We're planning a trip to tour the Blue Ridge Parkway on our motorcycle. We will be driving with our motorcycle in a trailer, staying at some B&B's along the way and taking day trips along the Blue Ridge Parkway via motorcycle. This trip, we are focusing on the stretch between Valle Cruis, NC and hopefully to MP 0 at the start of the parkway. We would like to tour leisurely and stop along the way.
We would appreciate some helpful tips of what to see (non-touristy stuff) along the way. Our itinerary so far is:
Saturday - drive from Florida to The Mast Farm Inn in Valle Cruis, NC (approx. at MP 290)
Sunday -- motorcycle day tour of the Blue Ridge from Valle Cruis north (hopefully to Woolwine, VA at MP 170)
Monday -- drive to Woolwine, VA to The Moutain Rose Inn B&B (along the way tour some winery's or any other suggestions?)
Tuesday -- motorcycle day tour on Parkway from Woolwine, VA to Peaks of Otter at MP 80
Wednesday -- drive to Steeles Tavern, VA to the Sugar Tree Inn B&B (suggestions for tours, etc. along the way?)
Thurday -- motorcycle touring on Blue Ridge from Steeles Tavern SOUTH to Peaks of Otter and then from Steeles Tavern NORTH to MP 0
Friday -- long drive back to Florida.
I welcome any suggestions on how this itineray might work, things (non-touristy) to see/do along the way. We like touring wineries and hiking and seeing the beauty of nature.