3 Reasons to Ride the Outer Banks

Dec 24, 2013

Looking for some early season, great riding on the East Coast? Look no further than the beautiful Atlantic shoreline of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Here are three reasons you should join one of our Outer Banks tours this spring.

Location, Location, Location

The winds are-a-blowin' on the Outer Banks but you are mostly likely to spend half your trip with awesome tailwinds and your entire journey without hills to climb. This premier beach destination has ample opportunities to cool the body in the Atlantic while visiting the quaint coastal scenery of places like Cape Hatteras, Nags Head, and Kitty Hawk.

Accommodations & Food

No camping on the Outer Banks tour. You'll have a bed every night and a full belly with food you don't have to prepare. Every day of the tour, you'll enjoy quaint, indoor accommodations and local fare.

Great Company

Along with your fellow riders, you can enjoy sharing your experience with Adventure Cycling's own Ranger Tommy. Fresh out of a 2-year-long tour-leader retirement. Tom Radley's laid-back style and his attention to detail has made him legendary in touring lore among Adventure Cycling riders.

Check out our departure dates for the Outer Banks, Inn-to-Inn tour:

Apr 26, 2014 - May 03, 2014

May 04, 2014 - May 11, 2014 

Ranger Tommy is leading the first two tours this year but we're also offering a later departure date without Ranger Tommy: May 10, 2014 - May 17, 2014 

Happy Trails - Arlen

Top photo by Adam Coppola | Bottom photo by Steve Langley

ON THE ROAD is written by the tours team — Lydia, Darrah, Mike, Mandy, and Arlen — tours specialists and intrepid bicyclists, covering all things related to the Adventure Cycling tours department. Check out our 2014 Guided Tours today!

Comments

Jim Guenther

Great ride. We rode the Atlantic coast, and a section of that tour was the outer banks. Beautiul touring, birding, beaches,American history, food.

December 24, 2013, 10:36 AM
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Doug Smith

I too rode the Atlantic coast and while riding the outer banks one beautiful June morning, I was standing ovver my bike enjoying the scenery when I was hit by a can of beer tossed out of a pick up truck. The can hit my rear pannier and exploded covering me with beer. At first I was really upset but after a few minutes I decided that I was fortuante the can didn't hit me and everything else would wash clean.

Just part of the touring experience.

December 24, 2013, 1:32 PM
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Mark F.

@Doug Smith - sounds like a good reason to have a GoPro on the handle bars. or helmet.

December 24, 2013, 4:52 PM
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Tom Radley

I missed leading tours and just had to get back. My co-leader is Kevin MacAfee. He has been on staff for many Fully Supported Tours and has led Self Contained, Inn to Inn and Van Supported tours for ACA. We invite you to join us on Outer Banks, it is going to be great fun!

December 25, 2013, 1:16 PM
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Tom Finn

I rode the OBX a few summer a ago. It was a self contained trip.

I loved it! You can take a swim in the ocean after the long days ride. Yes, even in May the water is warm enough.

I rode in late June so the traffic was a bit heavy, so these dates are great should be minimal traffic.

Seafood, sunshine and saltwater....perfect riding conditions.

December 27, 2013, 6:09 AM
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