Arrival in the US Capital. Many clients like to add on a couple of days at the start of the tour in New York which is an easy train ride away from DC. Washington DC has many sights and is also a great walking city. It also houses the fantastic Smithsonian Museum which is well worth a visit. Tonight you'll meet your Tour Guides and fellow travelers at an Orientation Meeting at the hotel.
Picking up the bikes in the morning we hit a rural freeway with light traffic for the first hour(71 miles) leading us to the foot hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the famous Skyline Drive. This scenic drive leads onto the Blue Ridge Parkway and together make up a 520 mile ribbon of asphalt that winds its way without a Yield Sign or a Stop LIght the whole way. Tonight celebrate your first day on the road in the historic mountain town of Waynesboro.
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.
Crossing into North Carolina the whole day will be spent on the Blue Ridge Parkway with lunch in one of the many great country diners along the parkway.
Today we head into the Great Smoky Mountains and it’s all Blue Ridge all the way! 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. Stop in historic Ashville for lunch and the day near the base of Tail of the Dragon in Cherokee.
Let’s just say the first 100 miles of this day will stay with you forever! We’ll ride up to Deals Gap and then drop down the 318 corner, 11 mile Tail of the Dragon. Make sure none of the fairings on your bike get nailed to the Tree of Shame!! We’ll talk about our iconic ride at one of the back country cafes for lunch then head out for the amazing city of Nashville where we'll return our bikes. Tonight we will celebrate the miles we’ve ridden and the friends we made as we party together for our final Farewell Dinner!
We hope you had a wonderful tour, and we’ll see you on your next great motorcycle adventure!