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South Carolina / Georgia Low Country

Ride Details

Dates: Nov 25- Dec 1, 2018 May 3-9, 2019

Distance: up to 225 miles, 15-60 daily

Cost: $2695

Rider Level: Recreational

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The Low counrty of South Carolina and Georgia are known for their fabulous seafood and southern cuisine. This delightful Epicurean Tour is sure to please.  You will need a good day of riding and activity after an evening dining in Charleston, Beaufort or Savannah. Charleston alone boasts 600 plus eateries. The area has become a Mecca for culinary graduates. You will be suprised at Elli's version of Frogmoor Stew, as we dine under the stars on beautiful Edisto Island.

The town of Charleston is known for it's historic district, lovely architecture, brick alleys and civil war sites. Upon your arrival in Charleston, enjoy walking and pedaling past grand mansions, battlegrounds beneath canopies of Live Oaks. The Fall season on the Sounth Carolina coast offers mild temperatures, lower humidity and less traffic and tourism. What a great time to cycle and work off the Thanksgiving calories.

As we head south from Charleston, we will ride through one of the east coast's largest protected estuarine systems. The ACE Basin (Ashepoo, Combahee, Edisto River System). Currently, there are 217,000 acres protected by federal, state, local and private parties. Here we will enjoy kayaking and walks along raised boardwalk among cypress swamps and wetlands. Continuing south, we enjoy beautiful semi-tropic forest and white sand beaches on Hunting, Fripp and Edisto Islands.

We wrap up our final days of riding, dining, and sight seeing in and around the historic water front towns of Beaufort, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia

Tour Details:   Fall 2018 tour dates: Nov 25-Dec 1.  Cost: $2695  Spring 2019 dates: May 15-21.

Travel Logistics: Fly in and out of Charleston, SC.

Nov Tour: Aiport pick up time is 3 PM on Nov 25. Drop off time is: Dec 1 at 4 PM. Or meet at our starting hotel where you will leave your car for the week.

What's Included: All accommodations starting the night prior to riding. You may opt to stay over the weekend, at your expense. An orientation dinner and social hour, all breakfasts, picnic lunches when riding and dinner on riding days. Maps, cue sheets, and Ride with GPS turns, 2 guides, baggage transfer, van shuttle to and from the airport, van support while riding and Guided Kayak or hiking tour inthe ACE BAsin.

Pre-tour evening-  Meet in Charleston for Orientation Dinner

Day 1- Local riding and walking tour of Charleston- (16 riding miles - 156'elevation gain)

Day 2- Charleston - James Island- Edisto Beach  (51 riding miles - 719' elevation gain)

Day 3-  Edisto Island local cycling- Ace Basin Kayaking, birding and hiking, shuttle to Beaufort

Day 4- Beaufort- Lady's Island- Helen's Island- Hunting Island State Park- Fripp Island and back (26 or 52 miles - 347' elevation gain)

Day 5- Beaufort- Hilton Head (57.2 miles -335 elevation gain) Final Day for the Spring 5 day tour- Shuttle back to Charleston

Day 6 - Hilton Head Island - Savannah- Departure Luncheon- shuttle to Charleston (64 riding miles - 598 elevation gain )

Hotels, riding details and profiles for this tour will be included in your registration package or inadvance by request. Total elevation gain for this tour is 2155 feet.  This riding tour is very flat and suggested as recreational, but skills riding in light city traffic are necessary.  Happy riding and Bon Appetit!