Readers are encouraged to plan a visit to the Blue Ridge Mountains, America's oldest mountains, in a recent Thrillist article titled "America's Oldest Mountains Are a Glorious Must-Visit for Autumn."

The piece is written by Ginger Warder, who has participated in multiple media tours hosted by Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge, and she highlights many signature experiences in the region.

The article recommends some of the most beautiful places travelers can check out in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, such as taking a scenic drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway and stopping at Mabry Mill, making a trip to the iconic Roanoke Star atop Mill Mountain, standing in awe of the beauty of Natural Bridge, or hiking to the incredible summits of the Virginia Triple Crown on the Appalachian Trail.

The piece also recognizes the region's reputation for exceptional cycling & mountain biking.

The following is an excerpt from the story:

"Giant stars aside, this area also happens to be a bucket-list destination for cyclists, recently designated “a silver-level ride center” by the International Mountain Biking Association, so you know it’s legit. The extensive greenway system is great for casual riders and families, while the challenging terrain at Carvins Cove attracts mountain bike aficionados from across the country. And whether you bike, hike, or drive up, the view of the Roanoke Valley from the top of Mill Mountain is worth it."

Check out the article in its entirety on the Thrillist website.