Hills & Hollows
The Blue Ridge Hills and Hollows (BRHH) gravel bikepacking loop connects eight county memorials via a 300-mile mixed-surface cycling route around Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park (SNP).
These memorials pay homage to the families and communities that lost their homes, land, and livelihoods in the Blue Ridge Mountains due to the formation of the national park in the 1930s.
Explore Beyond the Park's Boundary
Step outside of the tourism traffic
From a presidential retreat to colonial roads, go beyond the typical park experience to visit the haunts and hollows in the border areas just beyond the national park. Vestiges of bygone mountain homesteads still dot the landscape in these frontiers between mountain and flatland life.
Experience Local History
on Two Wheels
The hills and hollows around the ridges and valleys that became Shenandoah National Park
have shaped the lives of people who have lived there for generations. Go beyond the
typical national park experience, and get to know the mountain and its history and culture
from every angle. Ride with the mountain as your constant companion as you travel through layer upon layer of Appalachian culture and history.
Step back in time by visiting Blue Ridge Heritage monuments to learn about the history of Shenandoah National Park and the stories of the families that once lived on the mountain.
Experience the Hospitality of Local Communities
Fill up on fresh baked goods, connect with artists and festivals, spend a night in a boutique guesthouse, discover regional delicacies, and "shop small"
at unique local businesses.
A Platform for Adventure
Venture beyond the circuit route to ride the old roads of the Blue Ridge to the edges of Shenandoah National Park. Get off the beaten track to extraordinary wild places and satisfying challenges.
Ridge & Valley, Hills & Hollows
Gravel Cycling Around Shenandoah National Park
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