Blue Ridge Parkway Ride
(Boone, NC to Lynchburg, VA)

Friday morning Sept 14th, 2007
Saturday afternoon, Sept 15th
, 2007

Proposed itinerary/route:

On Friday morning, we will leave at 8:00 AM from the Citgo gas station on the corner of Hwy 64 and Jenks Rd. We can travel Hwy 64 west to Lenior, NC and then take 321 north into Boone, NC. We can grab lunch in Boone, then take the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) northeast approximately 200 miles to the Peaks of Otter Lodge (POL), near Bedford, VA. POL is located 20 miles north of Roanoke, VA on the BRP at milepost 86. (Lodging, dining, trails, etc =
85554 Blue Ridge Parkway Bedford, Virginia 24523 Phone 1.540.586.1081 1.800.542.5927 Fax 1.540.586.4420)
The trip from Apex to the POL will be approximately 390 miles and take approximately ten (10) hours at Hwy 64/BRP speeds.

Saturday morning, we can have breakfast in the POL restaurant and drive home. We can take the BRP north to Hwy 501, then take Hwy 501 south through Durham into Pittsboro. The return trip home will be approximately 210 miles and take five (5) hours.

Please make your reservations at POL for Friday night if you are going. Rooms fill up quickly at that time of year. Rooms are approximately $120 per night.

Map of Blue Ridge Parkway, Click HERE