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Rolling Through the Lowcountry: Bicycle Tours Explore Best of the Coastal South in Fall 2013

September 27, 2013 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

The renowned natural beauty of the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry is best explored and savored at the locals’ leisurely pace, and a bicycle tour through the coastal region between Charleston and Savannah is the perfect way to slow down and savor its many charms.

BikeToursDirect bicycling tour through America's southNow available through BikeToursDirect and its local operator partner, Charleston Bicycle Tours, the seven-day Charleston, Beaufort and Savannah bike tour highlights architectural gems, historic sites, and bountiful landscapes of plantations, rivers and the seaside. The best of “southern hospitality” is showcased by local hosts and guides, with accommodations in top hotels and meals taken at upscale yet authentic local restaurants.

The scenic coastal area of South Carolina and Georgia, a stretch of flat plains, marsh and rivers, is referred to as the Lowcountry. This area is as atmospheric as the Spanish moss that drapes from the live oaks. Travelers start their bicycle tour in Charleston and end in Savannah, making a stop in the beautiful Beaufort. Daily excursions from these cities will have cyclists riding hidden back roads, discovering local history and the area’s magnetic charisma.

In Charleston, cyclists explore lush gardens, and Mount Pleasant’s Waterfront Park and Patriots Point for a close-up look at the USS Yorktown. Travelers continue to Sullivan’s Island and its Ft. Moultrie to take in the serene beaches, rich marshes and striking views of the Atlantic Ocean. For an authentic Southern excursion, the tour visits Boone Hall, one of America’s most photographed plantations as well as one of its oldest working plantations. It has produced crops continuously for more than 320 years.

In Beaufort, guests will cycle past farms, fishing communities, plantations and ruins as they make our way to Hunting Island State Park, often referred to as a cyclists’ dream. Travelers will get to climb to the top of historic lighthouses and have a swim in the warm ocean on their daily rides in this coastal paradise. In Savannah, travelers relax, shop, or walk through the city’s unique squares: each has its own identity and informative historical markers.

When they aren’t cycling, travelers will enjoy luxury accommodations in the area’s finest properties and savor local cuisine in the renowned restaurants that have made the Lowcountry such a popular culinary destination. Guests will enjoy epicurean dining and picnics under the shade of the oaks on mid-day lunch breaks. The Lowcountry Boil, a Southern specialty of steaming shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes, is not to be missed!

Along the way, travelers will be informed and entertained by their attentive local host, Alex Graham, an 11th-generation South Carolinian. Alex and his genial wife, Karen, show off their home with the gems that savvy locals know. The Lowcountry is a region full of history and charm that ensures that it is a lifetime memory.

Departing on Sept. 23; Oct. 7, 14, 21; and Nov. 11, 2013 the Charleston, Beaufort and Savannah bicycle tour costs $2795 per person based on double occupancy. For more details and a full itinerary, visit

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