October 14-16, 2016 Carolinas Fall Tour

Sponsored By Audi Greenville

Everyone had such a great time last year so we're going back to the mountains for Fall Tour 2.

The Carolinas Chapter invites you to view fall scenery as you drive the beautiful area of the Appalachian Mountains. After check-in at Nantahala Village, join members on Friday evening to take a short drive up 74 to the River’s End Restaurant and enjoy our welcoming dinner together. 

On Saturday morning we’ll drive scenic NC 28 from Nantahala Village, explore historic Franklin (where we will stop for lunch) and fantastic vistas with flowing curves and secluded turns on gorgeous Wayah Road We’ll then venture north along scenic Highways NC 129 and NC 143 back to NC 28 and Nantahala Village. We’ll have a nice repast at the inn on Saturday night which will bring everyone together for more Audi fun and door prizes from our sponsors.

On Sunday, we’ll have a chance for two different activities of interest : first, we can take a drive north on NC 28 – the Hellbender, to Deal’s Gap Motorcycle Resort for a quick coffee break and visit to the Tree of Shame; and then on to the Dragon – 318 curves in 11 miles, with lunch on your own and a safe departure home ; or second, we can take the Great Smokey Mountain Railroad on a steam-powered Nantahala Gorge Excursion beginning at 9am from Bryson City (tickets and service class on your own). Check it out at (



Friday, Oct. 14                                      4:30-6pm       Arrive at Nantahala Village, Bryson City, NC. Check-in and register.

                                                            6:15pm           Depart for dinner at River’s End Restaurant, Bryson City, NC, tour announcements


Saturday, Oct. 15                                    8-9am             Breakfast at Nantahala Village

                                                              9:30am           Depart Nantahala Village

                                                              11am              Arrive Franklin, at Café Rel for lunch

                                                              12:30pm         Depart Franklin – Café Rel for Wayah Road

                                                               3:30pm          Arrive at Nantahala Village for afternoon nap or Audi camaraderie

                                                               6:00pm          Dinner at the Inn – Ballroom


Sunday, Choice 1, Oct. 16                         8-9am           Breakfast at Nantahala Village

                                                                9:30am          Drive the Hellbender (NC 28) north to Tail of the Dragon (45 min)

                                                               10:15am         Break for coffee at Deal’s Gap Motorcycle Resort & Tree of Shame

                                                                11am             Explore the Tail of the Dragon until you get hungry

                                                                12:30pm        Lunch on own and drive home safely!



Sunday, Choice 2, Oct. 16                           7-8am           Breakfast at Nantahala Village

                                                                  8:15am         Depart for Bryson City Depot, Great Smokey Mountain Railroad station

                                                                  9am              Train leaves for Nantahala Gorge Excursion, lunch on train                                                                      

                                                                  2pm              Arrival back at Bryson City Depot and drive home safely! 


Cost is $60 per person, includes dinner on Saturday night. To reserve a room, call Nantahala Village before September 2nd at 828.488.9000, and ask for Tanya. Our special group rate is a discount of 20% off of their beautiful Fireplace Suites, Tree Houses, Lodge Room and Cabins. Plan to stay Friday and Saturday nights for full Audi camaraderie!

To register for the event go to, create an account and register – Do NOT forget to call Nantahala Village for your lodging Friday and Saturday nights -


Questions about the tour? Contact Dale Whitney at :

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