I want to travel the skyline drive, blue ridge parkway, great smoky mountains area (dragon, moonshiner,devil's triangle, etc) for a while.
I want to know if the conditions would be nice if I leave Canada on last week-end of september and get back firt week-end of october. I plan a 9-days ride (3 days down, 3 days riding around robbinsville,nc, and 3 days back).
Myself and two others on big sport touring bikes are riding down from Canada now on the same week as you and for about the same time - 3 days down, 2 days there and 3 days back. We'll be staying at the Dragons Rest Cabins while down there too. No more camping for us - proper beds everywhere we go.
If you have not yet sorted out your routes, some of these might be of some use to you. If you want any GPX files for your GPS, then PM me your email address and I would be happy to send them to you.
Day 2: https://goo.gl/maps/h5ri4
Bridgeport WV to Boone NC via 219, VA16, US421, US321 - 8.5hrs/625km
Day 3: https://goo.gl/maps/5fguX
Boone NC to Dragons Rest Cabins via NC 80, 226A, TN143, NC197, BRP - 8.5hrs/500km
Day 4: https://goo.gl/maps/JDE6Z
- Devils Triangle, Little River, Canada Rd Loop - 10hrs/650km
Day 5: https://goo.gl/maps/brQvA
- Dragon 2x, Cherohala, N Georgia and Moonshiner Loop - 9hrs/600km
Day 6: https://goo.gl/maps/k83gt
- Dragons Rest Cabins to Boone NC via NC 281, 276, BRP, NC 80, NC226A - 8.5hrs/480km
Day 7: https://goo.gl/maps/69GDr
- Boone NC to Bridgeport, WV via NC 311, WV 250, Smoke Hole Road - 9hrs/650km
If your heading down to roanoke from the north. I would recommend VA 311 from White Sulfer Springs, WV.
Thanks for this - we are going to ride it now that you suggested it!