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The Big Easy- New Orleans

Ride Details

Dates: April 11-17, 2020

Distance: Up to 240 miles

Cost: $2580

Rider Level: Recreational-Intermediate

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There is a crazy, yet relaxing atmosphere to “The Big Easy” every Spring. New Orleans buzzes with a variety of activities and excitement ranging from Mardi Gras, Jazz and Zydeco Festivals, Cajun Food Fests, wonderful warm weather and a unique cycling tour offered only by Cycle of Life Adventures.

After being cooped up all winter, this Big Easy tour is just that. This tour takes on flat roads and trails with mileage ranging from 22 to 79 miles per day, giving you an easy transition to your cycling season.

This tour starts and completes in the exciting and historic French Quarters district, the oldest neighborhood of New Orleans. On your first day of cycling you will ride routes of the Mardi Gras Parade, respectfully tour old cemeteries, explore neighborhoods of 300 year old lavish mansions and pedal the Live Oak draped streets of the Garden Districts.

Each day of the tour brings new and interesting areas of exploration. Historic Plantations will be part of our daily and nightly itinerary for lodging. The well designed Mississippi River Trail and the levy trails in and around the city will be part of our routes. Routes into small and historic towns of Point A La Hache, White Castle, Darrow and Napoleonville where we take in the nature and history are flat rural and urban roads.

Your first trip to New Orleans should always include an air boat adventure of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Our Airboat Tour will explore Louisiana's back country along its meandering bayous abundant with wildlife and exotic plant life. Trained navigators escort you through the murky waters of Louisiana swamps where you will come face to face with the beauty and beasts of nature.

Come to New Orleans early for this tour and take advantage of the local Jazz Clubs. Stay afterwards and shuttle to Natchez Mississippi to start another week cycling the Natchez Trace National Parkway. Ask about a self contained ride along the Mississippi River Trail from Baton Rouge to Natchez

Links to tour highlights: Nottaway Plantation   • Hampton Inn French Quarters   • Houmas House  •   Oak Alley Plantation  •   Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve    •  MRT   •    Lafayette Square   •  French Quarters 

Tour Details: Price- $2580   Dates- April 11-17, 2020 (Sat- Fri)

Travel: Fly in and out Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport- Shuttle pick up time 2 PM, April 11, Drop off time 2 PM April 17

Included: all meals, 6 nights accommodations, 2 guides, van support-snacks beverages, 1 airboat tour, 1 guided city tour

Special Note* Meeting point if driving in- Hampton Inn -226 Cardondelet St New Orleans 70130    Please request shuttle service to Natchez for the Link tour: Natchez Trace April 19-26,2020


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Orientation-5PM April 11

Day 1- Historic Tour of New Orleans  30.6 miles

Day 2 - New Orleans - Jean Lafitte Naptional Park- Airboat tour - shuttle back toNew Orleans  15.8 or 31.8 miles

Day 3 - New Orleans - Darrow along the levy and Mississippi River Trail  73 miles

Day 4 -Darrow- Plaquemine Lock- White Castle - Nottoway Plantation  50,1 miles

Day 5 -  Donaldson - Napoleonville - Oak Alley Plantation  41.5 miles

Day 6   Mississippi River Trail south shore- shulttle to Lake Ponchatran Trail- City Park- French Quarters  2 pm airport shuttle 17.6 to 45.4 miles