Making an epic road trip on a motorcycle is a completely different experience than that of riding in a car. The fresh air in your face, the feel of the road beneath you, and the danger of being so exposed adds up to a unique road tripping experience.
You’ll want the most scenic surroundings as you travel down the path to your destination. Start your research now, and check out a few fantastic routes to explore on your next motorcycle excursion.
San Juan Mountain Highway
You could travel the whole stretch of the San Juan Mountain Highway, but there’s really just a 25-mile area that is the most exciting to check out on your motorbike. Explore Colorado on a motorcycle by rolling down the stretch of highway between the towns of Ouray and Silverton.
Also known as the “Million Dollar Highway,” this stretch of asphalt gives you the chance to see some life-changing landscape views with the Rocky Mountains as the backdrop. You’ll want to drive this route in good weather, as there are numerous twists and cliffside drop-offs along the way.
The Pacific Coast Highway
If you don’t already know, the Pacific Coast Highway runs the full length of the California coast from north to south. There’s nothing like it anywhere else in the country. You’ll also have the opportunity to stop off at some of the most famous destinations in California.
The PCH runs by San Francisco, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, Malibu, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and San Diego, so you should plan for an extended road trip. Explore what the north and south of California’s landscape has to offer.
The Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway runs through North Carolina and Virginia, and the path is almost 500 miles long. The road is one of America’s favorite places to drive, and once you see it, you’ll know why.
Hike, bike, swim, kayak, canoe, and camp along the Appalachian Trail, and get acquainted with the natural beauty of these ancient mountains.
Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
It may have a super long name, but the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is something you definitely want to see.
Gear up, and head to Utah to expand your horizons to a place where you can have some real fun. Some areas of the trail have no pavement, so you could even have some offroad fun with a dirtbike.
Ride The Tail of The Dragon
Though Tennessee has plenty to offer in the way of scenery, The Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap has the danger and excitement you seek. It is one of the shortest routes on any list you will find, but it contains more than 300 twists and turns.
The Tail of the Dragon isn’t for the faint of heart or beginners. Make sure you really know what you’re doing before taking on this challenging course.
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