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Savannah to Charleston

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Bike part of the low country, a 200-mile stretch of coastal South Carolina and Georgia, from Savannah to Charleston soaking in the aristocratic charm draped in southern hospitality, through fascinating history, charming Victorian and Antebellum architectures, enjoying delectable cuisine, and a quintessential scenic character. Explore enthralling corridors of history including the Wormsloe Plantation ruins, the famed St. Helena island of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and an authentic Gullah Geechee dinner at a plantation.

Recreational, Road bike
7 days
430 km / 267 mi
$ 3,765.-
  • 6 nights in luxurious charming southern hotels
  • All meals except 2 lunches and 2 dinners
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Bikes: Cannondale Synapse Carbon 105, Customized Fuji Absolute 2.0
  • Baggage transfers and porterage
  • Guided walking tour of historic sites in Savannah
  • Kayaking the Ebenezer Creek or Little Tybee Island in October
  • Cultural activities, including an authentic Gullah Geechee dinner
  • Daily route directions, maps, and a downloadable GPS
  • Full van support, baggage transfers and porterage
  • Not included: flight to and from the tour and night before and after the tour.
  • Limited number of E-bikes available for an extra fee.

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Details

Type
Recreational, Road bike
Duration
7 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Easy
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
40-60 km / 25-37 mi
Total distance
430 km / 267 mi
Lodging
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B
Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B
Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Deluxe, full board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Included
Dates
28 Mar 2020 - 03 Apr 2020
09 May 2020 - 15 May 2020
16 May 2020 - 22 May 2020
07 Nov 2020 - 13 Nov 2020
Price for start date March 28 is $3599.-
Price for start date November 7 is $3625.-
Start
Savannah
Finish
Charleston
Airport at start
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
Airport at finish
Internationale luchthaven Charleston

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 3,765.-
Single supplement
If you travel alone a single supplement is charged. With some group tours you can avoid a single supplement by sharing a room with another rider.
$ 925.-

Itinerary

Day 1:

Start your Savannah to Charleston bicycling tour at what Condé Nast Traveler rated as one of the “Top Hotels in the South.” Explore Savannah on an afternoon guided walking tour and revel in Savannah’s fascinating mysteries and Victorian gems. A welcome dinner will be held at the hotel’s own Pacci restaurant, renowned for its Southern fare and Italian classics.
Meals: D Savannah Old City Walking Tour

Day 2:

A tranquil ride takes you through Bonaventure Cemetery and the captivating Wormsloe historic site, also known as Wormsloe Plantation. Cycle along a pristine avenue draped with an incredibly photogenic canopy of live Oaks and Spanish moss. Wormsloe offers a precious glimpse into the lives of Georgia’s earliest European settlers.
Miles: 14, 26 Meals B, L

Day 3:

Paddle down the sleepy rivers and tributaries in South Carolina and Georgia (depending on seasonal tides). In the afternoon, we head to spectacular Beaufort, South Carolina, with its aristocratic antebellum architecture and palatial estates. Located in the heart of Beaufort’s landmark historic district is the elegant Beaufort Inn, a property that boasts quintessential Victorian architecture. Dinner this evening is at one of Beaufort’s premier restaurants.
Meals: B, L, D Kayaking

Day 4:

This morning, we shuttle to the St. Helena Island, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his timeless “I Have a Dream” speech. Enjoy a beautiful picnic lunch on the beach. Visit the Penn Center, one of the country’s first schools for formerly enslaved individuals. Today, it’s home to the Gullah Geechee, a community that descended from enslaved African Americans of various ethnic groups. We also stop at Chapel of Ease, an Episcopal church made entirely of oyster shells, known as “tabby.” Tonight, guests are treated to the highlight of this trip at a plantation: an extravagant low country boil Gullah Geechee dinner.
Miles: 21, 28, 35, 53 Meals: B, L, D Gullah- Geechhee Experience

Day 5:

Go for a final ride around antebellum Beaufort along the Spanish Moss Trail before traveling to beautiful Charleston, South Carolina, a city whose southern charm is epitomized by cobblestone streets and horse-drawn carriages. Accommodation for the next two nights is at extraordinarily elegant French Quarter Inn.
Miles: 10, 15, 21 Meals: B

Day 6:

Continue your historical and cultural journey through the south with a bike ride to Fort Moultrie, on Sullivan’s Island over the Arthur Ravenal bridge. Along the way, visit the USS Yorktown as well as the Cold War Submarine Memorial.
Miles: 17, 29 Meals: B, L, D

Day 7:

Embark on a short ferry ride to Fort Sumter National Monument, famously known as the starting point of the American Civil War, at the end of which you will be transported back to the French Quarter Inn.

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