Stir up ghosts of the past when you head out on these motorcycle rides in Savannah GA from REVER. Located just off the Atlantic coast, Savannah is an old port town famous for its cobblestone streets, haunted cemeteries and historic downtown districts. Outside the city, coastal swamps and winding rivers make for unforgettable Savannah motorcycle rides. Experience Savannah's Southern charm with these motorcycle routes as chosen by the REVER team.
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You can expect hot, tropical summers in the Deep South, so prepare accordingly with cool riding gear like mesh clothing and hydration packs. All throughout the summer regular but brief thunderstorms are commonplace, so don't forget the rain gear. Fortunately the winters are mild and sunny, and temperatures rarely get below freezing. So if you're itching for an off-season ride, Savannah is an excellent choice. Since Savannah is located near the coast, you need to be aware of hurricane season when planning your trips. The season starts in June and runs through the end of November. Generally you'll receive advance notice before a hurricane hits in the Savannah area, but always be ready to adjust your plans during these months.
Southern hospitality is the name of the game in Savannah, and you'll feel right at home when you cruise into town. Start with a visit to the Bonaventure Cemetery. Located on a river bluff east of the city, the cemetery was once the site of an old plantation. Ancient oak trees draped in Spanish moss and elaborate graves make this the number one destination in the city. River Street in downtown Savannah is an excellent place to spend the rest of the afternoon. You can walk the old cobblestone streets next to river boats and ferries on the Savannah River. Eat at one of the best restaurants along the waterfront like Tubby's Seafood and Chart House, or check out Savannah's nightlife at Saddle Bags and Mata Hari's Speakeasy. Finish off a visit to the city by exploring the infamous history of Prohibition at the American Prohibition Museum near River Street. If you're in need of a relaxing day outside of the city, take a short trip out to the coast to Hilton Head Island. This resort town is well known for its pure sand beaches and beautiful wildlife preserves.
Explore the coastal swamps south of Savannah on one of the best two hour motorcycle rides in South GA. We'll head out on Highway 17 just north of the airport and ride south over the Ogeechee River. If you need a quick bite, pull off at Smokin' Pig for some down-to-earth BBQ. You'll cruise through small towns like Midway and Riceboro on your way to South Newport, GA. Once there, consider a short detour to see the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge. This is one of the main habitats for the US's unique wood stork, and you can experience the local salt marshes and maritime forests along the park roads near Blackbeard Creek. Once back on Highway 17, continue heading south, and keep an eye out for one of many local Georgia peach stands. You'll see bison along the road at Ardick, GA at the Iron Bison Ranch on the way.
Darien, GA is our next stop, and it is a solid place to stop and grab some seafood at B&J's Steaks and Seafood or Skippers Fish Camp along the Butler River. Just east of town is the site of the oldest English fort in America called Fort King George. This site is over 300 years old and was active from 1721 to 1727. This detour also offers another opportunity to see the saltwater marshes near the coast. Once finished, it is only a short stretch to Brunswick. This is one of the first coastal cities founded in Georgia, and it lies at the tip of Saint Simons Sound and the East River. The route ends when you ride into downtown, but there is still a lot to see in the area. If you're hungry, start at Mr. Shuck's for casual seafood featuring fried oysters and blackened shrimp. The Indigo Coastal Shanty is another gem to check out on the west side of town. If you're ready to explore the area outside of town, there are two prime destinations. First you can ride over the Sidney Lanier Bridge to check out a small slice of Vegas on the river at the Emerald Princess Casino. From there, ride to Jekyll Island to check out its famous driftwood beach. Or you can take the FJ Torras Causeway out to the Golden Isles for the best beaches in the area. The southern tip of St. Simons Island is a popular restaurant destination in the area if you want to eat after your visit to the beach.
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Ride up to Augusta, GA to tour the Savannah River area just north of the city in this quick hour loop into South Carolina. Augusta is best known for The Masters golf tournament, and it takes place the first full week of April if you want to pair a ride with the event. It takes a little over two hours to get to Augusta from Savannah, and we recommend roads along the Savannah river like Highway 24. This is a great opportunity to turn on your Twisty Roads feature if you're a REVER Pro member. We'll start this route over the state line just off of Interstate 20. Take Highway 230 / Martintown Road north through Poverty Hill, SC. The entire area of this ride is sparsely populated and surrounded by deep forests, so it makes for a nice break from more crowded areas of Georgia. Keep an eye out for a left on Woodlawn Road towards Morgana, SC for your next turn. When you reach Woodlawn, SC, turn right to get on Highway 28 north. At Clarks Hill, SC, you'll reach the banks of Clarks Hill Lake. This 400 mile lake (also known as Lake Strom Thurmond) is known for its rich fishing and recreation opportunities. It is sometimes called the freshwater coast of Georgia. The lake is the result of the Savannah River's being restricted by the Thurmond Dam.
It is only a short ride out to the coast at Clarks Hill Recreation Area if you want to see more of the lake. Otherwise continue up Highway 28 / 221 along several fingers of the lake. There is ample camping available all along Clarks Hill Lake if you brought your camping gear. Consider another solid detour to the lake when you get to Hamilton Branch State Park. Otherwise, you'll turn right on Highway 23 just south of Modoc, SC. Along the way, pass over the scenic Modoc Bridge on Stevens Creek. A long stretch of forest highway awaits as you ride to Antioch, SC. Once there, hang a right on Old Five Notch Road to ride back south. When you get to Ropers Crossroads, the route follows Sweetwater Road for a stretch. You won't want to miss Old McDonald Fish Camp along the way for some Southern fried seafood on Currytown Road. When you get back on Sweetwater Road after eating, you'll take another right soon after back onto Five Notch Road. Follow this back to Interstate 20 to complete the loop.
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