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Natchez Trace & The old South

Summary

Natchez tour 02

The Natchez Trace tour offers the best of the ante-bellum South - traditional hospitality, early American history and distinctive architecture. Magnolia trees and moss-draped oaks add a charming flavor to quiet cycling on country roads.

Recreational, Road bike
6 days
300 km / 186 mi
$ 2,189.-
  • Excellent meals and accommodations with a local character.
  • All meals included (except for 1 diner and 3 lunches).
  • Extended ride options on most days.
  • Including guided tours of selected historical destinations visited.

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Details

Type
Recreational, Road bike
Duration
6 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Easy
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
40-60 km / 25-37 mi
Total distance
300 km / 186 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
Deluxe, full board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Included
Dates
21 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Start
Jackson (12.00)
Finish
Jackson (11.00)
Transfer
Jackson airport, Jackson hotel
Airport at start
Jackson Evers Int. Airport (JAN)
Airport at finish
Jackson Evers Int. Airport (JAN)

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 2,189.-
Single supplement
If you travel alone a single supplement is charged. With some group tours you can avoid a single supplement by sharing a room with another rider.
$ 500.-

Itinerary

Day 1:

Afternoon transfer from Jackson Airport (or local hotel) to our hotel in Jackson. Bike fitting, orientation, wine reception, followed by an exquisite “Welcome” dinner.

Day 2:

We cycle along Rocky Springs, a once thriving but now abandoned village. Then to Port Gibson, the town General Grant said was “too beautiful to burn”. We visit the historic city hall, churches and an old synagogue.

Day 3:

Cycle Vicksburg National Military Park, after your guide reviews the siege of Vicksburg, perhaps one of the most important battles to take place during the Civil War. Picnic at U.S.S. Cairo Museum and see the old iron-clad battleship. Visit to the Old Court House Museum to relive history close-up.

Day 4:

In route to Natchez via Mount Locust, a restored historic inn/hotel. We stop at Coles Creek, which adds a scenic backdrop for a leisurely picnic lunch on the Trace. In Natchez, lodge at Dunleith, a beautiful (and newly renovated) ante-bellum mansion, built in Greek Revival style with 26 Tuscan columns. Optional evening horse-drawn carriage ride or saunter down to Natchez Under The Hill.

Day 5:

Morning visit to both Longwood and Dunleith Mansions, followed by a ride around town or take a ride through Spanish moss-draped magnolia and dogwood trees, and past plantation homes. Investigate Emerald Mound, built by ancestors of the Natchez Indians.

Day 6:

Morning transfer to your hotel or Jackson airport for your return home.

Map & Routes

Map
Satellite

Bicycle

road-hybrid-bicycle Trek hybrid or road bicycle.
Fully equipped (water bottle, bags, pump, lock, odometer).
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