Daily Course Itineraries
With the Bourbon Base Camp at the Kentucky Horse Park as it's hub, the Bourbon Country® Burn spends three days visiting up to nine various distilleries throughout Kentucky's Bluegrass Region.
"Is it hilly?" Well, it ain't flat. But it isn't mountainous, either. Let's put it that way. The longer distances will certainly be challenging, but everyone likes a challenge. Right? Plus, the change in terrain means your butt won't get sore from too much time in the saddle.
Central Kentucky is home to incredibly beautiful fields of rolling Bluegrass, world famous bourbon distilleries, and world class Thoroughbred horse farms. We like to describe most of the terrain as "rollers," but it all depends on what you are accustomed to riding. Most of the "rollers" see 60 - 80 feet of elevation gain over a distance of a quarter-mile to half-mile or so. There are a few longer climbs, especially around the Kentucky River, that stretch on for about a mile, with short sections of 10% - 12% grade. Most grades a in the 6% - 8% range.
Round here, we like to say, "You gotta earn The Burn, to savor the flavor."
After returning each day, camping is included at the renowned Kentucky Horse Park, plus an evening of fine bourbon, awesome entertainment and mingling with fellow riders back at Bourbon Base Camp. If you opt for accommodations at our partner hotel, the Lexington Fairfield Inn & Suites is only a short bike or car ride away, where you will have exclusive pricing discounts as a Bourbon Country® Burn rider.