SATURDAY, JUNE 1st
We have a 178 mile drive that will take approximately 4 hrs and 15 mins. We will have restroom break stops at gas stations along the way.
The drive will be from the Fontana Village Resort through the Cherohala Skyway, Tail of the Dragon, and ending in Murphy, North Carolina, for the block party at Appalachian Driving Experience. After the party we will return to Fontana Village Resort.
10 am: Welcome and Driver Meeting at Fontana Village Resort
11 am: Early lunch at Wildwood Cafe at Fontana Village Resort
12 pm: We will leave the Fontana Village Resort and head south on Hwy 129 towards the Cherohala Skyway. We will follow the Cherohala Skyway all the way to Vonore, Tennessee and circle back around to Hwy 129 and through the Tail of the Dragon. We will follow Hwy 129 all the way through Robbinsville, North Carolina and at the Nantahala National Forest we will take Hwy 74 to Murphy, North Carolina.
4 pm: We will arrive at the Appalachian Driving Experience and will have a block party with food trucks, vendors, rides in Porsches and a car gathering.
8 pm: The block party will end and we will head back to the Fontana Village Resort.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2nd
We have a 125 miles drive that will take approximately 3 hrs 30 mins. We will have restroom break stops at gas stations along the way.
The drive will travel over half of what is called the Moonshiner 28. We will circle through the Wayah Gap and meet at the Western Carolina Regional Airport for a photo shoot.
10 am: We will leave the Fontana Village Resort and head south on Hwy 28, to Franklin, North Carolina. At Franklin, we will head towards the Wayah Gap and to the Western Carolina Regional Airport for a photo shoot.
1 pm: From the Airport, we will get back on Hwy 129 towards the Nantahala National Forest. We will continue on Hwy 129 towards Robbinsville, NC and on to the Tapoco Lodge for lunch.
3 pm: Open cruising and event closing. The Sunday 3 pm to 7 pm times are the perfect time to enjoy the Tail of the Dragon and Hwy 28 without the traffic.