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The Natchez Trace Challenge

Ride Details

Dates: Nov 15-20, 2020 & May 4-9, 2021

Distance: 477 miles

Cost: $1900pp, Groups $1750

Rider Level: Intermediate-Advanced

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Race the Trace- A 5 day challenge to ride the 444 mile Natchez Trace.  We have had increasing interest in providing our Natchez Trace tour as more of a training route and fundraiser for individuals, groups and teams. Our normal route is a 7-day tour, with more of a focus on the scenery and area attractions with a push toward a century one day of the ride.

The Trace Challenge will focus as a training ride for the intermediate to advanced rider. Each day will bring on mileages from 82 -111 miles, and will include excellent meals, good beer and a comfortable hotel to sleep in each night.

There are many historic markers along the trace to use as an excuse to stop for a break. Take a moment and read some of the interesting history. Make sure to catch photos of the Wichahpi Wall, a memorial for those Native American who walked the Trail of Tears. When you arrive in French Camp, tour the historic grounds and watch the students harvest the sorghum. Take a stroll on a few sections of the original Trace and picture bison migrating, Civil War soldiers and Ohio frarmers using the Trtace as their path and boatmen walking home.

TOUR DETAILS

Date: Nov 15-20, 2020 and May 4-9, 2021   (5 days/ 5 nights, Sun- Fri)  Price: $1900pp double.  Groups of 4 or more registering together $1750 pp double occupancy.   Single Room Supplement: $ 450    Bike Rental: We recommend using your own personal bike

Travel: Nashville is an easy one-day drive from many major cities east of the Mississippi.

If flying in, make your reservations to Nashville Airport. Pick up will be at baggage claim by 4 PM. When flying out, drop off will be by 5 PM in Jackson, MS. Do not make reservations before 6:30PM. If you are driving to our starting hotel location, please arrive by 5PM in time for social hour and orientation dinner at Antonio’s of Nashville. At the end of the tour, you may shuttle back to Nashville the following morning from Ridgeland. You will need a hotel reservation at that location.

Please ask for details if you would like to stay in the area longer to take additional side trips.

Included: All lodging except final layover night, transfers to and from the airport, all breakfasts, 5 dinners and picnic lunches on riding days, social hours after of day of riding, van support, maps, GPS mapping, mechanic, 2 or more experienced guides

Accommodations: Hampton Inn Nashville  • Hampton Inn Florence • Best Western Plus Tupelo • French Camp • Marriott Ridgeland

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