250 & 39 Loop Preview
Routes 250, and 39 between
I-81 in Virginia and WV Route 219 are some of the very best riding
the east. Each of these roads crosses a series of ridges which leads
to spectacular scenic and twisty rides. Riding this ride is one of the
highlights of an Appalachian trip.
This 248 mile ride begins by riding north
on Route 219 to Huttonsville.
WV Route 219
Turn right on Route 250 and get ready for
84 miles of curvy, scenic fun. Route 250 snakes up and over a series
of ridges and is
as good as any riding in the region. What a blast
Cross the border into Virginia. Ride an
awesome series of twists before stopping at the pretty Route 250 Scenic View.
Route 250 Scenic View - Photo by Dave
The curves and scenery keeps coming as you
traverse the final ridge and drop down into Monterey.
Stop for the
friendly vibe and a drink at
High's Restaurant in Monterey, VA
The view from Monterey gives a glimpse of
some more great
Leave Monterey and traverse some more
great ridges. You will love
Route 250 east of Monterey
Continue east on Route 250 to Staunton,
VA. Turn south on Route 252. This road runs parallel to I-81 and has
some nice curves.
Stay on Route 52 all the way to Route 39
in Rockbridge Baths. Ride Route 39 south to Lexington, VA. Lexington
is a great & pretty southern town with a lot to see. Be sure to stop
at the great Southern Inn Restaurant for terrific Southern cooking.
The Southern Fried Chicken was the best that I have tasted.
Southern Inn Restaurant in Lexington,
Don't forget their awesome pecan pie!
Southern Inn Restaurant Pecan Pie
Leave Lexington on the same stretch of
Route 39 that you came in on. Follow Route 39 west and prepare for
75 miles of great riding. Route 39 is one of my favorite roads in the region.
What a great combination of curves and scenery.
Stop at the Dan Ingall's Overlook for an awesome view.
Dan Ingall's Overlook on Route 39 -
Photo by Dave Hallock
The road is especially fun once you pass
Route 39 past Warm Springs
Cross back into West Virginia and ride
into Marlington. Turn north on Route 219 and ride a great series of
curves near Route 150.
Continue north on Route 219 back to the