A couple years ago we were in the Wheels Through Time Museum and talking to Dale Walksler. (I love the fact that he just wanders around the museum and talks to all the guests!) Anyway, he suggested a nice ride south of town. We rode it and it was great. Google Maps calculates that it is 111 miles long and just shy of 3 hours riding time. We stopped a lot and took photos, so plan on longer than that. This link goes to the route in Google Maps. It starts and ends at Sylva, NC.