It took a few years after I got my first Harley-Davidson motorbike before I discovered how well RVing and motorcycling go together. I never imagined that travelling long miles on a motorbike would be possible, but that all changed when I purchased my 2014 KZ Sportster Toy Hauler. I can now go to wonderful and distant locations while maintaining all of my home comforts. I’ve had a lot of motorcycle RV excursions in the last few years, but these sites are by far my favourites.
I hope you’ll be able to enjoy at least some of these spots from the back of a bike or inside an RV. They’re incredibly fun to drive and uniquely beautiful.
HOW CAN I FIND THE BEST MOTORCYCLE ROADS AROUND EAST COAST?
WHAT ARE THE BEST MOTORCYCLE RIDES IN EAST COAST?
- THE CABOT TRAIL, NOVA SCOTIA
- TAIL OF THE DRAGON ROAD
- GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
- DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA
- BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY, VIRGINIA
1. THE CABOT TRAIL, NOVA SCOTIA
A trek down the Cabot Trail is a must if you ever get the chance to visit Nova Scotia. The 185-mile picturesque trip is magnificent, cutting past numerous mountains that twist and turn down the coast. When I finally got a chance to bike the Cabot Trail, I was overjoyed—pictures do not do it justice. There are many RV parks along the way, so you can easily find a large space while yet being accessible to many of the small villages and notable lookouts.
The journey takes roughly five days to complete, so plan ahead and see as much as you can while you’re there. I definitely recommend an RV trip to the Cabot Trail if you enjoy wonderful seafood and breathtaking ocean vistas.
2. TAIL OF THE DRAGON ROAD
Motorcyclists go from all over the world to experience the twisting, turning fun of Tail of the Dragon Road, which has over 300 turns in just 11 short miles. The trip itself is gorgeous and full of trees, stretching alongside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This route is a must-do if you appreciate sharp twists and dynamic driving. I hadn’t yet purchased my RV when I first drove Tail of the Dragon. However, returning has long been on my bucket list, and I’ve located a number of spots to camp, including Misty River Cabins and Campground, which has extra-large gravel sites that are ideal for my toy trailer.
3. GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is not far from Tail of the Dragon Road, is another great place to visit if you’re in this region of the country. There are several RV parks in the vicinity, including two within the park itself. Exploring the park is some of the best driving in the country, with abundance of wildlife, waterfalls, and stunning mountains. And, unlike most national parks, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is completely free to visit. While you’re here, take a drive down Cherohala Parkway and enjoy the wonderful, twisting lanes.
4. DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA
You’ve certainly heard of Daytona Beach’s beautiful, sandy beaches, but you’ve probably never heard of the city’s huge cycling week. Every year, more than 500,000 people go to Daytona Beach Bike Week for ten days of nonstop motorcycle action. People drive and park their motorcycles on all of the main streets, displaying some of the newest and most amazing custom-made bikes.
There is also lots of fantastic cuisine and live music to enjoy. While Florida has lots of RV parks and campgrounds, new locations surrounding Daytona Beach have opened particularly for Bike Week RVs. We usually stay at the Cabbage Patch, but some friends have reserved an RV spot inside the Daytona Speedway track. This place certainly has something for everyone.
5. BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY, VIRGINIA
The Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia is a cyclist’s paradise. There is nowhere else like it, with slower speeds and plenty of gorgeous lookout points. You may also split off the Parkway and enjoy some other fantastic routes, including as the Shenandoah and Eastside Speedways. The Parkway has eight approved campgrounds, but several of them do not have RV hookups. However, there are numerous private campgrounds with complete RV hookups and amenities located just off the Parkway’s Access Points.