Tsali (pronounced “SAH-lee”), named after a noted leader of the Cherokee, is a series of trails used for horse riding and mountain biking on National Forest land. Tsali Recreation Area neighbors Lake Fontana and also offers a place to access the lake for boaters and swimmers.
This weekend Tsali will be the site of a popular triathelon, the Tsali Challenge. Atheletes come from all over for a 3 mile flat water paddle, a mountainous 5 mile run, and a 12 mile loop on mountain bike. Whew! Now that’s a challenge!
Race registration is this Friday from 3-5pm at Nantahala Village. Solo races will be Saturday, Sept 6th. Team races will be Sunday, Sept 7th.
Looking for a place to stay during the race? Check out Yellow Rose Realty’s mountain cabin rentals. They have something for everyone.