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/Mod
Daily Mileage: 15-49 miles
Daily Biking Time: 2-5 hours
Set your own pace for discovery on this flexible itinerary, as we follow the commercial traffic-free Natchez Trace Parkway from the eerie ghost town of Rocky Springs to the thriving community of Natchez, where the opulent pre-Civil War era is proudly preserved. Along the way, we’ll marvel at scenic vistas and probe our nation’s past in the company of a local expert. And we’ll experience contemporary Southern pride firsthand at the accommodations we have selected—including two inns that have earned national recognition.
Some BCO members have traveled with VBT including trips from Prague to Vienna, Ireland and other locatioins. The event leader has traveled on 10 VBT trips, all over the US and world
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
FULL VAN SUPPORT
Daily route directions and maps
Sightseeing and cultural activities
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