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“Exceeded all expectations!”

Charleston Bicycle Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Private and group 1, 3, & 6 day bicycle tours of Charleston,Beaufort,Savannah and their environs.Includes luxury accommodations,excellent meals,licensed guide,van support,and fun/small groups. Come cycle past historic homes on quiet streets through quaint towns and surrounding islands and experience the charm of the Low country shown by an 11th generation South Carolinian.
Sewickley, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews
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“Exceeded all expectations!”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

My wife and I recently spent a week with Alex and Karen Graham doing the low country bike tour of Charleston, Beaufort and Savannah. My wife has recently adopted biking and was a bit apphrensive about doing a group tour. Our concerns were quickly set aside! Alex and Karen are the definition of Southern hospitality! Riders of all levels were happily accommodated!
Alex was able to impart a wealth of local knowledge with an historical perspective that was always facinating. His choice of accommodations and restaurants and homemade picnic lunches truly made this trip a first class experience! Thankfully the biking helped to balance the eating. The bike routes were well planned, safe and beautiful! We enjoyed wonderful weather even with hurricane Sandy churning up the ocean offshore. This was our first trip to Charleston and we have decided we need to return. We feel we have made new friends!

Visited October 2012
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bikecharleston, Owner at Charleston Bicycle Tours, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Thank you for your five star review! As was said ,"Your timing for the tour was excellent." What a fun week touring Charleston, Beaufort and Savannah inspite of "Sandy." The weather, scenery, food and fellowship were great. Glad you've decided to return to Charleston...will keep y'all posted of our upcoming new tours.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
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“Great Way to See Charleston Area”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

I went looking for a bike adventure in a part of the country my wife and I had never seen. I found Charleston Bike Tours via Tripadvisor because of its great recommendations. The recommendations are spot on. We did the Charleston Plantations and Quaint Towns tour. Alex and Karen did a wonderful job keeping everything on track and organized (there were 5 couples in our group). They arranged unique stops (Tea Plantation, Vodka Distillery, Plantation House, Historical Sites, and Gardens). It’s a great combination of sight seeing, historical tour and biking. This is not a heads down bike tour and the bikes provided are good, but not great (i.e. if you’re used to a high end road bike, you’ll need to set your sites lower). As I flew into Charleston, I wouldn’t recommend bringing your bike (cost vs. benefit isn’t there). Their bikes are very suitable. Each day the biking provided the right amount of physical activity so I could enjoy the wonderful meals arranged by Alex and Karen without feeling too guilty. The highlights; a picnic of local food prepared by Alex and Karen and a private dinner at Circa 1886 restaurant. My wife and I are thinking about returning to tour again with Alex and Karen on the Savannah and Beaufort Islands tour.

Visited October 2012
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bikecharleston, Owner at Charleston Bicycle Tours, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Thank you for the very positive review. Coming from an advid/fast cyclist it's certainly valid. We agree, the highlights and most memorable events were the excellent meals and fellowship, especially the low country picnic and our private dinner for twelve at one of our favorite four star restaurants, Circa 1886. We look forward to your return for our Savannah & Beaufort tour.Please look at our recently posted 2013 tour dates.
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West Coxsackie, New York
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8 reviews
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“Nice Change of Pace”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Having long wanted to visit the Charleston/Savannah area, and having been on a number of other bicycle vacations, we set out to find one for our trip to the Low Country. We settled on Charleston Bicycle Tours' 6-day ride through Charleston, Beaufort and Savannah and couldn't be happier with our choice. Our hosts, Alex and Karen, were terrific. Alex was a font of knowledge about the area, giving us bits of history and culture along the way; and Karen a perfect first-mate, friendly and fun companion. Accommodations were terrific and meals even better! Each day's ride averaged about 30 miles through a variety of scenery and attractions, with a delicious lunch to break up the saddle time. Dinners were at some the best restaurants the area had to offer.

Highly recommend Charleston Bicycle Tours. And, you needn't be an avid cyclist to sit back and enjoy the ride -- Alex and Karen have taken care of everything else!

Visited October 2012
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bikecharleston, Owner at Charleston Bicycle Tours, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
We appreciate your review pointing out the many fun and memorable aspects of your visit to the low country. The six day and night tour of Charleston, Beaufort and Savannah has become a very popular tour since its introduction this year. And being with y'all and the others in our small group was like a vacation for Karen and I. Y'all come back!
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
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“Charleston/Beaufort/Savannah -- Bike trip”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Visiting the Low Country with Karen and Alex Graham as your tour guides is like spending a week visiting two of your favorite out-of-town relatives. They were wonderful hosts who took great delight in showing us Charleston, Beaufort and Savannah during our 6 days together.

The bikes were top-notch and the daily routes were safe with minimal traffic. Alex wove details about the region's architecture, history, culture, flora and fauna into his narrative as we cycled. In addition, the accomodations were terrific, the meals/restaurants were exceptional and we also had great weather.

This was my first bike trip (my husband has been on several) but we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I would not hesitate to recommend Charleston Bicycle Tours.

Visited October 2012
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bikecharleston, Owner at Charleston Bicycle Tours, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a very positive review of your trip. We look forward to seeing y'all again on one of our upcoming new tours!
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Memphis, Tennessee
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“Don't miss this! It was the best thing we did in Charleston!”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

On our first visit to Charleston, my husband and I wanted to do something very different. We love biking and looking online, Charleston Bike Tours got fabulous ratings, so we decided to give it a try. We had an awesome time. Alex was a wonderful guide, filling us with so much rich history of the area, and great restaurants, and great things to do. The weather was superb and we couldn't have been happier with everything from the rented bikes, the scenic roads, waterways, trees (couldn't miss that Angel Oak), to our fabulous guide and his first-class picnic lunch. Not to mention, we got to work off a few calories! Alex gets to do what he loves, everyday, and it shows!

Visited September 2012
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