North Carolina Blue Ridge Parkway in autumn

Cruise the Blue Ridge Parkway: Self-Guided

Appalachian Adventure Rentals

- Bryson City, NC

4.8

42 Reviews


On-Road

Driving a Slingshot or Indian Motorcycle on paved roads and highways.

Self-Guided Tour

Outfitters provide a suggested route, trail map, and list of sites/attractions to riders who want to adventure on their own.

About This Adventure

Known as America’s favorite drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway is described by the National Park Service as a “slow-paced and relaxing drive revealing stunning long-range vistas and close-up views of the rugged mountains and pastoral landscapes of the Appalachian Highlands.” The Parkway meanders for 469 miles. Depending on your travel plans, you can rent a Polaris Slingshot from Appalachian Adventure Rentals for a day to explore a small part of it or for multiple days to drive the entire stretch. The closest access point is in Cherokee near the Oconaluftee visitors center.   

Exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway in an open-air, three-wheeled Polaris Slingshot will take this drive, already an American classic, to an entirely new level. You’ll experience the roads gentle twists and turns in a whole new way as you choose your own pace and determine your own pit stops, making this Adventure one you’re sure to remember for years to come.  

Of course, the Blue Ridge Parkway is just one of many fun Slingshot drives and destinations accessible from Appalachian Adventure Rentals. Cherohala Skyway and Tail of the Dragon are two other popular destinations or set your own itinerary and go wherever the road takes you. The team at Appalachian Adventure Rentals is happy to craft an itinerary that’s perfect for your rental period, factoring in what you hope to experience on your ride.  

Slingshot rentals are available April thru November. Slingshots are available in manual and automatic transmissions. Rental periods start at two hours and go up to 24-hour multi-day periods.

Known as America’s favorite drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway is described by the National Park Service as a “slow-paced and relaxing drive revealing stunning long-range vistas and close-up views of the rugged mountains and pastoral landscapes of the Appalachian Highlands.” The Parkway meanders for 469 miles. Depending on your travel plans, you can rent a Polaris Slingshot from Appalachian Adventure Rentals for a day to explore a small part of it or for multiple days to drive the entire stretch. The closest access point is in Cherokee near the Oconaluftee visitors center.   

Exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway in an open-air, three-wheeled Polaris Slingshot will take this drive, already an American classic, to an entirely new level. You’ll experience the roads gentle twists and turns in a whole new way as you choose your own pace and determine your own pit stops, making this Adventure one you’re sure to remember for years to come.  

Of course, the Blue Ridge Parkway is just one of many fun Slingshot drives and destinations accessible from Appalachian Adventure Rentals. Cherohala Skyway and Tail of the Dragon are two other popular destinations or set your own itinerary and go wherever the road takes you. The team at Appalachian Adventure Rentals is happy to craft an itinerary that’s perfect for your rental period, factoring in what you hope to experience on your ride.  

Slingshot rentals are available April thru November. Slingshots are available in manual and automatic transmissions. Rental periods start at two hours and go up to 24-hour multi-day periods.


What's Included

Vehicle(s)

Use of a Polaris vehicle is part of the rental fee.

Helmet(s)

Helmets are provided - and required - for all riders on all Adventures.

Safety Goggles and Gear

Appropriate, vehicle-specific safety gear is provided.

Navigation Assistance

Navigation equipment is provided.


Starting at $149

4 credits for Members


Vehicle Lineup

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Slingshot

With an open air cockpit placing you 5 inches off the ground, this 3-wheeled roadster delivers a 360-degree visceral experience with the rush of the pavement going by under your seat.

1-2 Passengers

Open Air

Unmatched Style


Appalachian Adventure Rentals

828-269-8088

828-269-8088

944 Main St.,Bryson City NC,28713 United States,

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All drivers of off-road vehicles are required to be 18+ years of age with a valid driver’s license. All passengers must be able to grasp a handhold with their hands, plant feet firmly on the ground, and have their back fully against the backrest. Helmets and eye protection are always required to be worn when the vehicle is being operated.

Cancellation policy

We understand that plans can change and we strive to accommodate our customers whenever possible. However, to ensure the availability of our equipment and to maintain the highest quality of service for all customers, we have instituted the following cancellation policy:

  1. Cancellation Window: Customers must cancel their reservation at least 72 hours prior to their scheduled rental time to be eligible for a full refund.

  2. Refunds: If a cancellation is made more than 72 hours in advance of the rental time, the customer will receive a full refund of any amounts paid. Cancellations made within the 72-hour window will result in a forfeiture of the full rental fee.

  3. Method of Cancellation: Cancellations must be made by directly calling our office during regular business hours. We do not accept cancellations via email, text, or social media platforms.

  4. No-Show: If you do not show up for your rental and do not cancel according to our policy, no refund will be provided.

  5. Exceptions: Exceptions to this policy due to emergency situations will be considered on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of management.

We understand that plans can change and we strive to accommodate our customers whenever possible. However, to ensure the availability of our equipment and to maintain the highest quality of service for all customers, we have instituted the following cancellation policy:

  1. Cancellation Window: Customers must cancel their reservation at least 72 hours prior to their scheduled rental time to be eligible for a full refund.

  2. Refunds: If a cancellation is made more than 72 hours in advance of the rental time, the customer will receive a full refund of any amounts paid. Cancellations made within the 72-hour window will result in a forfeiture of the full rental fee.

  3. Method of Cancellation: Cancellations must be made by directly calling our office during regular business hours. We do not accept cancellations via email, text, or social media platforms.

  4. No-Show: If you do not show up for your rental and do not cancel according to our policy, no refund will be provided.

  5. Exceptions: Exceptions to this policy due to emergency situations will be considered on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of management.


Proper clothing and gear will help you get the most out of your riding experience.

Required safety gear, including helmets, is provided.

Consider dressing in layers: long-sleeve shirt, light jacket or rain jacket, closed-toe shoes, a neck gaiter to wear beneath your helmet

Feel free to bring a backpack with water, snacks, sunscreen, etc.