#1 Great Rides Near the Start of the Blue Ridge Parkway
On This Map: Map #1
Description of area:
The Blue Ridge Parkway starts it's 469 mile long course south from Virginia's Skyline Drive through Shenanoah National Park in Waynesboro, VA. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a linear park connecting Shenanoah National Park in Virginia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee. The uninterrupted two lane winding National Roadway follows the highest mountain ridges from end to end with spectacular views and historic attractions.
To the east of the park road the vast expanse of the Piedmont rolls towards the coast. To the west the Shenadoah Valley spreads to reach the mountains which rise again near the West Virginia border. As much of this area is broad and relatviely flat, finding the best rides here can be a challenge, but this map will lead you to them.
The roads which intersect this narrow section of the Blue Ridge Parkway tend to be short and steep descents. The best of these are and there are some gems.
You'll also find a good number of connector roads on this map to help lead you between the best rides and choose the better roads. The rides get better as you head west and the mountains grow. Sometimes it's worth just a few more minutes ride over a ridge to reach the better route in the next valley.
Cities and Towns on this map:
Staunton, Waynesboro, Lynchburg, Craigsville, Goshen, Covington, Lexington, Clifton Forge, Iron Gate, Glasgow, Buena Vista, Amhurst, Fincastle, Buchanan
Know Your Blue Ridge Map Options:
- Map #1 is sold a a single map
- Map #1 is part of the 3 Map "Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia" Map set (Maps 1-3)
- Map #1 is part of the 6 Map "Blue Ridge Parkway " Map set (Maps 1-6)
- Map #1 is part of the 7 Map "Blue Ridge Parkway PLUS the Dragon " Map set (Maps 1-7)
- Map #1 is part of the 9 Map "Full Southeast Package " Map set (Maps 1-9)