The Blue Ridge 500

Premiere Motorcycle Adventure – Self Guided Tour

The Blue Ridge 500, Self Guided Tours

The Blue Ridge 500 is a 3 day, 3 night, GPS led self guided motorcycle tour traveling through the mountains of East TN and Western NC. And it’s perfect if you don’t have the time for our Blue Ridge 700 tour.This tour is a bit different than our Blue Ridge 700, in that after your first night in Townsend you head out through the Tail of the Dragon, up the Blue Ridge Parkway to Little Switzerland, NC where you will spend the next two nights.Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains at over 3000′ in elevation, the Switzerland Inn is the perfect destination to unwind and relax. With on site restaurants, bar, and even a spa this resort has everything you need to rest up for the next day of riding The second day’s ride makes a loop to the north on some really nice twisty, back roads, returning back to Little Switzerland in time for a soak in the hot tub, or better yet, make a run down the “Diamond Back”. This 38 mile loop is sure to put a smile on your face and is a great way to cap off the day’s riding.

What to expect

During your pre ride briefing we’ll look at the maps, acquaint you with your bike, and go over the use of the GPS unit. Regarding GPS’s, we include one for each group of riders or feel free to bring your own and we’ll load all the maps for you. You’ll be alerted to “POI”’s, these Point of Interest locations could be anything from a waterfall to the Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley……or just a great place to eat. We try to precisely estimate the time required to help you plan your day accordingly. The entire route covers about 580 miles with the longest day at 218 miles and the shortest about 178, and with several thousand turns thrown in this will be a ride to remember! On the third day you also have an opportunity for an “Adventure Detour” where you can get a bit dirty!,  And always, feel free to explore any gravel road you like……… just remember how to get back on track!


Package is available throughout our season in the Smokies with limitations on certain dates due to the availability of lodging. Monday through Saturday are the prefered riding days for two reasons: there will be less traffic on the roads, as well as better availability of lodging.


Plan on flying into the Knoxville, TN airport where we can pick you up, or coming directly to our shop, where you can leave your car. Here you will receive your pre ride briefing, pick up your bike and route package, and be sent to your motel for the night. This will give you a chance to digest the route and get an early start in the morning. There is an option for a fourth night of lodging when you return to Townsend, if needed, as well as a return trip to the airport.


Price, per rider, based on double occupancy, including bike, 3 nights lodging, routing, airport P/U, and all taxes and insurance:

Kawasaki KLR650, KLE 300, Vulcan 900, BMW G310GS $979.00
BMW F700 or 800GS, V-Star 1300, Ninja 650 $1079.00
Harley Davidson Ultra Classic $1179.00
BMW 1200RT or 1200GS, Honda Africa Twin $1279.00
Honda Gold Wing, Can-Am Spyder RT $1359.00
Lodging and Route Package only $479.00
Fourth night lodging, Townsend $119.00
Pillion rider or Single Occupancy - add $269.00

5% Discount on 3 or more riders booked together

Please call us at 865-448-6090 for any questions you may have or to make your reservation.

Terms and Conditions

  • Payment in full at time of booking
  • Existing Terms and Conditions related to our motorcycle rentals apply


  • No refunds of deposit for cancellations within 10 days of tour date
  • 10 days or more from tour date, tour may be rescheduled within same calendar year  provided bikes and lodging are available



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