VIRGINIA: Appalachian Mountains Itinerary

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Below is a brief description of the Virginia Appalachian Mountains bike tour itinerary, including links to interactive route maps with elevation profiles. PLEASE NOTE: All 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

Arrive early for the perfect introduction to the steep grades and beautiful mountains of Virginia on a short but challenging loop leaving directly from our hotel in Roanoke. Or skip the ride and simply enjoy the shops and sights of this pedestrian-friendly downtown. Enjoy an excellent dinner that evening at the finest restaurant in town.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotel Roanoke (Roanoke, VA)

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FRIDAY

After breakfast at the Regency Room at our hotel, ride from just outside of Roanoke to Clifton Forge, a 45-mile adventure that will take us through beautiful farmlands, along bubbling brooks, and over two mountain passes, both of which feature double-digit grades and fun descents down the other side. Explore the Omni Homestead Resort post-ride, enjoying a soak at the Spa Garden before dinner in the Jefferson Room.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: The Omni Homestead Resort (Hot Springs, VA)

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SATURDAY

Ride an incredibly scenic loop that leaves straight from the Resort and includes some of the best roads Virginia has to offer, with challenging climbs, never-ending descents, creekside wooded sections, classic farmland scenery, and even a mountain lake. Recover at the resort before another excellent dinner that evening.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: The Omni Homestead Resort (Hot Springs, VA)

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SUNDAY

Ride across classic valley farmland to the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains before taking on a monster climb that crosses over the Blue Ridge Parkway and ends at a mountain lake where we'll celebrate the completion of four days of riding with lunch at the Peaks of Otter Lodge overlooking the lake. Recover with a massage back at Hotel Roanoke or take a stroll downtown before meeting for dinner and one final toast to our accomplishments.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotel Roanoke (Roanoke, VA)

MONDAY

Enjoy one final breakfast at the Regency Room at our hotel in Roanoke before departing for home.

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