Total tour distance: 273 miles
Daily tour distance: 39 miles
Difficulty: 30 / 100
Join us on this popular ride through one of the premier beach destinations in the U.S. Our loop tour of North Carolina’s Outer and Inner Banks offers a chance to explore the region’s history-rich harbor towns on the Pamlico and Albemarle sounds, and the coastal communities nestled in the state’s barrier islands. Leaving our camping and cooking gear at home, we’ll sleep indoors each night and enjoy the region’s excellent seafood and other delicacies.
After two days of spinning through the coastal plains, we’ll join the Atlantic Coast Bicycle Route’s Outer Banks Alternate, leaving the mainland by ferry to explore places like Ocracoke Island, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, and Kitty Hawk. With an endless parade of things to do, we’ll view lighthouses, shipwrecks, and abundant wildlife, as well as visit the site of the Wright Brothers’ first flight. After 8 days of coastal exploration, we’ll pedal back to the mainland to our starting point in Elizabeth City.