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.
For a leisurely and scenic walk, run or ride, the Spanish Moss Trail is a must. TheTrail is minutes from our front door and Discover South Carolina has it as one of the best bike trails in the state. Today, it has 10 miles paved along the old Magnolia railroad line. This 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/ or download the App (The Spanish Moss Trail Mobile Guide) to learn more and easily navigate yourself there from the inn.
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)
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
Lady’s Island Tour
This is 30.57 miles
PARRIS ISLAND CRUISE
This is 33.04 miles
Tour De St. Helena
This is 38.57 miles
Lowcountry experiences that last a lifetime.