more information. Our Natchez Trace bike tour is a perfect late-season or early-season cycling destination on quiet Mississippi roads — with added bonuses for history buffs. Peter, Peter and Anna did a great job handling all the logistics which many times were quite tricky. Daily mileage options allow cyclists of varying abilities to enjoy this tour. Ability Level: Intermediate (2/3) to Upper Intermediate (3) Please also see this blog post for During the morning’s ride we make a stop at the Rocky Springs Site for a quick tour of the old Rocky Springs town site. Natchez Trace Bike Tour: Overview. carbon road bikes for only $250/week. Day 0: Shuttle from Nashville TN or Jackson, MS to Natchez, MS. PRE-TOUR SHUTTLE FROM NASHVILLE, TN ON DAY 0 – A pre-tour shuttle from Nashville, TN to Natchez, MS is available with Lizard Head Cycling Guides when reserved in advance. 970.728.5891. with I recommend the trip to my friends. After breakfast at the hotel, we pack up and head over to the nearby Elvis Presley Birthplace for a tour of his childhood home and to learn of the humble beginnings of the “King of Rock and Roll”. Afterward we shuttle a short distance back to the Trace and depart from the Parkway Visitor Center to continue our northward journey. bike shop in each meeting town for professional assembly or directly to the meeting hotel for self-assembly. Elevation Profile: 82 mi +1760 ft / -1720 ft, Day 4: French Camp to Tupelo Completely unpretentious. *Tour itineraries are subject to change and modification based on the group, available accommodations and other unforeseen circumstances including weather, 2. Although some days were tough we felt a sense of accomplishment at the end of the tour. Limited auto traffic and very courteous drivers that went out of their way to be polite. We understand that on some days sleep is the most important post-ride element. Looking to take a Self Guided Bike Trip on the Natchez Trace? The final day of the tour has arrived and we have saved what we think is the best of the Trace for last! Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with all of our tour and cancellation policies, which can be found by clicking here. Riding from North to South is just as “hilly” as it is riding from South to North. Thank you for the tour. See more info in the Itinerary below under Day 0. Tour leaders brought it", "I liked the inclusion of history and sightseeing, not just flat-out cycling. Any unopened date can be a Custom Week (9 riders required). Each day there are additional mileage options for advanced riders. Colorado Cols: Ultimate High Country Loop! – Linda, I just wanted you know that Candice and I really appreciated your energy, consideration, and organization this past week of cycling. Classic Adventures enjoys the distinction of being the original: the first bicycle touring company to offer the Natchez Trace tour. miles. truly going fast enough. Riding from South to North along the Natchez Trace in early autumn is a metaphorical transition from a summer into autumn season as one enjoys cooler temps and autumn like foliage entering into Tennessee at the end of the week. Arrival Airport Option #2 – Jackson, MS: Jackson–Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN). The spring foliage and flowers were mesmerizing. Entrance fee to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, 5 nights’ lodging, 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches (you are on your own for 1 lunch in Natchez), 3 dinners (you are on your own for 1 dinner in Natchez and Jackson), all gratuities for accommodations and included meals, detailed maps and itineraries, experienced guides, full van support — plus use of a bike and helmet. Bike boxes can generally be left at the meeting hotel during the tour. These are bike tours, not races so we take our time to stop, take pictures and Please see our Tour Discounts Policy. On this third day of the tour, our mileage increases yet again, but since this is one of the flatter portions of the Trace, the miles you pedal today will pass by quickly. At mile marker 122, we will make a stop at the Cypress Swamp where a boardwalk trail leads over the murky waters through a tupelo and bald cypress swamp… make sure to watch for alligators! Magnolia trees and moss-draped oaks add a charming flavor to quiet country roads. Here are a few reasons why: Read what previous guests on our Natchez Trace Bike tour have been saying…, I was highly impressed with Peter and RIck on the recent Natchez Trace ride. miles. After the bump the rider is "off the front" and riding at his or her own pace without feeling they are being left They do just fine! Unlike many other outfits offering week-long cycling tours along the Natchez Trace Parkway, we did our research and discovered that a South to North tour is just a better experience. Punctual, efficient, knowledgable, always offering above and beyond service.