Tail of the Dragon
Indirizzo: 1820 W. Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, Tennessee 37801
With 317 corners in 11 miles it’s easy to see why US Highway 129 has been dubbed the “Tail of the Dragon.” This is a true motorcycle destination with lodges, resorts, restaurants and roadside photographers all catering to the mass of bikers making their pilgrimage here. The 11 mile stretch over Deals Gap is what most people come for but the riding around Cheoah Lake as well as the stretch of highway south of Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort is stunning and should not be missed. Don’t miss the less known albeit one-of-a-kind, Indian Lakes Scenic Byway (NC 28) while in the area – even though it falls shy of 317 turns, it impresses with its location hugging the pristine Fontana Lake. $5.00 to enter the park on a motorcycle. View map here.