Cycling

Tour the Countryside Richly Provisioned and Inspired

At Anchorage 1770, we think there's really only one way to improve upon the famous bike tours of France and Italy–remove the hills. Which is why our flat Lowcountry terrain makes our cycling trips such an ideal outing for all ambitions–ride for a mile, five, ten or even 34 without a significant hill in sight. Our Bay Street location is the ideal jump point for trips to beaches, old ruins and coastal parks. Stop along the way to picnic or ride to a fun cafe. 

Use the Inn's fat-tire bikes for local jaunts or rent road bikes for longer trips. Guest services can help you pick a route and prepare a picnic basket of provisions or make a reservation at a special stopping point. Below are a few favorite trips.

Getting Around

Cycling Beaufort

For a leisurely scenic ride, the Spanish Moss Trail is a must. The trail is minutes from our front door and Discover South Carolina has it as one of the 10 best bike trails in the state. Today it has 5 miles completed and another 3 will be added in 2015. It is built along the old Magnolia railroad line. A 12-foot-wide paved pathway runs from Beaufort to Port Royal, offering stunning views of Battery Creek and its expansive salt marshes. http://www.spanishmosstrail.com/

A ride through town is also possible on the following course - Olde Beaufort Ride This is a 4.84 mi Bike Ride in Beaufort, SC, United States. The Bike Ride has a total ascent of 25765.34 ft and has a maximum elevation of 60.86 ft.
 http://www.mapmyride.com/us/beaufort-sc/olde-beaufort-ride-route-160797724

Longer Rides

An intermediate ride with lots of water is a trip to Port Royal Via Lady’s Island and back - This is 18.14 miles http://www.mapmyride.com/us/beaufort-sc/triple-bypass-ride-route-160797164

For trips that are more substantial the following have been mapped by local cyclist:

Fripp & Back
This is 35.49 miles
http://www.mapmyride.com/us/beaufort-sc/fripp-n-back-ride-route-160795152

Lady’s Island Tour
This is 30.57 miles
http://www.mapmyride.com/us/beaufort-sc/lady-s-island-tour-route-160793824

PARRIS ISLAND CRUISE
This is 33.04 miles
http://www.mapmyride.com/us/beaufort-sc/parris-island-cruise-route-160798660

Tour De St. Helena
This is 38.57 miles
ttp://www.mapmyride.com/us/beaufort-sc/tour-de-st-helena-route-160794676

Insider Insights: 60.86 feet

Anchorage owner Frank's favorite ride is intown Olde Beaufort Ride. At 4.84 miles, it winds through time and features many fine old architecture and churches.  The real secret is it's maximum elevation of 60.86 ft.