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The Best Rides for Bikers & Motorcyclists
& Cabins with Bike Friendly Roads

Near Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge, TN

group of bikers riding together
The Missing Link Foothills Parkway, Walland to Wears Valley TN
1.) The Missing Link, Wears Valley

The long awaited new connection is now open.  This beautiful approx 14 mile scenic portion of The Foothills Parkway contains a 1.5 mile "link" that could not be engineered until just recently. Float above Wears Valley and land at Walland.  You probably won't want to stop there, so you might continue to Chillowee and The Dragon as well. 

2.) Gatlinburg Bypass, Gatlinburg

Start out on Hwy 441 South ("The Spur") at the South end of Pigeon Forge and ride approx. 4 miles to the Gatlinburg Bypass exit on the right.  About 8 miles one way.

3.) Pigeon Forge to Wears Valley

Start in Pigeon Forge on Wears Valley Rd (Hwy 321) near "The Island". Follow Wears Valley Road into the small community of Wears Valley.  About 9 miles one way.

4.) Hwy 321 (East Parkway), Gatlinburg to Cosby

Start out in downtown Gatlinburg and head East on Hwy 321 toward Cosby.

About 18-19 miles one way.

motorcycle parked on side of scenic road
Paved Road going through a scenic forest and mountains
5.) Fighting Creek Gap Rd., Gatlinburg to Townsend

Start at Sugarlands Visitor Center on 1420 Fighting Creek Gap Rd, Gatlinburg, TN

(near Hwy 441 S. intersection) and follow it to Townsend. Lots of extra curves near Townsend. About 20 miles one way.

6.) Hwy 411 East, Newport Hwy, Sevierville

Start out in downtown Sevierville on (Main St./Dolly Parton Parkway) then head East

and it turns into Newport Highway. Takes you to the little town of Newport,

about 24 miles one way.

motorcycle & rider in the mountains with red sports car
good roads for bikers, beautiful scenic road view with autumn trees
7.) Gatlinburg to Cherokee, NC

Start on Hwy 441 at the southern-most end of Gatlinburg and follow all the way to Cherokee, NC.  This can get very cold mid-ways at high elevations so plan to stay warm. About 36 miles one way.

8.) Foothills Parkway to Tail of the Dragon

Beginning on Hwy 321 (Lamar Alexander Pkwy) in Walland, turn onto Foothills Parkway and follow to the end, turning left onto Hwy 129. Be aware, after a few miles on Hwy 129 you will be on the notorious "Tail of the Dragon".  While no list of roads would be complete without this one, ride safely--there are 318 curves in 11 miles, ending at Deals Gap, NC.  About 32 miles one way.


*Here's a great link everyone should read before riding The Dragon:


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biker sitting on his motorcycle, ready to ride
Cabins With Biker Friendly Road Access
Cabins with Bike Friendly Roads

No steep, gravel or crumbling roads here.

  Whether you've ridden or trailered your bike, you want to know that when you arrive at your cabin, there will be no unwelcome surprises!

Safely travel back and forth from your beautiful cabin to all the gorgeous scenery the Smoky Mountains have to offer.

And still be close to attractions and the Parkway.

1.) Ridge Creek, Pigeon Forge
5BR  4BA, Sleeps 18   

Ridge Creek cabin rental in Sevierville with a unique hobbit door
Ridge Creek cabin with an Alice in Wonderland play area

Check Dates Available


This beautiful cabin will be a hit with adults and kids! A cute hobbit door leads to the bunk beds and there's a quiet cubby with an Alice in Wonderland theme. Packed game room with arcade games, pool table, foosball, pinball and more.

Spacious cabin, hot tub, theater, giant bean bags, outdoor living and dining area and excellent location in Smoky Cove, just a short drive to the Pigeon Forge Parkway.  You also have close access to the community outdoor seasonal pool!


2.) Riverfront Cabin, Pigeon Forge 
3BR  4BA, Sleeps 10   

Biker friendly cabin in Pigeon Forge, TN
Cabin with bike and motorcycle friendly roads, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Check Dates Available


Wow, mountain views, video games, grill, air hockey, and hot tub just to name a few.

This cabin is in a small, cozy new and gorgeous subdivision right off the road to Pigeon Forge, Just a few minutes from all the attractions.

3.) Creekside Lodge, Pigeon Forge
6BR 5BA, Sleeps 18   

Biker friendly cabin, motorcycle friendly cabin rental, creekside lodge in cedar falls resort, pigeon forge, tn
Cabin game room in Pigeon Forge, TN, biker friendly cabin

Check Dates Available


This beautiful cabin sits right at the front of a high-end resort and is tucked in just a minute off the main road from all the attractions. 6,000 square feet, and a gourmet kitchen await.  

Arcade games, air hockey and shuffleboard are in the game room, and you also have access to the resort swimming pool, and a catch and release fishing pond.

4.) Bear Trail Lodge, Gatlinburg
(photo shows under construction)

10BR  12BA, Sleeps 42  

Large, new cabin rental in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Large cabin loft and living room view, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Check Dates Available


Indoor swimming pool! Brand new, in the Arts & Crafts Community just outside downtown Gatlinburg.


Easy access from Glades Road.  Pool table, theater, shuffleboard, video games and hot tub. Gas grill and fireplace, and more. Excellent for large groups.

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5.) Roaring Fork Retreat, Gatlinburg
2BR  2BA, Sleeps 4   

Biker Friendly Cabin, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Creek at Roaring Fork Retreat in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Check Dates Available


Less than a mile to downtown Gatlinburg.  Sitting on a creek, this pretty cabin has the advantage of being near Roaring Fork Historic Loop, where much of the history of Gatlinburg itself began. Easy turn in from the main Parkway.

Also Wheelchair Accessible

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6.) Queenie Gypsy Cottage Tiny Home, Sevierville
1BR  1BA, Sleeps 4   

Gypsy Queenie Tiny Home in Sevierville TN, exterior view
Firepit and kids play area, Long Springs Tiny Homes, Sevierville, TN

Check Dates Available


You won't have to spend a fortune when you stay at an affordable tiny home, but you get so much. This hidden gem is a private community in a beautiful, wooded setting, just outside Pigeon Forge.

Includes kitchenette, kid's play area, community firepit, shared charcoal grill, picnic tables, hammocks, cornhole, horseshoes, internet and more.

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