Bob and I went to Southwest Virginia last week. We stayed in Wytheville. It is is where I-77 and I-81 intersect. We stayed at the Best Western. This is where "The Claw of the Dragon" is located. There are five different loops you can ride. We rode 2100 miles to and from Chicago.
It has everything sweepers, twisties, hairpins, scenery without the congestion. The roads are well maintained with the exception of a couple of sections. There are a lot of choices for lodging to choose from. Camping is also available. It is close to Eastern TN, NC, and KY, and the Blue Ridge PKWY.
You can get maps from the Visitor Center in Witheville. You can go on line and look up Claw of the Dragon to get more info.
I have a few pictures posted in my personal Album. Which I finally figured out how too post thanks to hotwings IPad instructions.