September 19, 2017 - Adventure Cycling Tours Director Arlen Hall invites you to North Carolina's Outer Banks this fall.
Are you looking for that ideal location to stretch your riding season? My target destination is the Outer Banks of North Carolina in the month of October.
With an average high temperature in the lower to mid 70s, level pavement at sea level, a usually steady wind at 10–15 mph, sometimes headwinds, sometimes tailwinds, lots of sunshine, great seafood, and comfy motels, the Outer Banks of North Carolina is a definite destination for fall riding.
Explore a lighthouse along your journey — the Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras lighthouses can be visited by bicycle.
In addition to cycling, a visit to the Outer Banks should include hiking, swimming, kayaking, bird watching, or windsurfing.
Watching the sun rise over the Atlantic or set over the mainland is a definite delight.
More than 100 miles of paved bike lanes and bike paths await you on the Outer Banks as you explore the beaches and small towns of the island. Whether it’s a North Carolina BBQ or the local catch of the day, your palette will be satisfied after your daily explorations.
Surprisingly, there are indeed wild Mustang horses on the Outer Banks. Descendants of horses brought over from Spain more than 500 years ago, they are the state horse of North Carolina.
Looking for more information? Check out Adventure Cycling’s Outer Banks tours during October.
Photo 1 David Cox | Photos 2,3,5 Julie White | Photo 4 Kent Beisner | Photo 6 Terri Lyde