Stay and Ride with a Tour de France Cyclist
Former professional cyclist George Hincapie, who competed in the Tour de France 17 times, is now trying his hand as a hotelier. In 2013 Hincapie opened Hotel Domestique in South Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Guests can sign up for multi-day "Climb with Hincapie" retreats that include morning rides, recovery massages, and trainer-led core building classes. The hotel can supply Trek road and mountain bikes and guests can send in measurements or get fit on site. More of a leisure rider? Cruise the area's scenic bikes trails, which pass vineyards and forest. Even if you don't ride, you can enjoy the hotel's excellent restaurant or sign up for its cooking classes.
By Jen Murphy
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10 Rd of Vines, Travelers Rest, SC 29690, USA
Sun - Sat 9pm - 11pm