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Great American Road trip- section 4

Summary

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Having sampled some of Austin’s live music the cyclists will head out of town along peaceful country roads, past small farms and through friendly towns. This section of the tour ends in New Orleans where you can celebrate the end of this section with a Sazerac - a mix of rye whiskey, bitters and absinthe that originated in the bayou, the official drink of the city. Highlights: New Orleans, Lafayette, Bayous and Cajun Culture.

Road bike, Mountain bike
13 days
1115 km / 693 mi
$ 3,850.-
  • 6 nights in hotels, 7 nights of camping, 10 riding days, 1 rest day
  • Included: most breakfasts and dinners and all roadside lunches, experienced chef.
  • Vehicle to carry your bags
  • GPS tracks & route notes, Experienced tour leader
  • Sweep rider, Bike mechanic
  • Pre-tour information bulletins, Pre-tour rider discussion forum
  • Bring your own (touring) bike
  • Deposit for this tour is $170.-pp

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Details

Type
Road bike, Mountain bike
Duration
13 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Moderate
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
100-120 km / 62-75 mi
Total distance
1115 km / 693 mi
Lodging
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B
Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B
Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Camping, full board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Not included
Dates
26 Sep 2021 - 06 Nov 2021
Start
Austin
Finish
New Orleans
Airport at start
Internationale luchthaven Austin–Bergstrom
Airport at finish
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 3,850.-

Itinerary

Having sampled some of Austin’s live music the cyclists will head out of town along peaceful country roads, past small farms and through friendly towns. In La Grange, the riders can visit the ruins of one of the state’s first breweries before saddling up and continuing east to Navasota, named the Blues Capital of Texas in honour of local blues musician Mance Lipscomb. The route passes through the expansive Sam Houston National Forest, home to the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and soaring bald eagles before crossing into Louisiana. A rest day in the town of DeRidder allows the riders to explore its famous Hanging Jail where condemned prisoners would meet their end in full view of their fellow inmates.

Then bayous start to appear and there is a hint of voodoo in the air. The strains of Cajun music can be heard as the cyclists pedal through cypress trees shrouded in Spanish moss towards their next rest day in Lafayette. Here they can sample incredible Cajun cuisine (locals claim they cook every part of the pig except the squeal), learn about the history of the Acadians, expelled by the British from Atlantic Canada in the 1700’s who form the basis of Cajun culture or take a spooky swamp tour through the nearby bayous. The riders now pedal across the Atchafalaya and Mississippi Rivers on their way to The Big Easy, New Orleans where they can celebrate the end of this section with a Sazerac - a mix of rye whiskey, bitters and absinthe that originated in the bayou, the official drink of the city.

For this tour, we recommend a touring bike with 35-40c

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