DAY 1 NATCHEZ, MS
We gather in this beautifully preserved antebellum city for a night of fellowship and pre-tour celebration before setting out on our journey the next morning.
DAY 2 NATCHEZ TO JACKSON, MS
We depart after breakfast quickly intersecting the storied Natchez Trace. We have a long day in the saddle today as we wind our way to Jackson. Along the way we take in some of the Trace’s most historic sites including Emerald Mound and Mount Locust.
DAY 3 JACKSON TO FRENCH CAMP, MS
We set out for French Camp today, the highlight of the route will be the approximately 20 miles of shoreline we cycle along the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Tonight we stay in the rustic cabins at the French Camp B&B where our host will prepare a true southern meal for us this evening.
DAY 4 FRENCH CAMP TO TUPELO, MS
After breakfast prepared by our host we cycle to Tupelo, our last full day in Mississippi. Tupelo is the birthplace of Elvis Presley and home to the Natchez Trace Parkway Headquarters. Along the way we will pass some of the regions once thriving Native Americans most important sites.
DAY 5 TUPELO, MS TO FLORENCE, AL
We cycle the rolling terrain of of north western Alabama today crossing the mighty Tennessee River before leaving the Trace in route to Florence. Along the way today we pass, more Indian Mounds and beautiful state parks. Our home for the next two nights is the fabulous Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa, this stop will afford you the option of pampering yourself with much needed rest and a well earned massage.
DAY 6 FLORENCE, AL
Enjoy a relaxing day at the luxurious Marriott Spa or join us for a loop along the local cycling routes. A day without schedules, you decide how to spend the day!
DAY 7 FLORENCE, AL TO FRANKLIN, TN
After breakfast we leave the luxury of the Marriott and cross into Tennessee. The terrain becomes a little more challenging as we climb up and along the Cumberland Plateau.
DAY 8 FINAL DAY ALONG THE NATCHEZ TRACE
Today is a glorious day of cycling and probably the most beautiful stretch of road on the entire Natchez Trace. It is a day to truly take in the surroundings, reflect on the accomplishment of this past week and fully appreciate the Natchez Trace.
DAY 9 DEPARTURE DAY
After one final meal together we depart as friends with a strong bond forged during the experience of the previous week!
- By Ryan Kuwertz
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