Mid-Appalachian Backways Adventure Trail 🦇
October 5- 11, 2024
6 day adventure ride exploring the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia and West Virginia during autumn
Ride the winding curves of the paved and dirt backroads of the Appalachian Mountains during the most beautiful time of year. Explore the rolling hills, rugged peaks and lush valleys as they explode into a kaleidoscope of autumn colors of vibrant reds, oranges, yellows, and browns. Experience the breathtaking panoramic views, home to black bears, deer and many different species of birds. Then after a long day of riding head into the small towns and experience the charm and hospitality of Appalachian culture.
Damascus Old Mill Inn
Blue Ridge Mountains
New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
George Washington and Jefferson National Forest
Yoda Keith: Age 55, married w 4 kids and 3 grandsons; been riding since age 10; raced MX, SX (once was enough), enduros, hare scrambles, drag races, dirt drags, hill climbs
What are these Adventure Rides like? These rides are designed along the theme of exploring the world. They include a mix of remote dirt routes, back paved roads, sometimes some very seldom ridden paths and pavement. Rides are a mix of all these things and sometimes some surprises due to weather conditions. These rides are for experienced, well seasoned riders that are capable of turning a washed out road experience into just part of the day's fun. Riders should be comfortable with turning around when necessary and finding an alternative route around unexpected obstacles. These rides are not for new riders. As an experienced rider, the tough part of having a great motorcycle adventure is the routing and logistics. What routes do I take? Where do I stay? How do I find the best routes and places?
We have done the homework for you: We have studied and developed and ridden to find the best possible routes and then we have put them into great daily rides. As riding skills and desires for riders can be different, we have developed and include route options. We find that many riders like to ride with their best friends, however their friends may not always have the same riding skills and desires. As the day's ride progresses, riders have choices of easier and harder routes. This allows you to tailor the ride more towards your own riding desires and allows you to make choices that might better suit your friends when necessary. Sometimes riders may just want a break too.