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Discover Applewood Manor's Unique Cycling Adventures

By: Vitor Schizzi  April 15, 2024

Explore Applewood Manor's exclusive cycling experiences in the heart of Asheville, North Carolina

Applewood Manor is launching cycling experiences from its luxury boutique bed & breakfast in the Montford Area Historic District of Asheville, North Carolina. Just a short walk from downtown Asheville and nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Applewood Manor aims to offer more than just a bike tour. Their goal is to embody the essence of the Appalachian region through a unique experience that combines on-bike and off-bike activities and amenities. Count on the Applewood Manor team, with staff ranging from former pro cyclists to professional cooks, to curate every aspect of your trip.

Situated on a knoll encompassing over an acre of wild cherries, apple trees, oaks, pines, maples, and various flora, the property provides an ideal launchpad for your cycling adventures while offering easy access to downtown Asheville. Guests will enjoy full access to Applewood Manor’s luxurious amenities, including original artworks from the owners’ private collection, a legendary king-size Duxiana 6006 bed dressed in the finest linens and pillows, L’Occitane bath products, Sferra robes and towels, Nespresso coffee, fine teas, homemade cookies, farm-to-table meals, and Marshall Stockton II Bluetooth speakers.

Applewood Manor has partnered with Asheville’s prominent events and sports figures to offer a unique cycling experience. Their Signature Experiences feature collaborations with local Olympian and former World Tour rider Brent Bookwalter, providing a weekend of cycling and insights from a top talent in the sport. With professional support, guests can also join the Gran Fondo National Series reconnaissance ride to preview the 2024 course. At Applewood Manor, you can customize your cycling weekend, access a world-class bike fleet, enjoy a customized route tailored to your adventure level, receive full nutrition by Torq, and benefit from local knowledge for a safe ride.

About Applewood Manor’s Signature Experiences

Gran Fondo National Series Cycling Camp with Amy Phillips (June 6 - 9, 2024):

Prepare for the 2024 Gran Fondo Asheville event and other Series competitions with coaching from former pro cyclist and 2023 UCI Women 50-54 Gran Fondo World Champion, Amy Philips, and Series Founder and Director, Reuben Kline. The camp includes four days of fully supported riding on the Gran Fondo Asheville course and additional routes in and around Asheville, North Carolina.


Bookwalter Binge Cycling Experience (September 26 – 30, 2024):

Join Brent Bookwalter for an intimate, small-group cycling camp in Asheville, NC. Alongside a local Olympian and Grand Tour veteran, you’ll ride, dine, and explore the stunning cycling routes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Brent will also share sports psychology and mental performance training insights to enhance your cycling skills.


Custom Cycling Weekends

Applewood Manor’s Experiences Program is reaching new heights. At their newly custom training camps, you'll be coached and guided by Vitor Schizzi, former men's professional cyclist and 2019 Brazil's pro men's national champion. They will design all your routes according to your preferred daily distance, with a choice of three “flavors” of support & service: PRO/LUXURY, STANDARD, or JUST RIDE. Vitor will be on the road with you sharing his cycling knowledge and experience to best prepare you for your goals ahead. Don't miss out on the opportunity to ride on some of the world's most epic roads and acquire a unique knowledge of road cycling.

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