Blue Ridge Parkway, 12 Days
New Orleans • Natchez • Tupelo • Nashville • Chattanooga • Gatlinburg • Ashville • Blowing Rock • Roanoke • Skyland • Washington D.C.
THIS WILL BE YOU!
When a scenic road comes with ower 900 managed vista points you know you're up for a treat. The Blue Ridge Parkway meanders for 469 miles along the crests of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, linking Shenandoah National Park in Virginia with Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. What you'll get to experience isn't just a scenic drive, it's a perfectly manicured masterpiece of parkway that offers vistas of unmatched combined with slow-paced, relaxed riding. It describes the center piece of this tour but it wouldn't be a Sunriders tour if there wasn't much more to it.
There's "The Big Easy", New Orleans, with its multi facetted vibrant French Quarter, Garden District and Old haunted cemetaries.
Natchez, located at the mighty Mississippi River, builds the entrance to the historic Natchez Trace Parkway which leads us to the World's music capitol Nashville. Then the ride continues along the Cherohala Skyway which is another tidbit for every motorcyclist.
Of course you wan't miss out on riding 318 curves within 11 miles on the Tail of the Dradon at Deals Gap, a must for everyone who visits the Smoky Mountains.
This fantastic journey ends in Washington D.C. why don't you add on a day or two and conclude your vacation with a visit and tour of the White House and monuments.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- JUST RIDE... over 1100 continuous miles without a single traffic light
- Natchez Trace Parkway
- Cherchala Skyway
- Tail of the Dragon
- Blue Ridge Parkway
- Skyline Drive
- GREAT FOOD
We're going to ride through the U.S.'s BBQ capitals of Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia and have scouted over two dozen of restaurants, varying from authentic to extraordinary. Expect to gain a few pounds on this culinary journey...
- TWISTIER / CORNERS
This tour is definitely not for those who like to ride long stretches of straight road. You gotta love riding your bike through curves, all kind of curves, tight ones, long stretched out ones, hairpin turns, anything from 5 to 360 degress in radius. If you don't like riding curves you shouldn't book this tour.
- GREAT HOTELS
One reson why we pre-run every tour is the hotels that we hand pick for each new ride. We found some icredibly awesome places for you to overnight at. We'll get there after a great day's ride, check in and enjoy hanging out together - each hotel has it's own unique setting and the category ranges from historic landmark hotels and mountain ridge lodges to riwer view hotels. We're excited we've found those for you.