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Western Virginia Appalachian Mountain Loop + ADD NEW ROUTE


15   in Virginia Virginia171 Miles

Motorcycle Roads Western Virginia Appalachian Mountain Loop

By vanhump
on September 1, 2007

4.4out of 5

6 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

- Start Salem, VA and take VA route 311 to Paint Bank, VA
- Now get on VA route 18 and take it to Covington, VA
- In Covington, VA, now get on US hwy 220 and head north through Hot Springs and Warm Springs, VA
- In Warm Springs, VA, switch to VA 39 heading east. Take 39 through Goshen and all the way down to Lexington, VA
- In Lexington, VA, get on US hwy 11 and take this south all the way down to the Roanoke-Salem area. Note hwy 11 merges with I-81 at one point.

Scenery

Excellent scenery! You'll be traveling through the Appalachians mountains and two National Forest (George Washington NF and Jefferson NF). You'll also enjoy some wonderful river scenery as you travel along the Maury River. The route also rises up thorough the Goshen Pass.

Road Quality

Very good 2 lane roads and twisties along much of the path. Another good thing is that the traffic is fairly light.

Roadside Amenities

Plenty of restaurants, camping, shopping, and parking.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Guest
on March 17, 2011 3 out of 3 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type

Good route. Even better if you take the Blue Ridge Parkway instead of Rt.11 back to Roanoke. You can pick it up pretty easy by taking Rt.60 from Lexington to Buena Vista and then look for the signs. Make sure to fuel up before getting on the Parkway. (I found this out the hard way)

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By Guest
on September 26, 2010 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year

Motorcycle Make

Motorcycle Type

Good ride,enjoyable,lots of curves,but not overtaxing. I enjoyed much more than The Dragons Tail. You can enjoy the view on the ride.

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By WVrider
on January 13, 2012 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2010

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Potts Mountain between New Castle and Paint Bank is my piece of heaven. Awesome section of road.

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By PinkPanther
on June 1, 2015 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Goldwing

Motorcycle Type Touring

I have ridden RT220 from Covington to Warm Springs and even up to RT250 in Monterey, many times. I prefer running this route going northbound. The twisties are mostly on the uphill side going from Covington north.

Once you reach RT39 or RT250 you can go East or West and continue on some of the best riding roads in the area. Plan out your day, you can easily spend all day on the RT220 and RT250 loop. There are some nice hometown places to eat along the way, but they are scattered pretty far apart, so again play your day accordingly.

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By Guest
on July 7, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2013

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

Just rode this ride today. We totally enjoyed it. Very enjoyable - lots to see and do along the way. Pleasantly curvy. LOVED the waterfall. A MUST SEE!

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By Guest
on November 2, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This is a good for a FALL or Spring ride as the floage is GREAT to see!! The roads can be a bit iffy at times, so becareful if you are NOT exspearenced in mountian riding! Lots of CRITTERS to see on this route, watch for the deer and bear!!! TAKE THE CAMERA!!!!!! Ride Safe and Ride Free!!!!!!!!! Cowboy Mike

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