Day by Day Itinerary

Southern Outer Banks Tour 2015 (6 Day Version)


Countries   USA
Tour Length   6 days
Dates Of Tour   Sunday, April 19, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Sunday, October 11, 2015
(All dates are Sunday - Friday tours. See also our 4-Day Southern Outer Banks Tours at www.carolinatailwinds.com/ocracoke.htm)
Type of Tour Road (Guided)
Price $1,950 (2015 price: $1950, or $1850 if paid in full 180 days in advance)
 
 
GROUP MAKE-UP
Family Friendly
Age of Participants Mixed
Gender Basis Mixed
# of Participants (max) 18
Language English
 
SUPPORT LEVEL
Sleeping Accommodations   
Luggage Support
Sag Wagon Along the Way
 
TRIP DIFFICULTY
Total Trip Mileage    240 Miles
Average Daily Mileage    40 Miles Per Day
Longest Single Day 56 Miles
Total Trip Altitude Gain +0 ft
Single Day Altitude Gain   +0 ft
Overall Difficulty Rating   Beginner, Intermediate
 
 
COSTS
Cost of Trip without Airfare per person  $1,850
Single Supplement $425
 
 
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Lodging costs (double occupancy rooms), including all taxes and fees
  • All meals with the exception of one dinner. We allow you the freedom to explore the great restaurants on your own for one evening.
  • Morning and afternoon snacks
  • Route planning and detailed daily area maps
  • Guide support along the route
  • Van support along the route
  • Luggage transfer
  • Fees for all ferries, tolls for all highways and any park entrance or guided tour fees where noted
  • Transportation back to starting point
  • Costs for any special activities such as canoeing, kayaking, sailing or rafting
  • where noted
  • Complimentary photo cd of your tour, Carolina Tailwinds t-shirt, and water bottles
 
 
HIGHLIGHTS/POINTS OF INTERESTS
  • perfect cycling conditions along miles of undeveloped seashore
  • fresh gourmet seafood
  • paddling in ecological reserves
  • beachcombing and plenty of relaxation
 
TRIP DESCRIPTION

This is the 6 day version of our Ocracoke tour, the middle 4 days of which comprise our 4 day version. This tour begins and end in New Bern, NC, adding one night there and one night in the sailing capital of North Carolina, Oriental, NC.

Sparkling sandy beaches, delectable seafood, relaxing ferry rides, and extraordinary biking await you on this special tour. We visit in the spring and fall, when the crowds are gone and the weather is perfect for bicycling. The famous picturesque lighthouses of the North Carolina seashore complete our adventure in the historic islands haunted by Blackbeard’s legend!

 
 
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1   Meet in Historic New Bern
Day 2   Bike to the coast
Day 3   Bike and Ferry Pamlico Sound
Day 4   Bike to the Cape Hatteras Light
Day 5   Return to the Mainland
Day 6   Bike back to New Bern
 
OPTIONS
Additional Activities During Trip
 
Kayaking, beach walking, ferry rides
Countries Visited  
  • USA
    • North Carolina
    • Outer Banks
Cities Visited   New Bern, Beaufort, Ocracoke, Hatteras, Oriental
 
 
SPECIAL OFFERS
Early Bird Discount

$100 for those who reserve and pay-in-full 180 days prior to the tour. The discount drops by $25 each month thereafter.


 
 
LODGING

• Night 1: Doubletree by Hilton, New Bern Riverfront. Overlooking the marina, and walking distance to shops, galleries and restaurants in downtown New Bern.

• Night 2: Inlet Inn, Beaufort, NC. Walking distance from everything in the heart of the historic district, the Inlet Inn boasts the best views of the Beaufort waterfront and spacious rooms. Relax and enjoy the sea breezes on the balcony of your waterfront room. You may want to add a night here to the beginning or end or your tour.

• Nights 3-4: The Castle on Silver Lake, Ocracoke, NC. You will not want to leave the island hospitality provided by this beautifully restored bed and breakfast! Relax with friends by the private heated pool, on the widow's walk, or in the parlor complete with billiards table.

• Night 5: River Neuse Suites, Oriental, NC. Brand new luxury condominiums overlooking Oriental's picturesque harbor provide your final night's lodging. Walking distance to shops and marinas in this laid-back village.

 
CYCLING

We cycle 15 - 50+ miles each day (at your option) along flat terrain. Strong coastal winds sometimes present a minor challenge, but they are just as likely to propel us along our route! Several ferry rides are scattered throughout this tour, allowing pleasant opportunities to relax. Along the way, observe coastal wetlands as you bike through the Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

 
EASY ACCESS

Our tour start location of New Bern, NC is easy to reach by car or plane. Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) is just minutes away from our inn downtown. It is served by both USAir and Delta. Great roads in eastern North Carolina connect New Bern to the I-95 and I-40 corridors.

 
TOUR SUPPLIER
Company Name Carolina Tailwinds
Country     USA
 
 
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