It’s no secret that the United States as a whole represents one of the most epic biking destinations in the world. Boasting incredibly varied terrain and open road like you won’t find it anywhere else on earth, there really is no better place to head for the journey of a lifetime. But if looking to spend a short time in the US, which rides should you prioritise? Short answer – any of the following top 10 recommendations guarantee the unforgettable experience of a lifetime:
Situated in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, the Cabot Trail is widely considered to be one of the most scenic destinations in the entire world. The ride itself takes in the very best of the coast through the Cape Breton Highlands. Just be sure your motorcycle clothing is apt for the weather at the time!
Cabot Trail Map
U.S. Highway 101
Perhaps the single most famous strip of highway in the country, US Highway 101 follows the California Coast from the heart of California right up to Washington. The quintessential American road trip to end all road trips.
U.S. Highway 101 Map
Pacific Coast Highway
The Pacific Coast highway route – also known as California State Route 1 – starts right at California’s northern border with Oregon and continues all the way down to San Diego. Don your favourite motorcycle riding jackets and join America’s elite bikers on this iconic trail.
California State Route 1 Map
Pig Trail Scenic Byway
Nestled in the rugged and dramatic Boston Mountains region of Arkansas, this is a wild ride that’s perhaps most beautiful during the autumn. Perfect for a leisurely cruise with no destination or deadlines.
Pig Trail Scenic Byway Map
Tail of the Dragon at Deal’s Gap
Find yourself in North Carolina and you’ll be within easy reach of America’s unofficial number one motorcycle and sports car road – Tail of the dragon at deals’s gap. Perhaps the single most impressive and enjoyable 11 miles (and 318 curves) of asphalt you’ll ever experience.
Where to find the Tail of the Dragon at Deal’s Gap
Blue Ridge Parkway
Running all the way from Virginia to the Cherokee in North Carolina, the Blue Ridge Parkway is an experience every biker should enjoy at least once. Low speed limits and minimal traffic makes for the perfect cruising destination throughout the warmer months of the year.
Undoubtedly one of the most scenic byways in the whole of the United States, the Cherohala Skyway winds through the Cherokee National Forest in East Tennessee and the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina.
Cherohala Skyway Map
Three Sisters (Twisted Sisters)
This unforgettable 100-mile loop is considered one of the most enjoyable and challenging rides of its kind in Texas. Tight curves, steep drops and the kind of unbroken scenery that’s borderline intoxicating.
San Juan Mountain Skyway
If looking to take in the very best of the Rocky Mountains, this is the ride for you. Another circular route that passes through Colorado’s stunning southwest, along with some of the region’s most enchanting ski areas and national parks.
Last but not least, the Beartooth Highway is a simply spectacular 68-mile stretch of road, leading to Yellowstone National Park through southwest Montana and northwest Wyoming. A leisurely cruise that’s enjoyable and inspiring in the extreme.