Cycle of Life Adventures

Cycle of Life Adventures is based out of Blowing Rock, NC. They  offer bicycle vacations and active adventures throughout North America.

Cycle of Life Adventures (COLA) is gearing up to bring adventure to your cycling trips. COLA will be leading trips in colorful Colorado, US National Parks( Yellowstone, Glacier, Tetons, San Juan Islands) Alaska, Seattle, Portland, Canadian Rockies, North and South Carolina,Texas Hill Country, along the Appalachian Trail, We will also be traveling the scenic highways and byways of the Southeast, Blue Ridge Parkway and the historic Natchez Trace.

Cycle of Life Adventures is committed to providing challenging trips in beautiful parts of the country for the avid cyclist in a safe and fun manner, via excellent guest service. Our rides will be focus on seeing amazing countrysides and yet being challenging rides for the avid cyclist.

All Cycle of Life trips will be led by an owners and guides Elli Sias or Dennis Hughes. We have participated in nearly 200 cycling adventures, both as guests and as guides. We have led trips across the breadth and depth of the United States. Our passion for sharing these fabulous trips with others of similar interest, has led us to develop our own company. We are determined to provide many memorable experiences.


Their Tours

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Texas Hill Country

7 Day(s)
Moderate
326 Miles
avg 54 Miles
Guided

We doubt Lyndon Johnson had any idea he’d be creating such road cycling bliss when he paved every little back road in his county while serving as Senator of the State of Texas. Many of our extraordinary cycling routes follow lightly traveled si ...

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Take on Tucson

5 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
244 Miles
avg 49 Miles
Guided

The Loews Ventana  Canyon Resort  will be your base camp for the 4 night stay. You can ride every inch each day or opt to relax at the resort, catch a round of golf or a spa treatment.

It is easy to have a sunny disposition i ...

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The Big Easy- New Orleans

7 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
240 Miles
avg 40 Miles
Guided

After being cooped up all winter, this Big Easy tour is just that. This tour takes on flat roads and trails with mileage ranging from 22 to 79 miles per day, giving you an easy transition to your cycling season.

This tour starts and co ...

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Death Valley- Hammerheads & Hikers

6 Day(s)
240 Miles
avg 48 Miles
Guided

It has the lowest elevation in the Western Hemisphere, at Badwater (282 feet below sea level). Summer temperatures can soar to over 120 degrees for weeks on end, but we will be cycling for 4 days with mild mid-day temperatures of 70 degrees. 37 repti ...

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British Virgin Islands, Sailing Adventure

8 Day(s)
Guided

We will spend 7 days and nights aboard a beautifully appointed 48 foot catamaran with 4 double cabins 4 bathrooms and space for our skipper and crew.  Enjoy breakfasts and lunch prepared aboard the boat. Then sail the warm trade winds on the blu ...

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The First Coast-St. Augustine

6 Day(s)
Moderate
237 Miles
avg 47 Miles
Guided

This adventure begins in Palm Coast for two nights.  Airport pick up is at the Jacksonville International Airport at 2:00 pm. We will shuttle to our beginning hotel in Palm coast, FL. With the many marshlands and estuaries, there is a great deal ...

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The Florida Keys

7 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
275 Miles
avg 46 Miles
Guided

South Florida and The Key’s weather is always the best at this time of year. The water temperatures are in the low 70s and the air temperature in the upper 70s. This makes for the ideal cycling temperatures. When you want a break from cycling ( ...

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South Carolina / Georgia Low Country

6 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
225 Miles
avg 45 Miles
Guided

This delightful Epicurean Tour is sure to please.  You will need a good day of riding and activity after an evening dining in Charleston, Beaufort or Savannah. Charleston alone boasts 600 plus eateries. The area has become a Mecca for culinary g ...

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Outer Banks and beyond

7 Day(s)
Moderate
246 Miles
avg 35 Miles
Guided

The Outer Banks of North Carolina offers perfect cycling conditions along hundreds of miles of undeveloped seashore, fresh gourmet seafood, beach-combing and plenty of relaxation. Our ride winds through the marshlands, where we will see an abundance ...

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Natchez Trace

8 Day(s)
482 Miles
avg 69 Miles
Guided

The distances are modest and although there are a few days where the mileage may seem overwhelming, the support van is always there to provide a lift. The road is well marked with 442 roadside mileage markers making it almost impossible to get lost.< ...

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Kentucky- Bike, Bluegrass, Bourbon

7 Day(s)
Moderate
332 Miles
avg 55 Miles
Guided

Kentucky is probably best known for its Bluegrass Region. Located in north central Kentucky, the core of the Bluegrass is gently rolling pastures and characterized by sinkholes, streams and springs. The region's limestone- purified water is recog ...

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Epic Appalachians

26 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
1450 Miles
avg 66 Miles
Guided

This is an original route designed by Cycle of Life Adventures. This is a 25 day cycling experience that can be done entirely or in halves.

The northern segment will include the wilderness of central Maine, the Green and White Mountain ...

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Vermont Covered Bridges

6 Day(s)
232 Miles
avg 46 Miles
Guided

Vermont is a tiny state packed with mountains, history, charm, covered bridges, and wonderful fall colors. The summers are equally as beautiful with lush green mountains, crystal clear lakes and rivers, crisp mornings and brilliant sunny days. We wil ...

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Shenandoah and the Virginias

7 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
336 Miles
avg 56 Miles
Guided

For 2019, we have decided on our ideal riding locations in these two states. With a name like "Wild and Wonderful "and "VA is for Lovers" you can't go wrong. These two states are packed with Civil War history, farming and coal ...

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Waterfalls of Transylvania County

7 Day(s)
Moderate
255 Miles
avg 43 Miles
Guided

Few things in the natural world are as awe-inspiring as the sight of water pouring off the side of a high stone ledge and clamoring into a rocky pool beneath. Though the first inclination may be stand and marvel, you might not want to spend too much ...

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Asheville "Fundo"

5 Day(s)
288 Miles
avg 72 Miles
Hosted

This 4 day riding and social event will be designed for rider levels from Recreational to Advanced. The design of this tour keeps us in Asheville for all four nights. There will be one low cost of $525 (five hundred twenty-five) per person ...

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Blue Ridge Multi-sport

6 Day(s)
Moderate
200 Miles
avg 40 Miles
Guided

Cool temperatures, and lush green forests for hiking, smooth surface roads for cycling and mountain creeks and rivers for fishing and Kayaking are an abundance.

Our guests have been asking for more time out of the saddle. So, to our Su ...

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Colorado National Monument, Wine Country

8 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
371 Miles
avg 53 Miles
Guided

For those with the passion for heat, a visit to the hot mineral springs can be enjoyed before we start our mild ascent to Carbondale. Then we start our mountain climbs up McClure and Kebler Passes. with a relaxing evening in Crested Butte. We head to ...

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Cross Country | Southern Tier

47 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
2885 Miles
avg 74 Miles
Guided

We have chosen the Southern Tier of the US from San Diego, CA to St. Augustine, FL. Why this route?....  This is the shortest route from coast to coast at 2891 miles, yet you'll still have bragging rights of cycling across the country. The t ...

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