Take the road less traveled, camp, and do it all over again! Bikepacking is an incredible way to experience all that Appalachia has to offer. If winding your way through pristine wilderness with the added challenge of a self-supported tour sounds right up your alley, these routes will both challenge and inspire. As with any trip into the wild, gear selection and route planning are vital to having a safe and fun ride. Weather is also not to be taken lightly...an easy day in the backcountry can take a 180 in an instant so make sure your gear is dialed for the expected, and unexpected, conditions ahead.
The best part is while we all long for multi day trips on a one of a kind gravel gobbler with custom made frame bags, with the right planning chances are you can dip your toes into the bikepacking world with the bike you already have and a backpack. It may not be as sexy, but gear like proper first aid and navigation provisions are far more important for getting started. So study your route, grab some friends, study your route even more, and get ready to experience one of the South East's premier bikepacking trips!
Bikepacking.com is BY FAR the premire resource for all things bikepacking. From gear reviews to routes this is your go to when you are planning your next adventure!
Not only do our friends at Rockgeist make some of the world's best bikepacking gear right across the mountain, but they also offer gear rentals...which is a great option if you are looking to take your first trip. From full custom to universal gear, they truly do it all.