Occupying roughly 43,000 square miles of land stretching from the shores of the Atlantic ocean to the Appalachian Plateau on the far side of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia boasts some of the best motorcycle roads in the country thanks to the hilly and mountainous terrain that dominates much of the commonwealth. The state is also home to a few of the oldest European settlements in North America, including Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the new world. Offering up so many unforgettable attractions and scenic, exciting motorcycle roads, Virginia makes it easy to put together an interesting and fun motorcycle ride!
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Most of the state of Virginia features a relatively mild climate, mainly due to the Atlantic Ocean and the state’s position relative to the Gulf Stream. This allows for comfortable riding on many of the state’s best motorcycle roads virtually year-round, however, once you get up into the mountains things are a bit different. The Appalachian region of the state can experience significant snowfalls during the winter - This region contains some of the more technical and intense motorcycle roads that Virginia is known for. If planning a winter ride in the higher elevation regions of the state, be sure to check the weather forecast ahead of time so that you don’t get caught out in the snow or freezing rain (which I can tell you from experience is very little fun) and definitely employ a layering system in your gear setup. If planning a ride in these zones during any of the other 3 seasons, you should be in luck weather-wise, but to be best prepared, go ahead and pack in some quality rain gear. Afternoon showers and storms are common inmost any mountainous region!
If you’re a fan of historical sites, outdoor recreation or just enjoying the beauty of nature, Virginia has something just for you. If you’re a fan of all three, then Virginia has more waiting for you then you could imagine! And what a better way to discover these things than on a motorcycle? A few of the commonwealth’s most coveted historical destinations include Mount Vernon and Monticello, Colonial Williamsburg (restored to its18th-century self) and of course the Colonial National Historic Park, which contains both Jamestown and Yorktown. Virginia’s list of must-see natural wonders is equally impressive. It includes Shenandoah National Park, Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, and Luray Caverns, to name a few. From seashore to mountaintop, Virginia is certainly one of the top states to explore and experience on a motorcycle. Let us help you make the most out of your two-wheeled adventures in the commonwealth!
Starting in Front Royal and heading down Skyline Drive, this route loops around the Shenandoah River Valley and hits some great curves along the way.
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This loop out of Gainesboro heads counterclockwise up Back Creek Valley Road then loop through Berkeley Springs and down along the Cacapon River.
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This route heads out to Afton south on the Blue Ridge Parkway then cuts east on the 56 along the Tye River and down into Jonesboro before heading north again.
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This ride takes you out of Galax and heads north to Poplar Hill before heading southwest to Saltville, then back east to Galax.
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