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Itineraries for Exploring the N.C. Blue Ridge Mountains

How It Works

  • Build your itinerary by using the Add button from any destination.
  • Access your itinerary by using the Plan Your Trip tool in the top right corner of the site
  • On the My Itinerary page, edit and sort destinations to build a driving route
  • You can also remove destinations from this page if you change your mind.
  • Once you’ve got your trip planned, click “Send to Google Maps” link to get driving directions
  • If you’re not quite ready to hit the rode you can also Bookmark Link to save the page for later or print the map if desired.

Itinerary Tools

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Because of its vastness—more than 11,000 square miles—the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area is best explored by vehicle, whether it be automobile or motorcycle. Bicycling and hiking are good options for shorter distances. Here are some suggested itineraries to get you started in planning your visit.  Some are local, based on a single community; others will take you far and wide through much of the region.  Each of these trips includes can be added to the Trip Builder which includes the destinations in this trips and directions for visiting.  You can add all the stops in the suggested itinerary or individual destinations.  You can also add other Places to Go to your trip or remove stops if desired.

Suggested Itineraries

Topographical map with Blue Ridge Heritage Logo Overlay

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