CAROLINAS: Fall Foliage Itinerary

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Below is a brief description of the Carolina tour's itinerary, including links to interactive route maps with elevation profiles. PLEASE NOTE: Each of our routes can be adjusted to make them more or less challenging. With the support of our SAG vehicle, we can provide a variety of starting and finishing points on each day to provide a customized ride.

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THURSDAY

For those who arrive in Greenville early, take on the infamous Paris Mountain climb on a bonus Thursday afternoon ride, best known to cyclists for its role in past USA Cycling Pro National Championship races. Enjoy an excellent dinner that evening at the Lazy Goat restaurant overlooking the Reedy River.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown RiverPlace (Greenville)

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FRIDAY

Ride out of Greenville on the car-free, tree-lined Swamp Rabbit Trail,.Enjoy a beautiful climb past the North Saluda Reservoir before dropping down into the charming little town of Saluda for lunch on historic Main Street. Spend the afternoon & evening exploring the eclectic mix of retail shops, art galleries, restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and street performers in the one-of-a-kind mountain city of Asheville, North Carolina.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: Haywood Park Hotel (Asheville)

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SATURDAY

Enjoy another gorgeous ride through dense foliage, past calendar-worthy farm scenery, and over a challenging mountain pass on the way to the tiny town of Hot Springs, North Carolina, a ride that many of our guests have named as their all-time favorite ride!

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: Haywood Park Hotel (Asheville)

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SUNDAY

Ride back to Greenville on one of the most popular routes with the locals, featuring a short climb and long descent down from Caesar's Head State Park followed by scenic farmroads and a finishing ride down the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Arrive in Greenville with plenty of time for packing, a celebratory final dinner and further exploration of all that Greenville has to offer.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown RiverPlace (Greenville)

MONDAY

Enjoy one final breakfast in Greenville before heading back home.

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