I'm traveling home tomorrow from Rome, Georgia to Richmond, Virginia. Now, I have the very real options of taking either a) Interstate 85 all the way to Richmond from Atlanta or b) taking Interstate 75 to Knoxville to Interstate 40 to 81 and then getting onto Interstate 64 in Staunton. I'm on a bike so that route is bleh! I was hoping to get some suggestions from the more seasoned road warriors here, some more scenic routes.

I've used Freetrip to chart a course, but it has me taking 217 miles worth of I-81. I'm leaning towards getting on Route 411 from Rome to Route 11 and following it all the way to Salem, VA. From there, I would jump on 460 to 24 to 60 which dumps me out in Richmond.

Thanks for the suggestions everyone!