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Biking Vacation Mississippi: The Natchez Trace​

Activity Level: Easy / Moderate  |  Daily Mileage: 15 – 49 mi  |  Daily Biking: 2 – 5 hr
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Greek Revival mansions that survived the Civil War to welcome visitors with warm tradition and flavorful cuisine …

A forested landscape of gently rolling hills where battles raged and peace was won … A historic paved trail—the Natchez Trace Parkway—carved through the wilderness by Native Americans, pioneer settlers, and now by bicyclists like you. Discover why this passage of exceptional beauty and historical importance has been named among the very best bike routes in America. We’ll turn back the hands of time as we encounter Civil War sites, classic mansions, and lodgings that embody the long-nurtured spirit of Southern graciousness and courtesy.

What's Included

  • 5 nights in historic, antebellum inns
  • 11 meals – 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • FREE use of our custom VBT bicycle and helmet
  • Service of two VBT Trip Leaders
  • Daily route directions and maps
  • Welcome reception
  • Sightseeing and cultural activities
  • Transfers
  • Guided tour of the Vicksburg National Military Park
  • 5-course candlelight dinner at Monmouth Plantation
  • Tour of the USS Cairo, a Union gunboat sunk by a mine
  • Entrance into three of Natchez's antebellum homes for guided tours
  • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit to use on your next VBT vacation
  • Special Good Buy Discount

Cultural Highlights

  • Coast along breathtaking stretches of the Natchez Trace Parkway
  • Meet a local historian at Vicksburg National Military Park
  • Enjoy a “Pilgrimage” with a twist as we bike our way to some of Natchez's most impressive mansions
  • Tour the historic town of Natchez by way of a horse-drawn carriage
  • Take in Emerald Mound, one of the largest Native American ceremonial mounds in North America
  • Taste plenty of hearty Southern cuisine with our included breakfasts and our 5-course candlelight dinner
  • Stay at Monmouth Historic Inn, one of the nation's most highly acclaimed accommodations 

What to Expect

This tour offers a combination of primarily easy terrain mixed with some rolling hills (Day 3 inside Vicksburg National Military Park being the most notable). Our VBT van support shuttle is always available for those who need assistance. This trip is ideal for both beginning and experienced cyclists.
  • Activity Level: Easy/Moderate
  • Average Daily Mileage: 15 – 49 miles
  • Average Daily Cycling Time: 2 – 5 hours
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