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Skyline Dr - Blue Ridge Parkway

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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 1125 miles / 1810.5 km
  • Ride Time: 1 week (5-7 days)
  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $85.50
  • States Visited: Virgina, North Carolina
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2Vstars pro

We have heard so much about the ride on Skyline Dr and the Blue Ridge Parkway. WOW !!! The pictures could never do the scenery justice. It is everything we heard and then some. Curve after curve of mountain roads. Smooth paved. Breathtaking mountains. Wildlife everywhere. Amazing. Must ride trip.

I tried to map it out, but have run into difficulties. We picked up Skyline Dr in the beginning at Front Royal, VA and rode it all the way down. Blue Ridge Parkway picks up right at the end of Skyline Dr and we rode that all the way to the end in Cherokee, NC. There were many routes to take off of the Parkway for food, gas and hotels. Our GPS didnt like finding the way to those places while on the park way though. We took a route off and then programmed to find gas, hotel or food and the trip went perfectly.

This is a motorcycle ride in the states Virgina, North Carolina. This motorcycle route has 5 scenery characteristics and other road conditions to help you plan your road trip. This motorcycle map was created by 2Vstars in June. Click here to see other Motorcycle Roads by 2Vstars

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Ride Scenery:

ParksForestMountainsRuralFarm Land

Best Time to Go

Spring, Summer, Fall

Road Characteristics:

Sweeping Curves RoadTwisty RoadRolling HillsNo TrafficSmoothAdequate Gas StationsAdequate

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Previous Comments from other Riders:

2007R1 says:

The Skyline Drive is a route any rider needs to avoid! Not only is the traffic ridiculous, the cops are a joke as well! They target motorcyclists with a passion. Our group got popped supposedly going 38 in a 35. The cop refused to show us the radar gun! We got popped again later that day. This time in a nasty right hand turn. The cop said he clocked myself going 53, my friend on a Buell 1125r going 51, and my friend who was riding an HD Ultra Classic going 52! The problem with this time was that there was NO WAY in you know where that an Ultra Classic could negotiate that turn at that speed! It wouldve been really hard to do it on my R1! The cop was an a$$ to say the least. This road is nothig more than a money generating scam! Stay away from it like the plague and tell anyone you can to stay away from it! I have been riding for 15+years and have never gotten a speeding ticket on my bike until riding Skyline Drive. Stick to the BRP. Its free and much more enjoyable!
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM

demans says:

Myself, my brother, my son, and my nephew did the BRP this past July. It is just a great ride. 470 without a stop sign. We took two days to take our ride. We had no problem finding fuel stops, and a place to stay. Everything is within a few miles of the Parkway. The road is great, scenery fantastic, and plenty of places to pull of the road for view, and pictures.
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM

felon says:

My wife(Flash)& I have ridden the BRP a few times in parts, but a few years ago we did all of it & finished by including Skyline. There ar many, many places for fuel, food & lodging along the way, you just have to turn off at most of the towns you see along the way. Most of themn are within a couple miles of the BRP. We spent 3.5 days doing the BRP & Skyline. We stopped and took in as much as we could at the museum area's. If you ride the BRP without stopping at the info & museum area's you are cheating yourself!
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM

hjsiemer says:

Rode from Front Royal, VA to Mt Airy, NC. Nice for the most part. Not enough places to re-fuel and the closest lodging without going too far off of the ride is the "Points of Otter" lodge (privately owned)about 30 miles north of Roanoke. Nice location with large lake on property. Sits in the valley between two mountains, so no cell service, tv reception, radio reception. The meals were over-priced and the atmosphere snobby - the staff acted like they were doing you a favor by allowing you to spend the night. Had to dress in business casual for any meals. So the ride was above average, but the exeperience with the only accomodations under roof were far below what you would expect, but since it is the ONLY lodging on the parkway and is "supervised" by the Forest Service, I guess it should have been expected...
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM


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