South Carolina Coastal Adventure

April 23-28, 2023
April 30-May 5, 2023

Hilton Head to Charleston

This six-day Coastal Adventure explores the flat coastal plain & waterways between Hilton Head Island and Charleston, South Carolina. Warmed by Southern breezes and shaded by live oak trees and stately palms, we’ll spend a relaxing week cycling past old plantations and antebellum towns, as well as exploring the local waterways by boat.

All week we stay at deluxe Inns near the water: two nights on Hilton Head Island, one night in historic Beaufort, and two nights in Charleston.

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Rave Reviews

What a perfect way to see South Carolina… biking in the morning, boating in the afternoon. GBT treated us first class all the way. Karla H.

Tour Cost

$3,595 per person
(based on double occupancy)
Single supplement +$1,000

Level of Difficulty

Easy – 15-35 miles/day, with total mileage of 70-125. Lots of flat routes on paved bike paths, some roads, and along the beach! Cycle at your own pace. Get a lift in the van whenever you like. E-bikes available (limited supply).

Highlights

  • Visit famous Hilton Head Island. We are the only major bike tour company to include Hilton Head on their itinerary
  • Choose from over 160 miles of paved bike paths, cycling beneath magnificent live oaks trees cloaked in Spanish Moss
  • Enjoy a nature cruise on the calm estuary waters searching for dolphins and other marine life
  • Horse-drawn carriage ride past the stunning antebellum homes of historic Beaufort, learning about the city’s history, from Revolutionary times to modern-day movie making (The Big ChillThe Prince of TidesForrest Gump)

Highlights

  • Visit famous Hilton Head Island. We are the only major bike tour company to include Hilton Head on their itinerary
  • Choose from over 160 miles of paved bike paths, cycling beneath magnificent live oaks trees cloaked in Spanish Moss
  • Enjoy a nature cruise on the calm estuary waters searching for dolphins and other marine life
  • Horse-drawn carriage ride past the stunning antebellum homes of historic Beaufort, learning about the city’s history, from Revolutionary times to modern-day movie making (The Big ChillThe Prince of TidesForrest Gump)
Highlights (continued)
  • Private walking tour of historic Charleston, rated the #1 activity in town
  • Cycle on the hard-packed beach at Hilton Head (we supply a separate beach cruiser)
  • Educational two-hour kayak excursion down winding tidal creeks – home to dolphins and southern bald eagles. Jacques Cousteau called this area “one of the most unique ecosystems in America”
  • Enjoy the cooler weather in April (average max temp is 76 degrees), before it gets too hot, and before the crowds arrive
Highlights (continued)
  • Cycle on the hard-packed beach at Hilton Head (we supply a separate beach cruiser)
  • Walking tour of historic Charleston, rated the #1 activity in town
  • Educational two-hour kayak excursion down winding tidal creeks – home to dolphins and southern bald eagles. Jacques Cousteau called this area “one of the most unique ecosystems in America”
  • Enjoy the cooler weather in April (average max temp is 76 degrees), before it gets too hot, and before the crowds arrive

What’s included

  • 6 days of bike riding, boat trips, and other activities
  • 5 nights of lodging near (or overlooking) the water (Hilton Head Island, Beaufort, and Charleston)
  • 10 meals (5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners), catering to all dietary needs
  • Free use of our bikes (one for the paved roads and trails, another for the hard-packed beach), along with a helmet, rear rack pack for carrying your personal items, rear safety light and triangle, water bottle, and T-shirt
  • Superior level of support throughout your stay (each trip comes with two 15-passenger vans and three professional bike tour guides)
  • Ride with GPS navigation (using your own phone) or paper route notes
  • Exclusive GBT activities, including: horse-drawn carriage rides in Beaufort; walking tour of historic Charleston; and a private tour of the first self-governed town for freed slaves in the U.S.
  • Full access to our online photo gallery with photo/videos from your trip
  • Small group size of 15-20 people (or organize your own private trip)

What’s included

  • 6 days of bike riding, boat trips, and other activities
  • 5 nights of lodging near (or overlooking) the water (Hilton Head Island, Beaufort, and Charleston)
  • 10 meals (5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners), catering to all dietary needs
  • Free use of our bikes (one for the paved roads and trails, another for the hard-packed beach), along with a helmet, rear rack pack for carrying your personal items, rear safety light and triangle, water bottle, and T-shirt
  • Superior level of support throughout your stay (each trip comes with two 15-passenger vans and three professional bike tour guides)
  • Ride with GPS navigation (using your own phone) or paper route notes
  • Exclusive GBT activities, including: horse-drawn carriage rides in Beaufort; walking tour of historic Charleston; and a private tour of the first self-governed town for freed slaves in the U.S.
  • Full access to our online photo gallery with photo/videos from your trip
  • Small group size of 15-20 people (or organize your own private trip)

Great Biking

Our bike tour along the South Carolina coast has sought out the very best bike paths and the roads “less traveled by.” Hilton Head Island alone boasts more than 110 miles of paved bike paths, earning it the coveted Gold Level award (for a Bicycle Friendly Community) from the League of American Bicyclists. Even their beaches are great for biking. Cycling on the hard-packed sand is a Hilton Head tradition, so we’ll equip you with a separate beach cruiser and head downwind on the 12-mile beach. This activity is great fun, offers easy riding, and has a spectacular view. Priceless!

Great Boating

Ask the locals what makes this area special, and you’re likely to hear them say “the water.” Rather than thinking of the water as a barrier (to our cycling), we relish the opportunity to venture out on the waterways that are a treasured part of everyday life here. The interlocking system of calm inland waterways – including the Intracoastal Waterway – are the most efficient means of getting around. We take every opportunity to explore some hidden aspect of this fascinating ecosystem – by kayak, nature cruise, or water taxi – to experience the sheer beauty and serenity of the area’s salt marshes, lazy tidal creeks, flourishing estuaries, and isolated islands.

Great Biking

Our bike tour along the South Carolina coast has sought out the very best bike paths and the roads “less traveled by.” Hilton Head Island alone boasts more than 110 miles of paved bike paths, earning it the coveted Gold Level award (for a Bicycle Friendly Community) from the League of American Bicyclists. Even their beaches are great for biking. Cycling on the hard-packed sand is a Hilton Head tradition, so we’ll equip you with a separate beach cruiser and head downwind on the 12-mile beach. This activity is great fun, offers easy riding, and has a spectacular view. Priceless!

Great Boating

Ask the locals what makes this area special, and you’re likely to hear them say “the water.” Rather than thinking of the water as a barrier (to our cycling), we relish the opportunity to venture out on the waterways that are a treasured part of everyday life here. The interlocking system of calm inland waterways – including the Intracoastal Waterway – are the most efficient means of getting around. Every day we’ll explore some hidden aspect of this fascinating ecosystem – by kayak, nature cruise, water taxi, or zodiac raft – to experience the sheer beauty and serenity of the area’s salt marshes, lazy tidal creeks, flourishing estuaries, and isolated islands.

BOOK YOUR TRIP (or request more information)

Many companies offer bike rides between Charleston and Savannah, but we offer so much more. We also explore by boat, which offers a unique perspective of the area, and we stay on Hilton Head, ranked as the #1 Island in the Continental United States. Come join us in April/May 2023 – sign up today!

Great Bike Tours

3282 Mt. Philo Rd,
Charlotte, VT 05445

Have any questions? Contact us!

(802) 777-2009

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BOOK YOUR TRIP (or request more information)

Many companies offer bike rides between Charleston and Savannah, but we offer so much more. We also explore by boat, which offers a unique perspective of the area, and we stay on Hilton Head, ranked as the #1 Island in the Continental United States. Come join us in April/May 2023 – sign up today!

Great Bike Tours

3282 Mt. Philo Rd,
Charlotte, VT 05445

Have any questions? Contact us!

(802) 777-2009

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