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Route 80 in the Beautiful Southwest Corner of Virginia + ADD NEW ROUTE


21   in Virginia Virginia64 Miles

Motorcycle Roads Route 80 in the Beautiful Southwest Corner of Virginia

By Bill
on July 1, 2004

4.2out of 5

5 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

The starting point is easy to find - just find exit 24 off of interstate 81 (which is north of Abingdon, VA at Meadowview, VA). At this exit you will be on route 80 (take 80 north) and be able to take that all the way through Honaker, VA and on to the end of the route at the Kentucky state line. Here you can visit "Breaks Interstate Park."

Scenery

You'll see incredible scenery that includes mountains, rivers, old buildings, historic landmarks and end up at beautiful Breaks Interstate Park inside of the Jefferson National Forest.

Road Quality

Endless twists, turns, hills some flat and straight for resting. The roads are old country roads that include both rough and smooth sections. In my opinion, better than the dragon.

Roadside Amenities

There are rest areas in small towns but the real thing to see is Breaks Interstate Park as its the main tourist attraction in the area.

Additional Info

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By Guest
on July 20, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2000

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This road has tons of turns from I 81 all the way to 19. Very tight turns in places along with a somewhat narrow roadway. I wouldn't recommend it for beginners though. At least not on big touring rigs. It can be a bit un-nerving at times. Be watchful for cars coming at you, usualy they are traveling quite fast.

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

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Other

My wife and I took this trip yesterday - 2-up on a V-Strom. This road is a lot of fun. We ate as the Redbud and loved the food. Coming from Greensboro, NC, we took RT 58 west. It was a long haul, but a there are sections of twisties on 58 too. We'll be doing this trip again!

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By Guest
on July 27, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Great route lots of tight turns and beauiful scenery. The back side of the mountain is narrow so becareful. Breaks interstate park.was something to see. We are going back soon. There is a little barbaque reaturant in Honaker called Redbud on main that was very friendly with great food. A great day trip!

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By Guest
on March 19, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This is on of the best day rides in the area. Hyters Gap is the bomb, but I would not recommend it for beginners. It can be a challenge if you have not crossed it before. There is so many scenic areas on this ride it is well worth taking. Go inside the Breaks Park also, and take some of the trails, you won't be disappointed.

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on September 16, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 1986

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Touring

I live about 30 miles from this road and have ridden it for years. The best part of the ride is from Hayters Gap (10 miles from I-81) to where it joins Rt 19. It is over one mountain with many severe curves that makes the Dragon seem like a wimp road. Very little traffic and no guard rails. You should ride with someone because if you go over the side of the road, it might be days before you are found.

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