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Elk Creek Winery Loop -- Owenton, KY + ADD NEW ROUTE


5   in Kentucky Kentucky120 Miles

By MCR Contributor
on May 23, 2011

5.0out of 5

1 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Route starts/ends around Pee Wee Valley, KY, just outside Louisville. From Middleton, take US 60 east all the way to Frankfort and then head North on US 127 up to just south of Monterey where you will switch on to route 607 heading east until you meet route 227 where you want to take a left and go north and take this up to Owenton. In Owenton, get on route 22 and head west all the way till you back to I-265 and have completed the 120 mile loop.

Scenery

Route takes you through rolling hills with assorted farms and small towns. Most of the ride is "on the ridges" providing panoramic views.

Road Quality

Most is solid, well maintained and marked 2 lane. Some small towns where you have to watch your speed. Highway 227 south out of the Winery is VERY twisty --- nice road to push a little, but exercise care, a fair number of small houses along the road.

Roadside Amenities

Elk Creek Winery (final destination) is a jewel in the middle of Kentucky. Makes you think you've ridden to California.

Additional Info

Nickname (optional) : Jeff

What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Dreamboxlouisville
on August 22, 2013 7 out of 7 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2000

Motorcycle Make R6

Motorcycle Type Sport

Just took this route today, Provides awesome scenery. We stopped in Frankfort and ate at Ricks White Light. (featured on Diners Drive ins and Dives) The beginning is pretty straight until you get past Frankfort and hit 607, then it becomes pretty twisty offering a lot of elevation changes as well. Recommend stopping at the Winery and grabbing a bottle of Watermelon Wine! KY22 was pretty twisty as well, can cruise around 55MPH pretty consistant until you get to the small towns. Overall it was a pleasant ride and I would def take it again. Thinking about running it backwards the next time

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