Blue Ridge Parkway
Includes all lodging, breakfasts and dinners, support van, leaders, tour maps & narratives.
Front Royal, VA
Timberline van shuttle is possible from Dulles International Airport to Front Royal, VA. The ride ends in Bryson City, NC and a Timberline shuttle takes you directly to Asheville Regional Airport.
Not included: Airline service; Guide Gratuity.
Dulles International Airport - 2:00 PM; Front Royal Hotel - 4:00 PM
Blue Ridge Parkway Bike Tour
This is a bucket list ride along Skyline Drive, which connects to the Blue Ridge Parkway: 624 miles of gorgeous vistas and dramatic elevations. The parkway snakes through the Blue Ridge Mountains and traverses the states of Virginia and North Carolina, and offers us a chance to challenge and amaze. Our lodging stays as close to the parkway as possible, but we will sometimes have to swoop out of the mountains to find a comfortable bed and a hearty meal. The Timberline van will always be available to help you regain your elevation in the morning to continue the Parkway quest.
Our Bike Tour Schedule
We spend 9 days on our Blue Ridge Parkway bike tour, and have scheduled the ride to only include one weekend to minimize the competition with vehicles. The foliage should be spectacular and the weather should be cool in the mornings and warm in the afternoons. We end our riding at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and shuttle back to Asheville for a celebratory dinner. Transportation to the Asheville airport is included on the next day. This challenging ride includes distances of up to 80 miles and accumulated elevations each day of between 4,700 and 10,600 ft, if you include riding from the hotel each day. Shuttle boosts are happily provided in the Timberline van.
Contact us for more information! Timberline Adventures offers guided hike and bike tours across the U.S. and Canada, and our experts across the country are ready to guide you in your outdoor experience.
View Timberline Adventures’ other Appalachia bike tour offerings.
|Day 1||Orientation dinner in Front Royal, VA|
|Day 2||Skyline Drive - Swift Run Gap, V||75|
|Day 3||Wintergreen Resort, VA||62|
|Day 4||Peaks of Otter, VA||77|
|Day 5||Floyd, VA||78|
|Day 6||Sparta, NC||71|
|Day 7||Blowing Rock, NC||67|
|Day 8||Little Switzerland, NC||46|
|Day 9||Asheville, NC||64|
|Day 10||End of Trail, overnight in Asheville, NC||79|
|Day 11||Departure from Asheville, NC|