Tour de Fluvanna

Distance:   41 / 52 miles

Climbing:  60 / 65 feet per mile

 

Description: This ride goes through open and rolling terrain and covers a good portion of eastern Fluvanna County and a bit of western Goochland County.  The eastern section is delightfully flat, then the route descends to the town of Columbia where the Rivanna River joins the James.  From there the short route heads more or less directly back to the start, while the long route continues through the Bremo Bluff area before looping around to Palmyra.

Stores:  Mile 29 (Columbia); mile 40 (long route)

 

Alerts:

1.  There is a steep hill with hard left turn at mile 29 on the way into Columbia.

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Starting Point:

     Palmyra BB&T

     13526 James Madison Hwy (US 15)

     Palmyra, VA 22963

     GPS:  37.860628, -78.263502

 

From Charlottesville, take I-64 east to exit 136.  Turn right (south) onto US 15 and continue 9 miles into Palmyra. The bank parking lot is on the left at the intersection with Courthouse Road (Route 601).

 

Note:  On weekdays, please be considerate of the bank’s customers; parking is limited.

Confluence of the Rivanna and James Rivers in Columbia

© 2016 William Lowe