City Escape: Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Text: Florian Neuhauser • Photography: James Pratt

Get an early start and ride this ultra long City Escape in the heart of the Ozarks. This almost 350-mile loop will treat you to curves and vistas. Leading east and staying south of the lakes, you’ll make your way to Mountain View, AR, before returning. The area is a famous motorcycling destination. Great roads, friendly folks, and toasty temperatures have riders flocking here.

Summer can be brutally hot and humid, making spring and fall the ideal times to visit. Several motorcycle events are based in this area, like Bikes, Blues & BBQ in nearby Fayetteville, held each September. Learn more about the area at the Welcome Center in Harrison on the ride back.

LUNCH STOP

Mountain View offers a wide selection of food to fuel this journey. Whether you’ll hit up Tommy’s Famous for some pizza or Bushel and a Peck Cafe for freshly prepared fare, keep it light to stay alert for the last 120 miles.