UPDATED ITINERARY FOR 2021!
Imagine 6 days of riding along one of the most beautiful mountain roads ever built! Winding through the Appalachian Mountains, you get to journey alone the 470-mile Blue Ridge Parkway - a dream of twists and turns, colors and vistas where billboards and commercial traffic are both banned. On top of this amazing riding, you will tear up the notorious Tail of the Dragon – 318 turns in only 11 miles, what more could you want?
You will join a group for this fixed itinerary. However we can add additional nights at the start or end of your holiday if you wish.
Nashville, Home of Country
You’ll arrive in Nashville, known as Music City. Legendary country music venues include the Grand Ole Opry House, The Country Music Hall of Fame and the historic Ryman Auditorium. Downtown are legendary honky-tonks, dive bars, and dance halls. If you'd like to come in a day or two early to experience Nashville then please let us know.
Fly into Nashville
Days 2 & 3:
Tail of the Dragon (2 nights)
We'll head towards the Appalachians and the Tail of the Dragon! Because we are staying nearby in the town of Townsend tonight, we’ll be able to ride up the 318 curves in 11 miles to Deals Gap and then turn around and come back down! Let’s just say the last miles of this day will stay with you forever!
Day 3 is a free day to explore the Great Smokey Mountains
Blue Ridge Parkway
Today we begin our journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway! And what a day with endless views out across North Carolina and the perfectly surfaced parkway leading you to one of America’s greatest and most famous roads. Tonight, we will spend in the charming mountain town of Blowing Rock with its boutique shops and brew pubs.
Ride to Roanoke
Our ride along the Blue Ridge continues as we drop into the history and music of the mountain people of this region, exploring such places as the Blue Ridge Music Center and Mabry Mill. We will head into our last state – Virginia – where we spend the night in the historic Hotel Roanoke in the city center.
Our last day on riding on the Blue Ridge will be leisurely with plenty of time to stop and explore. Speeds are slow but the views are spectacular with your biggest issue being the amount of wildlife along the road. We have seen wild pigs and bears on this ride. Your hotel for the night is right on the edge of the parkway in rural Virginia.
Today we head towards the USA capital of Washington D.C. but before we turn our bikes in we will spend the morning cruising along the famous Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. Take one look at the end of our Appalachian road and then get ready for an amazing Farewell Dinner in the heart of D.C.
Days 8 & 9:
Last Day & Fly Home
Make the most of your final morning in Washington today. This evening you’ll catch your overnight flight back to the UK.
Please let us know if you’d like another day or two here before you fly home. We can even arrange car or motorbike rental for the extra days.
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