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Larry If you got on the parkway in Cherokee and went north...my hat's off to ya. The tunnels alone are small enough without throwing in the curves. Great bike riding though!
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Larry If you got on the parkway in Cherokee and went north...my hat's off to ya. The tunnels alone are small enough without throwing in the curves. Great bike riding though!
Did that today in the Jeep. Went thru 3 tunnels down there that had less clearance on the white line than the height of my bus. Riding on or over the yellow would give clearance, but they are dark and curvey with idiots going too fast and over the line in the opposite direction.

It can be done if you're lucky. If you're over the line and crash a big fancy bus, you better be rich too.
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Is there part of the parkway that could be done in a Bird? It looks like just the southernmost part is the where height would be an issue.
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Is there part of the parkway that could be done in a Bird? It looks like just the southernmost part is the where height would be an issue.
I've been on it several times on a bike and wouldn't consider doing it in a bus. As Dave said, you have to cross the centerline to get it through the tunnels and if you hit someone, especially on a bike, your toast. There are a boat load of bikes on that road, especially in the late spring and summer. It wasn't designed with our coaches in mind.
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I've been on the Nachez Trace probably 35 years ago but in a smaller class A SOB. I'm not sure how that compares to the Blue Ridge.
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Natchez Trace is great in a bird. Have done it from end to end once and just sections several other times. The northern end ( I-77 north ) of the Blue Ridge is also doable ( no tunnels) also in my opinion, but I agree with the others about the rest of it. It is great also, but do it in you car or motorcycle.
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I've been on the Nachez Trace probably 35 years ago but in a smaller class A SOB. I'm not sure how that compares to the Blue Ridge.
The Natchez Trace is good. Did that on the bike but not the bus, but I would take the bus on it. Just a canopy of trees and no bridges. You feel like you are in one big tunnel. You need to plan this trip out and know where your locations are along the way, that you want to see and do. If I recall, most of the signs say, Point of Interest and not a lot of detail of what that is. So to fully enjoy the trip look stuff up before leaving and decide what you want to see. I did it maybe 10 years ago and it may be better signed by now.
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Just looked up Natchez Trace and it says 40,000lb max
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We did it in the SP. I don’t remember seeing any signs other than no commercial vehicles. There were no weight stations, but I guess they could set up portable scales.
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