The scenery and excellent road conditions of the Blue Ridge Parkway are no secret. However, there are two routes to be explored off the Parkway in Western North Carolina. Not many travelers know about this hidden treasure, but its curves and scenery are too nice to be kept a secret. NC 80 leads to the Blue Ridge Parkway in a series of hairpin turns. Another road off the Parkway, NC 226A, is also unknown to many. Deemed too twisty by many, it has been all but abandoned by car drivers. These two routes offer everything a biker could want—good scenery and fun roads. Points of interest: The views of Lake Tahoma; the curves of NC 80 and NC 226A; views from Black Mountain Overlook, Three Knob Overlook, and Deer Lick Gap.
Ride your bike along the Diamondback (226A) and Route 80, enjoy the scenery and stay with us at the Switzerland Inn. The Switzerland Inn has a wonderful Friday surf and turf buffet that is not to be missed. Ask about our Blue Ridge Parkway Room Special.