Silver Comet LT August

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The Silver Comet Trail is named for the Silver Comet passenger train that traversed the route in the middle of the last century. Now the second longest rail-to-trail route in the nation and one of the most widely acclaimed, the route takes riders from the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia to its continuation onto the Chief Ladiga Trail in Eastern Alabama.

This two-day out-and-back tour takes riders through the forests and small towns of Western Georgia and eventually culminating at the trailhead near Anniston, Alabama. Experience a slice of Americana as we make our way through two states, en route to luxury accommodations at Hotel Finial in Anniston.

The LT ride is our 26-mile (each day of two; 52-mile total) leisure tour beginning from the Chief Ladiga Trail Campground near Piedmont, Alabama. Campsites are available at the campground before and after the tour should you want to extend your visit and enjoy the local hiking, cool waters, and beautiful scenery. The Silver Comet LT gets us in to Anniston early enough to settle in to your comfortable accommodations at Hotel Finial and then enjoy one of our optional afternoon excursions which include mountain biking, local museums and shops, or a wine tasting at White Oak Vineyards. This is the perfect tour for couples, families, or anyone looking for a weekend getaway.

This is the ride for you if you’re looking for gentle slopes, paths free from car traffic, and a hometown feel. Don’t forget to ride your way to a great meal in Anniston!
Apart from dinner on the evening of day 1, this is an all-inclusive tour, with all meals, snacks, drinks, professional ride support, and one-night, double occupancy stay in Hotel Finial included. Single occupancy available upon request.

2 Day Tours priced at $360 per person, $70 surcharge for single occupancy

Tour Itinerary

Day 1:

9:30 to 9:50 am: Meet and Greet at Chief Ladiga Trail Campground, parking on-site. Bike Check and Gear in to Team Van.
10:00 am: Ride Start
11:45 am – 1:00 pm: Gourmet Picnic Lunch on Campus of Jacksonville State University
1:20 pm to 2:00 pm: Arrive at Chief Ladiga Trailhead, Team Van takes Riders to Team Hotel
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm: Free time at Hotel
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Optional Excursions
7:00 pm: Dinner in Anniston
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Back to Team Hotel for the evening.

Day 2:

7 :00 am to 8:30 am: Breakfast at Hotel
9:00 am to 9:45 am: Bike Check and Gear in to Team Van
10:00 am: Ride Start
11:45 am to 1:00 pm: Gourmet Picnic Lunch at Eubanks Welcome Center in Piedmont, AL
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm: Arrive and Celebrate Tour Conclusion at Chief Ladiga Trail Campground

The Fine Print

All trails are paved. Helmets are mandatory. Riders are required to obey rules of the road and follow tour guidance. Minimum rider age is 12 years. Mechanically sound bicycle is required. Limited bike rentals may be available, including e-assist bikes. The minimum tour size is 8 guests and tours are limited to 12 guests. Please Note that tours not reaching the minimum number of riders (6) will be subject to rescheduling.

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