Created by VA General Assembly in 1993, we've been helping visitors and tourism-related businesses for nearly 25 years!


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PO Box 186, Saint Paul, VA 24283

© 2013-2019 Heart of Appalachia Tourism Authority

Our back roads are just that, rural working roads, traveled by residents, farmers, coal transport and a variety of visitors. Use caution while traveling and check road conditions before  riding unfamiliar routes.  Enjoy your ride!
511Virginia.org offers road condition info.

August 26, 2017

The Clinch River Valley, home to one of the most bio-diverse river systems in North America, is also the setting for a wide range of authentic local dining experiences!  In southwestern Virginia, the Clinch River and its tributaries flow from Tazewell, VA to the TN sta...

August 26, 2017

111 miles of camera candy; charming, historic towns along the most bio-diverse river on the continent, The Clinch.

The Clinch River is the crown of the Heart of Appalachia flowing southwestward from its origin near the town of Tazewell, the Clinch travels some 135 miles...

August 25, 2017

Climb to an elevation of 4,223 ft. atop High Knob before descending 2,800 ft. into the scenic valleys below for 100 miles of smiles.

Sure to elevate your heart rate, this route covers some of the most scenic, curvy elevation changing roads in Wise and Lee Counties with...

August 25, 2017

Travel the crest of the Appalachian mountains for 112 miles, including the Great 80 Curves of Challenge which is part of the larger Gargoyle Route.

You can start the Ridge Runner from any point but you won’t want to miss such classic small towns like Honaker – the Redbu...

August 25, 2017

137 miles through the Heart of Appalachia to the Grand Canyon of the South, Breaks Interstate Park.

The Heart Breaker takes you right through the Heart of Appalachia to Breaks Interstate Park which boasts the “Grand Canyon of the South.” You may want to go straight to t...

August 25, 2017

There was a time back roads riding was the only way to get from place to place. Folks smiled and waved at the occupants of each car or bike they passed... they were courteous, friendly folk enjoying the drive. Then Interstates came along. Unfortunately, the super highw...