Over 1,500 miles of vetted byways climb to the edge of the horizon and descend thousands of feet to verdant valleys below. Connect to our Appalachian Backroads from the famed Back of the Dragon which boasts three mountains and 438 curves in 32 miles. Spurs off the main routes offer one-of-a-kind adventures that will keep you coming back for more!
Our back roads span multi-lane highways to rolling rural roads with modest to moderate curves and straightaways. Extraordinary vistas with breathtaking scenery will awaken the photographer, while the adventurer spies the next road less traveled. Cruise to elevations over 4,200 feet with the sun at your back and a smile on your face.
The mountains that once provided an economy based on coal now offer our region a chance to reinvent itself as a world-class tourism destination. Our high-quality, scenic byways are a perfect fit for motorcycle and sports car enthusiasts.
Our goal is simple: identify and provide detailed information for motorcyclists and other visitors so they may make the most of their visit to the Heart of Appalachia. On our website, explore an expanding list of named routes, download directions and discover lodging, dining and attractions along each route. Plus, request free printed maps showing the routes and their technical difficulty!