Ideal Motorcycle Travel Routes
Tail of the Dragon – North Carolina/Tennessee
Deals Gap is a mountain pass that runs along the Great Smoky Mountains.
It is at the North Carolina and Tennessee state lines where you will find the Tail of the Dragon. This winding portion of U.S. Route 129, takes you through the mountains and around some of the best scenery the country has to offer.
This 11-mile stretch of highway boasts 318 looping curves and is an exciting ride for motorcyclists.
Mae Hong Son Loop – Thailand
If you are looking for an international adventure for motorcycle travel, Thailand’s Mae Hong Son Loop is worth the trip.
The loop boasts more than 1,000 turns and motorcycle enthusiasts travel from all over to experience its unique bends. The roadway takes you past a lot of what makes Thailand such a popular tourist destination.
You will maneuver your way through the mountains, traveling past waterfalls, villages, and temples.
The Trail of Tears – Tennessee to Alabama
If you are a motorcycle rider who has an appreciation for historic rides, the Trail of Tears is one of the ride adventures for you.
The Trail of Tears is known in American history for being the path Native Americans traveled as they were forced west in the 1800s.
But today, motorcyclists and Native Americans gather to ride along this stretch of roadway as a way to honor those who were forced from their land.
If you want to ride on a particularly historic day, go on the third Saturday of September. Besides being great weather for a ride, thousands gather to make the trip down Highway 72 from Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Waterloo, Alabama.
The Transalpine Route – France to Italy
How does a ride from Grenoble, France, to Venice, Italy, sound?
The Transalpine Route will take you from France to Italy, through the Alps, making it one of the most popular roadways in Europe, especially during the summer. If you have a lot of time on your trip, consider traveling the whole route – over 2,400 km. It will also take you through Switzerland and Austria along the way.
Besides the amazing scenery along the way and sharp turns, you will be treated to being in Venice, Italy when you reach the end of the route.
Wrapping Up: The World’s Best Motorcycle Travel Routes
Regardless of where you are in the world, there are unique roads to travel on your motorcycle.
Besides being outside and taking in the sights and sounds of nature, you also have the opportunity to see amazing buildings and historic landmarks.
Have you traveled through some of these destinations on your motorcycle? Have another spot that has been memorable for you that’s not on this list?