Shenandoah National Park Invites Motorcyclists to Ride Skyline Drive

National Scenic Byway and National Historic Landmark

Skyline Drive - a National Scenic Byway and National Historic Landmark - offers motorists some of the most breathtaking views of Virginia's Shenandoah National Park. The scenic roadway, built during the Depression, winds 105 miles along the crest of the mountains through the length of the park, showcasing panoramic landscape vistas from the east to the west.

As the ultimate road trip destination, Shenandoah National Park is offering a package for bikers looking to take in the sights of Skyline Drive and relax at one of Shenandoah's rustic retreats: Skyland Resort or Big Meadows Lodge.

The motorcycle-themed "Ride and Relax" package* includes a one night stay at Skyland Resort or Big Meadows Lodge, warm breakfast for two, and two honorary "I Drove Skyline Drive" patches. Starting at $131 for double occupancy when booked Sunday through Thursday and $159 on weekends, the package is valid through November 2010 and can be booked by visiting www.visitshenandoah.com/bikers or by calling 866-773-5024. Promo code: BIKERPCK.

Blue Ridge Parkway, another famous drive taking motorists along the famous Blue Ridge Mountains to Shenandoah National Parks' popular Skyline Drive, is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2010. For bikers looking to traverse the 469 mile roadway this year, the Ride and Relax package offers bikers' a great rate for overnight stays at the beginning or end of their trip.

After winding through the peaks and valleys of Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive, located 70 miles outside of Washington, D.C., bikers will enjoy more than 500 miles of hiking trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail that passes through the park. Other activities include horseback riding, bird watching, fishing, and a chance to photograph and take in the spring wildflowers, waterfalls and wildlife.

For more information on Shenandoah National Park, please visit www.visitshenandoah.com. To set up an individualized press trip to the area, please contact me directly.

*Disclaimer: Valid April 4 - November 24 at Skyland Resort and May 23 - November 4, 2010 at Big Meadows Lodge. Blackout dates: excludes holiday weekends and May 28, 29 & 30; July 2, 3 & 4; Sept. 3, 4 & 5; October 1-30, 2010. State and local taxes are additional. $1.00 per night National Park Foundation donation optional at check-in. Some restrictions apply. Based on promotional availability. Offer valid in traditional and standard rooms only. Not valid with other discounts or promotions. $11.00 for each additional person in room.

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