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In Asheville, we highly recommend stopping at Wicked Weed Brewing, Cúrate and The French Broad Chocolate Lounge.

If you start at Wicked Weed Brewing, you won’t be disappointed. Although it is a very popular joint, it has earned its reputation honestly. There is beer for everyone, no matter your taste. We particularly love the Napoleon Complex. It’s a hoppy pale ale that is perfect for a summer afternoon post-ride. You can also get food at the main brewery in downtown Asheville. No matter what you order, it’s well worth the ride. Trust us. Just up the hill from Wicked Weed Brewing is our favorite restaurant. You really need to plan ahead for this one – make your reservations as soon as you have your Asheville bike tour dates. Cúrate, run by nationally acclaimed chef, Katie Button, is a true treat. The tapas restaurant feels cozy and fun yeah the food you get it anything but a joke. Katie makes magic out of some of the most humble dishes that you might make at home for a family reunion. We particularly love and suggest the piquillo peppers stuffed with Spanish goat cheese. The perfect ending to the perfect afternoon of eating in Asheville is topped off with none other than the French Broad Chocolate Lounge. Conveniently located just around the corner from Curate, the French Broad Chocolate Lounge can make your chocolate dreams come true. From truffles and specialty candies to cakes and tastes, you’re sure to find something you’ll love. We’re partial to the Strawberry Balsamic Truffle ourselves. As an added bonus, the folks at the chocolate lounge are committed to responsible, sustainable and local sourcing. Asheville is internationally known for its food and drink scenes so it has a tendency to be a bit more crowded. We love riding our bikes a little outside of downtown to get a quieter, yet just as delicious, taste of Western North Carolina. Food and drink in Asheville, North Carolina

Outside of Asheville, we highly recommend stopping at Sierra Nevada Brewing, MagPie Meat and Three, and Ecusta Brewing.

Sierra Nevada Brewing is a beer drinkers dream. Foodies won’t be disappointed either. Their menu is true farm-to-table style with much of their food grown on site. Their beer is simply amazing. You’ll find a lot of their nationally sold beers on tap but you’ll also find several small brews that you can try. Their brewmasters often try out new ingredients and new styles that you can find in the taproom. We particularly love the buffalo wings and pretzels with beer cheese. It’s hard to go wrong with this amazing grub! We often stop at Sierra Nevada when we plan tours in WNC because it’s too good to miss! Riding just a little further down the road, you’ll find Brevard, a cyclist’s dream town. It’s got a beautiful small town feel with hundreds of miles of trails and road for you to immerse yourself in. MagPie Meat and Three is a can’t-miss in this gorgeous mountain town. Amazing pulled pork, out-of-this-world deviled eggs, a stellar beer line-up and amazing desserts. It’s a truly spectacular find! Our last mention is by no means our least favorite. The Oskar Blues Brewery has done an amazing job of creating an atmosphere for post-ride camaraderie, reliving stories from the trail or the road and enjoying an ice cold beer. They usually have a food truck with a knock-your-socks-off burger, the Chub Burger. Absolutely. Must. Try. There are plenty of other amazing food and beer options that are equally awesome to enjoy after a day on your Asheville bike tour.', 'post_title' => 'Food and Drink on an Asheville Bike Tour', 'post_excerpt' => '', 'post_status' => 'publish', 'comment_status' => 'open', 'ping_status' => 'open', 'post_password' => '', 'post_name' => 'food-and-drink-on-an-asheville-bike-tour', 'to_ping' => '', 'pinged' => '', 'post_modified' => '2020-06-10 17:47:25', 'post_modified_gmt' => '2020-06-10 17:47:25', 'post_content_filtered' => '', 'post_parent' => 0, 'guid' => 'https://www.diybicycletours.com/?p=536', 'menu_order' => 0, 'post_type' => 'post', 'post_mime_type' => '', 'comment_count' => '0', 'filter' => 'raw', )), 1 => WP_Post::__set_state(array( 'ID' => 542, 'post_author' => '3', 'post_date' => '2020-02-09 17:19:53', 'post_date_gmt' => '2020-02-09 17:19:53', 'post_content' => 'Four Seasons of Asheville

It’s no secret that Asheville is a top travel destination for 2018.

At least, Forbes, TravelZoo, and Travel+Leisure certainly think so. It is a regular on “must-visit” lists around the world. Our fearless leaders, Jamie and Joy even relocated here with their family. If that alone doesn’t tempt you to plan a trip to Asheville, then maybe the fact that Asheville was named a “Top Cycling Destination” by roadbikereview.com will put you over the edge. So naturally, the next question is when are the best times to visit Asheville? We have a hard time answering this question. One of the main reasons Jamie and Joy (and many others) relocate to Western North Carolina is the presence of four actual seasons. We see a genuine spring with beautiful blooms, an actual hot summer perfect for dipping into a cool river, an honestly cool, colorful fall a true winter with a few guaranteed snow days. With that being said, there’s no bad time to visit Asheville and Western North Carolina. Read on if you still need a little convincing.

Spring in Asheville

Spring in Asheville is gorgeous. The still-cool nights coupled with warm days and blooming vegetation make for an unreal assault on your senses. The new buds provide the perfect backdrop for your bike ride. Whether you want to conquer Mt. Mitchell or shred some dirt in Pisgah National Forest, spring is a the perfect time to visit and ride in Asheville! Just remember to pack layers for optimum comfort!

Summer in Asheville

The days are longer, meaning more time for more miles on the bike. The days are hotter, meaning those cold dips in the French Broad or Davidson Rivers are that much more satisfying. Speaking of warmer days, isn’t a cold beer all the better on a hot summer afternoon? Don’t forget the forests are totally green and the wildflowers are in full force in Western North Carolina! In other words, summer can’t be beat as one of the best times to visit Asheville.

Fall in Asheville

The leaves are changing, the nights are cooling down and we’re pulling those layers back out. The afternoons are still warm enough that a cold beer hits the spot but the nights are cool enough that sitting by a fire reliving your day on the bike is just about pure heaven. Riding the Elk Mountain Scenic Highway surrounded by brilliant fall colors is worth the trip itself. Fall is easily a favorite time to visit Asheville. Biltmore Estate in Asheville

Winter in Asheville

Hate crowds? We understand. Come to see us in winter. While perfectly picturesque in winter, it is true that the tourist crowd is generally a little bit thinner during winter. While we love our winter season, it’s true that many days see highs in the 50s and 60s, which is perfectly reasonable for a bike ride. After all, there are no bad days on the bike as long as you have the right gear with you! Besides, you can check in to see the incredible sight of Christmas at Biltmore and enjoy a hot toddy by the fire while review your next day’s bike ride! So, do you see what we mean? It’s nearly impossible to determine the best times to visit Asheville. We love all the seasons for their own reasons! It’s like asking us to pick our favorite bike!', 'post_title' => 'The Four Seasons of Asheville: The Four Best Times to Visit Asheville', 'post_excerpt' => '', 'post_status' => 'publish', 'comment_status' => 'open', 'ping_status' => 'open', 'post_password' => '', 'post_name' => 'the-four-seasons-of-asheville-the-four-best-times-to-visit-asheville', 'to_ping' => '', 'pinged' => '', 'post_modified' => '2020-06-10 17:50:34', 'post_modified_gmt' => '2020-06-10 17:50:34', 'post_content_filtered' => '', 'post_parent' => 0, 'guid' => 'https://www.diybicycletours.com/?p=542', 'menu_order' => 0, 'post_type' => 'post', 'post_mime_type' => '', 'comment_count' => '0', 'filter' => 'raw', )), 2 => WP_Post::__set_state(array( 'ID' => 524, 'post_author' => '3', 'post_date' => '2020-01-09 16:29:01', 'post_date_gmt' => '2020-01-09 16:29:01', 'post_content' => 'Asheville is our backyard so you’ll have to forgive us if we talk about it a lot. Besides the bike riding (which is nothing short of amazing), Asheville and the surrounding areas play host to some incredible eats, drinks and history! Asheville, North Carolina We know that not everyone likes to sit on their bike for every minute of their vacation so we’ve written up our favorite off-bike activities in the area.

Visit the History at the Biltmore Estate

This is an obvious inclusion in our list. Biltmore is the biggest private home in America. It has 250 rooms which include dozens of bedrooms and bathrooms. Not to mention countless fireplaces. Don’t think that we’re only about a big house. There is so much more to see than just the house. The gorgeous house built in a French renaissance style sits on over 8,000 acres of beautiful Western North Carolina land. There are beautiful gardens, lovely restaurants and while this is supposed to be off-bike activities, there are gorgeous trails you can ride or run. It is one of the top tourist attractions in the country and there is a reason! It’s worth the time to visit this magnificent home! “It is far and away the most distinguished private place, not only for America, but of the world, forming at this period. It will be critical and reviewed and referred to for its precedents and for its experience, years ahead, centuries ahead.” Frederick Law Olmsted, Biltmore Landscape Architect Beer in Asheville

Toast to your Bike Tour at One of the Many Breweries

This one you could do in pieces – a little each day. There are so many amazing breweries to visit that it’s hard to narrow down our recommendations to just one or two. Hard but not impossible. We have three favorites that you have to visit while in WNC. The first is in the heart of Asheville and it has truly delicious beer. Wicked Weed is well worth the stop with amazing beers and an amazing food menu. We seriously recommend the Napolean Complex, a super hoppy pale ale. Second is Sierra Nevada. This brewery is set back half way to Brevard. It’s quite the operation with quite possibly the best wings we’ve ever tasted in our lives. The beer is amazing too BUT the wings are a must! Lastly, Ecusta Brewing is in Pisgah Forest. While a smaller outfit, it is some of the best beer we’ve ever tasted. We particularly love the Dead Drift Pale Ale but the Singletracks IPA is pretty tasty too. Beer in Asheville

Eat at one of the fantastic farm-to-fork eateries

Asheville is surrounded by rich farming land. From North Asheville in Marshall and to the South and West around Hendersonville and Brevard. That means that our neighbors are producing some of the best produce, meat and dairy you’ve ever tasted. Naturally, our restaurant scene takes advantage of this amazing community. You can find some of the most delectable dishes that are built with locally grown foods. Just one more reason why we love Asheville. We always feel good recommending Homegrown. Eat at Homegrown while you are in the area and you will not regret it. It is as much about the experience as the food. You’ll stand in line and meet some new friends before you order from the giant blackboard. Menu items change regularly but they’re all amazing…seriously. We’ve probably tried everything on the menu but the Redneck Pot Pie is well worth the order. If you’d like something a little more upscale with table cloths and amazing views, check out the Grove Park Inn. Massive fireplaces line the lobby and there are several amazing restaurants to choose from (we like Edison the best). The Grove Park Inn is situated with a gorgeous view of the mountains that is hard to beat at sunset. It’s even more special at Christmas time with the countless decorated Christmas trees, gingerbread house displays and out-of-this-world hot chocolate cart. It’s also great during the summer, spring and fall. Can you tell we love it there?

Take in the arts and support our local artists.

Our community is a hot spot of creatives. We have potters, painters, textile artists, sculptors, musicians and more! You can get a great peek into this world at the River Arts District. There are many galleries to walk through and artists to meet. It’s such a special area that nurtures innovation and imagination. Not just in Asheville, you can find amazing artists and musicians in Brevard as well. One of our favorite artists is Anneliesse with Spoon + Hook. She creates soulful fine art (but also functional) pieces out of local wood. Think vases, cutting boards, spoons, and other heirloom-worthy pieces. You can usually find her work at Atomic Furnishings (easy to tack on to a Biltmore visit) but she does sell out quickly. Her process and product are certainly cherished!

Take a tour and learn something new!

There are so many amazing options for this one. We LOVE LaZoom Tours, an Asheville based comedy tour. You’ll be laughing your way to a stomach ache on this trolley tour of Asheville. Plus, you’re sure to learn something new about our unique city! We also love love love the wild foraging tour at No Place Like Home! It is an experience like no other where you can learn about all the yummy and edible food growing right in your backyard. You can also eat some of the food that you forage at a local restaurant – an appetizer is included in your tour price.

As you can tell, we love to support our local community.

We also love to support the communities of Provence and Tuscany so you’ll get the same well-loved recommendations when you travel abroad for your bike tour. Farmers, artists, brewers and musicians are what make up the fabric of our neighborhood and region of WNC. We hope you’ll fall in love as we did and enjoy your cycling holiday in Asheville (both on AND off the bike)!', 'post_title' => 'Top 5 Things To Do In Asheville Off The Bike', 'post_excerpt' => '', 'post_status' => 'publish', 'comment_status' => 'open', 'ping_status' => 'open', 'post_password' => '', 'post_name' => 'top-5-things-to-do-in-asheville-off-the-bike', 'to_ping' => '', 'pinged' => '', 'post_modified' => '2020-06-10 17:46:40', 'post_modified_gmt' => '2020-06-10 17:46:40', 'post_content_filtered' => '', 'post_parent' => 0, 'guid' => 'https://www.diybicycletours.com/?p=524', 'menu_order' => 0, 'post_type' => 'post', 'post_mime_type' => '', 'comment_count' => '0', 'filter' => 'raw', )), 3 => WP_Post::__set_state(array( 'ID' => 544, 'post_author' => '3', 'post_date' => '2019-12-09 17:24:16', 'post_date_gmt' => '2019-12-09 17:24:16', 'post_content' => 'It’s true that we offer life-changing cycling vacations in storied international destinations like France and Italy. But did you know we can also arrange your life-changing Asheville cycling vacation in Western North Carolina? Asheville Skyline Asheville and the surrounding area is quickly climbing up to join the ranks of Tuscany and Provence and we couldn’t be less surprised. This area offers some of the best riding routes (road, gravel and dirt), the best breweries, the best scenery, the best eats, and the best people you’ll ever experience. After this post, we hope you’ll be ready to pack your bags and schedule your pet sitter for a cycling vacation to Western North Carolina.

First, let’s talk about the riding.

We mentioned you can find world-class riding – no matter the terrain. One of our favorite road routes is a ride up to Mt. Mitchell from Asheville via the Elk Mountain Scenic Highway. This is definitely a route for those who want to push their limits and test their climbing skills. It’s a sustained climb all the way up to 6600.’ The bright side? It’s one of the most scenic and unforgettable rides you’ll ever complete. Big range views, beautiful open pastures, and winding mountain roads are just a few of the perks to completing this big ride! Asheville Cycling Vacation Another favorite road ride in WNC takes you a little west to the small mountain town of Brevard. Sitting in the shade of the Pisgah National Forest, Brevard is a stop you don’t want to miss. You can find any outdoor activity you want within a few minutes. We particularly love to climb up to the Blue Ridge Parkway on HWY 215 and then after a cruise on the parkway, head down HWY 276 for some jaw-dropping exciting descents. Breathing in the fresh forest air on this ride will cure any ailments you have! Your Asheville cycling vacation isn’t complete without a stop at Sliding Rock or Looking Glass Falls to catch your breath and see some famous waterfalls.

There is also endless gravel riding in this neck of the woods.

Heading east from Brevard, you can turn into the Pisgah National Forest and meander up along Cathey’s Creek, past Cathey’s Creek Waterfall, to Gloucester Gap. Then you can enjoy a descent down to the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education. Take a minute to wander through the fish hatchery and fill up your water bottles before heading back to Brevard for some refreshing post-ride beverages.

We can’t forget about dirt riding!

Dirt BikingThis area is quickly becoming a mecca for mountain bikers from all over the world. From Black Mountain to Pilot Mountain and Bennett Gap you’ll find endless gnarly terrain that challenges even the most competent rider. Looking for something a little tamer? Head over to DuPont State Recreational Forest to hit up a local’s favorite: Ridgeline! This smile-inducing descent is fun and perfect for all ages and skill levels. WNC truly does have something for everyone. If you’re just looking for a relaxing spin on your Asheville cycling vacation, head over to the famous Biltmore Estate and enjoy their easy-going trail system on the estate property. Finish your ride at the Antler Hill Winery for an award-winning glass of wine! Biltmore Estate Asheville

If you’d prefer a glass of beer, then Beer City USA (a favorite moniker for Asheville) won’t disappoint!

Wicked Weed Brewing is a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Located in downtown Asheville, it has a wide selection sure to suit your palate. Asheville is also home to New Belgium Brewing, Sierra Nevada, and just a short ways down the road in Brevard, you can find Oskar Blues Brewing. All big names with big personality! There are over 60 breweries in Western North Carolina so you won’t be searching too long for your next beer stop. Asheville has also become a nationally recognized destination for foodies. The downtown scene will have you drooling before long for sure! Check out many of the amazing restaurants that feature local farmers and fresh food. You can’t beat it! One of our personal favorites is Curate. Make sure you get your reservation in advance though – they fill up quickly! Asheville cycling vacation beer city As you can tell, we have a passion for Western North Carolina and we want to share it with you. Let us take you on the Ashevlle cycling vacation of your dreams in this amazing riding, eating, drinking and relaxing mecca!', 'post_title' => 'Why Take An Asheville Cycling Vacation?', 'post_excerpt' => '', 'post_status' => 'publish', 'comment_status' => 'open', 'ping_status' => 'open', 'post_password' => '', 'post_name' => 'why-take-an-asheville-cycling-vacation', 'to_ping' => '', 'pinged' => '', 'post_modified' => '2020-06-12 14:54:36', 'post_modified_gmt' => '2020-06-12 14:54:36', 'post_content_filtered' => '', 'post_parent' => 0, 'guid' => 'https://www.diybicycletours.com/?p=544', 'menu_order' => 0, 'post_type' => 'post', 'post_mime_type' => '', 'comment_count' => '0', 'filter' => 'raw', )), ), 'post_count' => 4, 'current_post' => -1, 'in_the_loop' => false, 'post' => WP_Post::__set_state(array( 'ID' => 536, 'post_author' => '3', 'post_date' => '2020-03-09 16:40:26', 'post_date_gmt' => '2020-03-09 16:40:26', 'post_content' => 'Let’s be honest, we ride bikes to eat and drink. Of course there is also the sense of accomplishment, self-fulfillment, and wonder that you also experience from the saddle but when it comes down to it, we ride bikes to eat and drink. Most of our favorite tour locations, France, Italy and Western North Carolina don’t disappoint in that arena. We wanted to share our favorite food and drink on an Asheville bike tour with you so you can maybe be inspired to take an adventure in this backyard of ours that we love so much. When we ride, we ride all over Western North Carolina. We’re going to highlight restaurants and breweries in Asheville and beyond so you can get a true taste of the area. Food and drink in Asheville, North Carolina

In Asheville, we highly recommend stopping at Wicked Weed Brewing, Cúrate and The French Broad Chocolate Lounge.

If you start at Wicked Weed Brewing, you won’t be disappointed. Although it is a very popular joint, it has earned its reputation honestly. There is beer for everyone, no matter your taste. We particularly love the Napoleon Complex. It’s a hoppy pale ale that is perfect for a summer afternoon post-ride. You can also get food at the main brewery in downtown Asheville. No matter what you order, it’s well worth the ride. Trust us. Just up the hill from Wicked Weed Brewing is our favorite restaurant. You really need to plan ahead for this one – make your reservations as soon as you have your Asheville bike tour dates. Cúrate, run by nationally acclaimed chef, Katie Button, is a true treat. The tapas restaurant feels cozy and fun yeah the food you get it anything but a joke. Katie makes magic out of some of the most humble dishes that you might make at home for a family reunion. We particularly love and suggest the piquillo peppers stuffed with Spanish goat cheese. The perfect ending to the perfect afternoon of eating in Asheville is topped off with none other than the French Broad Chocolate Lounge. Conveniently located just around the corner from Curate, the French Broad Chocolate Lounge can make your chocolate dreams come true. From truffles and specialty candies to cakes and tastes, you’re sure to find something you’ll love. We’re partial to the Strawberry Balsamic Truffle ourselves. As an added bonus, the folks at the chocolate lounge are committed to responsible, sustainable and local sourcing. Asheville is internationally known for its food and drink scenes so it has a tendency to be a bit more crowded. We love riding our bikes a little outside of downtown to get a quieter, yet just as delicious, taste of Western North Carolina. Food and drink in Asheville, North Carolina

Outside of Asheville, we highly recommend stopping at Sierra Nevada Brewing, MagPie Meat and Three, and Ecusta Brewing.

Sierra Nevada Brewing is a beer drinkers dream. Foodies won’t be disappointed either. Their menu is true farm-to-table style with much of their food grown on site. Their beer is simply amazing. You’ll find a lot of their nationally sold beers on tap but you’ll also find several small brews that you can try. Their brewmasters often try out new ingredients and new styles that you can find in the taproom. We particularly love the buffalo wings and pretzels with beer cheese. It’s hard to go wrong with this amazing grub! We often stop at Sierra Nevada when we plan tours in WNC because it’s too good to miss! Riding just a little further down the road, you’ll find Brevard, a cyclist’s dream town. It’s got a beautiful small town feel with hundreds of miles of trails and road for you to immerse yourself in. MagPie Meat and Three is a can’t-miss in this gorgeous mountain town. Amazing pulled pork, out-of-this-world deviled eggs, a stellar beer line-up and amazing desserts. It’s a truly spectacular find! Our last mention is by no means our least favorite. The Oskar Blues Brewery has done an amazing job of creating an atmosphere for post-ride camaraderie, reliving stories from the trail or the road and enjoying an ice cold beer. They usually have a food truck with a knock-your-socks-off burger, the Chub Burger. Absolutely. Must. Try. There are plenty of other amazing food and beer options that are equally awesome to enjoy after a day on your Asheville bike tour.', 'post_title' => 'Food and Drink on an Asheville Bike Tour', 'post_excerpt' => '', 'post_status' => 'publish', 'comment_status' => 'open', 'ping_status' => 'open', 'post_password' => '', 'post_name' => 'food-and-drink-on-an-asheville-bike-tour', 'to_ping' => '', 'pinged' => '', 'post_modified' => '2020-06-10 17:47:25', 'post_modified_gmt' => '2020-06-10 17:47:25', 'post_content_filtered' => '', 'post_parent' => 0, 'guid' => 'https://www.diybicycletours.com/?p=536', 'menu_order' => 0, 'post_type' => 'post', 'post_mime_type' => '', 'comment_count' => '0', 'filter' => 'raw', )), 'comment_count' => 0, 'current_comment' => -1, 'found_posts' => '4', 'max_num_pages' => 1.0, 'max_num_comment_pages' => 0, 'is_single' => false, 'is_preview' => false, 'is_page' => false, 'is_archive' => true, 'is_date' => false, 'is_year' => false, 'is_month' => false, 'is_day' => false, 'is_time' => false, 'is_author' => false, 'is_category' => true, 'is_tag' => false, 'is_tax' => false, 'is_search' => false, 'is_feed' => false, 'is_comment_feed' => false, 'is_trackback' => false, 'is_home' => false, 'is_privacy_policy' => false, 'is_404' => false, 'is_embed' => false, 'is_paged' => false, 'is_admin' => false, 'is_attachment' => false, 'is_singular' => false, 'is_robots' => false, 'is_posts_page' => false, 'is_post_type_archive' => false, 'query_vars_hash' => 'b5033e427ccce979de57f32551407420', 'query_vars_changed' => false, 'thumbnails_cached' => false, 'stopwords' => NULL, 'compat_fields' => array ( 0 => 'query_vars_hash', 1 => 'query_vars_changed', ), 'compat_methods' => array ( 0 => 'init_query_flags', 1 => 'parse_tax_query', ), ))
Food and Drink on an Asheville Bike Tour

Food and Drink on an Asheville Bike Tour

Let’s be honest, we ride bikes to eat and drink. Of course there is also the sense of accomplishment, self-fulfillment, and wonder that you also experience from the saddle but when it comes down to it, we ride bikes to eat and drink. Most of our favorite tour locations, France, Italy and Western North Carolina

Where Can You Find Safe Lodging During the Coronavirus?

Where Can You Find Safe Lodging During the Coronavirus?

Safe Lodging During the Coronavirus As our tours get going again we are receiving many questions about safe lodging. One of the most common questions we’ve seen and we expect to hear more is the safety of our accommodations? Are they safe? Are they even open? The first thing to know is that we are