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ABINGDON, VIRGINIA

Biking the Virginia Creeper Trail: Naturalist Study in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains

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Program #11662RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Phyllis Tisdale Aug 09, 2014 at 03:26 PM

Any one care to make any comments on the Oct 5th trip???


Chere Athey May 16, 2014 at 06:12 PM

Heading down from Maryland for the program that starts May 18th. Bringing our recumbents. Hope the rain stays away.


Adrian Wood Apr 29, 2013 at 12:07 PM

This trip sounds great. Is it okay to bring your own bike (a semi-recumbent)?
Madeleine Apr 30, 2013 at 04:44 PM

There was a gentleman on last year's trip who brought his own bike . . . so, apparently so! It's a great trip.


Madeleine Apr 12, 2013 at 02:59 PM

I enjoyed this trip so much last year that I've signed up for it again . . . I booked the Sept 29 - Oct 4, 2013 trip. Looking forward to it!
Phyllis Tisdale Mar 23, 2014 at 12:13 AM

How are the rooms ??
Madeleine Mar 23, 2014 at 03:43 PM

Clean, comfortable & basic. The 4H facility has 'dormitory-type' rooms. The room I was in had two single beds & a bunk bed. The beds were comfortable.


Madeleine Sep 02, 2012 at 03:14 PM

Here's a nice website about the VA Creeper Trail. Check out the video & photos. http://www.vacreepertrail.org Looking forward to riding it!
Pauline Mami Sep 06, 2012 at 02:55 PM

Thank you for the website and I look forward to meeting you.
Madeleine Sep 07, 2012 at 11:24 AM

You're welcome, Pauline! I look forward to meeting you, too.


Madeleine Aug 01, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Do you encourage participants to bring their own pedals and biking shoes . . . or just ride in tennis shoes?
Road Scholar Aug 01, 2012 at 04:36 PM

For this program, we do not recommend participants bringing their own pedals and biking shoes. We recommend shoes that you will be comfortable riding in.
Madeleine Aug 19, 2012 at 06:26 PM

Thank you!


Maggie Harder Jul 30, 2012 at 06:52 AM

I was wondering who was attending trip # 11662ELW???


Christine Smith Jul 19, 2012 at 03:26 PM

Hi all, after this trip I am heading to another Road Scholar trip #2263 that starts Oct 7 - hiking Great Smokey Mts. I am flying in Knoxville Sept 29 and returning Oct 12....renting a car for that time. If anyone wants a ride or is considering combining trips, contact me chris.smith7@cox.net


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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
3 Performances

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