South Carolina & Georgia: Charleston to SavannahRide along enchanting Southern routes imbued with classic charm. VBT’s Charleston and Savannah bike tours guide you along the South’s best sea-side and land attractions. Trace the coastal islands of the Intracoastal Waterway, a 3,000-mile trail of bays, lagoons, inlets, and rivers. Watch the sunset over sailboats in history-rich harbors. On this journey, architecture takes center stage; admire “Rainbow Row,” a historic neighborhood of pastel-colored houses, and explore the antebellum mansions of Beaufort with a local guide. Cycle along the Spanish Moss Trail, where fantastical moss-draped neighborhoods, lush marshes, and coastal wildlife co-exist. At the Penn Center, unravel the powerful culture of the Gullah people who call the Carolina Sea Islands home. You’re sure to fall under the spell of the South during this captivating ride.
- Cycle by the pastel-hued houses of Charleston, marveling at views of sailboats and historic Fort Sumter
- Immerse yourself in the legacy of the Gullah people when you visit the Sea Island of St. Helena and the culture-rich Penn Center
- Step back in time with a cycle through the famed Bonaventure Cemetery and a guided walking tour of the charming streets of Savannah
- Ride beneath a magnificent avenue flanked by live oaks as you approach historic Wormsloe Plantation
- Cycle beneath the live oaks of the Spanish Moss Trail to arrive among the antebellum architectural of Beaufort
What to Expect
This tour offers options for easy rides throughout the trip. Our VBT support vehicle is always available for those who would like assistance. This vacation is ideal for beginning and casual cyclists.
- Daily Mileage: 4 - 36|
- Biking: 1 - 4 hr|
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|6 nights in distinctive Southern inns in the heart of town|
|12 meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners|
|Transportation from Charleston International Airport to the Ansonborough Inn|
|Transportation from the Andaz Savannah to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport|
Accommodations (May vary depending on departure date.)
The Ansonborough Inn
The Ansonborough Inn is located within Charleston’s historic district of Ansonborough, so named when Admiral George Anson won the property in a spirited poker game. Just one block north of the Market Street area, it is centrally located and close to all of historic downtown Charleston. Once a shipping warehouse, the property was transformed into a luxury hotel after a $3.5 million renovation. With only 46 rooms, the hotel makes guests feel very much at home. Rooms range in size from 450 to 750 square feet and feature individual climate control, voice mail, mini-fridge, microwave, and in-room safe. Enjoy the hotels expanded continental breakfast and daily wine-and-cheese reception. The rooftop deck and cozy pub offer relaxing spots for a drink.
The Beaufort Inn
With a majestic main house and several adjacent cottages, the award-winning Beaufort Inn occupies an entire block in the city of Beauforts historic district. A splendid example of Victorian architecture, the complex dates to the 1890s and features elegant gables, wraparound porches lined with inviting rocking chairs, and a lush, manicured garden. During your stay, you may wish to relax with a massage at the inns on-site spa, or enjoy afternoon tea in one of its mahogany-paneled dining rooms. Each of the Beaufort Inns 28 rooms is air-conditioned and equipped with cable/satellite television and complimentary wireless Internet access.
Sophisticated and modern, the Andaz Savannah is a stylish haven on the edge of the historical district. This artfully decorated hotel is just a few blocks from River Street, the bustling shopping avenue along the Savannah River, and set right on Ellis Square, a lively urban square of fountains and a life-sized chess set. Relax on the outdoor pool terrace and enjoy a handcrafted cocktail before settling into your air conditioned guest room, graced with fine linens, comfortable robes, and a walk-in shower.
Guest Reviews 92 out of 94 (98%) of reviewers recommend this tour
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