Best Adventure Travel Destinations 2014
For the Tree Hugger: The Carolinas
The Backroads approach to Appalachia balances days pedaling through Southern landscapes—the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway and Transylvania County hill country—with overnights in Asheville and at former pro cyclist George Hincapie’s Hotel Domestique near Greenville, South Carolina. Five days from $2,698.
Distance: 27–57 miles, or two to five hours, per day; lots of big, rolling hills.