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Caesar's Head and Wayah Road Trip via South Carolina: (Wednesday 7/4, departing between 8 and 8:30am) This route will be fun filled with plenty of Mountain Views and Twisty curves. The total mileage of the route is 281 miles or 7hrs and 44mins of moving time. The route has a lunch spot planned in Easley, SC at Mutt's BBQ.
Tail of the Dragon and Cherohala Skyway: (Monday, 7/2 departing between 8 and 8:30am) This route will have you on two of the areas well known motorcycle roads. Before traveling north on the Tail of the Dragon, stop in at Deal's Gap for a token and visit the Tree of Shame. Before departing be sure to get the URL information of the photographers, so you can check out your photos. Once departed from the Dragon, you will head south on 360 to Tellico for lunch at Tellicafe before heading back to Maggie Valley via the Cherohala Skyway. This route is also know on the maps as the Brown Loop, total mileage will be 239 miles or 5hrs and 56mins of moving time.
Blue Ridge Parkway, 226A Diamondback, Devil's Whip, and The Sidewinder: (Tuesday, 7/1 departing between 8 and 8:30am) This route could have you asking are we done yet! Leaving in the morning from Maggie Valley you will head north with a nice ryde up the Blue Ridge Parkway for about 2hrs and 30mins or approximately 109 miles to Little Switzerland. At around 11:30am the route has you breaking for lunch at Mountain View Restaurant before taking a complete spin around 226A (otherwise known as the Diamondback). After making the loop, you will start your route back heading south down the Parkway to top of the Devil's Whip. Just when you think you are complete you will encounter The Sidewinder bring you back in towards Chimney Rock and Hendersonville, NC. This route is action packed with great scenic views and plenty of the twists. Total mileage will be 260 miles or 6hrs and 39mins of moving time.
Gatlinburg and The Rattler (209): (Sunday 7/1 departing at 1:30pm) This route is a run little route taking you in to downtown Gatlinburg and Roaring Fork Motor Trail before making your way Hot Springs. Once in Hot Springs, you will head south back towards Maggie on Rt 209, which is also know as The Rattler. The Rattler has over 234 twists, turns and curves from Hot Springs to Lake Junaluska. After successfully concurring The Rattler you will stop in Waynesville at Bogart's Restaurant & Tavern for a bite to eat before heading back to Maggie Valley. Total mileage for this route is 166 miles or 4hrs and 30mins of moving time.
Return to Florida: This route is a direct flight home for anyone looking to make it back to Florida within a 9hrs or ryde or a total of 10hrs and 40mins. The route has a combination of secondary routes and interstate. If someone is looking to make the trip back to Florida over two days, you can surely find a resting spot off of I-95. Based on projections we will be looking to leave the Maggie Valley area at 7:30am. We will stop for lunch in Waynesboro, GA around Noon and should be in Jacksonville around 4:30pm.