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NY to Atlanta in September

Since there is only little trafic in the Noth America board, I repost my plans here:

ello everybody, this is my first posting for a long time and I am begging for your opinion. My plan is to do a trip from New York to Atlanta in September. The Blue Ridge Parkway will be the central part of the route.

So far so good. This is my plan:

Thrusday, September 11th

Arival in NY
by taxi to the hotel
Manhatten walking through the streets - first impressions
Empire State Building

Friday, September 12th

taxi to Brooklyn Hights
watching the sunrise
on foot over the Brooklyn Bridge
on foot throuht Manhatten
- City Hall
- St. Pauls Chapel
- Ground Zero, Battery Park City, World Financial Center
- Wallstreet, Trinity Church, Stock Exchange

South Street Seaport – Lunch and strolling aroung (pier 17?)

Taxi to Grand Army Plaza,
Central Park South
Central Park

Saturday, September 13th
Museum tbd
Grand Central Terminal
Central Park

Sunday, September 14th
getting the bike
on the road part 1

Route and destination open/tbd

Monday, September 15th
to Front Royal
finding a hotel
strolling through the downtown

Tuesday, September 16th
Front Royal – Waynesboro 212 km/132 mil
Skyline Drive
Skyline caverns Welcome to Skyline Caverns (only if there is plenty of time)

Wednesday, September 17th
Waynesboro – Roanoke 205 km/128 mil
Blue Ridge Parkway

Thrusday, September 18th
Roanoke – Blowing Rock 284 km/177 mil
Blue Ridge Parkway

Friday, September 19th
Blowing Rock – Little Switzerland - Asheville /92 mil
Blue Ridge Parkway
Wheels Through Time Museum
62 Vintage Lane
Maggie Valley, North Carolina 28751
Open: March 27-November 30
Thursday-Monday — 9a.m.-5p.m.
(Closed Tues & Wed)
Wheels Through Time | The Museum That Runs

Saturday, September 20th
Asheville – Cherokee
with a detour on 276
Blue Ridge Parkway
Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Sunday, September 21th
Cherokee – Tail of the Dragon – Smoky Mountains

Monday, September 22th
Smoky Mountains - Gainesville

Tuesday, September 23th

Wednesday, September 24th
Gainesville – Atlanta
return the bike

Thuesday, September 25th

Friday, September 26th
Antlanta and flight back to Europe

The days on the road are more or less a rough guess since I do not know at which mile posts I will stop and which sights I will watch.

What do you think, does my plan make sense?

Are there other companies besides Eaglerider that offers one-way rents from NY to Atlanta? The offer from Eaglerider seems to be realy OK but I allways like to have a second offer.

And last but not least could you recommend a hotel in Manhatten?

Thanks in advance.
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Ditto with what's been said about skyline. Awesome road, very active park police. At front royal just before you get on the Skyline there is a really good place for breakfast. I think its called the apple house or something, awesome doughnuts made to order.
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