Awesome Appalachia Weekend Retreat (2018)

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  • Duration: 4 days
  • Starts: 05/27/2018
  • Ends: 05/30/2018
  • Price: $1,679

Our Awesome Appalachia weekend retreat will delight and inspire those of you from outside the area. We’ll spend time riding on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and each day we’ll seek out the twisties or the luscious curves, depending on what’s appropriate for each rider’s skill level. Every night we return to the same Inn in Maggie Valley, where we can spend more time visiting and less time fiddling with our belongings. Among the area attractions we’ll visit are the Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum, Grandfather Mountain, Chimney Rock State Park, numerous waterfalls and Dillsboro, home of the Great Smoky Mountain Railway.

Sunday

Meet in Maggie Valley, NC: Welcome Dinner

Welcome gathering followed by dinner.

Monday

Stay in Maggie Valley, NC

Today we’ll visit the Wheels Through Time museum, have lunch in town, and ride some of the terrific mountain roads that Western North Carolina is so famous for. No trip to this part of the country would be complete without a visit to a few waterfalls, so we’ll be sure to stop and take pictures and soak up the spray. Afterwards, we’ll head back for evening group camaraderie at the base hotel.

 

Tuesday

Stay in Maggie Valley, NC

Today we ride North to Grandfather Mountain, whose the Mile High Swinging Bridge welcomes visitors to admire 360-degree panoramic views. We’ll also ride through Blowing Rock and Boone, circling back to our base hotel on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Another group may choose to head over to Chimney Rock State Park, featuring some of North Carolina’s most dramatic mountain views overlooking Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure. (If you’re a Daniel Day-Lewis fan then you’ll be happy to know that this is where The Last of the Mohicans (1992) was filmed.) After summiting the 315-foot spire (optional climb – fingers crossed for the elevator to be working by then), we’ll ride a big circle through the Pisgah National Forest back to our base hotel for a fun evening together.

Wednesday

The Last Day includes a Grand Adventure!

This morning we’ll have breakfast then it’s all-aboard for a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railway. Hosted by Alisa, you have two choices: ride the regular train for a scenic ride, or end your getaway with a splash and opt for the Raft & Rail©, a full day guided adventure that includes a scenic train trip, deli lunch with all the fixings and a Nantahala River whitewater trip. (This is included in the weekend retreat price!)

At the end of the day we’ll all head home to reminisce about our remarkable weekend together riding great roads and seeing so much great scenery.

THIS TOUR IS ALL PAVED

 

This is a very nice time of the year to ride here in North Carolina. We’ll stay at the same hotel all three nights, so you don’t have to unpack each day. Feel free to ride, explore, hike, whatever makes you happiest these four days among your new moto friends….this is YOUR weekend.

 

When: May 27-30, 2018

Where: Based near Asheville, NC

Preferred Motorcycle: Any two or three-wheeled street legal machine.

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. This tour is for women who don’t have much time but want to ride some truly great roads and have a special all-women weekend experience.

Accommodations: We stay at the same nice hotel all three nights.

Includes:

  • Professional Tour Guides
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • All Breakfasts
  • One lunch in Dillsboro
  • All Dinners
  • Scenic ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railway
  • Optional Rafting Trip (!)
  • Road Book
  • Map
  • T-shirt
  • Awesome Memories

Does Not Include:

  • Airfare
  • Bike Rental (if applicable)
  • Any Attraction Entrance Fees
  • Lunches
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Fuel
  • Souvenirs
  • Travel Insurance

Price= $1679/ 4 days (double occupancy), + $355  for a single room

Guide(s) = Alisa Clickenger + TBA

 

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