Starting point: Blowing Rock, N.C.
Distance: 120 miles
Challenge factor: Medium (beware of sudden dips and steep uphill turns)
Highlights: Grandfather Mountain and the Blue Ridge Parkway. While visiting Grandfather Mountain be sure to walk across the famous Mile High Swinging Bridge for breathtaking views. Drop by the General Store in Todd for a trip back in time and a delicious, old-fashioned fried-bologna sandwich.