North Carolina: A Blue Ridge Southern Cookin’ Odyssey

What’s a better pairing for adventure-loving foodies than mountains and hearty grub?

The Asheville to Brevard bike tour along the Blue Ridge Parkway through the Southern Appalachians will satisfy your appetites for both food and fun. Trek Travel rates this six-day tour as one for active riders: three out of four on a difficulty scale.

You’ll explore the mountains of western North Carolina, from the highest peak east of the Mississippi to the region’s vibrant hill towns. Chief among these is Asheville, a local arts capital, which you’ll tour on a historic trolley, and where you’ll nosh in some of the South’s best restaurants. At chef John Fleer’s Rhubarb, you’ll savor inventive New Southern cooking (think pork belly with apple-fennel butter and honey-glazed turnips).

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