East Coast & Smoky Mountains Blues Tour – 16 Days

Welcome to an amazing 16-day US Historic East Coast tour with many music experiences. We ride the magical Blue Ridge Parkway, challenging Tail of the Dragon, Cherohala Scenic Skyway, Devils Triangle, Diamondback and several of the best US back roads. In addition, we will explore the legendary Blues District with New Orleans, Memphis, Elvis’ Graceland and Blues Route Hwy 61. On our way to the breathtaking Smoky Mountains, we stop in Homosassa, Don Garlits Drag Racing Museum, and spend two nights in Nashville, Music City (we visit the County Music Hall of Fame, RCA Studio B, Grand Ole Opry, Johnny Cash Museum, Music Ride, etc.).




Day 01: Arrival- Orlando, Florida

When all tour participants arrive, we will meet for a welcome greeting and refreshments, accompanied by introductions. The evening’s program will involve getting to know each other and having dinner together in true American style. Those who are not tired after the long journey may choose to visit a local bar nearby.

Day 02: Orlando – Homosassa (Riding day 1: 192 km/120 miles)

The day begins with an information meeting covering the East Coast & Blue Ridge Parkway tour. Practical information & preparations regarding motorcycle and car rental checkout at Explorify Motorcycle Rentals will also be covered. After the meeting, we pick up our bikes or cars.

Once everyone is ready on their bikes, we commence our ride on the 4,200 km/2,600 miles long East Coast & Blue Ridge Parkway Adventure tour. We bid farewell to Orlando, set our course west, and started by Riding past beautiful Lake Apopka. Our journey includes visiting the world-famous Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, offering an up-close view of the sport’s fascinating evolution. After a delightful lunch, we enjoy a scenic Ride on the Florida west coast, reaching our destination, Homosassa.

Day 03: Homosassa – Destin (Riding day 2: 550 km/343 miles)

Today promises a spectacular ride along the Florida coast and beaches. We Ride through Apalachicola National Forest, passing the breathtaking Cape San Blas. Our route takes us along the Mexico & Panama City beaches before reaching Destin, where we’ll enjoy a pleasant evening on the pier.

Day 04: Destin – New Orleans (Riding day 3: 433 km/268 miles)

Continuing our ride along the beautiful Gulf shores and the Mexican Gulf, we traverse the US states of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. We reach the mythical New Orleans when we ride through harbours, bridges, and sumps (Moss Point, Biloxi, Gulfport, Bay St. Louis). Upon checking into our hotel in the French Quarter, we gather for dinner on the famous Bourbon Street, immersing ourselves in true New Orleans style.

Day 05: New Orleans (Explorer and Fun Day)

This day is dedicated to exploring New Orleans, one of the world’s most fascinating cities. With its unique blend of history and influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa, and beyond, New Orleans offers a brilliant mosaic of culture, food, and music. There’s much to discover, from “gumbo” to jazz clubs, historical suburbs, and year-long festivals.

Day 06: New Orleans – Vicksburg (Riding day 4: 389 km/243 miles)

Heading north on Hwy 61, The Blues Route, towards Baton Rouge and historic Vicksburg, our final stop for the day. Vicksburg played a central role in the American Civil War, witnessing a legendary battle between General Grant and Lee. We explore the National Monument, Old Courthouse, and the Coca-Cola Museum, as Vicksburg is the birthplace of the famous drink. The evening unfolds at one of the city’s lively blues clubs.

Day 07: Vicksburg – Memphis (Riding day 5: 357 km/223 miles)

Starting our Blues & Music tour, we head north on Highway 61, reaching Tunica’s famous “Gateway to the Blues”. A stop at the Blues Visitor Centre and Museum and at “The Crossroads” (symbolic of Robert Johnson’s favourite blues song) adds musical history to our journey. Hwy 61, The Blues Route, known from Bob Dylan’s album “Highway 61 Revisited,” leads us to Memphis.

Day 08: Memphis – Graceland – Nashville (Riding day 6: 396 km/248 miles)

A highlight of the tour awaits as we visit Graceland, the home of the legendary King of Rock’n Roll, Elvis Aaron Presley. The morning is spent absorbing the story of Elvis’s life and artistry. Departing from Graceland, we head to another music city, Nashville, also known as “Music City,” spending the evening at the famous “Music Ride.”

Day 09: Nashville (Fun and Explorer Day)

It is a day dedicated to music lovers, where you can explore Nashville’s streets and music venues on Music Ride, visit the local Harley Davidson store, or delve into the city’s rich music history. For those interested, the day begins with a visit to the famous “Country Music Hall of Fame,” “RCA Studio B,” and the “Johnny Cash Museum,” followed by an evening of fun Music Ride.

Day 10: Nashville – Sevierville (Riding day 7: 386 km/241 miles)

Leaving Nashville with joyful memories, we head towards the famous Great Smoky Mountains National Park, home to some of the best motorcycle roads. Riding along small, curvy roads, we conquer the incredible Devil’s Triangle, ending the day in Sevierville for a relaxing evening.

Day 11: Sevierville – Smoky Mountains (Riding day 8: 339 km/210 miles)

This day becomes a lifetime memory as we ride some of the best motorcycle roads in the US, including the famed US 129 “Tail of The Dragon” and “Cherohala (scenic) Skyway.” Riders can choose which one to ride twice, taking time to savour the ride and the spectacular scenery and ensuring everyone’s safety. Note: Caution is advised on challenging roads like the “Tail of the Dragon.” For those who prefer, staying in Sevierville for pool relaxation or shopping at Tanger Outlet is an option.

Day 12: Smoky Mountains- Little Switzerland (Riding day 9: 323 km/202 miles)

Embarking on another day for the history books, we spend the day riding the breathtaking Blue Ridge Parkway, ranked as the US #2 best motorcycle road. Starting with a visit to the “Wheels Through Time” museum, we end the day in Little Switzerland, a small European-inspired mountain town, soaking in the views.

Day 13: Little Switzerland – Savannah (Riding day 10: 303 km/309 miles)

The day starts with a challenging ride on “The Diamondback” (Hwy 226A). Our journey continues towards Savannah and the Florida coast. Along the way, we make a stop in Norway and Denmark.

Day 14: Savannah – St. Augustine (Riding day 11: 303 km/188 miles)

Heading south toward warmer climates and Florida beaches, we begin Riding the famous Highway 1 before reaching St. Augustine, the former capital of Florida. Our day ends in Historic St. Augustine, a major tourist attraction, where we enjoy a pleasant evening.

Day 15: St. Augustine – Daytona Beach – Orlando (Riding day 12: 204 km/128 miles)

Today, we will Ride next to the Atlantic Ocean to Daytona “Biker” Beach. We will embark on the famous “Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail,” a 50 km double loop of road that will cross some of the most beautiful and diverse scenery in Northeast Florida. “The Loop” won’t be like other rides; you will enjoy the freedom, sunshine, open roads, and graceful curves—a dream for all motorcycle enthusiasts. The comfortable ride is a must for those who like an open highway and Florida’s natural beauty. We will Ride to Destination Daytona (by the world’s largest Harley Davidson dealer, Bruce Ross Meyer, with a showroom of 109,000 sq. ft.). Here, we will have our lunch and enjoy the great atmosphere.

Afterwards, we will start our final leg to return our bikes/cars and celebrate everyone making it home safe after a fun and eventful tour. We will head to International Ride, ending the day at the fun B.B. Kings Blues Club. We will celebrate everyone making it home safely after a fun & eventful tour together.

Day 16: Departure Orlando – Travel Home.

We will say goodbye to America’s Smoky Mountain Blues Tour, Orlando, and return home.

Please note that we reserve the right to remain adaptable to unforeseen circumstances and weather conditions that may arise while on tour; the daily schedule may be adjusted accordingly. The client’s tour remains paramount; we will ensure the tour meets your fullest expectations.

Tour dates:

TourDate fromDate toBooking deadline
East Coast Blues Tour16-Jul-2431-Jul-2416-Jun-24
East Coast SMT – Girls only28-Sep-2413-Oct-2428-Aug-24
East Coast Blues Tour29-Sep-2414-Oct-2422-Aug-24
East Coast Blues Tour15-Jul-2530-Jul-2515-Jun-25
East Coast Blues Tour28-Sep-2513-Oct-2528-Aug-25
East Coast Blues Tour21-Jul-265-Aug-2621-Jun-26
East Coast Blues Tour21-Sep-266-Oct-2621-Aug-26

Prices (USD)

2 people / 1 vehicle / 1 shared room: From $5,445.00 per person

2 people / 2 vehicles / 1 shared room: From $6,995.00 per person

1 person / 1 vehicle / 1 single room: From $8,695.00 per person

1 person / 1 vehicle / 1 shared room: From $6,995 per person

Inclusions and Exclusions

INCLUDEDMotorcycle/Car rental with unlimited mileage
1st choice vehicle model class
Shared rooms in biker-friendly hotels
Continental breakfast at most hotels
National Park Entrance fees
Welcome meeting
Multi-lingual Tour leader
Transport to the rental company
Support van
State min. SLI insurance
Loss damage Waiver
Half-shell helmet
Tour route descriptions
Pictures from the tour
Optional attractions
Vehicle model guarantee
Security deposit for LDW
Food and beverages
LDW Zero & insurance upgrades
Anything not listed in “INCLUDED” above

This tour can be taken as a self-ride; contact us for details.

The above information should be taken as a guide only as things can change. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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