Featuring more than 200 miles of incredible scenery, Claw of the Dragon is one of the most popular bike rides in the South among motorcycle enthusiasts.


Traversing Southwest Virginia’s captivating back roads and looping through the Blue Ridge Mountains, the trail’s epicenter is in picturesque Wytheville. With various loops snaking west into Marion and east into Galax, riders, who can easily jump on the route from Interstate 77 or 81, will experience stunning mountain views as the ride takes them into parts of seven Virginia counties.


In Wytheville, riders can enjoy a number of intriguing roads within the historic community, as well as a number of remarkable sights. A trip to the top of Big Walker Mountain along the 16-mile scenic byway will definitely prove exciting and eye-opening as riders will no doubt feel they have been transported to a haven of incomparable outdoor beauty.


Other must-see stops on Claw of the Dragon through Wytheville include Beagle Ridge Herb Farm, West Wind Winery, Fort Chiswell Animal Park and Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre. Riders will also want to check out Wytheville’s charming downtown, which is rich in history and features unique shopping, fascinating museums, and exceptional restaurants like the 1776 Log House Restaurant and Graze on Main, located in the historic and award-winning Bolling Wilson Hotel. A number of other lodging opportunities are also available, including the gorgeous Trinkle Mansion Bed and Breakfast.