Longer ride, 230 miles. Starting from I-40S to Sweetwater TN-68. From there you'll go across the Cherohala Skyway to US-129. Take a left on 129. I highly recommend a pit stop at Tapoco Tavern to rest and get some great food. From there you'll cross the Dragon and take a right on Foothills Parkway. Cross the old section of the parkway and the new to dump out on 321 in Wears Valley. Cut across to Line Springs Rd to Metcalf Bottoms (beautiful picnic area). You'll leave on Little River Gorge Rd which turns into 73/321. Take it through Townsend back into Maryville and a right onto 411. Stay on 411 till it merges with 129 and stay straight to the ramp to 140. From there it's back to I-40. Probably my favorite ride!
BRP from Asheville to Cherokee, Tail of the Dragon, to Tellico
Easy ride with mixed country and city
Diverse riding with plenty of curves and straights.
A good mixture of riding invirotments. Several gas stations along the route. Takes an hour at posted speed limits.
Elevation gets high so dress warm in the cooler months
I love this route