Originally Posted by K1200 on the road
My major destinations for a 28 day trip looking for suggestions on most scenic roads.
From Lake Havasu, AZ to Moab, Ut.
Moab to Denver
Denver to OK City
OK City to Kansas City, Mo
Kansas City to Louisville, Ky
to Atlanta, Ga through Smokey Mtns
to the Appalacian Trl
To Shenadoah Park and to Gettysburg.
We are jumping around some to accomodate my partner's interests.
We will both be on K 1200's and will not be camping.
By all means ride the Cherohola Skyway (TN165/NC143) eastward from Tellico Plains, TN, to just north of Robinsville, Nc. It's a national park highway like the Blue Ridge Parkway.
From the Skyway's east end you can go north to the infamous Tail of the Dragon, but avoid that on weekends, when it's crammed with screaming idiots on squid bikes who ride well above their skill levels and often don't stay in their lanes. Also John Law is thick on the weekends. Avoid the sausage patty at the restaurant at Deal's Gap at the south end of the The Tail.
GA 60 south from Copperhill, NC/McCaysville, GA (share a city limit on the state line) down to Dahonega, GA is a beautiful road, in stretches like a scaled-up version of The Tail.
Helen, GA is a little hamlet where all the buildings are done up like a 19th Century Swiss mountain village, and a popular tourist attraction. Photo ops by the dozens.
Atlanta interstate traffic is like a giant parking lot -- being stirred at 80 mph. Say your prayers and have your will in order before entering.