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Odyssey 2021 – East Coast Greenway-III

Odyssey 2021 – East Coast Greenway-III

October 10 - 21, 2021

(12 days, 11 nights; Sun - Thu)

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Bonus Tour

Double Booking

$3800/person

Single Booking

$4600

Roommate Rebate

$760

Prices good until Jan. 15, 2021; Includes all lodging, breakfasts, snacks and dinners, support van, leaders, tour maps, cue sheets, gpx files & narratives.

Assembly Point

Raleigh, N.C.

Pickup from the local airport will be provided by Timberline.

Not Included: Airfare to Raleigh-Durham International Airport; Alcoholic Drinks; Guide Gratuity

Note: The number of single bookings are limited

Meeting Time

2pm airport pickup; 4pm Raleigh hotel

Drop-off Time

10 am Savannah departure

Fifteen states,  450 cities and towns and 3,000 miles from Maine to Florida on a safe biking route through the country’s most populated corridor.  That is the East Coast Greenway. Our Odyssey Journey will take us on the first fully-supported, end-to-end tour on the Greenway.  We are running this tour in partnership with the East Coast Greenway Alliance, the folks who have worked tirelessly to put together the route, and continue to work to add Greenways and improve the entire journey.  For every guest on our tour, we will make a donation to the Alliance. Dinner is at local restaurants and nights are spent in local hotels.  The trail is a combination of paved bike paths, back roads and unpaved path sections.  Hybrid or gravel bikes are perfect for this epic ride.  There are only three small sections of unpaved path in this segment, so traditional road bikes will do fine.  No matter your steed, there is a fabulous adventure ahead.

Southern Charm

Segment 3 is our opportunity to revel in southern charm.  From the metropolitan area of Raleigh, N.C., we work our way down to the Atlantic Coast at Carolina Beach, and keep to the coastline through South Carolina and into Georgia.  We will experience natural features and cultural diversity, as we ride from rolling hills of pine, oak, and hickory forests to farmlands, thriving cities, cypress swamps, and coastal beaches.  Then we ride through the Grand Strand, and on through national forests, coastal reserves and wildlife refuges.  We cross Charleston Harbor, ride around Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto Basin, pass through the Savannah Wildlife Refuge and into the charming city of Savannah.  Our layover stop is in bustling Myrtle Beach, where of course a day on the beach is an option, or a stroll on the boardwalk, or perhaps take part in the Annual Greek Festival in town that weekend.  We stay at a low elevation for much of this segment and can cruise along through big chunks of sparsely inhabited areas.

Link to the entire Greenway Map

EARLY PRICING:

Before January 15, 2021:  Double Booking:  $3,800;  Single Booking:  $4,600
Before May 15, 2021 :  Double Booking:  $4,015;  Single Booking:  $4,815
After May 15, 2021 :  Double Booking:  $4,225;  Single Booking:  $5,025

Itinerary

DayLocationDistance
Day 1 (33)Orientation - Raleigh, NC0
Day 2 (34)Raleigh - Walnut Creek Trail - Neuse River Trail - Clayton - Smithfield - Benson, NC57
Day 3 (35)Benson- Dunn Erwin Rail Trail - Horseshoe Bend Rd - Fayetteville North, NC40
Day 4 (36)Fayetteville North - Cape Fear River Trail - Bladen Lakes State Forest - Elizabethtown - White Lake, NC46
Day 5 (37) White Lake - Wilmington - Pleasure Island - Fort Fisher Ferry - Southport, NC76
Day 6 (38)Southport - Shallotte - Sunset Beach - Myrtle Beach, SC66
Day 7 (39)Layover day - Myrtle Beach, SC0
Day 8 (40)Myrtle Beach - Grissom Parkway Trail - Garden City Beach -Waccamaw Neck Bikeway - Litchfield By The Sea - Georgetown, SC48
Day 9 (41)Georgetown - McClellanville - Ben Sawyer Bikeway - Charlestown, SC74
Day 10 (42)Charlestown, SC - Wonder's Way - Yvonne D Evans River Walk - W Ashley Greenway - Jacksonboro - Spanish Moss Trail - Beaufort78
Day 11 (43)Beaufort - Spanish Moss Trail - Okatie - Savannah National Wildlife Refuge - Savannah, GA55
Day 12 (44)Savannah - transition day

Total Distance: 553 miles

Odyssey 2021 – East Coast Greenway-III

October 10 - 21, 2021

(12 days, 11 nights; Sun - Thu)