Total tour distance: 331 miles
Daily tour distance: 55.2 miles
Difficulty: 50 / 100
A perennial favorite, our Blue Ridge Bliss tour includes Skyline Drive, a beautiful route through Shenandoah National Park. The Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive are often called “America’s Favorite Drives.” They could just as well be nicknamed “America’s Favorite Bike Tours.” In all, the parkway and drive span 574 miles from Front Royal, Virginia, in the north to North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the south. On this very special bicycle tour, you’ll explore almost 332 of the very best of those miles.
It’s with good reason that the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive are among the most popular units of the National Park System. The Parkway and Drive twist and turn through a rural landscape of dark forests, sun-dappled fields, and mountain meadows surrounded by rustic split-rail fences. We’ll spin past historic farmsteads and lodges, and through the many valleys known locally as “hollers,” all the while taking note of the roads’ fascinating engineering. This June, immerse yourself in Appalachia’s singular mix of flora and fauna, and its unique and venerable mountain culture. Join us for Blue Ridge Bliss!