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Mills Gap - Road Biking

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Discover the scenic Mills Gap route, a premier biking experience in Botetourt County within Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Starting from the historic Town of Buchanan along the James River, this 6.5-mile ride travels south on Route 43 for nearly 5 miles, connecting with the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 90. From there, cyclists can continue south on the Parkway for just under two miles to reach the Mills Gap Overlook at Milepost 91.8. The Mills Gap Overlook, perched at over 2,400 feet elevation, offers stunning views of Purgatory Mountain and the James River, providing a spectacular panorama of Virginia’s Blue Ridge. This route combines challenging climbs with scenic rewards, making it a must-ride for cyclists of all levels. For those seeking an unforgettable biking adventure amidst the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Mills Gap route near Roanoke, VA, promises both exhilaration and breathtaking scenery. Plan your journey and experience the best of Virginia’s outdoor splendor on two wheels.

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