NORTH CAROLINA

April 24-May 1, 2021

From $5,495 incl. all taxes | Departs From Toronto*

One of motorcycling’s best-kept secrets, you won’t believe such beautiful riding and vacation experiences can be found all in one place, and so close to home.

For the hard cores, you’ll  be spending 7 days in a place where there are too many jaw-dropping roads to count, with The Blue Ridge Parkway, The Cherohala Skyway, and The Tail of The Dragon among them. For those who equally enjoy some down time, you’ll spend 7 days in some of the prettiest and vibrant towns we’ve had the good fortune to find for you.

*Based on 1 bike, 1 person, 1 room – additional configurations and/or pick-ups easily arranged. Contact us to discuss.

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SEASON START IN STYLE!

North Carolina offers some of the best motorcycling you’ll find anywhere in North America.  After arriving in Asheville, we’re off to one of the prettiest vacation regions in the east where you’ll spend 4 days on some of the most remarkable roads you’ve ever ridden. Altitude cruises at more than 6,000 feet with incredible vistas on both sides, long forested runs with wide gentle sweepers that Ben calls “possibly perfect motorcycle roads”, and enough kilometers of tight twisties to quench any technical riders’ thirst.

Because we care as much about your time off your bike as your time on it, the quaint main strip of Highlands has something for everyone, from pub burgers and beers to high-end restaurants, spas, and wine gardens. And if you’ve never been to Asheville then you’re in for a treat. Asheville is a vibrant, artistic, culinary city in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  It is home to more than 30 craft breweries, the Biltmore Estate, and thousands of happy foodies. This is a favourite of those looking for the best of everything a North Carolina motorcycle trip can offer.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Home pick-up of motorcycle and luggage
  • Insured motorcycle transport between Toronto and Asheville, North Carolina
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off in Asheville
  • 7 nights accommodations
  • 6 days of carefree motorcycling
  • Fully guided & self-guided itineraries – no thinking, just riding
  • Flexibility – days to ride or not ride – your call
  • Breakfasts, lunches on guided rides, Sunday welcome dinner
  • Luggage transfer throughout the trip
  • Home drop-off of motorcycle and luggage

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Personal transportation to and from Asheville
  • Personal food and beverage (other than above)
  • Hotel, personal, and vehicle incidentals

TRIP OVERVIEW

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Hub City

Asheville, North Carolina

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Getting Here

Connecting flights available from Toronto (YYZ) to Asheville (AVL) and Greenville (GSP) via many major airlines

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Format

Mix of Point-to-Point and Hub & Spoke, allowing for guided & self-guided riding opportunities. Fully guided group itinerary offered every riding day

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Roads

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Intermediate to advanced Motorcycle Tour

Skill & Pace

Intermediate to advanced Motorcycle Tour
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Accommodations

Excellent Accommodations with pindrop

experience overview

day 0: Welcome To ASHEVILLE

Asheville Airport Pickup

Check-In and Orientation

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DAY 1: DEPART ASHEVILLE

Departure: 9:30am

Distance: ~225 kms

Arrival: 3:30pm

Dinner: 7:00pm

We won’t waste any time getting to one of the jewels on the trip. We’ll sample the Blue Ridge Parkway plus other magnificent roads on our way to our home away from home.

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DAY 2: GEORGIA ON OUR MINDS

Departure: 8:00am

Distance: ~325 kms

Arrival: 3:30pm

For those joining the group we’ll head southwest into Georgia where we’ll spend the day enjoying some remarkable roads in the Chattahoochee National Forest before heading back to the hotel for some leisure time before dinner.

Note:  this can also be a self-guided day for those wishing to explore on their own. We’ll provide you with all the insider info you need for a day of independent riding
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day 3: GRAB A DRAGON BY THE TAIL

Departure: 8:00am

Distance: ~400 kms

Arrival: 4:00pm

Today is the day that defines everything that’s amazing about a North Carolina motorcycle trip. We’ll head towards Tennessee and the famed Tail of The Dragon. You’ll get your fill of the most twisted road you’re likely to ride before a lunch and a perfect cruise down the Cherohala Skyway back to your hotel room.

Note:  this can also be a self-guided day for those wishing to explore on their own. We’ll provide you with all the insider info you need for a day of independent riding
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day 4: OFF TO SWITZERLAND WE GO

Departure: 8:00am

Distance: ~250 kms

Arrival: 3:30pm

Today is a wonderful day-long ride. We’ll travel all the way from North Carolina to Switzerland.  OK, Little Switzerland, but it is sure to be another unforgettable day on the road. We’ll go northeast past Asheville cutting right through the heart of the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests before stopping for the night at the summit of Grassy Mountain, right on The Blue Ridge Parkway.

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day 5: THEY CALL IT FOODTOPIA

Departure: 9:30am

Distance: ~275 kms

Arrival: Approx. 3:30pm

After a couple heavier days we’ll linger a little longer and keep it a little more relaxed as we’ll spend some time cruising the Parkway and taking in all that it has to offer before finding a few more NC twisties on our way back to the livelier yet still-chill vibe of Asheville.

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day 6: RATTLIN’ FROM THE HOT SPRINGS

Departure: 10:00am

Distance: ~275 kms

Arrival: 3:00pm

For those who need to get one more fix in on the road, we’ll be heading north at a leisurely pace on a lovely little river-run out of Asheville to Hot Springs – a small town popular for those hiking the Appalachian trail to get recharged while en route. After lunch we’ll get a taste of The Rattler;  the lesser-known-yet-super-fun little cousin of the Dragon as we head back to the hotel for the last time.

For those who want to take in some of the local charm, this would be a great day to do that. The Biltmore Estate and Chimney Rock are a short drive away, or keep it really close and do the walking tour of all the craft breweries, galleries, and shops Asheville is becoming famous for.

Note:  this can also be a self-guided day for those wishing to explore on their own. We’ll provide you with all the insider info you need for a day of independent riding
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day 7: HEADING HOME

Hotel Check-Out

Asheville Airport Drop-Offs

experience overview

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DAY 0: WELCOME TO ASHEVILLE

Asheville Airport Pickup

Check-In and Orientation

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DAY 1: DEPART ASHEVILLE

Departure: 9:30am

Distance: ~300 kms

Arrival: 3:30pm

Dinner: 7:00pm

We won’t waste any time getting to one of the jewels on the trip. We’ll sample the Blue Ridge Parkway plus other magnificent roads on our way to our home away from home.

winding road near highlands north carolina

DAY 2: GEORGIA ON OUR MINDS

Departure: 8:30am

Distance: ~325 kms

Arrival: 4:00pm

For those joining the group we’ll head southwest into Georgia where we’ll spend the day enjoying some remarkable roads in the Chattahoochee National Forest before heading back to the hotel for some leisure time before dinner.

Note:  this can also be a self-guided day for those wishing to explore on their own. We’ll provide you with all the insider info you need for a day of independent riding
tail of the dragon near highlands north carolina

DAY 3: GRAB A DRAGON BY THE TAIL

Departure: 8:30am

Distance: ~400 kms

Arrival: 4:30pm

Today is the day that defines everything that’s amazing about a North Carolina motorcycle trip. We’ll head towards Tennessee and the famed Tail of The Dragon. You’ll get your fill of the most twisted road you’re likely to ride before a lunch and a perfect cruise down the Cherohala Skyway back to your hotel room.

Note:  this can also be a self-guided day for those wishing to explore on their own. We’ll provide you with all the insider info you need for a day of independent riding
highway 213 near Asheville north carolina

DAY 4: OFF TO SWITZERLAND WE GO

Departure: 8:00am

Distance: ~325 kms

Arrival: 4:30pm

Today is a wonderful day-long ride. We’ll travel all the way from North Carolina to Switzerland.  OK, Little Switzerland, but it is sure to be another unforgettable day on the road. We’ll go northeast past Asheville cutting right through the heart of the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests before stopping for the night at the summit of Grassy Mountain, right on The Blue Ridge Parkway.

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DAY 5: THEY CALL IT FOODTOPIA

Departure: 10:00am

Distance: ~275 kms

Arrival: Approx. 3:30pm

After a couple heavier days we’ll linger a little longer and keep it a little more relaxed as we’ll spend some time cruising the Parkway and taking in all that it has to offer before finding a few more NC twisties on our way back to the livelier yet still-chill vibe of Asheville.

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DAY 6: RATTLIN’ FROM THE HOT SPRINGS

Departure: 10:00am

Distance: ~225 kms

Arrival: 3:00pm

For those who need to get one more fix in on the road, we’ll be heading north at a leisurely pace on a lovely little river-run out of Asheville to Hot Springs – a small town popular for those hiking the Appalachian trail to get recharged while en route. After lunch we’ll get a taste of The Rattler;  the lesser-known-yet-super-fun little cousin of the Dragon as we head back to the hotel for the last time.

For those who want to take in some of the local charm, this would be a great day to do that. The Biltmore Estate and Chimney Rock are a short drive away, or keep it really close and do the walking tour of all the craft breweries, galleries, and shops Asheville is becoming famous for.

Note:  this can also be a self-guided day for those wishing to explore on their own. We’ll provide you with all the insider info you need for a day of independent riding
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DAY 7: HEADING HOME

Check-out & Asheville Airport Drop-Offs

START PLANNING YOUR TRIP

Spend some time offline with a free brochure, or send us a note with more specific questions