The Appalachian Mountaineer

It’s not a race, it’s a ride.


the rides…

Birthed from the ashes of this new landscape we’re living in, the Appalachian Mountaineer has been created by the founders of the original Appalachian Journey.

The Appalachian Mountaineer is a ride, not a race, created to get us out, challenge our mental and physical fortitude, and to explore the beauty of our sexy, yet rugged Blue Ridge Mountains.

With a choice of 22mi, 40mi, 65mi, or 85mi courses, all riders will experience challenging National Forest gravel roads, gradual old rail grades, winding rural farm roads, and an optional river crossing within a half mile from the finish.

THE BEST PART…all riders will be rewarded with a hot meal (chili w/cornbread - veg or meat), a cold beer, live music, and a place for the whole family to celebrate together over the weekend on Wilderness Adventure’s 500 acres of creek-front property in Craig County, VA.


make it a weekend…

Wilderness Adventure has 500 acres of field, forest, stream, and mountain to explore. When not riding, take time to hike our trails, rent a canoe, fish in one of our two ponds, take thrilling ride down our zip line, or simply relax with a warm cup of tea along the banks of Craigs Creek.


  • Live music Saturday night with The Floorboards!

  • Delicious food FRI evening through SUN at lunch (warm soups, shrimp tacos, burgers, pasta dishes, biscuits & gravy, vegan options, etc.)

  • Beer and wine available for sale

  • Free chili and a beverage for all registered riders!

  • 5 fire pits to keep you warm!

  • Canoe rentals (includes shuttle)

  • Zip line rides down our 900’ zip line!

  • Extensive hiking and relaxation

  • Camping or indoor lodging (linens provided)


stay with us…


  • Hostel in the Lodge: individual room rentals for groups of 1-8 people. Two large shared bathrooms (with showers) for lodge guests only.


  • Communal camping: pitch a tent in the area in front of our Basecamp Store.

  • The Meadow Campground: private sites with parking, picnic table, and fire pit.

  • Outdoor Shower House with flushing toilets and hot showers

  • Firewood: for sale or bring your own. Please do not pillage the forest.