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?
Blues - Blue Ridge - BBQ Motorcycle Tour - Nashville to D.C. 2021 - Tour Itinerary
You will arrive in Nashville and check-in to your tour hotel before meeting the group for a welcome dinner. Nashville, also known as “Music City U.S.A.”, is the capital of Tennessee. Legendary country music venues include the Grand Ole Opry House, home of the famous “Grand Ole Opry”. The Country Music Hall of Fame and historic Ryman Auditorium are Downtown, alongside legendary honky-tonks, dive bars, and dance halls. If you'd like to come in a day early to experience Nashville then please let us know.
Today we pickup the bikes and 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! Make sure none of the fairings on your bike get nailed to the Tree of Shame!! Let’s just say the last miles of this day will stay with you forever!
This is your day to explore as far and as wide as you’d like. Out the back door of our hotel is the Great Smokey Mountains National Park where twisty roads dominate! You could also head back to do more laps on the Tail of the Dragon, explore the Native American history in the town or Cherokee, or just enjoy a leisurely day by the river. Tonight, we’ll have a riverside BBQ and talk about our amazing day.
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.
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 our nation’s 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.
We hope you had a wonderful tour with Eaglerider, and we’ll see you on your next great motorcycle adventure!