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    Motorcycle Cruises Along Virginia’s Skyline Drive

    To experience some of the most breathtaking views then it is time to visit Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park and cruise Skyline Drive. Bring along your camera because this scenic roadway, built during the Depression, winds 105 miles along the crest of the mountains through the length of the park, showcasing panoramic landscape vistas from the east to the west. Shenandoah National Park is a great place to visit on any occasion, and it gets better when you can enjoy a affordable package to this ultimate road trip destination.

    For bikers, Shenandoah National Park is offering a package that highlights the sights of Skyline Drive and allows you to relax at one of Shenandoah’s rustic retreats: Skyland Resort or Big Meadows Lodge. The motorcycle-themed “Ride and Relax” package includes a one night stay at Skyland Resort or Big Meadows Lodge, warm breakfast for two, and two honorary “I Drove Skyline Drive” patches.

    Blue Ridge Parkway, another famous drive taking motorists along the famous Blue Ridge Mountains to Shenandoah National Parks’ popular Skyline Drive, which recently celebrated its 75th anniversary. For bikers looking to traverse the 469 mile roadway this year, the Ride and Relax package offers bikers’ a great rate for overnight stays at the beginning or end of their trip.

    After winding through the peaks and valleys of Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive, located 70 miles outside of Washington, D.C., bikers will enjoy more than 500 miles of hiking trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail that passes through the park. Other activities include horseback riding, bird watching, fishing, and a chance to photograph and take in the spring wildflowers, waterfalls and wildlife.

    By Leroy Worley

    Getting There:

    For current packages available and to plan your trip or cruise to the Shenandoah National Park visit http://www.nps.gov/shen/index.htm.

    To explore events, attractions and destinations in the Hot Springs and Shenandoah Valley area visit the Bath County Office of Tourism at http://www.discoverbath.com/.