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“Beautiful scenery, nice long flowing curves, awesome riding!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cherohala Skyway

Cherohala Skyway
Robbinsville, NC
800-768-7129
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Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
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Owner description: This scenic 36-mile road stretches from the mountains of North Carolina into the Tennessee backcountry.
Statesville, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful scenery, nice long flowing curves, awesome riding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This 36 mile stretch of road is touted to be the #1 road in America for its beauty and driving. I couldn't agree more. I have driven the skyway on a R1, Harley, and in a Trans Am, all 3 experiences were great. I have been driving on it for years for leisure and entertainment. I highly recommend this stretch of highway to everyone. Plenty of pull offs to stop and take photos or take a break and chat and meet up with your group. If you are pulling a trailer you have plenty of chances on each side of the mountain before reaching the top elevation @ 5300 feet to find a pull off if your brakes get too hot. Unlike the Dragon the skyway has several straightways in it where sport bikes and get up incredible speeds. It is not recommended to be passing or not paying attention as some get up @ the 140-150 mph mark in the straights. Don't want to meet up head on at that speed so stay sharp and enjoy the ride! As always everyone be safe.

Visited July 2013
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Brisbane
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great riding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Fantastic riding roads and scenery, open sweepers, plenty of places to stop for photos and great access to the rivers, stop and have a picnic.

Visited March 2013
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Oviedo, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Smooth and easy ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Nice relaxing ride through some very beautiful countryside. Good places to stop and have nice vistas and photo ops. No commercial traffic, stores, hotels or restaurants. However, on either end of the Skyway there are plenty of places to eat and stay the night.

Visited August 2013
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Salem, SC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great motorcycle ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

If you don't dare to ride the Dragon's tail or Tail of the Dragon Hwy 129, try Cherohala Skyway, is not crowded at all, views are great! road is in very good condition, make sure you fill up you gas tank and bring your picnic basket, is a beautiful ride if you enjoy nature!

Visited November 2013
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Dayton, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Must ride!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Lets face it, if you visit this are on a motorcycle you are going to ride this. If you don't? You will never get the full effect of the beauty of the countryside.

Visited June 2013
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