NATCHEZ TRACE TOUR – van supported camping tour
Begins April 30, 2016 in Nashville, TN and ends May 9, 2016 in Nashville, TN
Natchez Trace Tour – $800
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Why bike the Natchez Trace Parkway?
The Natchez Trace Parkway is a National Park. The speed limit is 50 mph. There are no billboards and few road signs. You won’t find any 18-wheelers. The route has been in use from pre-Colonial times and includes exceptional scenery, Indian burial mounds, overlooks, hiking trails, nature exhibits, and sites of historic interest. There are no commercial vehicles allowed on the road, making the route a relaxing journey through the Southeast.
The route is fairly unique in that you can bike the 444-mile length without seeing commercial buildings, traffic lights, or many other signs of the modern world.
Click here for more information about the Natchez Trace
The following video was produced by the National Park Service and is a great overview of the Natchez Trace parkway and it’s history.
The following is included in the cost of the tour:
- Transportation from Nashville, TN to the Natchez Trace Starting point
- Bicycle transportation inside a trailer for your trip to the starting point
- Daily transporation for your baggage and gear
- Campsite for your tent
- Rest stops with snacks and drinks on the route
- 3 meals per day
- Map, cue sheet, or GPX file of the daily route.
- Small group for lots of fun
Points of Interest
There are easily a hundred wayside stops with some sort of scenic or historical interest along the Parkway. These stops provide a view of fascinating archaeological sites, sunken roads, Civil War battlefields and memorials, historic plantations and Southern towns graced with lavish antebellum Victorian homes. Other sites along the Trace interpret the years when these original civilizations collided with Europeans as they explored and spread their settlements into the Mississippi Valley. One exhibit, for example, interprets the passage of the Hernando de Soto expedition, while another preserves the scene of a village and fort built by Chickasaw Indians in the Tupelo area to resist French attack. The entire route is a designated bike trail and offers rest stop facilities so cyclists are never too far from some shade and a break. The Parkway has been declared a National Scenic Byway and an All-American Road and has been chosen as one of America’s 10 best biking roads.
Natchez Trace Itinerary
Day 1 On our first day we will meet, load your bicyle and camping gear in the Toy Hauler in preperation for the drive to Natchez, Mississippi. That afternoon we will set up our first camp in Natchez State Park, then drive into Natchez for dinner and a short tour of the city.
Day 2 54 miles to Rock Springs Campgound
Day 3 48 miles to Timerlake Campground
Day 4 57 miles to Kosciusko
Day 5 34 miles to Jeff Busby Campground
Day 6 50 miles to Davis Lake
Day 7 61 miles to Tishomingo State Park
Day 8 51 miles to Collinswood
Day 9 36 miles to Fall Hollow
Day 10 54 miles to end of Trace
click here to see our 2015 Natchez Trace Tour Journal
For more information, call us at (480)-519-4872 or send an email.