Great Smokey Mountains

Great Smokey Mountains National Park is the most visited park in the USA and it’s no wonder as the views and vistas here are simply stunning.
We start the week from Tellico Plains, Tennessee to travel along the Cherohala Skyway riding “on top of the world” to Tapoco. From here we take on “The Dragon” (aka: Devils Gap) with it’s 318 curves in 11 miles.
Then it’s onto a portion of the beautiful, but little known and lightly traveled, Foorhills Parkway.
We also visit the remote  Cades Covefor a car-free early morning riding experience through history and then in the afternoon to the top of Clingmans Dome to marvel in the 100+ mile views of purple mountains majesty.
On the second half of our tour we ride along a portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway visiting it’s highest point at 6,053 feet and then end in Asheville. We will have a layover day in Asheville which will be a great opportunity to explore this charming town. Enjoy one of it’s many breweries, visit the Biltmore Estate, or if you want to ride, take on a challenging climb to the top of Mount Mitchell .
Our final day includes a climb over Doggetts Gap and then ends in the remote town of Hot Springs, North Carolina.

Highlights

  • Great Smokey Mountain NP
  • Cherohala Skyway
  • Deal’s Gap
  • Foothhills Parkway
  • Blue Ridge Parkway

Details

TypeRoad bike, Hybrid bike, E-bike
Duration6 days
LevelChallenging
SupportGuided
Daily distance39 to 91mi
Total distance250 – 335 mi
Group sizeMin. 6 – max. 13
LodgingHotels
BicycleNot included
MonthMay, October
StartKnoxville
FinishKnoxville
States or countryNorth Carolina, Tennessee
Airport startMcGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)
Airport finishMcGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)

Starting from $ 3,570.00

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