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Chattanooga Sampler

Duration
5 or 7 days
BASE PRICE
$499-$699
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
Recreational
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type
Supported
DISTANCE
15-55 miles

Overview

Although we’ve ridden bikes in nearly 30 countries, some of our favorite and most scenic rides are within an hour’s drive of our home base in Chattanooga. We’ve created the Chattanooga Sampler to show off the best cycling in East Tennessee and Northwest Georgia–what many people consider the best cycling in the East. 

Chattanooga will be your home base as well. This sampler tour offers loop rides from Chattanooga along with private van transportation to nearby regions to extend your cycling range. Your tour is completely customizable to fit your preferences for interests, daily distances, and difficulty. We’ll discuss your options with you in advance, and you’ll be able to make last-minute changes based on weather conditions and energy levels.

We can also advise or arrange alternate activities during your visit to Chattanooga such as hiking, paddling, tubing, whitewater rafting, and even hang-gliding!

Each evening you’ll be free to savor Southern specialties in downtown Chattanooga.

Van support is included, and ride-along cycling guides are available at additional cost. Our driver can also put together picnics for you (you pay for the food; we’ll do the rest!). 

Select your preferred lodging option during checkout or make your own arrangements. The Chattanooga Sampler is also great as a staycation for local residents. We’ll even pick you up from home!

Please see the Program tab below for descriptions of just a handful of your many tour choices.

Highlights

  • Our favorite and the absolute best cycling routes in the Chattanooga area
  • Low trafficked roads and non-motorized greenways
  • Majestic mountain views 
  • Farm and vineyard tours (if selected from the sampler menu)
  • Rivers and waterfalls (if selected from the sampler menu)
  • Ride through history and explore Chickamauga Battlefield

Difficulty

Rural roads through rolling farmland some greenways. All roads are paved unless otherwise discussed during booking.

Itinerary

Day 1: 

Arrival and settle in. Optional orientation and bike fitting with your support driver/riding escort to review the itinerary and selected routes.

Days 2-6:   <or Days 2-4 for 5-day program>

Choose from these and many other tour options:

The Tennessee Riverwalk and Chattanooga Neighborhoods This non-motorized pathway follows the Tennessee River from Chickamauga Dam to historic St. Elmo at the base of Lookout Mountain. Along the way, take in scenic views of the wooded hills, ridges and mountains that surround the city. You’ll quickly realize why Chattanooga is known as the Scenic City and was twice named by readers of Outside Magazine as “Best Outdoor Town Ever.”

A favorite branch off the Riverwalk is the recently completed South Chickamauga Creek Greenway. Much of it is on raised boardwalks that pass through forests and follow the winding creek.

Along the way, there are plenty of restaurants and things to do that still keep you out of traffic while exploring the old industrial core and newly renovated Riverfront and Bluff View Art District in downtown Chattanooga.

Depending on your interests, we can also take side rides into some of Chattanooga’s eclectic neighborhoods.

North Georgia Highlands
Highlights of the area include Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, the oldest and largest of America’s Civil War parks; Chickamauga, with its Southern small town appeal and rich history; and “The Cove,” where Lookout Mountain meets Pigeon Mountain to form a beautiful cove filled with farms and forests and with a small country store at its end.

You can do a loop ride from Chattanooga or shorten your ride thanks to your support van and driver. 

Three Rivers Way
The Three Rivers Way (the Ocoee, Hiwassee and Tellico Rivers) is a treasure trove of rivers, waterfalls, wooded mountains, quiet backroads, sprawling farmland and rolling hills set against the backdrop of Cherokee National Forest. It’s a region where tradition and family still mean everything, and it’s the family-owned farms and vineyards that we highlight on our cycling routes. We offer multiple route options that give you the opportunity to ride and explore at your own pace while taking in the amazing surroundings. 

Sequatchie Valley
A cycling vacation in Chattanooga wouldn’t be complete without riding in the scenic Sequatchie Valley! Sequatchie Valley is barely a half-hour from Chattanooga, but the trip there takes you 100 years into the past with its farmland, signature red barns, 19th-century churches, content cows and curious horses. You’ll enjoy spectacular views of the valley as the Sequatchie River winds between Walden’s Ridge and the Cumberland Plateau. Our tours keep mostly to the northern, more remote and most scenic end of the valley, where an hour or more can pass without seeing a car.

Wine and Bike in the Tennessee Overhill
Pedal your way through the Hiwassee and Ocoee River valleys while exploring rolling farmland and family-owned vineyards with some of the best views of the mountains of the Cherokee National Forest. Enjoy wine samples and idyllic views. If you choose to buy a bottle, we’ll carry it in our van. One of our favorites is Tsali Notch Vineyard, where you can take a loop ride of the distance of your choice, and, if you visit in season, you can pick muscadines straight from the vine. 

Day 7: (or Day 5)
Individual departure

Dates & Pricing

Dates and Times

Available daily on request for groups of 4 or more April - November 2022.
Considerations made for parties of less than 4 for an additional surcharge. 

Prices

5 day supported $499/per person 

7 day supported $699/per person

Electric assist bike rental: $65/day

Hybrid touring bike rental: $35/day

Lodging package: $175-$265/night double occupancy subject to availability

Ride along guide: $225/group/day

Inclusions

Transfers to and from cycling destinations

Van support with driver and mechanic 

Snacks, water, hydration and tired-rider pick-up available from the van support

Maps + GPS files of daily cycling routes

Bicycle rentals (additional charge per day)

Charming Chattanooga inn (lodging is optional and an additional charge)


Map
Gallery

Day 1: 

Arrival and settle in. Optional orientation and bike fitting with your support driver/riding escort to review the itinerary and selected routes.

Days 2-6:   <or Days 2-4 for 5-day program>

Choose from these and many other tour options:

The Tennessee Riverwalk and Chattanooga Neighborhoods This non-motorized pathway follows the Tennessee River from Chickamauga Dam to historic St. Elmo at the base of Lookout Mountain. Along the way, take in scenic views of the wooded hills, ridges and mountains that surround the city. You’ll quickly realize why Chattanooga is known as the Scenic City and was twice named by readers of Outside Magazine as “Best Outdoor Town Ever.”

A favorite branch off the Riverwalk is the recently completed South Chickamauga Creek Greenway. Much of it is on raised boardwalks that pass through forests and follow the winding creek.

Along the way, there are plenty of restaurants and things to do that still keep you out of traffic while exploring the old industrial core and newly renovated Riverfront and Bluff View Art District in downtown Chattanooga.

Depending on your interests, we can also take side rides into some of Chattanooga’s eclectic neighborhoods.

North Georgia Highlands
Highlights of the area include Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, the oldest and largest of America’s Civil War parks; Chickamauga, with its Southern small town appeal and rich history; and “The Cove,” where Lookout Mountain meets Pigeon Mountain to form a beautiful cove filled with farms and forests and with a small country store at its end.

You can do a loop ride from Chattanooga or shorten your ride thanks to your support van and driver. 

Three Rivers Way
The Three Rivers Way (the Ocoee, Hiwassee and Tellico Rivers) is a treasure trove of rivers, waterfalls, wooded mountains, quiet backroads, sprawling farmland and rolling hills set against the backdrop of Cherokee National Forest. It’s a region where tradition and family still mean everything, and it’s the family-owned farms and vineyards that we highlight on our cycling routes. We offer multiple route options that give you the opportunity to ride and explore at your own pace while taking in the amazing surroundings. 

Sequatchie Valley
A cycling vacation in Chattanooga wouldn’t be complete without riding in the scenic Sequatchie Valley! Sequatchie Valley is barely a half-hour from Chattanooga, but the trip there takes you 100 years into the past with its farmland, signature red barns, 19th-century churches, content cows and curious horses. You’ll enjoy spectacular views of the valley as the Sequatchie River winds between Walden’s Ridge and the Cumberland Plateau. Our tours keep mostly to the northern, more remote and most scenic end of the valley, where an hour or more can pass without seeing a car.

Wine and Bike in the Tennessee Overhill
Pedal your way through the Hiwassee and Ocoee River valleys while exploring rolling farmland and family-owned vineyards with some of the best views of the mountains of the Cherokee National Forest. Enjoy wine samples and idyllic views. If you choose to buy a bottle, we’ll carry it in our van. One of our favorites is Tsali Notch Vineyard, where you can take a loop ride of the distance of your choice, and, if you visit in season, you can pick muscadines straight from the vine. 

Day 7: (or Day 5)
Individual departure

  • Our favorite and the absolute best cycling routes in the Chattanooga area
  • Low trafficked roads and non-motorized greenways
  • Majestic mountain views 
  • Farm and vineyard tours (if selected from the sampler menu)
  • Rivers and waterfalls (if selected from the sampler menu)
  • Ride through history and explore Chickamauga Battlefield

Rural roads through rolling farmland some greenways. All roads are paved unless otherwise discussed during booking.

Dates and Times

Available daily on request for groups of 4 or more April - November 2022.
Considerations made for parties of less than 4 for an additional surcharge. 

Prices

5 day supported $499/per person 

7 day supported $699/per person

Electric assist bike rental: $65/day

Hybrid touring bike rental: $35/day

Lodging package: $175-$265/night double occupancy subject to availability

Ride along guide: $225/group/day

Transfers to and from cycling destinations

Van support with driver and mechanic 

Snacks, water, hydration and tired-rider pick-up available from the van support

Maps + GPS files of daily cycling routes

Bicycle rentals (additional charge per day)

Charming Chattanooga inn (lodging is optional and an additional charge)


Maps are for reference only and may not be the actual routes used.
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