Blue Ridge Parkway Loops

Blue Ridge Parkway Panorama
22 Mile Ride from Love Ridge Mountain Lodging

Enjoy views from any of several scenic overlooks along the parkway. The 22-mile ride begins at Royal Oaks Cabins in Love (Milepost 16) and goes south to Tye River Gap and back.

0.0 – R Route 814
0.2 – L Blue Ridge Parkway (scenic overlooks into Shenandoah and Rockfish Valleys)
16.2 – L on exit to reach Route 250 East
16.3 – R Route 250 East (Rockfish Gap Tourist Information, long downhill, country store)
19.1 – R Route 750 (Bike Centennial’s Route 76)
20.9 – R Route 6 in Afton (home of the former legendary Cookie Lady on your right, just across railroad bridge)
Head back up Route 6
22.3 – L Route 250 (watch traffic)
23.5 – R on ramp to Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah National Park
23.6 – L on Blue Ridge Parkway
39.6 – R Route 814
39.8 – Return to Royal Oaks

40 Mile Ride for Mountain Bikers

0.0 – From Milepost 16 Blue Ridge Parkway – cross the Parkway onto Route 814
Right onto Route 56 to North Fork – follow it back to the Parkway
Right onto the Parkway back to milepost 16

40 Mile Ride for Motorcyclists

For the 40-mile ride, begin at the same point, but head north to Milepost 0 at Afton Mountain. At this point, take the optional loop through the small hamlet of Afton.