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Moonshiner 28 is fast becoming one of the great must-do roads of western North Carolina. Everyone has heard of the Tail of the Dragon and now there is another comparable road that is less crowded and offers even more to the two-lane tourist. Moonshiner28 is a great alternative to other more crowded twisties. There are sections of 28 in North Carolina every bit as twisty as the Tail. Bonus .... speed limit is 55 much of the route.
Little Switzerland, North Carolina
The Diamondback is located in the area of Little Switzerland and the Blue Ridge Parkway about 50 miles north of Asheville, North Carolina. This 38 mile diamond shaped loop includes NC 226A, US 221, Toms Creek Road, NC 80 and the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is a great loop for motorcycles and sportscars.
1) ZFest 2013 Saluda Grade Switchbacks Cruise
2) ZFest 2013 Greenville-Waynsville-Greenville Cruise
3) ZFest 2013 Whitewater Falls Circle Cruise
4) ZFest 2013 Caesars Head Loop Cruise
5) ZFest 2011 Wine Tour
6) ZFest 2013 Complete SC Dragon Cruise
7). ZFest 2013 Jr Dragon cruise
Biltmore Estate A visit to Biltmore Estate is one of the high points of any visit to Asheville and highly recommended. You will want to allow a minimum of half a day to see the grounds and estate as well as allowing time to eat at one of the Biltmore Estate’s three fine restaurants. Afterwards, be sure and take some time to visit the historic Biltmore Village just outside the estate entrance.
High Country Adventure For this tour, allow a whole day. Start off by packing agourmet picnic and heading east on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Your first stop will be the Folk Art Center just east of Asheville at milepost 382; then continue north to Craggy Gardens at milepost 364. Here you will find nature trails, native rhododendron and magnificent views. Continue on to Mount Mitchell State Park at milepost 355 and hike the short distance to the tower on the summit. Mount Mitchell will be a great place to picnic. After lunch continue up the parkway to Grandfather Mountain at milepost 305. After visiting Grandfather, if you have time, there are a couple of excellent options. You can visit Linville Caverns or take in Tweetsie Railroad. Return to Asheville by Highway 19 East through Burnsville.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is ranked “America’s most scenic drive” by leading travel writers. Following mountain crests from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee, the Parkway is the gateway to a wondrous Appalachian empire. The Parkway’s 469 toll-free miles of awesome natural beauty combined with the pioneer history of gristmills, weathered cabins and split-rail fences create one of the most popular areas in the national park system. This extraordinary region encompasses a world of mountain forest, wildlife and wildflowers thousands of feet above a patchwork of villages, fields and farms.
Passing right through Asheville, the Parkway is easily accessible to visitors. Located at Milepost 384 just southeast of Asheville is the newly constructed Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center. A unique feature about the Parkway is that there are no tolls. Speed limits are set at a leisurely 45 miles per hour, and stops are frequent with more than 250 overlooks on the parkway that offer magnificent uninterrupted views. More that 600 million visitors have traveled the Parkway over the years since it opened in the 1930s.
The North Carolina Apple Festival is held annually over Labor Day weekend in Hendersonville, North Carolina. It has been Western North Carolina's premier family festival for over 60 years.
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Six Gap in north Georgia is an exciting and scenic figure 8 where riders can spend the whole day on twisting roads.
The entire figure 8 including the short 3 mile US 129 connector is 77 miles long. The southern loop is 35 miles and the northern loop is 38 miles. Each of the six segments includes crossing through a mountain “gap” or low pass, hence the name Six Gap. Four of these gaps are at points where the Appalachian Trail, stretching from Georgia to Maine, crosses the roadway. So you can understand how the mountain terrain makes for some good riding.