Explore West Virginia by motorbike and travel full throttle along miles of winding mountain roads, shifting gears for sweeping curves and rolling hills with views over lakes and through valleys.
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Stopping in quaint towns along the way, scenic motorbike tours are one of the state’s key tourist adventures, combined with rustic cabins, home-spun diners and rich with the history of Appalachia. The state is promoting regional itineraries designed to offer bikers the best routes, views and hospitality.
Eastern West Virginia Rides
The Washington Heritage Trail is characterised by old homes, farms, towns and rolling hills.
This ride offers a lovely backdrop to historical figures, such as George Washington, John Brown and Fredrick Douglas. Check out events honouring the 150th anniversary of John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry.
Central West Virginia Rides
Cross over an estimated 30 mountains and 20 streams, wind around twisting highways, and visit quaint towns and the state park sites along the way.
Northern West Virginia Rides
Start in Parkersburg and ride parallel to the mighty Ohio River.
Head toward Clarksburg, then North Bend or Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, visit Grafton the home of Mother’s Day Shrine and Anna Jarvis, founder of Mother’s Day.
Southern West Virginia Rides
Travel into the heart of West Virginia which offers interesting architecture, scenic vistas, small towns and historical sites.
Travel through the dense Monongahela National Forest, visit the many state parks and enjoy the lush farm country of Greenbrier County.
Western West Virginia Rides
Visit Charleston, home of the state capital, Power Alley baseball and the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia.
You can head west to Huntington and enjoy the small towns along the way and travel on to Point Pleasant and see the statue of the Mothman legend.
West Virgin is just one hour’s ride from Washington DC where bikes can be hired to experience the exhilaration of West Virginia’s Country Roads in the heart of the Appalachians.
For more on West Virginia head to wvtourism.com.
For further information, contact Jane Wilson, West Virginia Tourism (UK), on 020 8948 2388 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org