Authentic Moto Travels presents Skyways Byways and Lostways – An Epic Motorcycle Adventure May 21-23, 2021.
Authentic Moto Travels specializes in all-paved tours. All bike styles and riders are warmly welcomed. Please choose the motorcycle you’re comfortable on, all day.
You are welcome to branch off from the group and explore at will, on or off pavement.
The tour begins in Nashville, TN, on Friday, May 21st. We’ll stroll through Middle Tennessee, Eastern Tennessee, and North Carolina over three days. The best part is that we won’t touch an inch of interstate during the tour. The adventure concludes back in Nashville on Sunday, May 23rd. The tour is limited to 10 riders.
During this Epic Motorcycle Adventure, we’ll visit some incredible destinations. Some are world-famous. Others, many locals don’t even know.
Day One (Friday, May 21, 2021)
Friday begins on one of the most beautiful stretches of the Natchez Trace Parkway. The road runs 440 miles from Nashville, TN, to Natchez, MS. We’re going to run what’s arguably the most interesting part.
Tennessee is known worldwide for its BBQ and Whiskey. We’ll visit a small local distillery, the world’s most famous distillery, and finally the producer of the “Best Tennessee Whiskey In the World.”
The appreciation of our distillery visits (consuming of whiskey) will commence only after we reach the hotel and the bikes are safely put away. (In other words, there won’t be any drinking and riding.)
Day Two (Saturday, May 22, 2021)
Hold on to your hats ‘cuz you’re in for a wild ride! This day is every motorcyclist’s best dream. We’re going to hit some of the best motorcycle roads in the United States.
We’ll take backroads until we reach the magnificent Smoky Mountains and the world-class riding throughout them.
Count on the Cherohala Skyway, Tail of the Dragon, Moonshiner, and Newfound Gap Road to provide maximum thrills and excitement. We’ll also hit some of the tributaries along the way.
You may have done ‘Tail of the Dragon,’ but you’ve never experienced a day of riding like this.
Day Three (Sunday, May 23rd)
If you think the fun is over, you’re very mistaken. It’s an early start on another phenomenal stretch of road to visit our first attraction.
Have your sneakers ready because we’re going to the “Greatest Site Under the Smokies.” Wonder and imagine while you explore the Tuckaleechee Caverns. It’s the highest rating cavern of the Eastern United States.
Afterward, the group heads to America’s largest underground lake. We’ll spend time marveling at nature’s wonders and even ride a glass-bottom boat across the lake.
The backroads of Tennessee offer tremendous satisfaction. They are nothing to slouch at. We’ll travel through parts of the region few people ever experience.
To cap it off, We’ll even visit an abandoned high-bank racetrack. You’ll be able to run laps while grinning from ear to ear.
You wanted an Epic Motorcycle Adventure. You got it!
Finally, we’ll return to Nashville.
Bonus Day (Thursday, May 20, 2021)
If you get into Nashville a day early, enjoy a day of exploring, eating, and having fun with us. We’ll visit Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage and the Belle Meade Mansion. We’ll enjoy Tennessee BBQ at Martin’s for lunch and then dinner at Bavarian Bierhouse.
That evening we’ll let loose on Broadway. It’s Nashville’s legendary Honky Tonk Highway.
Getting to Nashville
There are four ways to get you and a motorcycle to Nashville to begin this epic journey.
- Ride Your Bike Whether near or far, ride your bike to this exciting city destination.
- Rent a Motorcycle Eagle Rider Nashville is very close to Nashville International Airport (BNA). Music City Indian Motorcycles has a rental fleet of bikes. Private ‘AirBnB’ type rentals are also available from Twisted Road Nashville and Riders-Share. Fly into Nashville, and Authentic Moto Travels will arrange to get you to your pickup location.
- Transport Your Bike Hire a professional transport company to bring your motorcycle to Nashville. Authentic Moto Travels will gladly store your bike in a garage until you arrive. After, we’ll hold it until it’s picked up. We’ll also pick you up and drop you off at the airport.
- Trailer Your Motorcycle(s) This option works really well, too. It’s also the best way to get several bikes to Nashville. Parts of the USA are still under snow at this time of year. Authentic Moto Travels is happy to store your trailer and vehicle in a safe location at no cost to you.
Pay As You Go
During this Epic Motorcycle Adventure, each rider pays for their own lodging, fuel, meals, and entertainment. Participants may choose to ride with the group or on their own. It’s all good.
Google Maps links and GPX files of the route are distributed before the trip. You’re free to choose the way and pace you wish to travel. Riders are also free to break off at any point in the tour.
The registration fee includes all trip planning, hotel and attraction reservations, group discounts, guides, photos and video, route data, and a chase vehicle. Enjoy water and snacks along the way, too. Ground transportation and vehicle storage are also included before and after the trip.
That’s right. Show up, ride without a care, and enjoy three days of the most beautiful and exciting riding you’ve done in years, maybe decades.
The 900 Pound Gorilla in the Room
Authentic Moto Travels is committed to providing a safe and fun tour. Nashville has been named a Safe Travels destination by the World Travel & Tourism Council. It’s one of only two destinations in the United States to achieve the designation.
Imagine the juxtaposition that makes motorcycle riding one of the safest activities in light of COVID-19.
Authentic Moto Travels carries masks to use at hotels and attractions where required. Nobody likes them, but they do help protect in indoor settings.
There’s a wide range of beliefs and perspectives on the situation. Regardless, please be gracious and accommodating by adhering to the extremely reasonable health protocols.
Please Contact Us with any questions or accommodations we can provide.