The weather is heating up fast here in the southern states. If you are a motorcycle enthusiasts, you are most likely getting out your maps and planning your weekend and day trips.
Planning a trip taking your motorcycle is a lot different than planning a vacation in a car or truck. On a motorcycle you take exactly what you need which usually means getting a lot of travel size products. Your clothes well, hopefully you have saddlebags and a motorcycle trunk in which case you learn real fast how to roll up your clothes into small bundles.
Now that you have the packing down lets go on and start our planning for the trip. A wonderful day trip or weekend trip from Athens, Georgia would be going 2 1/2 hours north to Maggie Valley, North Carolina. One important thing about Maggie Valley if you are traveling by a motorcycle, the town is very biker friendly.
As you are doing research online about Maggie Valley, you will find links for sites that sell local motorcycle route maps. There is a ton of scenic roads to travel while seeing some of the most beautiful waterfalls, old barns and so much more. If you love to ride and want to go on a thrill adventure, be sure to put Deals Rap on your list. At Deals Rap you will find the famous Dragon Tail which is eleven miles long with 318 curves. Most bikers know about the Dragon Trail ride if nothing else you will out of that ride with a great knowledge of knowing how your bike can take the curves. There are over a thousand miles of back road routes that most motorist do not even know about so be sure to get some local maps.
Besides having some of the most beautiful scenic routes to ride, you will want to plan on visiting the Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum which is only open during the spring, summer and fall season.
In Maggie Valley you will enjoy numerous festivals that they have throughout the year. Along with listening to some bluegrass music, doing a little dancing and doing some clogging, you will find numerous great restaurants to eat at. Maggie Valley plans events throughout the year, so there is always something to do and things to see. In the summer you can enjoy some white water rafting, and in the winter you can enjoy snow tubing along with skiing at the Cataloochee Ski Area. For a day of family fun be sure to visit Maggie Valley's Ghost Town in the Sky.
Bikers remember all along the Blue Ridge Parkway there are a lot of areas to stop and do some photography and just take in all of the beauty.