Motorcycle Riding

World Class Rides

Love riding your motorcycle and seeing incredible views? Then there's no better place in the world than the Great Smokys! People travel from across the country to ride their motorcycles here, and for good reason! There nothing like experiencing the beauty of the mountains while on an amazing ride.

The Tail of the Dragon

One of the "must see" destinations for motorcycle enthusiasts is the 11 mile stretch of US 129 known as the Tail of the Dragon. Boasting 318 curves over those 11 miles, the Dragon is not for the faint of heart! With no intersecting roads or driveways, the Dragon is a true treat for motorcycle lovers. Check out more at!

Foothills Parkway

If you're looking for something a little less intense and a bit more scenic, then the Foothills Parkway is a great choice! Running from Wears Valley to Chilhowee, this 31 mile stretch of road is typically traffic light and features numerous places to pull off and take in the scenery. If you like, you can also choose to do only half the parkway and get off in Walland, TN.

The Rattler

The Rattler (NC 209) is a great 45 - 60 minute ride with a little bit of everything, including great views, technical sections, and a great little mountain town to stop at. The start of the ride is about 40 miles from Cosby, and makes a great day trip ride. You'll end the trip in Hot Springs, NC where you can grab a bite to eat or even check out the Hot Springs Spa to take a dip in the natural hot springs that give the town its name.

The Snake