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.
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)