French Connection Cycling Odyssey 2 - Blue Ridge Parkway

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Front Royal, VA

End Location

Bryson City, NC

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Timberline Adventures

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This is segment 2 of the French Connection Cycling Odyssey, which runs from Quebec to New Orleans, mostly along Route 11.  This is a bucket list ride along Skyline Drive, which connects to the Blue Ridge Parkway:  574 miles of  gorgeous vistas and dramatic elevations.  We end in Bryson City, NC at the southern edge of Great Smoky National Park with a celebratory dinner.

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Timberline Adventures

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September 22- October 2, 2019

This is the second section of our 32-day Cycling Odyssey. It's a fantastic stand-alone trip, or do it in conjunction with the first or third sections if you have more time.


  • Ride along Skyline Drive, which connects to the Blue Ridge Parkway:  574 miles of  gorgeous vistas and dramatic elevations
  • Cycle through the Blue Ridge Mountains and traverse the states of Virginia and North Carolina
  • Stay at quaint inns and B&Bs and sample local cuisine along the way
  • View the brilliant gold, orange and red foliage which is just starting to change along the route


Day 1:  Orientation dinner in Front Royal, VA

Day 2 (66 miles): Skyline Drive – Swift Run Gap, VA

Day 3 (62 miles):  Swift Run Gap to Wintergreen Resort VA

Day 4 (80 miles) Wintergreen Resort, VA to Peaks of Otter, VA

Day 5 (73 miles):  Peaks of Otter, VA to Floyd VA

Day 6 (60 miles) Floyd, VA to Sparta, NC

Day 7 (70 miles)  Sparta, NC to Blowing Rock, NC

Day 8 (45 miles):  Blowing Rock, NC to Little Switzerland, NC

Day 9 (60 miles):  Little Switzerland, NC to Ashville, NC

Day 10 (70 miles):  Ashville, NC to Bryson, NC

Day 11:  Segment ends


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