asheville – Lake Lure loop (58.3 miles); starting point near Swaneola/Black Mountain

Day 3

Short Ride Weaverville – Loop (25.4 miles) Afternoon available for your choice of activities in town, hikes, floating on the French Broad, art studios. 5pm: New Belgium Brew Tour and tasting (in your package). Casual meal on your own at the food trucks.

Long Ride Weaverville – Leicester – Mars Hill Loop (50.4 miles) 5pm: New Belgium Brewery Tour and tasting (in your package). Casual meal on your own at the food trucks.

Day 4

Short Ride Asheville Blue Ridge – Craggy Gardens – Hike – and return to Asheville (36 miles)

Long Ride Asheville – Blue Ridge Pkwy – Mt. Mitchell (66 miles, 7700′ of climbing)

Note:
  • Profiles for longer rides. Ride with Gps mapping available upon registration. Rides may vary slightly if construction or closures occur.
  • Afternoon thunderstorms are common. Good advice is to start early for longer rides.
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