Natchez Trace and the Old South - USA Bike Tours

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

  • Excellent meals and accommodations with a local character.
  • Meals included: all breakfasts, 3 picnic lunches and 3 dinners.
  • Extended ride options on most days.
  • Including guided tours of selected historical destinations visited.

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.

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Difficulty: Intermediate (Red)
Ride Duration: Multi-day
Tour duration: 6 days
Fitness Level: Medium
Language(s): English
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Mobile Coverage: Limited
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
Phone Number: Click to Call
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