An Inn to Inn bicycle tour is an ideal way to explore Western North Carolina. Traveling at a pace slow enough to really see the country you’re in, you can stop and explore small mountain villages, roll through quiet farmland, spin along the Blue Ridge Parkway, and visit Asheville — one of the most popular destination cities in the country.
At Velo Girl Rides, we specialize in creating customized inn to inn bicycle tours that allow you to travel in a style that is perfect for you. First, we learn about you, then we give you some great decisions to make. The result is a Inn to Inn bicycle tour tailored to your specific preferences.
The first step to creating your tour is to complete our Tour Questionnaire, and then spend some time chatting by phone about your goals, interests and skill level. This process will help you decide which type of tour is best for you:
- Self-Guided & Self-Supported – we will make your lodging reservations, create a custom turn-by-turn cue sheet and map, and provide valuable local knowledge about routes, sights, food and all things local to get your tour started. Then you will begin your adventure carrying your gear along with you as you travel by bicycle. You’re on your own, but you’re prepared.
- Self-Guided & Supported – like the idea of guiding your own adventure, but would prefer to do so “unloaded”? Then choose this option and let Velo Girl Rides do the heavy lifting, literally. In addition to all the benefits of the Self-Guided & Self-Supported tour, your luggage and gear will be transported each day and will be waiting for you in your room when you arrive at each inn. You’re on your own and you ride lightly.
- Fully Supported – This option includes all of the above benefits and so much more. You will ride with a local guide each day and be supported by the Velo Girl Rides van and trailer. Snacks, drinks and layers will always be accessible. Lunch will be served along the route. Mechanical problems will be resolved by your guide. When necessary, you and your bicycle will be transported to the inn – making it possible to easily reach inns that are tucked away in the mountains, beyond a mortal’s reach by bicycle. You ride with us.
Because we live and ride in Western North Carolina, we can create a tour that meets your goals be it a spring climbing tour, your first touring adventure, a group raid to celebrate a major milestone, you name it, we can make it happen. Here is a sample itinerary: