Total tour distance: 301 miles
Daily tour distance: 50 miles
Difficulty: 70 / 100
The Blue Ridge Parkway, often called “America’s Favorite Drive,” could just as well be nicknamed “America’s Favorite Bike Tour.” In all the parkway stretches for 469 miles, from North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the south to Waynesboro, Virginia, in the north. On our Blue Ridge Bliss tour, you’ll explore more than 300 of the very best of those miles; in fact, the North Carolina mountains offer some of the best cycling in the country.
Pedaling the iconic crest of the southern Appalachians, you’ll enjoy expansive views and rolling terrain as you skirt the highest peaks in the East, including 6,684-foot Mount Mitchell. We’ll spin past historic farmsteads and lodges, and ride through the many valleys known locally as “hollers,” twisting and turning through a rural landscape of dark forests, sun-bathed fields, and mountain meadows delineated by rustic split-rail fences. This June, immerse yourself in Appalachia’s unique mountain culture. Join us for Blue Ridge Bliss in North Carolina!