Our Calorie Calculator estimates how many Calories you will burn using Metabolic Equivalent (MET) values from Compendium of Physical Activities. The Compendium idenitifes the relative energy cost of undertaking various activities compared with doing nothing. We then combine this with your weight and the estimated duration of the activity, taking into account the length of the route and the hills involved, to estimate the total Calories burned.
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Please remember, the estimated number of Calories is just a guide and the actual number of Calories burned may vary depending on other factors such as weather and terrain.
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Begins on Blue Ridge Parkway again (map plotter doesnt like going through tunnels). Venture off BRP onto secondary roads towards Topton NC where 129 starts (The Tail of the Dragon). We also have a stop at the Wheels of Time Museum in Maggie Valley. Further up 129 there is shops and food. This route ends at the top of 129 by hiway 411. From 411 we will head west, south/east on to the Cherohala Skyway then back towards Asherville.
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