The system of Greenways in Knoxville is one of the best in the nation-and makes an excellent way to get around by bike.
Some of Tennessee's best cycling is on the roads that wind through and around Townsend, gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Against a backdrop of Appalachian mountain grandeur, the numerous paths through Townsend traverse scenic farmland, river gorges, historic homesteads, and breathtaking overlooks. There are routes to accommodate all fitness and skill levels-from training wheels on the Townsend greenway to endurance racing on Foothills Parkway.
Cades Cove is one of the most popular focal points in Smoky National Park. From here, you can soak up the history and scenery by taking a bike ride along this wonderful loop.
Access to the cove is primarily an 11-mile road that allows cyclists, an opportunity to explore this beautifully secluded valley. Cades Cove is simply stunning. It is the single most visited part of Great Smoky National Park.