3 Best Motorcycle Rides To Take This Summer!

South Carolina is home to many beautiful routes, especially for motorcycles. Read our list of the top 3 places to check out!

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1. Ashley River Road

Check out this historic route just outside of Charleston. Its 11 miles of Route 61- perfect for a short weekend ride. The National Registered Historic Ashley River Road is lined with oaks and hickory trees arching over the roadway. This beautiful road travels through some orchards and small villages and even crosses Lake Keowee as well as running by the beautiful Magnolia Plantation.

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2. Historic Beaufort Scenery

Beaufort is one of South Carolina’s most historic cities as well as a motorcycle-friendly community with excellent restaurants including the Blackstone Cafe and Sgt. White’s Diner for some delicious Lowcountry BBQ. This trip on Hwy 21 takes you through the historic district and barrier islands to Hunting Island State Park. From Beaufort, you’ll head east on Hwy 21, through Frogmore and across St. Helena Island. After crossing over the Harbor River, take a right onto Sea Island Parkway. Enjoy a scenic ride through the park or pull over to explore one of the many nature trails on foot.

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3. The Tri-State Tour-Hwy 28

This route starts in Walhalla, South Carolina and travels north. From Walhalla, continue on Hwy 28 to the South Carolina/Georgia state line, then cross into North Carolina and end the trip in Highlands. Walhalla, or the “Garden of the Gods,” has unique shops and good restaurants. Highway 28 is a gorgeous scenic road with waterfalls, mountains, forests, and rivers. You’ll experience breathtaking scenery from the three states. The route runs through Sumter National Forest and Nantahala National Forest.

Whether you’re traveling the coastal roads to our beautiful beaches, through the foothills and forests, or to visit the historic plantations, South Carolina has road trips for everyone. To keep you safe, make sure you have SC motorcycle insurance coverage before you go!